Snowbasin Resort

June skiing conditions at Snowbasin Resort
June skiing conditions at Snowbasin Resort

Snowbasin Resort is owned by Earl Holding, builder of legendary Sun Valley, Idaho. After 60 years as a little-known hideaway for Utah powder skiers, Snowbasin was one of the mountains chosen to participate in the 2002 Winter Olympics. With lots of powder on incredible terrain: steep chutes, perfectly groomed cruisers, high alpine bowls, deep powder glades, and two of the most challenging downhill race courses in the world, Snowbasin also sports three of the four lifts with the greatest vertical rises in Utah.

The Base Lodge at Snowbasin has several restaurants, a snack bar, ski and snowboard equipment rental shop, ski patrol offices and a fully accredited ski school.

Snowbasin Resort is about 40 minutes north of Salt Lake City via the I-15, State Route 89, then I-84 east to the Mountain Green exit and then highway 167 to Snowbasin Road.

Quick Facts about Snowbasin Resort

Nearest City: Ogden, Utah
Season: Late November - Early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, MST
Lifts: 11
  • 1 tram
  • 2 gondolas
  • 2 high speed quads
  • 4 fixed grip quads
  • 1 Magic carpet
  • 1 surface tow (at the tubing hill)

Average Annual Snowfall: 400"

Base Elevation: 6,400 ft
Summit: 9,350 ft
Vertical Rise: 2,950 ft
Skiable Terrain: 3,000 acres
Snowmaking: 600 acres
Terrain parks: 3, + 1 superpipe
Night skiing: No
Number of Trails: 104
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 50%
Expert: 30%
Longest run: Elk Ridge - 2.9 miles
Snowbasin Resort
Snowbasin Resort ski trails map: click on the map for a larger version
Upper photo courtesy of Scott Appleby, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License
Ski trail maps courtesy of Snowbasin Resort