Snowbird Ski Holidays

USA Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
James Rivers

"One of the great powder resorts of the world 'The Bird' is not for the faint-hearted. Superb terrain, perfect powder - a must for any serious skier or boarder."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 6/10
  • Intermediates: 6/10
  • Advanced: 10/10
  • Families: 7/10
  • Nightlife: 4/10
  • Village Charm: 5/10
  • Affordability: 4/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 6/10
  • Sustainability: 7/10

Season: 18 Nov 2011 - May 2012

Nearest Airport: Salt Lake City

Flight Time: 8hrs + 3hrs

Direct Flight: No, 1 stop

Transfer Time: 45 minutes

Transport: Transfer or Car Hire

Elevation: 11,000 ft

Vertical Drop: 3,240 ft

Avg Snowfall: 41 ft

Ski Area: 2,500 acres

Ski Lifts: 11

Runs: 85

Grade: 35% advanced
38% intermediates
27% beginners

Why Snowbird?

The legendary terrain of Snowbird and Alta has a pure, natural quality. Receiving over 40 feet of virgin powder every year, skiing here is unadulterated pleasure. Snowbird has recently opened a link to neighbouring Alta (only for skiers - boarders are not allowed at Alta) making the ski area one of the largest in the USA.

Snowbird and Alta don't offer much for beginners but are ideal for those at the upper end of intermediate wanting to tackle off-piste and powder skiing. The confirmed expert will lap up the double-blacks, moguls and tree skiing.

We recommend staying in Snowbird where several ski-in ski-out hotel and condo properties, including the excellent Cliff Lodge, sit end to end down the middle of the valley (to avoid damage by avalanches!). All resort facilities are within walking distance.

Ski Safaris Combine Snowbird with other nearby ski resorts.