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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Good!3.7 / 5Nov 09, 2017
JSJohn S.
advanced skier
no real town, not much lodging, a bit of a drive but not bad, some great off piste skiing, needs base lodge music entertainment and apre ski scene - currently there is zero.... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 05, 2017
CKChris K.
expert skier
This place is the bomb. Don't go here, leave the snow, great terrain and huge vert for us. Tricky visibility sometimes, but great food and clean, welcoming eateries. Just beautiful. ... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 20, 2017
SJSpencer J.
Snowbasin is my favorite place to ski in Utah. The mountain is big and well maintained, with plenty of great runs and killer lift-accessed side country. It rarely feels crowded, and it's so fun to ski.
Very Good!4 / 5Apr 18, 2013
-well-maintained -not crowded -great smow -close to big airport -relaxed atmosphere -great spring skiing
Very Good!4 / 5Jan 21, 2013
Simialr in many respects to Vail only there are no people. They needc a base village big time
Superb!5 / 5Dec 18, 2012
This resort is the best kept secret of any ski area. It has incredible terrain, views, exquisite day lodges, gondolas and everything is NEW!
Superb!5 / 5Nov 14, 2012
Beautiful lodge. Great lifts. Easy to get to. Not a crowd. Never had been there before, but we are going again next year.
Superb!5 / 5Apr 16, 2011
You can go from steeps to bowls to trails to trees and back again.
Very Good!4 / 5Aug 22, 2010
On my single visit to Snowbasin I found the terrain challenging but "doable". It tested my abilitites.
Superb!5 / 5Aug 12, 2009
At Snowbasin, there isn't any real reason for any long traverses such as at Alta. At Snowbasin where there are traverses, there is an easy path. At such places like Alta, it is rough, and takes its toll on you. I'd rather be skiing, than fighting a traverse.

Other ski resorts in Utah

25% 40% 35%
Brian Head Resort
30% 35% 35%
Brighton Resort
21% 39% 40%
Deer Valley Resort
27% 41% 32%
Park City
8% 42% 50%
Powder Mountain
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11% 43% 46%
27% 38% 35%
35% 45% 20%