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Digital Press Kit

Media Contact:
Communications Manager
Kayla McFarland


Snowbasin Resort is located just outside of Ogden, less than 40 minutes north of downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake International airport, and 50 minutes from Park City,

About Snowbasin Resort

Snowbasin Resort was the host venue for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic alpine events, including downhill, combined (downhill and slalom), and super-G with men's and women's downhill courses still in place for guests to experience. Snowbasin is regularly top-rated by Ski Magazine in the categories of Accessibility, Service, On-Mountain Food, Lifts, and Grooming. It offers families and outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities and features championship-level skiing and riding, with nearly 3,000 skiable acres, an average snowfall of over 300 inches, and 3,000 vertical feet. Consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America, Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation. In the summer Snowbasin offers scenic gondola rides, hiking, biking, events, and more, making Snowbasin the perfect year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Snowbasin Resort is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Sun Valley Resort, The Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo. www.snowbasin.com | 801.620.1000 | @snowbasinresort | #snowbasinresort


Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating ski areas in the nation, officially opening in 1940 as Ogden’s Winter Playground when two rope tows were installed to pull skiers up Becker Hill. Snowbasin hosted its first ski race in December 1940, attracting 75 racers, while Sverre and Corey Engen opened Snowbasin’s first ski school in 1941. Over the years, the resort hosted NCAA National Ski Championships, the 2001 Disabled World Cup, and the Utah Winter Games. In 2002, Snowbasin Resort hosted the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Winter Games Downhill, Super G, Combined, and Paralympic events.

Winter Facts

Snowbasin Resort is best known for wide-open bowls, gladed runs, manicured groomers, powder stashes days after a storm, excellent service and on-mountain dining, and its four terrain parks. In 2018, the resort earned top rankings by SKI magazine readers in the categories of Service, Lifts, and Grooming. Snowbasin Resort has world-class snowmaking and one of the most advanced lift systems in the West.

Mountain Stats

Daily Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Season: Late-November to Mid-April
Average Snowfall: 300 inches (762 centimeters)
Skiable Acres: 2,950 acres (1145 hectares)
Base Elevation: 6,450 feet (1,966 meters)
Peak Elevation: Top of Allen Peak Tram: 9,366 feet (2,855 meters)
Vertical Drop: 2,915 feet (889 meters)

Trails: 106
20% beginner
50% intermediate
30% advanced
Longest Run: Elk Ridge off of Strawberry Gondola

Restaurants and Lounges: 6

Snowmaking: 619 acres (243 hectares)

Number of Lifts: 12
One 15-passenger tram: 2-minute ride
Two 8-passenger high-speed gondolas: 8-minute ride
One 6-passenger high-speed chairlift: 5-minute ride
Two 4-passenger high-speed chairlifts: 10-minute ride
Three 3-passenger fixed grip chairlifts: 12-minute ride
Two magic carpets
One Handle Tow

On-Mountain Dining

  • Earl's Lodge Servery: Start your day off with a fresh-baked pastry and a latte or coffee from Basin, Bakery, and Barista. Enjoy Utah's best burgers, homemade pizza, and homestyle turkey pot pies from our servery inside Earl's Lodge. Don't forget a cold beer from the Beehive craft beer station.
  • Cinnabar: Located just inside Earl's Lodge, Cinnabar is the place to be for a plated brunch on the weekends and lunch every day. Featuring gastro-pub style cuisine with a full complement of spirits, wine, and local craft beers.
  • Needles Lodge Servery: Newly renovated servery to improve speed and flow with award-winning chefs preparing delicious menu items such as burgers, pizza, fresh salads, and hearty soups. Offering mountain top views of the Ogden Valley. 
  • The Overlook (NEW): A new full-service bar with panoramic views from 8,700 feet, located in Needles Lodge. Offering small plates, crafted cocktails, wine, and beer. 
  • John Paul Servery: Enjoy the best views at the resort while you dine on gourmet sandwiches, hearty soups, and fresh salads. Located at the top of John Paul Chairlift. Lunch service starts once the lift starts turning. 
  • Earl's Slopeside Dining: Fuel up for a day on the slopes with a breakfast burrito or sandwich, from our newest slopeside dining facility just at the bottom of Littlecat Express on the patio. Lunch will feature Snowbasin's famous cheese fries and chicken tender baskets. 
  • Old Day Lodge Slopeside Dining: Another new addition to the Food and Beverage team this year! Come grab a breakfast burrito or sandwich before you hit the slopes on the weekends. For lunch, guests can enjoy burgers with fries or kale slaw or a hot dog. Vegetarian options are available. 
  • Strawberry Slopeside Dining: fuel up and refresh fast with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Hungry? New this season you can enjoy a fresh slice of pizza, a whole pie for your friends, or a fresh salad. Grab an Adirondack chair and enjoy the view with a cold craft beer. 

Learn & Earn Program - sells out every year

Snowbasin Resort’s Learn & Earn Program is a three-year program designed to teach “never-ever” skiers and snowboarders in a comfortable, welcoming environment at a great value and turn them into lifelong snowsports enthusiasts. Snowbasin was recognized for the success of this program in 2018 as the recipient of the NSAA Conversion Cup. Currently, Snowbasin is seeing an 82% return rate between years one and two. 

  • [Learn & Earn] First-year participants receive three all-day lessons, brand new Rossignol rental equipment, fitted especially for them, for the season, and a season pass after the completion of the lessons. The first-year program welcomes 1,500 new participants each season. 
  • [Learn, Earn & Return] The following year, Learn & Earn first-year participants can purchase a heavily discounted season pass and the ski or snowboard equipment they used the previous season and receive three all-day lessons to continue learning and refining their skills
  • [Learn, Earn, & Graduate] The third year offers those who have participated in the first two years a heavily discounted premier season pass, private lessons to perfect their skills, and other perks.

Private Lessons with VIP access to the slopes

Up to four guests can enjoy an exclusive tour of Snowbasin Resort with their own personal mountain guide to discover hidden stash spots, local’s favorite runs, and the best mountain experience possible. The best part, these guests get access to the slopes 1 hour before the public. Book a private for a half-day or full-day and start sliding down the slopes at 8 am before the public at 9 am. 

Scenic Gondola Rides

Guests can take in the stunning views with a scenic gondola ride to Needles Lodge and enjoy lunch at the top of the mountain at Needles Lodge or new Overlook Bar, or take a scenic chairlift ride to John Paul Lodge. From John Paul Lodge, foot passengers can also ride the Allen Peak Tram to the top of the mountain to see the expansive views of Ogden, Ogden Valley, The Great Salt Lake, Ben Lomond Peak, and the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics Downhill course.

Summer Facts

Summer Trails 23 trails offering 26 miles of single track

  • 3 Hiking Only
  • 20 Multi-Use Trails

Lift Served Hiking and Biking on Weekends


Meeting and Banquet

Facilities – Seven days a week year around
Weddings and meetings at Snowbasin Resort offer a truly memorable occasion: a picturesque setting, exquisite food and facilities, and amazing
personal service. Indoor and outdoor settings are available for weddings, corporate events, special dinners and reunions. We host groups of any size
ranging from 10 people – 1,500. We will work with you!

  • Number of venues: 3
  • Earl’s Lodge Main Dining Room and Patio
  • Smaller spaces include Huntington Room & Cinnabar
  • Needles Lodge Dining Room and Patio
  • John Paul Lodge
  • Capacity: Up to 1,500
  • Breakout options
  • Live entertainment
  • Live chef demos (cooking classes)
  • Guided Yoga
  • Casino Night
  • Camp Outs
  • Lawn Games
  • Geocaching
  • Mini Golf – Coming July 2018
  • Mountain Aerial Adventure Course – Coming Summer 2019
  • Custom team building programs, including physical and mental challenges, competitions, and prizes

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Images for Stories

Snowbasin Resort can provide high-res images for editorial use in direct promotion of the resort.

Simply email Kayla McFarland your photo/video request and include details about the type of image you need, including size and subject matter. Again, images will only be provided when being used in direct promotion of Snowbasin Resort.