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Address: 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
Phone Number:
+1 801-933-2222
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that offers a...

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that offers a variety of lodging, dining and most especially year-round sporting activities. In the winter, the resort is known world-wide for it's skiing and snowboarding terrain. In the summer, they have a number of amusement park attractions, along with a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. The Bird is also known for their large Oktoberfest celebrations, that run each weekend from Mid-August through Mid-October.

Location: Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta.

Lifts: One Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including six high-speed detachable quads and four doubles (most with arm and leg rests) and two conveyer lifts.

Uphill Capacity: 17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour.

Runs: 169

Acreage: 2,500 acres.

Terrain: Beginner: 27%, Intermediate: 38%, Advanced: 35%

Elevation: Top of resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes.

Longest Run: Chip’s Run, 2.5 miles.

Longest Descent: Gad Valley, 3.5 miles.

Terrain Park: The Snowbird Terrain Park is located on the lower part of the Big Emma run. It is accessed by the Mid Gad or Gadzoom lifts.

Snowfall: Snowbird averages approximately 500 inches of low-density, “dry” Utah powder annually. Thanks to ideal geography and a phenomenon called the Lake Effect, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known worldwide.

Season: Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season, mid-November through May (conditions permitting).

Mountain School: Snowbird’s Mountain School offers a plethora of instruction from class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps.

Accessibility: Snowbird is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport with more than 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities and 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Snowbird is a scenic 45-minute drive from the airport, making same-day skiing and flying a reality.

Lodging: Four slopeside lodges – The Cliff Lodge, Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam – offer rooms by the night, week or longer as well as timeshare opportunities. Snowbird offers 882 total rooms.

Restaurants:15 serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers.

Bars: Five.

Spa: The luxurious Cliff Spa on the top two floors of The Cliff Lodge offers massages, wraps, yoga, weight room, full service salon, exclusive rooftop pool and hot tub.

Winter Mountain Tours: Every morning at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 the Snowbird Mountain Hosts lead a complimentary orientation tour of the mountain departing from the Plaza Deck. Depending on the weather conditions the tour will show all three drainages of Snowbird, how to easily get around the mountain, where all the important facilities are located, and the notable landmarks. The tours are aimed at the lower level intermediate through advanced skiers and riders.

Meeting Space: Snowbird’s mountain village includes 50,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space that includes contemporary A/V equipment, conference services and catering and an outdoor tent with a 1,000-person capacity.

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Diverse and challenging mountain, great snow

Snowbird is large enough to have fun for 3 days or so, assuming an expert skier. The runs are stepp and diverse, good lifts and tons of snow. No crowds during the week, weekends... read more

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Snowbird is large enough to have fun for 3 days or so, assuming an expert skier. The runs are stepp and diverse, good lifts and tons of snow. No crowds during the week, weekends are full, as it is a favorite for locals. The only criticism I have is the lax attitude towards opening and grooming runs.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the first couple of days were a little scratchy on the old snowboarding. Still lots of fun and some lovely pistes both on the near side and mineral basin. Good food options around. AND THEN THE SNOW CAME. Roughly 2 feet one night and another foot over the next 24 hrs. Made for lots of fun. Plenty of fresh... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 days of skiing. Make certain if you rent a car at the airport that it is a 4 wheel drive as the road up the canyon is restricted during snow storms. There is no need to rent a car as the transportation shuttles are excellent from the airport (Canyon Transport). Stayed at the Inn in a... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Snowbird resort is. just OK for skiing. The ski runs need to be marked much more since it is very easy to take a wrong turn and end up on a different run. The mountain has many black runs with few greens. The blue runs had many cat walks which a I don't really care for.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a long time skier having visited over thirty resorts in North America and Europe, and admittedly a Salt Lake local somewhat biased, Snowbird is still one of the finest ski areas that my family and I have visited. The terrain is spectacular, the snow lives up to the reputation for Utah powder (some of the best), and for those... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Snowbird was my first ski experience ever and it was great. Their bathrooms were very clean. We spent 1.5 hours at the kids section to practice our turns and "pizza" break but it felt a little too crowded. I fell few times just to make sure I wasn't hitting other people or kids. After we felt confident we moved to... More 

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Berkeley, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of intermediate and expert skiers has skied 6 different Utah resorts. We love (!) the Utah snow. But after our first visit to Snowbird, it is our least favorite of the Utah options we've tried. Our day started with a 20-minute walk from the parking lot to the tram. Which, with kids and gear, was a real buzzkill.... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Iron Blossom. They had two pools, one for adults and one for families. Our grandchildren made friends through the activies offered for young people. They had a good supply of games and vidieos at the front desk. The surroundings are beautiful and we enjoyed the trams and hiking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I've been skiing here since the early 1970's. Granted there have been loads of changes since then and not all are to my liking, but overall, this is the place for great skiing if you can handle the difficult terrain. this is not the best place for beginners. It's big mountain skiing and riding. When the conditions are good, there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Snowbird and took the tram up for a beautiful view. I was a bit light headed due to the elevation but after a few minutes I was fine. The ride itself is a great experience and the view is beautiful.

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