Ski Resort Profile

United States
Phone: 801 620-1000

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About the Ski Resort

Snowbasin is one of the oldest continuously operating ski areas in the nation.

Ever since the first hearty skier schussed down these slopes in 1939, people from all over the United States have come to enjoy our exhilarating powder snow and majestic mountain scenery.

With two new gondolas, four triple chairs and one double, Snowbasin is easily able to transport 15,550 skiers per hour onto 3,200 acres of packed trails, powder bowls and glades. This terrain make skiing at Snowbasin a sheer delight.

The Snowbasin Day Lodge is open every day, from one half hour before the lifts open until 4:30 p.m., serving a large selection of home-cooked meals and light snacks.

The Ogden Valley, nine miles from the Snowbasin base area, offers overnight accommodations and dining. Ogden city, 17 miles to the west, boasts a wide array of dining, lodging and shopping.

The Snowbasin Ski School instructs using the American Teaching Method and is open seven days a week with group and private lessons for all ages and ability levels. The staff of experienced professional instructors is trained in all phases of ski and snowboard instruction from first-day beginner to the expert wanting to sharpen his or her powder technique.

Owned by the Corporate Group that includes the world-famous Sun Valley Resort in Idaho and Little America hotels, Snowbasin foresees a bright future.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 50 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  11 %

 More Difficult:  45 %

 Most Difficult:  35 %

 Experts only:  9 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,291 ft
Summit elevation:  9,250 ft
Vertical drop:  2,959 ft
Skiable area:  2,650 acres
Annual snowfall:  400 in
Snowmaking:  34 %
Number of trails:  64
Number of lifts:  12
Types of lifts:  2 Handle Tows,
 1 Carpet,
 1 Double,
 4 Triple Chairs,
 1 Hi Speed Quad,
 2 Gondolas (8 person),
 1 Tram (15 person)

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

Ski Resort Maps (click on maps to enlarge)

Snowbasin map

Ski Resort directions

With the completion of the Snowbasin Road in 2000, (Off Hwy 167), Snowbasin is an easy 33 mile drive from downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake International Airport. The mountain is located 17 miles from the city of Ogden.