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Snowbird

Snowbird   |  Otto Solberg/Courtesy of Snowbird
  • Weather: Mostly Clear, 43F

Snowbird is home to Utah’s only Aerial Tram and over 2,500 acres of North America’s most coveted terrain. Nestled deep in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird is the closest ski resort as the crow flies to the Salt Lake City International Airport, but feels worlds away due to its awe-inspiring scenery and notoriously deep powder snow. By car, you'll typically find Snowbird in fewer than 45 minutes.

Snowbird not only offers expansive terrain, but also an extensive array of lodging and après activities where you can continue your adventure only steps from the slopes. 

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

Purchase tickets online in advance for the best prices, then maximize your day with Fast Tracks, a daily add-on product that provides exclusive access to dedicated express lift lanes at Snowbird’s quad chairlifts. Snowbird lodging guests are eligible for 20 percent off lift tickets, Fast Tracks, adult workshops and demos/rentals through Snowbird & Save.

Snowbird loyalists gain unlimited mountain access for the season with a Summit Pass. Ikon Pass holders get seven combined days at Alta and Snowbird, Ikon Base Pass holders get five days at Snowbird alone.

New for the 2023-24 season, the Kids Freeloader pass program provides one free season pass to anyone 18 and under with the purchase of a qualifying Snowbird Season Pass.

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Lessons and Ski School

From youth lessons to adult workshops and more, Snowbird offers opportunities for novices and advanced skiers/riders alike in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains (Read: Learn to Ski & Ride Better). Beginners can enjoy attentive instruction in dedicated learning areas, while intermediate and advanced guests can explore Snowbird with the Adult Mountain Experience or seek community and coaching in a speciality clinic. For those looking to push boundaries even farther, Snowbird offers guided backcountry skiing through Snowbird Mountain Guides and helicopter skiing operated by Powderbird.

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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 landscape. Hotshot skiers and riders embrace the action-packed adventure of Snowbird’s legendary steep slopes and deep snowpack (Snowbird and Alta boast the largest snow totals in Utah). Though intermediate and advanced terrain is plentiful, those who learn to ski and ride at Snowbird can enjoy dedicated learning areas like Chickadee and Baby Thunder.

Aerial Tram Laps

No trip to Snowbird is complete without a ride on the Aerial Tram. Two, 125-person Tram cabins whisk guests up 2,900 vertical feet in approximately 10 minutes to the 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, which also features The Summit — Utah’s highest restaurant. Take in 360 degrees of sensational views, grab a hearty meal at The Summit, then either ride the Tram back down or take your pick of sprawling groomers, steep chutes and wide-open bowls.

Parking and Transportation

While the majority of parking at Snowbird is free and first-come, first-served, those who wish to make a parking reservation have that option by paying for a spot in one of Snowbird's reserved lots. Snowbird recommends carpooling, taking public transportation like the UTA Ski Bus or utilizing shuttle services like Cottonwood Connect to eliminate parking stress.

Those who carpool can utilize dedicated carpool spots and are eligible to receive giveaways on select weekends as part of Snowbird’s Canyon Carpool Club.

Snowbird & Alta Connect

Want to double your terrain? Snowbird and Alta offer the Alta-Bird Pass, which includes unlimited access at both resorts. Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Plus pass holders get access to both resorts as well. From Snowbird, you can ski to Alta via the Alta/Bird Connection near the top of the Baldy Chairlift in Mineral Basin. 

Night Skiing

Snowbird does not offer night skiing.

Restaurants and Places to Relax

The Summit: Looking for awe-inspiring views while you eat? Look no further than The Summit. Situated at 11,000 feet, The Summit is accessible via the Aerial Tram. Guests can also hike to The Summit in the summer while enjoying stunning wildflowers and scenery along the way. Enjoy healthy cuisine with fresh flavors, as well as local microbrews.

Tram Club: The locals’ favorite watering hole, the Tram Club features daily and weekly restaurant and bar specials — along with live music, multiple TVs, pool tables and more — sure to satiate your après desires.

Seventy One: Nodding to Snowbird’s opening year, SeventyOne (located inside The Cliff Lodge) features a retro vibe, an open kitchen and a vibrant twist on comfort food with a contemporary American flare. Guests can extend their night at the SeventyOne Lounge (21+ only) and enjoy numerous flat-screen TVs and libations off the late-night menu.

The Cliff Spa: What's better than soaking in a rooftop hot tub after a leg-burning day of skiing? Relaxing in a eucalyptus steam room. Fortunately, at The Cliff Spa, you can find daily yoga and movement classes, a fully furnished fitness facility, and an enticing collection of spa treatments. Note that The Cilff Spa is open to those 16+ and reservations are required.

Lodging Deals

Snowbird & Save: All lodging guests who book through Snowbird are eligible for 20 percent off lift tickets, rentals and demos, Fast Tracks and adult workshops.

5th Night Free: Lodging guests at Snowbird are eligible to get their fifth night free, as well as free skiing for kids 12 and under, during their stay when they book through Snowbird.

Helicopter Skiing & Lodging: Lock in untouched snow deep in the Wasatch with a multi-day helicopter experience from Snowbird, operated by Powderbird. Explore new lines in the backcountry, soak at The Cliff Spa, enjoy an expertly crafted culinary experience at The Aerie and sleep mountainside at The Cliff Lodge.

Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 8″

    Base Depth: 158″

    Open Runs: 67/118

    Opening: 11/25/2023

    Closing: 04/21/2024

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/48

    Opening: 12/16/2023

    Closing: 04/07/2024

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 5″

    Base Depth: 66″

    Open Runs: 71/71

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: 05/05/2024

  • Brighton

    Brighton

    New Snow: 4″

    Base Depth: 108″

    Open Runs: 61/66

    Opening: 11/25/2023

    Closing: 04/28/2024

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 30/38

    Opening: 12/27/2023

    Closing: 04/13/2024

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 2″

    Base Depth: 84″

    Open Runs: 32/103

    Opening: 12/02/2023

    Closing: 04/21/2024

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/39

    Opening: 12/15/2023

    Closing: 04/07/2024

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/42

    Opening: 01/20/2024

    Closing: 03/24/2024

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 2″

    Base Depth: 103″

    Open Runs: 89/344

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: 04/22/2024

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/154

    Opening: 12/07/2023

    Closing: 04/07/2024

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 4″

    Base Depth: 128″

    Open Runs: 103/114

    Opening: 11/30/2023

    Closing: 04/28/2024

  • Snowbird

    Snowbird

    New Snow: 9″

    Base Depth: 125″

    Open Runs: 60/140

    Opening: 11/30/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 4″

    Base Depth: 98″

    Open Runs: 60/82

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 0″

    Open Runs: 0/72

    Opening: 12/02/2023

    Closing: 04/07/2024

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 40″

    Open Runs: 11/11

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

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