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History

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.

Location

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.
 

Description

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 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

Facts

  • 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

Lifts

  • 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