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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
+1 801-933-2222
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Annual Teeners visit to Alta, Snowbird with great skiing

We had great snow as usual capped off by over 25" in the last two days, great conditions and a good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Layton L
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York
Maids or their tattooed boss "Able" stole my wedding ring and wine.

We had been going to snowbird for years, and it was always pleasant, this year they hired a male... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annefulbright
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Travellers talk about
“mineral basin” (37 reviews)
“tram ride” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
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+1 801-933-2222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had great snow as usual capped off by over 25" in the last two days, great conditions and a good time was had by all. Friday the last day was as crowded as we have ever seen it with both Snowbird and Alta parking...More

Thank Layton L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been going to snowbird for years, and it was always pleasant, this year they hired a male tattooed heavyset man to go in with the maids and for the first time I had things stolen, my wedding ring worth $2,500 and some wine....More

Thank annefulbright
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the mountain collective pass and wanted to take ONE more ski trip as we saw an April storm rolling in. It was the best skiing we did all of 2018. I enjoyed Alta (skiers only) and the opportunity to do more hiking into...More

Thank Caroline U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back again after last year and arrived to a blizzard and 2ft of fresh snow and had an amazing few hours skiing! Summit restaurant is excellent and food was superb at a large business function. Ski passes are more expensive than Europe though which probably...More

Thank rmgavin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time to ski in Utah. The resort was amazing! Staff was friendly, the ski lodge and bathrooms were so nice! Granite and marble in the bathrooms, chandeliers in the cafeteria. Very upscale. Most of the runs were groomed and enjoyed the quick gondola...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expect to spend your day in canyon traffic and looking for non existent parking. Once there you will pay way to much for piss poor food and marginal customer service. The mountain is big but the lines are long.

Thank Tad G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Snowbird as a family trip. I was the only one without previous skiing experience. As far as skiing goes, I’ve had a hard time dealing with the fear. I’m not a very adventurous person but the level of difficulty here is not for...More

Thank Carol_Fal
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I’be skied most of Utah and really enjoyed my time at Snowbird (even with a light year of snow). The mountain is easy to navigate, the staff is very friendly, and the scenery is gorgeous. I was really impressed with the terrain and the overall...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

One of the strangest ski areas.... the ticket window is up 3 floors of stairs.... there is a very slow elevator available. The gondola is cool... the tunnel with a magic carpet is a little different. Concrete construction is the bird!

Thank gonavy83
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Snowbird is such an awesome resort. The mountain is amazing and the powder is awesome. You just can’t beat this place.

Thank cccode
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Loza121
2 September 2016|
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Response from ScottNReston | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the day pass is worth it. However being a Holiday weekend it is going to be crowded and the lines long for the rides and such so plan for that. Plus time to eat some of the best German Food too. I would arrive as... More
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DebraW225
13 October 2015|
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Response from Doug W | Reviewed this property |
Some good advise above. Having had the Epic Pass for the past 4 yeas and spent over 1,000,000 vertical feet on at Vail, BC, Breck and others, I can tell you Alta will give you more varied terrain from groomers to steeps. I... More
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Bobbyg P
4 September 2015|
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Response from Lynn W | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of but the day pass is a big savings and many times you receive a coupon book at check in.
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