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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KHKent H.
expert skier

4.6 / 5

Jan 20, 2018
Skiing Snowbird (and Alta connection) make it unquestionably one of the elite and best Ski experiences in the U.S. It is among the most accessible ski resorts to travel to and can ski on the same day of arrival/departure from SLC airport. The 500 plus inches of average annual... More
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


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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