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

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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.

*NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2016*

  • RFID chip ticketing and lift access gates. Will be installed this summer to give guests “hands free” lift access and create a common ticketing platform between Snowbird and Alta.
  • The long awaited “Summit” Lodge at the top of the tram will open in December. Offering a food court style cafeteria plus group function space, coffee service, retail and skier information desk. Large outdoor deck and gorgeous views in all directions!

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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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.

15/04/2015 John Hall

Alta and Snowbird offer some fantastic on and off piste terrain, both above and below the treeline. With altitudes up to 3000 meters snow conditions are usually great. Both are interesting to ski and are very 'European alpine' in their geography. There are no rows of identical pistes cut through pine forests as can be found in some American resorts

04/03/2015 Rob Creer

Serious ski area which you could spend days exploring. We would have taken a guide had the snow been worth it. You could find your way around skiing blues but that would miss the whole point of the considerable off-piste and hidden trees and chutes. Alta which is linked and fractionally higher also a great ski area (no snow boarders). In both resorts it may be worth assessing the local grading, Snowbird could catch you out. Alta doesn't bother with double black, just some blacks are more difficult! As always. it's relative to the resort. In marginal conditions, these places hold their snow far better than Park City/ Canyons due their elevation. Would probably stay here for a few days on another trip, not a lot of variety dining wise but the Cliff was putting on some decent evenings to mix things up.

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