About The Resort
Snowbird resort is a year-round ski and summer resort located in the heart of the Wasatch National Forest on the eastern border of the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy. It is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, 24 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and 4 miles east of the suburb of Sandy. The resort first opened in December 1971.
Snowbird shares Little Cottonwood Canyon with Alta Ski Area to the east, just up the canyon over a ridge that separates the two. Beginning winter 2002, the two resorts offer a joint day pass and a joint season ticket allowing full access to all of the terrain on both mountains: 26 ski lifts and tows and a skiable area of 4,700 acres.
Snowbird (and Alta) receives more than 500 inches of snowfall per year due to lake-effect enhancement from the Great Salt Lake, making it the second snowiest ski area in the United States. The arid condition of the Great Basin produces very dry and powdery snow, making Snowbird and Alta top global destinations for powder-skiing aficionados.
GATEWAY CITY: Salt Lake City DISTANCE: 33 minutes ELEVATION: 7,760'-11,000'
# OF LIFTS: 13 # OF MARKED TRAILS: 169 LONGEST RUN: 2.5 miles
BEGINNER RUNS: 27% INTERMEDIATE: 38% ADVANCE: 35% EXPERT: 0%
HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 3,240'
3 Star The Cliff Lodge
Featuring rooms with canyon views and ski-to-door access, The Cliff Lodge offers guests access to a rooftop outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and three on-site restaurants. Each room includes free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and toiletries. Using the full-service spa is a perfect way to unwind after days of skiing.
2 Star Inn at Snowbird
Located 1000 feet from the Aerial Tram, this inn features an outdoor pool and hot tub. All rooms include free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen. Some rooms include a balcony with beautiful mountain views.
3 Star Lodge at Snowbird
Located at the base of Snowbird Ski Resort, this lodge features rooms with beautiful mountain views and private balconies. All rooms include free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker. For relaxing and unwinding, a fitness area, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, steam room, and sauna are made available to all guests. At the bistro, French-American cuisine is served.