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Snowbird Utah


4.3 / 5

based on 49 reviews


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The Good 

  • High volume of quality world class powder; 500 in of the good stuff per year
  • Epic rugged terrain - Expert terrain ranges from "Challenging" to "Heart Attack", you get the picture. 
  • Efficient lift system
  • Long seasons - sometimes even deep into summer

The Bad

  • Not suited for beginners
  • Small village with limited dining, nightlife and shopping 

Find Freshies: Few people head out to Little Cloud and Gad 2, making them perfect for finding the fresh stuff, even days after a storm. Be sure to also check out the powder bowls of Mineral Basin!  

Ditch the Crowds: Queues for the aerial tram begin at 8.30am, so either get there at 8:00am or take the Peruvian lift for some superb skiing at Peruvian Gulch or continue into the tunnel through to the Mineral Basin (backside) area.

Local's Pick: Hoop's is a real winner; it's black diamond off the Knucklehead Traverse that's also north facing on the upper mountain so the pow there stays fresh late into the season. 

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4.3 / 5

based on 49 reviews

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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
LJLevi J.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 13, 2017
I have gone skiing here many times with my family. And every time it has been a blast. Very family friendly and priced well. And the snow is great most years. I'm glad to have this resort so close to home.... More
RDRonald D.
advanced skier

5 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
Had a great time. Lots of snow and amazing terrain. Loved taking the tunnel to Mineral Basin and viewing the history and artifacts in the tunnel. Highly recommend this ski resort!... More
EAEstuardo A.
beginner skier

3.5 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
Nice resort to ski or snowboard close to Salt Lake City. The tram ride has great views of the wasatch front. The parking is big enough and close to the resort... More
EBEric B.
expert skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 11, 2017
WICKED TERRAIN. I was back in Mineral Basin in mid February last year and bathed waist deep cloud dust for six straight hours! Pretty sure my ski career peaked that day!... More
advanced skier

5 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Snowbird is the best resort in the United States. It’s only issue is the level of crowd, it’s really busy on weekends and holidays. Too busy, it takes always Business. ... More
BWBill W.
advanced skier

4.4 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
It's snowbird... it's steep, has amazing snow and terrain. Not a good beginners hill. Lines can suck and new snow gets skiied out fast. Its still one of the best ski hills around. ... More
advanced skier

3.6 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
So good. Steep, long runs, heaps of snow, great terrain, easy access from SLC airport. If you get a powder day (which is probably pretty likely), you can just do laps on the tram and get heaps of ski miles in. Not much of a village or apres. ... More
NCNathan C.
advanced skier

3.8 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Snowbird is awesome. The terrane is incredible. Not a beginners resort. Powder days can be super crowded and it can take a while to get the mountain open, but overall I like this place... More
LBLarry B.
advanced skier

4.2 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
a little less crowded on a powder day would be nice! easier access to back country . some side country to access from the lifts . better parking options. more reasonable food options on mountain ... More


Gondola & Tram
High Speed Quads
Double Chairs
Surface Lift


7,760 feet
11,000 feet
Vertical drop
3,240 feet


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
2 miles
Skiable Terrain
2,500 acres
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