Snowbird Ski Holidays

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.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
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.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Summary

3
Beginner
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Intermediate
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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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.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Snowbird Resort Guide

Make the most of your Snowbird ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
November to May
Nearest airport
Salt Lake City
Flight time
8 hours + 3 hours
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

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

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.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Hot Tub
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
The ultimate ski-in ski-out hotel in the legendary resort of Snowbird.
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Self-Catered
The Lodge offers a variety of room types for couples or families looking for a little more space

Reviews

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19/03/2018 Mark Evans

Great resort. The back basin is really great fun and the place the head at first, but don't bother with the cable car (tram), it's too slow and the queues too long. Great mix of terrain and plenty of modern fast lifts. The magic carpet through the tunnel to the back basin is an interesting feature. But be warned, it gets crazy busy at the weekends (think 3 valleys at Feb Half term), as Salt Lake City descends, the locals set out before 07:00 to drive up. It's linked to Alta, but be warned if you cross between it counts as a second day on your pass!!!!

21/03/2017 tom hubbard

Cottonwood four - all great, nice varied skiing and each one had a different feel.

29/02/2016 Geraldine Baxter

Not much character, eating options limited, but skiing is excellent. we stayed at 'The View' - a condo building between Alta & Snowbird, which was spacious, well equipped, had an amazing view from both bedroom and living room - expensive but superb.

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