Welcome to Snowbasin Resort. We are excited you are joining us for your first time. Here are some insider tips to maneuver Snowbasin like a pro. If you are new to the world of Snowsports check out our New to Snowports Guide.
First Time Visitor Tips
We are just a simple 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City and a 50-minute drive from Park City! Our GPS location is 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville, Utah.
From Park City get on I-80 east to I-84 west to Mountain Green exit 96. Take a left onto Old Highway Rd. Turn right onto S.R. 167 (Trappers Loop)
From Salt Lake City get on I-15 north to U.S. 89 north exit 324 to I-84 east Mountain Green exit 92. Snowbasin Resort is 8 miles from Mountain Green on S. R. 167 (Trappers Loop).
If you don’t want to do the driving, Snowbasin Resort can be accessed by UTA Ski buses from both the Layton and Ogden sides. More information here.
We have plenty of parking at Snowbasin. There are five terraces in Earl’s Lot, three terraces in Maples Lot, two terraces in Canyon Rim Lot and an Overflow Parking lot as well. Terrace A is for cars with 3 or more people and fills up on a first come first serve basis. We have open-air shuttles that take you from your parking terrace to just steps away from the lifts. We do not allow any overnight camping year around.
To buy tickets day of, you can go to the Ticket Window on the outside of Grizzly Center, the Activities Desk in Earl’s Lodge and the Rentals Desk in the Grizzly Center.
If you are also renting, you can pick up tickets at the rental desk with your equipment in the Grizzly Center.
If you have the Mountain Collective pass, please have your barcode and ID ready to show at the ticket window outside of Grizzly Center, the Activities Desk in Earl’s Lodge or the Rentals Desk in the Grizzly Center.
If you bought an all-inclusive lesson package head into the Grizzly Center and the Rentals Desk will get you all squared away!
If you have purchased your tickets prior to coming, Congrats! You saved money! There is a pre-purchased line at the ticket window outside the Grizzly Center.
We have an onsite basket check located in the lower level of Earl’s Lodge. The Guest Service center checks small and large bags and loose items. You can access them as many times as you want throughout the day and have your mind at ease while on the slopes knowing someone is there watching the bags. If you don’t need to store your bags near the slopes, you can leave them in your car too.
The Snowsports school is located in the Learning Center. We recommend showing up 45 minutes prior to your lesson to register. See the Snow Sports tab for more info.
Children Lessons start at 9:30 am and end at 12:00 pm (half day) or 3:00 pm (all-day)
Adult Lessons (ages 13+) start at 10:00 am and end at 3:00 pm
Private lessons start at 8:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on the weekends. You can do half-day or full day lessons.
Did You Forget Something?
Sometimes in the frenzy to get out the door you forget some key gear you need to hit the slopes. Don’t fret the Grizzly Center located in the base area has everything from chapsticks and sunscreen, to anti-fog goggles and warm mittens. We also rent some outerwear, check with the rental desk for options.
Where to Eat?
We have lots of places to enjoy our delicious food. We do not allow outside food and beverages in our Lodges.
Needles Lodge is at the top of Needles Gondola. Skiers, snowboarders and foot passengers can enjoy the views of Ogden Valley for lunch daily. We adding a little Southwest flare for lunch with our Tex-Mex station.
John Paul Lodge is at the top of the John Paul Chairlift. Skiers, snowboarder, and foot passengers can enjoy 360-degree views of the top of the 2002 Winter Olympic course, views of the Ski Resort and the Ogden Valley for lunch daily. We recommend bringing your appetite and trying the “Mondo Burger” or the Snowbasin specialty chili.
Strawberry Cafe is a great place for a quick pit stop while doing laps off of Strawberry Gondola. Open daily from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. We recommend their Gourmet Sausages.
Check List for the Best Day Ever!
MAKE A PLAN!
Decide on a meeting place if you get separated from your party. We recommend the Moose in the Plaza, The patio near the base of Littlecat Express, the fireplace outside of Earl’s Lodge and the Lobby of Earl’s Lodge.
Write down everyone’s phone numbers in case a phone gets lost or the battery dies.
Make sure your little ones have written contact information so they can easily locate you in case of separation.
BE EXTRA PREPARED!
Dry gloves, extra layers, hand warmers, cash for a warm cocoa break and snacks, and a fully charged cell phone or walkie talkies for kiddos can make the world of difference.
Forget something? Check out the Grizzly Center for everything from lip balm and sunscreen to sunnies and anti-fog goggles to sweet Snowbasin logo swag. If you need to leave your bag with extra goodies, a bag check and phone charging station are located in the lower level of Earl’s Lodge.
JUST ASK! Our employees are all here to make today THE BEST DAY EVER! If you need a little insider beta to where the best groomer or deepest powder are, just ask. Need to know what time a lift closes? Grab a trail map or ask a lift operator. Want to know what the avalanche conditions are or why an area is closed? Swing by ski patrol! (Bonus: you get to meet the avalanche dogs!)
If you need anything during your visit to Snowbasin Resort, just ask any of our friendly employees, find someone in a yellow jacket to assist you, or call (801) 620-1000. We look forward to seeing you and creating your Best Day Ever.
Snow Sports Lessons
Taking a Snow Sports Lesson on your first trip to Snowbasin Resort? Here is some helpful info for you:
On the day of your lesson, plan on arriving at Snowbasin Resort an hour prior to your lesson to give yourself enough time to check into the Snow Sports desk at least 45 minutes prior to lesson time. Youth lessons begin at 9:30 am and adult lessons begin at 10:00 am.
There is plenty of free parking at Snowbasin Resort. Upon arriving, you will be guided to the closest available parking spot by our staff. Head to the convenient shuttle that picks up at the entrance/exit of each parking lot at the “Shuttle Stop” sign. The shuttle will drop you off at Earl’s Plaza.
After getting off the shuttle, you will see two buildings, Earl’s Lodge and the Grizzly Center. The building on the right (when you are looking at the mountain) is the Grizzly Center, where the Retail Shop, Rental Shop and Learning Center are located. Enter the Snow Sports Learning Center through the doors on the right side of the Grizzly Center, next to the Meadow where you will see the level flags for lessons. Head to the check-in desk in the Learning Center.
After checking in, if you have purchased rentals as part of your lesson package, you will proceed to the rental fitting area. Adults will be directed to the “Fast-Track Rentals” area, youth 4-6 will proceed to the Dino Mite room and Youth 7-12 will proceed to the Raptor check-in area where your equipment will be waiting for you. Our friendly staff will get you the equipment you need and assist you in putting on your boots and showing you how to carry your equipment.
You will meet your instructor in the Meadow outside the front doors of the Learning Center at the flag which corresponds to your lesson type. You will be in your lesson until 3:00 pm. Adult lessons will have a break for lunch, which can be purchased in any of our three lodges. Youth lessons include a lunch, which will be served in the Learning Center around 12:00 pm. The First Time Lesson will usually start in the Meadow area and may go up the Littlecat Express Lift to the Grizzly Magic Carpet.
A beginner lift ticket can also be used as a foot passenger ticket for the Needles Gondola and John Paul Quad. If you would like to enjoy lunch at one of our on-mountain lodges or just go for a Gondola ride, simply leave your equipment at the base. You can exit the Gondola at the top to see Needles Lodge and enjoy lunch or stay on to ride it back down. The top of Needles Gondola has a paved path into the lodge, no special footwear is required. John Paul Chair requires non-slip footwear and you must get off the chairlift at the top (previous chairlift experience is required). From the John Paul Chair, you can also ride the Allen Peak Tram up to view the Olympic Downhill start.