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Snowbasin Mountain

Snowbasin's majestic day lodges provide the ultimate mountain luxury.  With an impressive vertical rise, Snowbasin features 3,300 skiable acres. High-speed gondolas, chairlifts, and a tram whisk snowsport and food lovers up nearly 3,000 vertical feet, unveiling an endless variety of choices that satisfy all appetites. In addition to magnificent lodges and fine dining, Snowbasin guests enjoy breathtaking views, and attentive customer care.  Snowbasin is known for high alpine bowls, steep chutes, perfectly groomed cruisers, deep-powder glades days after a storm, and two of the most challenging downhill racecourses ever traced on a mountain.  When you visit Snowbasin, you will discover easy access, great value, and no lift lines!

With diverse terrain for beginner ease, to challenging expert runs, Snowbasin also features three terrain parks and 26km of groomed Nordic trails. Additional amenities include full-service rental, repair and retail shops, licensed day care and kids programs. Over 100 certified instructors are on-hand in the Snowsports Learning Center to help make the most of your experience, and adaptive programs also available.  


Snowbasin Resort officially opened in 1940, with two rope tows to pull skiers up Becker Hill. Snowbasin burst onto the world stage in February 2002, hosting the men’s and women’s Downhill, Super G, Combined and Paralympic events. Snowbasin has also hosted the NCAA National Ski Championships, 2001 Disabled World Cup, the Utah Winter Games, and the Winter Dew Tour. Snowbasin is part of the Sinclair Corporation family of companies, which also includes the Grand America, Little America Hotels, Westgate Plaza, and Sun Valley Resort.


Located just 35 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City, Snowbasin offers easy access to Salt Lake International airport, downtown Ogden, as well as the Park City area.


Snowbasin Ranked Among the Best of the Best 

In SKI Magazine’s annual reader resort survey, Snowbasin was once again ranked in the Top Ten with recognition in four categories.

  • #2: On Mountain Food

  • #4: Service

  • #7: Lifts and

  • #10: Weather


  • Summit Elevation: Top of Mt. Allen Tram: 9,350 feet (2,850 meters)

  • Vertical Rise: 2,950 feet (899 meters)

  • Designated Runs: 113

  • Terrain: 20% Novice; 50% Intermediate; 30% Expert

  • Total Skiable Area: 3,000 Acres

  • Lift Capacity: 14,650 passengers per hour

  • Advanced Snowmaking: 600 acres (243 hectares) 

  • Length of Season: late-November to mid-April

  • Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches (1,016 cm)

  • Three majestic day lodges (two mountain top) with restaurants, lounge and special event facilities

  • Three terrain parks for easy progression – small, medium, large

  • 26km of machine groomed Nordic trails (Cross Country)

  • Four-lane, lift assisted tubing hill

  • Adaptive program available (Snowbasin Adaptive Sports Education Foundation)

  • Snowbasin is the North American home to the Australian Olympic Ariel Team (the Flying Kangaroos), and the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia

  • Over 100 PSIA/AACI certified instructors

  • State licensed day care and children’s programs


  • One 15-passenger tram: 2 minute ride

  • Two 8-passenger high-speed gondolas: 8 minute ride

  • Two 4-passender high-speed chair lifts: 10 minute ride

  • Four 3-passenger fixed-grip chair lifts: 12 minute ride

  • One surface tow – tubing hill

  • One magic carpet

Terrain Parks

Snowbasin’s rail arsenal has grown to over 60 rails for the 2010-11 winter season. The Snowbasin park crew has been busy building the new features, many of them from recycled materials. For an easy progression, there are multiple parks at Snowbasin designed as small, medium and large. The progressive new terrain park system incorporates lessons with ski school and obstacles that are well maintained, consistently groomed, and fun for all abilities. These improvements as well as a dedicated Prinoth Bison X Snow Cat for the parks are the result of Snowbasin's continued commitment to the growing number of snowboarders and free-skiers visiting our resort.

A number of events will take place at Snowbasin this season as well, including the Winter Dew Tour Toyota Championship Feb. 10 – 13, 2011


Snowbasin will feature a 22' pipe for the Winter Dew Tour in February, and then change to an 18' pipe after the contest and will be cut two to three times per week. Opening day for the pipe is weather dependent.

Needles Rail Garden

The Needles Rail Garden, located at the base area, is a huge hit!  From opening day, the garden will offer a variety four to six features. During the season, the garden will expand up to three lines with three rails each.

Littlecat Terrain Park

The Littlecat Park is growing! The entire run is dedicated to our terrain parks, with medium sized jumps, multiple rail lines, and even a new wall ride feature. Look for several new jib setups throughout the season!

Snowbasin Lodging Partners:

Snowbasin affiliates itself with top rated lodging partners which compliment their nationally ranked customer service and attention to detail keeping our valued patrons returning year after year. We have teamed up with several lodging facilities, located just minutes away from Snowbasin's ticket windows and base area, which offer a variety of lodging preferences from full service hotels to personal condos.

Snowbasin Lodging:: Lakeside Resort Properties

Lakeside Resort Properties is the Closest Lodging to Snowbasin and offers luxury 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condominiums with luxury master suites, fully equipped kitchens, private hot tubs, wi-fi, garages/covered parking and much more. We offer complimentary shuttle service to Snowbasin for our guests. Our office is on site and is open 7 days a week. Guest concierge services include pre-arrival grocery & liquor service, restaurant delivery, in room spa and massage services, dinner shuttle and much more.

Snowbasin Lodging: Marriott Ogden

Marriott Ogden, dedicated to elevating your next adventure to a higher level. Remarkable scenic beauty makes Ogden special, perfect for your next business trip, family vacation or whatever adventure brings you to this Mountain Metro city. The Marriott is located in the heart of Ogden, which has become a destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy skiing/snowboarding located less than 30 minutes away from Snowbasin. During spring, summer and fall guests enjoy hiking and biking on mountain trails; or boating and fishing at Pineview Reservoir. The Marriott Ogden is adjacent to Historic 25th Street. Majestic mountains reach for the sky to our east, and Utah's Great Salt Lake is to our west. Elevate your life to a higher adventure at the Marriott Ogden!

Snowbasin Snow Report

Current Weather, Snow Condition, Open Runs, Open Lifts, Snowmaking Information:

Snowbasin Lift Tickets

2010-11 Daily Ticket Rates

Sold at ticket windows Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All Day Lift Tickets 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Adult - All Area: $66

Youth (7-12): $40

Child (6 & Under) Must be accompanied by paying adult: Free

Senior (65-74): $54

Senior (75+): Free

Littlecat / Becker Lift (Intermediate Lift Ticket): $35

Littlecat lift only: $21

Needles Gondola/ John Paul Lift -Foot Traffic Only: $14

Half Day 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Adult - All Area: $55

Youth (7-12): $32

Child (6 & Under): Free

Senior (65-74): $39

Senior (75+): Free

Littlecat lift only: $17

Half Day Tickets are sold daily at 12:15 p.m.

Multi Day Lift Tickets

Adult 3 out of 5 consecutive days: $168

Adult 5 out of 7 consecutive days: $270

Youth 3 out of 5 consecutive days: $105

Youth 5 out of 7 consecutive days: $165

Snowbasin Trail Maps

Phone: (888) 437-5488

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