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Snowbird Ski Resort

Snowbird   |  Adam Clark
  • Status: Open
  • Weather: Chance Rain Showers, 56F

Snowbird has the longest ski season in Utah. It frequently opens before Thanksgiving and stays open as long as the snowpack will allow (usually through Memorial Day), and it's not unheard of to ski or ride at Snowbird on the 4th of July. Snowbird's generous season means more time on its 3,240 top-to-bottom vertical and its 2,500 acres. As the crow flies, Snowbird is the nearest resort to the Salt Lake City International Airport. Unless you're traveling by crow, you'll typically find Snowbird, like the other incredible Cottonwood Canyons-area resorts, in fewer than 45 minutes by car. From the resort's base, it's just a matter of getting up the hill.

Plan Your Ski Trip

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Snowbird Trail Map

140 Runs

3,240 Feet of Vert

2,500 Skiable Acres

45 Minutes From Salt Lake City

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Passes and Tickets

Want more time on the mountain? Purchase lift tickets well in advance and save on day, afternoon and Alta-Bird tickets (for the most ski-day mileage). Tack on the one-day Fast Track option to access express lift lanes at Snowbird’s most popular quad chairs. 

Snowbird loyalists gain unlimited mountain access for the season with a Summit Pass or Alta-Bird Pass. Ikon Pass holders can split 7 days between Alta and Snowbird, while Ikon Base Pass holders get 5 days at Snowbird alone.

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Lessons and Ski School

Newbie and advanced shredders who want to level up their skills have many options at The Bird (Read: "Learn to Ski & Ride Better"). Snowbird employs faithful ski and snowboard instructors, many of whom boast multi-year status at the esteemed program. Kids, ages 3 (out of diapers) and up, enjoy private, group or multi-week lessons in 5 or 10-day blocks. All levels of adults can choose from private instruction, group lessons or specialty programs including the All-Mountain Guided Skiing for expert skiers and ski camps just for the ladies.

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Resort Information

Who is Snowbird for?

One look at a Snowbird trail map reveals a plethora of blue and black runs strung along a dramatic lansdcape. Hotshot skiers and riders embrace the action-packed adventure of Snowbird’s legendary steep slopes and deep snowpack (Snowbird and Alta boast bases with the largest snow totals in Utah). Beginners need not worry though. One-third of the resort caters to novice skiers and riders thanks to Chickadee, Mid-Gad and Baby Thunder lifts. 

 

Tram Laps

 

No trip to Snowbird is complete without a ride on the Aerial Tram. The 125-person tramway elevates guests up 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes to Hidden Peak, the resort’s highest elevation at 11,000 feet. Take in 360 degrees of sensational views, dine at The Summit, then either ride the Tram back down or pick your poison of expert terrain — let the Cirque Traverse lead the way. 

 

Parking and Transportation


Now taking reservations. Snowbird recently established a paid parking reservation system. Free parking is open on a first-come, first-served basis — but lots fill fast. Snowbird recommends carpooling or taking public transportation (free for season pass and Ikon pass holders) to eliminate parking stress or, worse, being turned away due to full lots. See more Utah ski vacation tips.


Night Skiing


Snowbird does not offer night skiing.


Restaurants and Places to Relax


The Summit: Looking for epic views while you eat? Look no further than The Summit situated at 11,000 feet. Accessible by foot, ski or ride from the top of the Aerial Tram, the bistro serves up healthy organic cuisine (no burgers or fries here) and local microbrews for snack time or lunch. 


Mid-Gad Restaurant: It’s hard to miss the smell of burgers and fries wafting from Mid-Gad Restaurant when shredding around Gad Valley. Located at mid-mountain, the lunch hotspot serves up ski-day favorites including bacon burgers, barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, Reubens, brats and chili.


SeventyOne: Throwing a nod to Snowbird’s opening year, SeventyOne (located inside the Cliff Lodge) features a retro vibe, an open kitchen and American grill favorites including house-smoked St. Louis ribs, northern fried chicken, French onion soup and mac and cheese.
 
The Cliff Spa: What's better than soaking in a hot tub after a leg-burning day of skiing? Relaxing in a eucalyptus steam room, perhaps. Fortunately, you can find both at The Cliff Spa along with daily yoga and movement classes, a fully-furnished fitness facility, and an enticing collection of spa treatments. 

 

Lodging Deals

Cliff Spa Discovery: Snowbird is a big mountain. If it's your first time skiing here, you really should give yourself a couple of days to ski it all. The Cliff Spa Discovery is a great package for doing just that - book a night at The Cliff Lodge and you can save on one 60-minute Custom Massage per adult.

Spring Stay & Ski: Here's a little known secret; spring skiing is some of our favorite. Snowbird has long been home to the longest season in Utah, and the Spring Stay & Ski deal is perfect for making a few late-season turns. Book a minimum of 2 nights lodging between April 10th and May 7th and get daily Snowbird Adult lift tickets free. Pricing and availability may change, so please refer to Snowbird's Lodging Specials for details.

Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 17″

    Open Runs: 0/118

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 60″

    Open Runs: 0/48

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 52″

    Open Runs: 0/71

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Brighton

    Brighton

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 88″

    Open Runs: 0/66

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/20

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 56″

    Open Runs: 0/103

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 45″

    Open Runs: 0/39

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 32″

    Open Runs: 0/40

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 46″

    Open Runs: 0/341

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/154

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 50″

    Open Runs: 0/107

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbird

    Snowbird

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 89″

    Open Runs: 0/141

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 80″

    Open Runs: 0/82

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 43″

    Open Runs: 0/50

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 18″

    Open Runs: 0/11

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

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