Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta.
Snowbird and Alta were named the No. 1 ski resort in North America in 2008 by Outside Magazine.
Lifts: One Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including four
high-speed detachable quads and six doubles (most with arm and leg
rests), and two conveyer lifts.
Uphill Capacity: 17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour.
Acreage: 2,500 acres.
Terrain: 27 percent beginner, 38 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced/expert.
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
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 Lake Effect, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known
Season: Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season, mid-November through mid-May (conditions permitting).
Snowbird Ski Resort
Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon
Snowbird, UT 84092