Snowbasin Ski Holidays

Snowbasin is a proper hidden gem - amazing terrain, a great snow record and, with no accommodation at the base, really quiet on the slopes. The views of Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake are stunning.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
Snowbasin is a proper hidden gem - amazing terrain, a great snow record and, with no accommodation at the base, really quiet on the slopes. The views of Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake are stunning.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

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One of North America's best-kept secrets, Snowbasin offers a luxury resort experience with plush ski lodges and a modern lift system.

Opened in 1940 in Utah's snow-packed mountains, less than an hour north of Salt Lake City, Snowbasin is one of the oldest continually operating ski resorts in the USA. In spite of its longevity and its development for the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002, where it hosted the downhill racing, this gem of a resort has remained firmly under the radar. Its lift system is one of the most modern in North America and it has the plushest ski lodges you’ll ever see, complete with chandeliers and marble cladding.

The 3,000 acres of terrain is exceptional with long groomers, powder bowls and amazing treelines, plus some scary chutes if you fancy a challenge. As the resort has no bed base, it is really a very exclusive locals resort, so you'll have the mountain to yourself if you visit during the week.

Accommodation is just 30 minutes away in downtown Ogden. It's a very pretty drive, and parking at the resort base is plentiful and free. Ogden is a laid-back locals town, and it's a perfect place to twin with the equally incredible resort of Powder Mountain - also 30 minutes away. In just over an hour's drive, you can also access the two powder meccas of Snowbird and Alta, or even combine it with a bigger road trip on our Utah & National Parks Ski Safari.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort stats

Season
Early December to early April
Nearest airport
Salt Lake City
Flight time
9 hours + 3 hours
Direct flight
No
Transfer time
40 minutes to Ogden
Transport
Car hire
Elevation
9350 ft
Vertical drop
2900 ft
Avg snowfall
25 ft
Ski area
3000 acres
Ski lifts
9
Runs
104
Grade
30% expert
34% advanced
29% intermediate
7% beginners

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Accommodation

The nearest accommodation to Snowbasin is in the town of Ogden, which is a 30 minute drive away. A vibrant town, with amazing value hotels as you are not paying ski resort prices, Ogden has plenty of amenities as well as a historic main street steeped in its historic 1900 railroad town roots.

Featured accommodation

  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
The Hampton Inn & Suites Ogden is a landmark hotel, listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
The Hilton Garden Inn is an award-winning, smart and affordable hotel located in the heart of Ogden.

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News

Aspen 12 November 2018

Winter Season 18/19 Has Arrived!

30th November 2018 - Vicky Bamford

Winter 18/19 has begun, the lifts are turning and the daily updates are coming in as thick and fast as the snow is falling. We couldn't be more excited! Here's how our resorts are shaping up after a week or two of operations.​ View this post on Instagram 17-22" in the past 48 hours and no looking...

James Rivers Snowbasin Scenic WaveJames Rivers Powder Mountain & Snowbasin Trip 2018

Powder Mountain - Perfect for a Half Term Ski Adventure

16th November 2018 - James Rivers

Last winter Rupert and I went to take a look at the latest additions to our USA programme. Affectionately known by the locals as Pow Mow, we were expecting an extreme, steep and deep experience, maybe just one for the grown-ups. But we discovered the resort of Powder Mountain , and its neighbour...