Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Snowbasin Resort is by far one of the best ski areas in Utah. The majority of skiers go to Deer Valley, Park City and Snowbird - that one aspect alone makes Snowbasin great, just 10 minutes further (45 minutes total) from Salt Lake City it’s a skier’s gem.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Snowbasin vs
beginner11 %25 %
intermediate43 %40 %
advanced24 %35 %
expert22 %-
total runs104 116
ski area3,000ac 2,200ac
summit elevation9,350ft 10,550ft
total lifts11 11
child lift ticketFree $54
adult lift ticket$109 $104
back country
value for money
average total snowfall174″ 270″

Snowbasin Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 24 reviews

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Fabulous!4.3 / 5May 09, 2018
Andy O. Andy O.
advanced skier
Utah's best kept secret. Great terrain for all abilities. You'll spend most of your time skiing the bumps, terrain parks, bowls and groomers than waiting in the lift lines. If you love powder, vertical, amazing treatment, and great food, come to Snowbasin!... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Apr 30, 2018
Londyn L. Londyn L.
intermediate skier
Snowbasin is fun, exiting, has long and challenging runs, suited to everyone's level of skiing expertise and also has great customer service. This resort is the best resort that I have been to!... More
Good!3.7 / 5Apr 27, 2018
Paul P. Paul P.
expert skier
Snowbasin is the only other resort I skied besides Alta this year. It was a slow and lean start to the season so I thought I'd see how the conditions were there as the traffic and parking in the Cottonwood Canyons is getting worse each year. I made it there in less than a hour from Salt Lake even though it's farther away than say Snowbird or... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 30, 2017
BHBruce H.
advanced snowboarder
Amazing terrain, just far enough to keep away the park city posers. By far the best lodges in Utah. Great snow, great people. Marble bathrooms are amazing. The food is amazing. The gondolas are warm. ... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 27, 2017
JLJohnathon L.
advanced skier
This resort rocks! The first time I skied it I was like, why haven't I been here yet? Of course the snow was epic that day too! I had a guide (local friend) who showed me the way. My First run down from the gondola and I was hooked. I had such a great run and it only got better. Never felt closed in on any run which I think beginners would like. ... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 20, 2017
TSTanner S.
intermediate snowboarder
Far and remote but I like that. It has a backside, strawberry gondola that is rarely used which I like! The Needles Gondola is one of my favorite in the world. ... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 12, 2017
SKSteve K.
advanced skier
Great resort with great lifts/gondolas. You get up the mountain super fast and warm! Lots of different terrain to ski with fun for the whole family. Highly recommend this resort. ... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 11, 2017
BHBruce H.
expert snowboarder
Great place for beginners and experts. My favorite Resort winter & summer. Lots of terrain, no attitude. Stellar, luxe facilities. Terrific food. Easy to get to but just far enough to keep tourists at PC or snowbird. Parking could ... More
Superb!4.5 / 5Nov 11, 2017
intermediate skier
Great place just over priced. Food is amazing, the service is great, and the gondolas are great for anytime of the year. They keep the trails groomed well and they are always nice. Just a ripoff... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 10, 2017
PLPaul L.
expert snowboarder
Snowbasin sits far from the maddening crowds of SLC and the major resorts. I think I've waited in 5 minute lines there 2x. Long runs. Good food. Lifts are terrific. And the resort is just luxe at a mid-level price. Owned by the same group as Sun Valley and just as luxurious with no crowds -- except locals who come up on the Weekends.... More

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