Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Snowbird Lodge on a typical Memorial Day Weekend
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort offers a 125-passenger Aerial Tram that climbs 2,900 feet in about 8 minutes and dumps skiers out at the top of 2.5-mile-long Chip's Run, atop Hidden Peak. Known for spectacular scenery, superb customer service and simply amazing powder, Snowbird is the ultimate Utah destination. Ski-in/ski-out lodging, luxurious suites, year-round outdoor heated pools, diverse restaurants, and spa services are just a few of Snowbird's amenities. There is even a 600-foot conveyor lift through a tunnel in the mountain to give skiers access from Peruvian Gulch into Mineral Basin, making even more intermediate terrain easily accessible. You can also take advantage of the deal between Alta and Snowbird that allows skiers access to both resorts... although Snowbird allows snowboards and Alta does not.
There are 15 restaurants at Snowbird, offering everything from burgers and beers to elegant fine dining. The are 882 lodging rooms in Snowbird, including 4 slopeside lodges that rent by the night, week and longer. Timeshare opportunities are available, too. You'll also find the usual complement of ski condos, resort suites and vacation home rentals nearby. Then there's the luxurious Cliff Spa, occupying the top 2 floors of the Cliff Lodge, with 40 trained massage therapists and other guest-pampering specialists.
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is located at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon on State Highway 210, about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, 1 mile down the canyon from Alta.
Quick Facts about Snowbird Ski Resort
Season: Late November to mid-May (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:15 AM to 4:30 PM, MST
- 1 tram
- 4 quad chairs
- 6 double chairs
- 2 conveyor lifts
Average Annual Snowfall: 500"
Summit: 11,000 ft
Vertical Rise: 3,240 ft
Skiable Terrain: 2,500 acres
Terrain parks: 1
Night skiing: Limited
Number of Trails: 89+
Longest run: Chip's Run - 2.5 miles
Looking down from the tram at Snowbird
Lower photo courtesy of Wikipedia userid Kasiarunachalam, CCA-by-SA 3.0 License
Ski trails map courtesy of Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort