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Address: 9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
Phone Number: 1 8019332222
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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Some the best resort skiing and terrain in North America

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for only 1 day in 2015, at the end of our 5 day ski trip to Utah. The snow was really good, maybe too good, that only black trail coming down from the Tram. My wife had to turn back, and I came down with my 10 and 13 year old girls. It was quite challenging for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to do the tram ride during the fall season. Staff was very helpful and informative. Views are breathtaking at Hidden Peak.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went to this place at late night and early morning in the complete snow time. My suggestion is make sure your are carrying chains. This is the best place to feel the real snow

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visited the resort during the Oktoberfest and had a great time. Of course the view and area is a world class ski resort and the vendors and activities set up for the event added to the fun atmosphere. Some interesting vendors were on hand as well. Snowbird is a great place to visit ANY time of the year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We spent the afternoon at Snowbird. Took the tram to the top. What a breathtaking view! The staff on the tram and at the top were all very pleasant. Be sure to take a jacket if going in the fall, even if it is warm at the base. The wind is chilly at the top. Also, all the facilities are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have skied almost al of the big name areas in the east and west US. Worked as a ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain. Love powder skiing. Been heli skiing 8 times in Canada. Snowbird remain one of my favorite places for dozens of reasons. Its a must go, for any serious powder skier!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visiting Park City area and elected to attend Snowbird's Oktoberfest on a Sunday afternoon. It is a beautiful setting as we fortunately arrived early as it became very crowded by 2pm with long food, beer, and bathroom lines. My observation was that they are ill prepared to efficiently handle a large attendance. The food line was 30 minutes long and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We planned on hiking on snowbird early Sunday and might have some food later. So, we drove up there about 10:00 am and got pretty good parking spots near festival. We went hiking for one and half hours. Then we started getting some food and beer and sitting around a picnic table outdoors. The weather was sunny and warm. The... More 

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