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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
+1 801-933-2222
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Not much going on at the top

We were a little disappointed that, when we got to the top of the mountain, there was not really... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PETRA001
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Knebworth,
Huntsman Leadership Program

Staff is excellent and professional. All venues we used were set up neatly and promptly. Staff made... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
trenthaigh13
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Lansing, Michigan
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Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that offers a variety of lodging, dining and most especially year-round sporting activities. In the winter, the resort is known world-wide for it's skiing and snowboarding terrain. In the summer, they have a number of amusement park attractions, along with a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. The Bird is also known for their large Oktoberfest celebrations, that run each weekend from Mid-August through Mid-October. Location: Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta. Lifts: One Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including six high-speed detachable quads and four doubles (most with arm and leg rests) and two conveyer lifts. Uphill Capacity: 17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour. Runs: 169 Acreage: 2,500 acres. Terrain: Beginner: 27%, Intermediate: 38%, Advanced: 35% Elevation: Top of resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes. Longest Run: Chip’s Run, 2.5 miles. Longest Descent: Gad Valley, 3.5 miles. Terrain Park: The Snowbird Terrain Park is located on the lower part of the Big Emma run. It is accessed by the Mid Gad or Gadzoom lifts. Snowfall: Snowbird averages approximately 500 inches of low-density, “dry” Utah powder annually. Thanks to ideal geography and a phenomenon called the Lake Effect, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known worldwide. Season: Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season, mid-November through May (conditions permitting). Mountain School: Snowbird’s Mountain School offers a plethora of instruction from class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps. Accessibility: Snowbird is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport with more than 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities and 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Snowbird is a scenic 45-minute drive from the airport, making same-day skiing and flying a reality. Lodging: Four slopeside lodges – The Cliff Lodge, Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam – offer rooms by the night, week or longer as well as timeshare opportunities. Snowbird offers 882 total rooms. Restaurants:15 serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers. Bars: Five. Spa: The luxurious Cliff Spa on the top two floors of The Cliff Lodge offers massages, wraps, yoga, weight room, full service salon, exclusive rooftop pool and hot tub. Winter Mountain Tours: Every morning at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 the Snowbird Mountain Hosts lead a complimentary orientation tour of the mountain departing from the Plaza Deck. Depending on the weather conditions the tour will show all three drainages of Snowbird, how to easily get around the mountain, where all the important facilities are located, and the notable landmarks. The tours are aimed at the lower level intermediate through advanced skiers and riders. Meeting Space: Snowbird’s mountain village includes 50,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space that includes contemporary A/V equipment, conference services and catering and an outdoor tent with a 1,000-person capacity.
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9385 S Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird Lodge, Snowbird, UT 84092-6249
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a little disappointed that, when we got to the top of the mountain, there was not really much going on. We went in mid-June and it is worth noting that there was not yet any real sign of the profusion of spring flowers....More

Thank PETRA001
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staff is excellent and professional. All venues we used were set up neatly and promptly. Staff made an effort to make guests feel like they’re at home and always have smiles on their face. EXCELLENT for hosting a conference, yet a great place for family...More

Thank trenthaigh13
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Out here for business. And had some free time on the weekend. So I traveled up to snow bird. Ended up being an archery weekend. Full of competitors and distributors with all your archery needs. I took the tram to the top and what a...More

Thank itilrun
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby and I throughly enjoyed ourselves here for an archery challenge. We stayed 3 nights. It was beautiful. We had a studio apartment with a kitchen. I highly recommend this setup. We were able to eat breakfast on our balcony every morning. Just be sure...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never rode a snowmobile before the tour and yes, they are serious machines and yes, if you act like an idiot you will get hurt. So pick your battles on this one. They have several lengths you can go out for and we took the...More

Thank Joseph V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove up in July to check out resort even with repair season in full swing still had tram and lifts running to the peak also a kids "ninja course" food is expensive and only sandwiches after 3 on the summit so grab food or eat...More

Thank Zimco01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I look forward to coming back and riding the tram to the top with my family. We walked around and "scouted it out" this time....but we will be coming back for a hike soon. You should definetly enjoy a walk around this beautiful location.

Thank Brent T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the tram ride to the top of the mountain and then hiked all the way down. Wouldn't recommend this for smaller kids as the hike down is very steep and rocky. Views are awesome! Be sure to have good hiking shoes & socks as...More

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the resort to catch the aerial tram ride to the top of Hidden Peak, 11,000 ft high. The resort area and the aerial tram station area is well kept with restaurants and clean rest rooms. The tram ride was excellent and and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a pretty nice resort. I can imagine that in winter, if you're a skier, you'd love it. Summer though is renovations and construction time, lots of the resort was closed or being renovated. Not that that's bad, just makes it harder to appreciate the...More

Thank Kristine D
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couponingbomo
7 June 2018|
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Response from cccode | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned by Layton, there is no reservation needed. There is a restaurant at the top and the view is amazing. Don't leave without going up. It's $17 or so per person for the tram.
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Loza121
2 September 2016|
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Response from ScottNReston | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the day pass is worth it. However being a Holiday weekend it is going to be crowded and the lines long for the rides and such so plan for that. Plus time to eat some of the best German Food too. I would arrive as... More
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DebraW225
13 October 2015|
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Response from Doug W | Reviewed this property |
Some good advise above. Having had the Epic Pass for the past 4 yeas and spent over 1,000,000 vertical feet on at Vail, BC, Breck and others, I can tell you Alta will give you more varied terrain from groomers to steeps. I... More
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