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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah

Terrain for Everyone

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is situated in the heart of the Wasatch National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The resort is in an isolated mountain setting that is a cozy, pedestrian village within rugged surroundings.

Ski season runs from mid-November to mid-May with an average of 500 inches of dry, light Utah powder each year.

Snowbird has 3,240 feet of continuously skiable vertical and 2,500 acres of terrain for everyone -- from wide bowls to gladed tree runs, from steep chutes to gentle cruising boulevards. Intermediates will want to checkout Chip's Run, the longest designated run at 2.5 miles.

All this snow and terrain is easily accessible via eight chairlifts and one powerful aerial tram, which carries 125 passengers to the summit of 11,000-foot Hidden Peak in eight short minutes.

Snowboarders are welcome here and have access to the entire area. Lessons are offered every morning and afternoon for all ability levels.

Adaptive Skiing and Lessons
The Ski School has a wide range of programs for all age groups and levels. It is also home to one of the premier ski schools for people with disabilities.

Snowbird is an ideal family vacation destination. Snowbird has instituted "Family Ski Zones," which are specially-marked areas for friends and family who want to ski at a more relaxed pace.

Snowbird is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon just 25 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and a short 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.


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Mountain Statistics for Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Base Elevation: 7,760 ft (2,365 meters)
Summit Elevation: 11,000 ft (3,353 m)
Vertical Drop: 3,240 ft (988 m)
Skiable Area: 2,500 acres (1,012 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 500 in (1,270 cm)
Longest Run: 13,200 ft (4,023 m)
Snowmaking: 25 %
Number of Lifts: 13
Uphill Lift Capacity: 17,400 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Tram (125 People)
6 Hi-Speed Quads
4 Double Chairs
2 Surface Lifts
Number of Trails: 168
Trail Ratings for Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Easiest: Easiest 27%
More Difficult: More Difficult 38%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 35%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Heli-Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 2 km
Half Pipe: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes