P.O. Box 929000, Snowbird , UT (Driving Directions to Snowbird)
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Last Updated: 3/28/2015 9:03 PM

Snowbird Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 27 Beginner
  • 38 Intermediate
  • 35 Advanced
Liftopia Tickets are good for all lifts at Snowbird, including the Tram and Tunnel. They are not good for use at Alta**, but can be upgraded at Snowbird Ticket Office for use at Alta as well.

Snowbird is the most accessible world-renowned four season mountain resort in North America: only 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, with ... over 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities. Snowbird is located in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta. With 85 runs over 2,500 acres of terrain, it has one Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including five high-speed detachable quads and five doubles (most with arm and leg rests), and two conveyer lifts.

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.

Terrain Park & Halfpipe: The Snowbird Terrain Park and Halfpipe is located on the lower part of the Big Emma run. They are accessed by the Mid Gad or Gadzoom lifts.

Come see why Snowbird has been ranked the number 1 overall resort by in 2012.

Please note: **Variable Spring conditions exist. Limited terrain and lifts available. Please check for details**

** Ski City USA Super Passes ARE valid at Alta.
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Snowbird Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Snowbird Operations



Lifts Open/Total

13 of 11

Weekday Hours

Mon-Fri: 9a-5p

Trails Open/Total

146 of 85

Weekend Hours

Sat/Sun: 9a-5p

Snowbird Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

7,760 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

3,240 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

11,000 ft

Snowbird Ski Pictures and Photos

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Snowbird Reviews & Tips (69)

This was my first time back on a slope in 21 years. 3rd time overall. The Chickadee slope was a God send! I went up and down that thing a dozen times, maybe more. I got my groove back and continued on the the Mid Gad and Big Emma runs to get more experience. I progressed enough so that the second day I went to Mineral Basin and did the back side and Baldy. The snow was amazing. I was fortunate to be there for the first fresh snow in 5 weeks. The longest run for me was from the top of Hidden Peak down Chips run. Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend 2 days.
Snowbird review written Feb 24 2015 - 01:28 AM
Tony Beginner Skier
I have been skiing Snowbird at least once a year since 1980. I have been spoiled by Snowbird. The snow is always great, even this year with Spring conditions in Feb. The staff and lift operators make you feel at home. There is something for all levels of skiers on this mountain. Yes, for green/blue skiers you have to plan your routes a little bit but there is always a way down. The grooming there is wonderful. Liftopia has the best prices for non-senior skiers. If senior (65+) site directly as it is $48 a day and $70 on weekends...check the age cut-off it changes for week days and weekends. For all other skiers/boards this is the best deal on the web since these tickets are for chair/tram.
Snowbird review written Feb 22 2015 - 07:07 PM
Elizabeth Advanced Skier
Great skiing, even without any new snow in over a week! The Bird and Burger deal is a great value. Lunch is good for any burger, so I went for a loaded one!
Snowbird review written Jan 28 2015 - 05:05 PM
STL-John Advanced Skier
I had been to Snowbird once back in early 2007. Went again this past December (before the most recent dump of 6 ft!). Conditions were not great by Utah standards, but we're from the east coast so we can't complain. Scenery is amazing and we had sunny and warm 45 degree weather. I would say however this resort lacks much beginner or intermediate terrain, and the trail ratings are a bit crazy in my book. Big Emma (a "green") would be a black diamond at resorts I grew up skiing in the east. However Chip's Run from the Tram at the top (rated a "blue") was a cat track that was easier than Big Emma.
Snowbird review written Jan 06 2015 - 09:14 AM
Lucy Intermediate Skier
Snowbird is great for the advanced skier. I took my kids that are still learning and there aren't a lot of stuff for beginners. There are lots of flat to uphill trnasitions that make navigating between runs overly complicated. Again, not a problem for advanced skiers, but I spent more time than I wanted helping my kids out of their skis and walking past a slow spot.
Snowbird review written Dec 15 2014 - 05:26 PM
Mike Advanced Skier
After a couple of years skiing the Bird with my daughter who lives in SLC, I've come to conclude that unless you absolutely KNOW that conditions at the Bird are perfect, ski elsewhere. When Snowbird is not perfect, it offers some of the worst conditions I've ever experienced in in my many years of skiing. Going forward, Solitude will be the ski area of choice, for condition, terrain, and mountain culture.
Snowbird review written Apr 30 2014 - 02:12 PM
j clifton meek Advanced Skier
Snowbird review written Apr 26 2014 - 09:07 PM
Susan Intermediate Skier
Incredible powder, dumped around 6" of fresh powder while we were on the mountain. Bowls in the Mineral Basin section of the mountain are unbelievable, the Peruvian Gulch is excellent tree skiing, and the off-piste is top notch. Do yourself a favor, go ski this mountain. You'll thank me afterwards.
Snowbird review written Apr 08 2014 - 03:21 PM
Jeff Advanced Skier
UNREAL SKIING. Dumped powder when I was there - back bowls are the best on the mountain - smooth luscious powder all day long. Worth the money 100%.
Snowbird review written Apr 08 2014 - 02:08 PM
Brett Advanced Skier
Just got in 3 full days at the Bird. Great runs, great weather. Explored a ton of the mountain and still feel like there is a lot more we can discover. Unfortunately, one of the guys in our crew got hurt (minor) on back bowl early in the trip, but with that said, Snowbird Ski Patrol was unreal in terms of how quickly they responded and professionalism throughout the process. Tough situation of course, but the injured skiier wouldn't stop raving about "how awesome the ski patrol team was.." Hats off to Snowbird Ski patrol!
Snowbird review written Mar 25 2014 - 08:17 AM
Mike Advanced Snowboarder
KEEP CALM & SNOW ON! Slippery when wet, lmao!!! Snowbird is a definite yard sale. Be sure to visit if your in Utah, not far from SLC. Alta is also in Little Cottonwood Canyon, exactly 2 miles away!
Snowbird review written Mar 13 2014 - 08:06 PM
Billie Advanced Skier
First time in Utah and we skied The Bird and two other nearby resorts 3/7-10/14. (+) Verdict: The Bird's the Word !. This time of year hit Mineral Basin first as it's east-facing. Lots of bowl, steep and tree skiing and a good selection of groomers for when your legs say "no mas" at the end of the day. Employees are all friendly and customer-oriented. (-) tram gets crowded and all the beer is no-lead 3.2 . Base lodge layout over 3 floors needs better signage.
Snowbird review written Mar 11 2014 - 07:46 PM
Sparky Advanced Skier
Amazing mountain, especially with fresh snow. Just pay attention as they open areas in soon as lines are dropped, fresh snow is tracked out real quick. Lots of newer lifts so easy to get lots of runs in and move around to different areas.
Snowbird review written Mar 05 2014 - 07:15 AM
Mark M Advanced Snowboarder
I love to fall down Snowbird. I've been doing it for years. This was the first time I've gone there using Liftopia. Got the lift tickets and a burger for less than the regular lift tix. Loved it. I will be using this website again. As for Snowbird, it was almost as good as normal. A little icy. We hit it between snows. But whoa is it a big mountain with a ton of runs. Loved the back bowl and found allllll sorts of things to board on the front.
Snowbird review written Mar 01 2014 - 04:10 PM
Mike Intermediate Snowboarder
Fantastic mountain! Good snow, exciting steep runs, definitely not the best place for beginners, so so much fun!
Snowbird review written Jan 24 2014 - 07:53 PM
Annie Advanced Skier
Snowbird is steep. It is fun when there is snow, but brutal and scary when the snow is scarce. Mineral Basin has some beautiful and "easier" runs off Baldy Express lift, and no lines. Avoid Chips Run, crowded, narrow and unmanagable. Gad 2 chair is fun, Election is the best trail for intermediates. The staff is friendly, but they cannot see you ski. Remember your own ability and don't over-do. We stayed for a week during Spring Break 2013. Snow was melting fast.
Snowbird review written Mar 31 2013 - 08:32 AM
Victoria Intermediate Skier
The place to come. If you're worried that it's too hard, the ski school is superb and the group lessons are worth it.
Snowbird review written Mar 26 2013 - 03:53 PM
Andy Advanced Skier
Snowbird is Heaven on Earth. Not the place for everyone. If you are going to a ski resort for good food, great entertainment and a variety of shopping and amenities, do not choose Snowbird. However, if you are looking for world class skiing/snowboarding at a great price, Snowbird wins hands down. The secret to snowbird is the excellent terrain off of the many traverses and hikes. That is where all the juice is. As excellent at the skiing is be sure not to miss the scenery. It is one of the most scenic places to be on this planet.
Snowbird review written Mar 12 2013 - 06:34 AM
Jeff Advanced Skier
I've been on skis since I was a kid and now I'm 42. I live in the east and have skied Killington, Whiteface, Hunter and many others. I can truly say I skied for the first time on Friday February 8, 2013. Snow bird rocks! It was the week before Presidents day weekend. No people, snowed 3 days straight. Runs were uber challenging. Snowbird is by far the best place I have ever skied. It is not for the faint of heart however. You should be a really good skier because even the greens are challenging to the intermediate skier. My 13 yr old son went with us to the top of the tram and was scared stiff on the easiest run down Chips Run. He had to take the Peruvian Express lift down. Park City was more his speed. As for me I was in powder heaven and still dreaming of my return to Snowbird!
Snowbird review written Feb 18 2013 - 04:57 PM
Gerard Advanced Skier
Bird is the Word! The steep slopes and easy access double black terrain keep me coming every time I'm in Utah. Often skiing Alta for a few days, the Bird is refreshingly different. It definitely can be packed like sardines in a tin, as it was last week on Friday after 4 days of snowfall. Crazy lines at Mineral Basin. She's a keeper though.
Snowbird review written Feb 06 2013 - 09:12 AM
fliip Advanced Skier
NSP expert from VT. If the Bird has not had snow in a week or more - go elsewwhere. Too many people on too few trails.
Snowbird review written Jan 27 2013 - 12:31 PM
JP Advanced Skier
Snowbird, as others have said, can be awesome -- some of the best skiing at a resort anywhere. But when it's bad, it can be spectacularly bad. I was just there for three days of skiing with my daughter, also an advanced skier and PSIA-certified ski instructor with a season pass there (she's going to grad school at UU). It was so bad, we both couldn't wait to get off the mountain. The hard pack was so bad that on my very sharp-edged Volkl Crosscarvers, on a turn, I would slip sideways as much as twelve feet. The ski resort management was amazing, however, I explained what was up, and they gave me a coupon for later in the season matching what I had bought through Liftopia, and I would have been happy with just the unused days. Call around and get real-person feedback on conditions before you go. And if they're good, make sure you go!
Snowbird review written Jan 06 2013 - 05:30 PM
jerry Advanced Skier
I am actually both a snowboarder and skier. Snowbird is definately a great mountain for both. I would not recommend for anyone who is not at least a very strong intermediate to advanced skier or rider and is able to ski or ride ungroomed snow surfaces. Loved the new Little Cloud chair and, apart from Mineral Basin lift, lines were non-existant (my Daughter and I skied on 1/2/13). Even with a dry pattern in place weatherwise, conditions were good. If you are looking for uncrowded terrain, the Gad valley side is definately the best section to ski. There are not many "main drag" trails (groomed blues) from the top of Peruvian chair back to the bottom which creates some heavy traffic and some dangerous intersections on that side in places on the top half. Toward the bottom, some advanced terrain is available and spreads people out more. No issues picking up tickets through Liftopia, only my CO driver's liscense was necessary and it was quick and easy. I will definately return, Snowbird is my favorite mountain in Utah.
Snowbird review written Jan 05 2013 - 11:12 AM
boardski Advanced Snowboarder
Snowbird is awesome, but ONLY if you're an advanced skier, which I am not. A snowbird "beginner" would be an Intermediate elsewhere and their "intermediate" would be an advanced run. Except for a couple of serpentine runs, all runs are very, very steep. Unfortunately the available "intermediate" serpentines are very narrow with absolutely no netting or other protection at the down-hill edge of the abyss. Their narrow, unprotected intermediate paths do not provide the comfort zone for attempting parallel skiing turns, resulting in most skiers doing snow-plows all the way down. The resort is wonderful, the staff is friendly and excellent. As indicated before, it's the "tops" for the expert skier, but for the rest of us it's a frustrating, scary waste of time.
Snowbird review written Dec 31 2012 - 10:45 AM
AJM Intermediate Skier
Snowbird is awesome...the bird is the word.. snow is fluffy, everybody is super nice, even the ticket checkers are enthusiastic.
Snowbird review written Dec 30 2012 - 04:13 PM
Anthony Intermediate Snowboarder
Lot's of great terrain here and usually ton's of snow...the only downside is the tram, it gets too crowded and it can get packed like sardines, not a lot of fun, I much prefer taking a chair lift, so the new high speed Little Cloud chair will be a help to avoid the tram. The mountain needs to clear out a fair amount of brush that's growing wild everywhere and sticks out dangerously even with a 6' base, trail maintenance is minimal and needs to be improved to keep this great mountain at tip top shape....p.s. no one goes on the Wilbere Ridge chair which has some very good terrain and trees for fun short shots, and it stays open until 4'30....have fun!
Snowbird review written Nov 26 2012 - 04:31 PM
davey b. Advanced Skier
The Bird is the Bird......Hard to beat! Only Alta comes close...NO BOARDERS!!!!
Snowbird review written Mar 23 2012 - 07:05 AM
Ron Advanced Skier
Don't go to SB after a fresh dump. I was there on the 23rd and most of the area was closed due to the threat of avalanches. Problem was half the area was closed and every local was skiing because of the fresh powder which equaled LONG LIFT LINES. .
Snowbird review written Jan 29 2012 - 06:44 AM
vitoman Advanced Skier
Skiied this past week with 8 inches of fresh powder over 2 days both reported and actual. Last day was Wednesday and SB reported 0 inches but I experienced a minimum of 4 inches fresh powder from top to bottom. Enough to get off the groomers and into the woods and bumps. Staff was most friendly. Beautiful area. My group hit a number of great restaurants in the area and the Spa was a great way to cap off the day.
Snowbird review written Jan 13 2012 - 07:20 PM
Tim Advanced Skier
Visited Snowbird for three days this past week... The resort provided EXCELLENT customer service with every employee that we interacted with expressing a positive and helpful attitude. I was thoroughly impressed, yet again, with the quality of staff and service for a ski resort. Snowbird currently has a pretty rough and haphazard snowpack. Naturally, the steeper the terrain, the more rocky and rough it is. In this light, the expert terrain off the top of the tram is looking nasty. While it provides amazing steeps, be sure to bring your rock skis at this point in time! Overall - Snowbird is an amazing resort and Lifttopia offers some absolutely fantastic ticket deals! AJ
Snowbird review written Jan 02 2012 - 01:59 PM
AJ Heil Advanced Skier
Acess to tram is nice but they are lacking snow. Lots of rocks if you leave the groomers.
Snowbird review written Dec 31 2011 - 01:25 PM
Tom Advanced Skier
Snowbird was awesome. I have no idea why anyone would ski at Deer Valley or Park City when they could ski at Snowbird.
Snowbird review written Dec 26 2011 - 05:54 PM
Tom Intermediate Skier
If you are an older gentleman and haven't skiied since last year, you might not want to take the tram up to the top and have to take Regulator Johnson down on your first run. Warm it up on one of the lesser lifts first and then you'll be ready to hit the Tram! Snowbird ROCKS!
Snowbird review written Dec 12 2011 - 09:32 AM
Dano Garcia Advanced Skier
Snowbird review written Dec 04 2011 - 05:50 PM
GREGG Advanced Skier
If you want to ski the gnar come to bird
Snowbird review written Sep 22 2011 - 10:38 AM
Justin Connoly Beginner Skier
Incredible day on Sunday 01May! All trails covered with plenty of snow, lots of sunshine, and some late afternoon snow showers. Saturday was so crowded, Sunday was great -- mineral basin area, beautiful. With Alta having its last day today, the next few weeks will make Snowbird the place to be. Lots of snow, powder deep in the trees.
Snowbird review written May 01 2011 - 04:29 PM
Taz Advanced Skier
We had an amazing time! Great conditions and a big storm which dumped 13 inches so it was powder, powder, powder! Today (our last day) was blue-bird heaven! Thanks Liftopia for hooking us up with such an incredible deal. We will definitely use you in the future.
Snowbird review written Apr 15 2011 - 05:16 PM
Gregg Advanced Skier
This is a great mountain for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. There are some easy and difficult hills, but I had more fun snowboarding after I'd been a few times. I currently have a 2-day pass for the 2011 season that I don't need, if anyone is interested in buying it. E-mail me at hhcurt AT gmail DOT com. And enjoy the slopes!
Snowbird review written Apr 02 2011 - 04:16 PM
S&C Intermediate Snowboarder
I've held a season pass at snowbird for 3 years now. If you are an advanced skiier you don't need to read reviews you know what this place is about, buy a ticket, follow a local and enjoy the best terrain in Utah. If you are a beginner don't even think about it, you will not enjoy this mountain. If you can ski black runs at most other western resorts snowbird will push you, the blacks here are not like Park City, Breck, or Targhee, this is a real mountain. If you can ski blacks at Jackson or Squaw you'll like Snowbird. Snowbird has a sceen of hardcore tram riding locals that can be annoying or entertaining depending on who you know and your outlook on it. Overall it's the best moutain in Utah.
Snowbird review written Mar 21 2011 - 02:56 AM
Jon D Advanced Snowboarder
Had a great time again at Snowbird resort. The runs were in great condition a little icy on the trail runs but over all good. Would buy again from Liftopia - great deal and easy to get ticket. No problems and save money.
Snowbird review written Mar 20 2011 - 02:26 PM
Steve Intermediate Snowboarder
It was fantastic... easy to get on the mountain, the snow was great, the lines were short, the sun was out... overall a great ski vacation
Snowbird review written Mar 17 2011 - 11:54 AM
Ben Intermediate Skier
Stay at the Cliff. During big storms the one lane into SnowBird is typically closed due to Avalanch danger in Little Cottonwood Canyon. We didn't get on the hill until 11AM each day. If you Stay at the Cliff, you're already there. Fresh tracks while everyone else is sitting in traffic. The Tram takes a long time. Cut your wait in half by taking the Peruvian Express, then then tunnel to the back side, and take the Mineral Basin Express to Hidden Peak. Not only do you save time you get a run in between.
Snowbird review written Mar 01 2011 - 01:30 PM
Pepper Advanced Skier
It is a great place for the advanced skier . . . if you are a green/blue skier this is NOT the resort for you. My boys had a great time (as they are advanced) so I'm glad we still went but if you are new to skiing and/or your kids are very young then I would ski a different area such as The Canyons.
Snowbird review written Feb 28 2011 - 09:10 PM
Jackie Intermediate Skier
Amazing expert-oriented mountain. Beautiful views. We had 5 ft of snow in 5 days! Alta, on the other side of the ridge, has slightly better snow on average, and a more friendly, cozy ambiance, but the snow was great both places when we were there. Would be very intimidating for beginners or intermediate skiers, who might like Solitude better. The tram was too crowded to be worth the time. A chairlift only pass is a better deal and similar to prices at other area resorts. Commuting from SLC is easy, but must have 4WD of some sort. No real night life in the canyon, but you will be too exhausted to think of going out if you ski all day at Snowbird.
Snowbird review written Feb 24 2011 - 11:14 AM
John Advanced Skier
e had a great trip and I loved the price of the lift tickets through Liftopia. I've told several people about your site and it's awesome!!!!
Snowbird review written Feb 22 2011 - 05:33 PM
Joe Advanced Snowboarder
Best place to ski in Utah by far. Others don't even come close.
Snowbird review written Feb 13 2011 - 08:02 AM
Scott Intermediate Skier
Snowbird is AMAZING! I would NOT recommend this mountain for beginners, as it is for advanced/experts only. Respect this mountain and enjoy the day. By far, Snowbird and Alta are the best places on earth to ski!
Snowbird review written Feb 08 2011 - 03:44 PM
Gina C. Advanced Skier
Bird is sick. Definitely watch for signs when entering new areas, but most of the more advanced areas (with cliffs and tree steeps) are usually blocked except for a narrow entrance and have signs like "cliff area" etc. It's definitely better to ride with a local as they will know remote access areas, etc. Enjoy the greatest snow on earth and ride with confidence!
Snowbird review written Feb 07 2011 - 10:48 AM
BT Advanced Snowboarder
I was at snowbird on Jan 19th just after/during a good snow storm. Mountain can go from wide open view to white out in a matter of seconds. They don't tell you that the tram is for experts only till you are just about to get off. Friends i was with didn't like that part at all. It was a great place for deep powder and i would recommend it to experienced to advanced level skiers/boarders
Snowbird review written Jan 21 2011 - 02:17 PM
Justin Advanced Snowboarder
Snowbird rocks. But if you are an intermediate snowboarder like me, this is a mountain to respect and be careful on, as many other posters have said. I would not advise what I did at all... I made my first run of the season a ride up - alone - to the top of the Peruvian Express, through the tunnel and down mineral basin. The trail map says "The various difficulty ratings on this map are relative to Snowbird" is no joke. Believe it. And for both safety and navigation you need to ride/ski with a buddy. Doing it alone like I did was probably a mistake. At the top of the mountain the light can get very flat (wear polarized goggles if you have 'em) - in mineral basin I struggled at times on my first run to tell if I was about to go uphill (especially bad a on a board) or off a cliff - just plain couldn't tell up from down. Also some of the key intermediate trails (e.g., Chip's Run) on the front of the mountain are really just cut outs of gulches and bowls and very narrow. Slope wise it's an intermediate run, but the narrowness means you must be confident in your turns as a boarder -- other wise you'll turn into a very steep diamond you didn't mean to, or at worse you'll just go off a cliff. All in all I loved it and think I'll feel a lot more confident on my next rides back out east. But respect this mountain. It's no joke.
Snowbird review written Jan 10 2011 - 06:10 PM
Rob U Intermediate Snowboarder
great skiing...lots of snow..the best value for skiing out west if you are an accomplished skier
Snowbird review written Jan 05 2011 - 12:43 PM
PETER Advanced Skier
Snowbird/Alta/Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) definitely get the most snow but Solitude/Brighton/Big Cottonwood (BCC) are close behind. One problem with LCC is the avy control, both at resort and on the road. Result is often not being able to get up there or ski during a big storm. Keep BCC in mind as a good fallback plan because the road is more reliable and the resorts in BCC generally do a better job of getting terrain open during/after a big dump. Solitude is my favorite in BCC. Don't be fooled by the apparent "intermediate-ness" of the place. There's actually a lot of steep/deep/advanced if you look for it.
Snowbird review written Dec 25 2010 - 04:26 PM
Teleskiwasatch Advanced Skier
This Mountain is NOT for the faint of heart. I am considered an"expert" skier but was intimidated when I got off the tram for the 1st time and took my 1st run down mineral basin. By far the best snow I have ever skied and we received 8 inches at Snowbird 0 at Park ity. I have to say I will definatly ski there again.
Snowbird review written Dec 16 2010 - 01:17 PM
Kelly Jackson Advanced Skier
I love this resort, but agree that it is one of the most difficult. That's why I like it so much. After a day skiing blues and black diamond at Snowbird, I have little difficulty with double black diamond at Brighton or Park City. I learned to ski at Snowbird - and yet I still get intimidated by the drop off into Mineral Basin. I would consider myself an intermediate skier - I get down most slopes in control and without falling, but am not always terribly graceful. If I lived in Utah, I would get a season pass to Snowbird. If you can ski Snowbird, I think you can ski anyhwere.
Snowbird review written Dec 15 2010 - 11:44 PM
drscotty Intermediate Skier
The bird is NOT for beginners. There is very little beginner terrain and most of that is Big Emma, which is the steepest Green in North America. If you are up to the challange the bird is spectacular, but it should not be on the stop list if this is your first trip out west. P.S. Update your insurance.
Snowbird review written Dec 13 2010 - 10:33 AM
Murphy Advanced Skier
Wilbere lift is a great way onto and off of the mountain, never crowded and at the top of the lift you can access both sides of the resort. It is across the street from the Iron Blosam Lodge, almost ski in ski out.
Snowbird review written Dec 11 2010 - 05:41 PM
Don Advanced Skier
Great snow this year! Get to the tram at 9:00. Take lunch break early or late because the tram is empty around the normal lunch hour.
Snowbird review written Dec 06 2010 - 10:21 AM
Capt. Jean Taber Advanced Skier
Eeveryone overlooks the Wilbere lift, even though it's fairly short it has some fantastic steep trails - like Harper's Ferry and tree skiing all over and it closes the last @4:30 so you can start and finish your day there - and have it just about all to yourself!! :)
Snowbird review written Nov 30 2010 - 10:04 AM
papi6022 Advanced Skier
GO BIG and enjoy the greatest snow and mountain on earth.
Snowbird review written Nov 24 2010 - 04:13 PM
Michael Advanced Snowboarder
Rock the Cirque! Tram laps, Regulator Johnson. Get some.
Snowbird review written Jun 15 2010 - 01:07 AM
John H. Advanced Snowboarder
Snowbird review written Mar 14 2010 - 01:34 PM
the bird is the best in the US.
Snowbird review written Mar 10 2010 - 12:07 PM
jacoby Intermediate Snowboarder
Just got back from skiing Snowbird at the end of last week. They got 16+ inches of snow in the 12 hours before we arrived, and it was amazing! Once they opened up Mineral Basin we shot back there and shot through the fresh stuff all afternoon. If you want an amazing experience, Snowbird will not disappoint!
Snowbird review written Mar 08 2010 - 06:56 PM
Jacob Advanced Skier
One of my favorite things about Snowbird is the people mover tunnel through the mountain.
Snowbird review written Nov 19 2009 - 01:16 PM
Sean Beginner Skier
I love the bird! Some of the best ski days of my life have been here, lapping the tram.
Snowbird review written Nov 19 2009 - 01:06 PM
Rob Advanced Skier
Snowbird is set to open this Friday, November 20th! They'll be running the Gadzoom and Chickadee chairlifts to skiers and riders beginning Friday at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for Gadzoom, 5 p.m. for Chickadee.
Snowbird review written Nov 19 2009 - 12:59 PM
Ron Advanced Skier
I try to make it to Snowbird at least once a year. It is an amazing place, with awesome trees if it is a blizzard (and it does get a ton of snow!), and wide open terrain when then sun shines. Plus, the link to Alta is pretty cool.
Snowbird review written Sep 22 2009 - 05:47 PM
Stephanie Advanced Skier
I still cant get over the early season conditions in Utah. Snowbird has an amazing base for it only being November!
Snowbird review written Dec 02 2008 - 05:35 PM
Lindsey Intermediate Snowboarder
Snowbird is awesome. I like it because it has amazing terrain for experts, but is also a great place to take intermediates. They have terrain right near the expert terrain, so you can ski great terrain and ride the lifts with your friends!
Snowbird review written Dec 02 2008 - 05:35 PM
Julie Advanced Skier

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