Snowbird Utah


4.3 / 5

based on 48 reviews


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Visit Snowbird, and you’ll quickly learn why so many professional freeriders and extreme skiers call it home. The terrain is as rugged as you’ll find anywhere so even the most experienced shredders will get a rush going down challenging lines. And let’s not forget about the snow! In a normal year, Snowbird and its neighbor, Alta, get 500 inches of the “greatest snow on earth” dumped onto the highest resort terrain in Utah. The mountain gets the lion’s share of the magical stuff and can sometimes get twice as much snow as nearby resorts in a single storm! The trees, bowls and chutes will hide these powder stashes for days, just waiting for you to draw your lines. Since it’s on privately owned land, it stays open as long as there’s snow (some years even into July!), giving it the longest ski season in Utah. All of these factors combine to make Snowbird a sparkling jewel in the crown of North American skiing!

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Gondola & Tram
High Speed Quads
Double Chairs
Surface Lift


7760 feet
11000 feet
Vertical drop
3240 feet


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
2.0 miles
Skiable Terrain
2500 acres

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EGErick G.
advanced skier

3.5 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
Great snow any part of the season, the Summit is the best place to be after skiing Snowbird. Great place for intermediate and experts. Easy to get from salt lake city.... More
LMLogan M.
expert skier

5 / 5

Nov 30, 2017
Snowbird is steep and deep. Plenty of mandies. Easy to get to, great employee perks. Longest season in utah, we skid main chute in july last summer. Eat at El Chanate at the cliff! ... More
BWBrandon W.
expert skier

4.2 / 5

Nov 27, 2017
This resort really caters towards the skiing itself. The feel of the resort makes you want to spend your time on the snow. The lifts are mostly all detachable high speed lifts and the tram makes quick access to the summit. Awesome terrain for intermediate to advanced skiers as... More
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Snowbird is the Jackson of Utah. Lots of steeps and chutes, drops and powder, and large enough to avoid crowds on moderately busy days. If you looking for a spot to learn don't come here, if you're looking for the locals of SLC spot for speed and adrenaline, you found the spot. ... More
expert snowboarder

3.5 / 5

Nov 23, 2017
Snowbird has great and varied terrain and the snow is superb. It’s main drawbacks are that they’re slow to prep the mountain and much of it stays closed after snowfall, it gets extremely crowded, and there’s no terrain park.... More
MGMichael G.
advanced skier

5 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Snowbird was unreal!! Amazing experience, I went to Brighton resort many times before and snowbird is definetly a more experienced side of the mountain in Utah. I would kill to get this snow pass!!... More
DHDeyton H.
intermediate snowboarder

4.4 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Snowbird was by far my greatest experience for snowboarding a full season. They had the best snow and most fresh lines. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Adventurers welcomed!... More
DFDavid F.
advanced skier

4.3 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
I’ve had a season pass at Snowird for 15 years. I love the resort, but it can be difficult for beginning skiers. All the lifts have been upgraded to high speed and that has almost eliminated lift lines except in the busiest days... More
expert skier

4.2 / 5

Nov 20, 2017
Snowbird is fantastic for anyone above beginner skill level. There is terrain to test your skills from any lift on any day of the year, and chances are, the snow is going to be fantastic. Even in a bad year Snowbird still racks up more snow than most Colorado resorts. You can ski... More
CAChris A.
advanced skier

3.9 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Who needs a ski town when you have runs like they do at Snowbird? Shopping and eating would be a waste of time. Amazing snow and the most challenging in bounds runs I've ever skied.... More
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