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Megan Collins Communications and Events Specialist  mcollins@snowbasin.com


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

A year-round resort, Snowbasin offers families and outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities both winter and summer. In winter, Snowbasin features championship-level skiing, with nearly 3,000 skiable acres, an average snowfall of 300 inches, and 3,000 vertical feet. In summer, guests enjoy a variety of adventures including hiking, mountain biking, disc golf, and live music events. In every season, Snowbasin features award-winning cuisine and unique culinary events, set in magnificent day lodges including mountaintop dining with spectacular views. The resort’s Dining Discovery Dinners offer an exciting and unique culinary experience, both winter and summer. Held in the majestic Needles Lodge at 8,710 feet, the dining events showcase distinctive menus with award-winning cuisine, live music, and expansive views of the Ogden Valley

Snowbasin is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho; Grand America in Salt Lake City, Utah; The Westgate Hotel in San Diego, California; and Little America Hotel locations in Salt Lake City, Utah; Flagstaff, Arizona; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Little America, Wyoming.


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.

Summer Facts

Season June 9, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Hours of Operation:

  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday and Sundays with the gondola, food service, shopping, rentals, kids’ activities, and events
  • Mondays 4:30 pm-dusk with kids activities zone and food service, movie starts at dusk
  • Wednesday evenings 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm for mountain bike races and food service

Dining Options:

  • Earl’s Lodge opening for dining on Sundays
  • Needles Lodge open for dining on Saturdays during lunch and Sundays for brunch
  • *NEW* John Paul Lodge open for dining when the chairlift runs on July 7, July 28 and September 22
  • *NEW* Plaza Pick-Me-Up open Saturdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Wednesdays during bike races

23 trails offering 26 miles of single track

  • 3 Hiking Only
  • 20 Multi-Use Trails

Biking Skills Development Programs:

  • Introduction to Mountain Biking -Every Saturday at 10:30 am June 16th – September 1
  • NEW – Advanced Mountain Biking – 10:30 am June 30, July 21, August 11, September 1

Summer Workshops:

Workshops are 90 minute programs on Saturdays. Pre-registration required.

  • Finding Your Practice- Fundamental Yoga: Explore the philosophy of yoga and learn how to develop your personal practice. Bring yoga mat, water bottle, and a writing utensil.
  • Trailside Bike Maintenance: Learn how to make quick fixes on your bike when you’re out for the ride and your mechanic isn’t nearby. This workshop will cover the necessities for your tool kit and basic fixes for common malfunctions.
  • Intro to Trail Running: Hit the trails with the right preparation! Identify appropriate footwear, hydration, hazards of the trail, and trail etiquette.
  • Painting in Nature: Experience an immersive, guided painting class where you will learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting, and how to convey a nature scene onto your own canvas. The first session will take place at the top of the John Paul Lift. The second session will take place a the top of Needles Gondola.

For the kids:

  • Bungee jumping, climbing wall, Fort Grizzly Playground, and coming soon mini golf, Kid’s trekking zone.
  • Adventure Tours (kids aged 7 -11) are offered every Sunday from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. from July 1 through August 19

Retail/Rentals: The Grizzly Center Gift Shop carries summer apparel and hiking/biking accessories and rents full-suspension mountain bikes from Rossignol. Open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Summer Events

Blues, Brews & BBQ
The patio of Earl’s Lodge is magically transformed into a festival-like atmosphere with free, live music every summer Sunday at 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. from June 10th through September 30th. Along with the incredible free music, guests enjoy hearty award-winning BBQ dishes, local Utah craft Beers, cool treats for the kids, and a stunning, natural mountain-side setting. For more information and to see the artist schedule, please visit www.snowbasin.com.

Dining Discovery Culinary Expeditions
These special dinners will focus on a region, theme or special celebration accentuated with beverages, service and entertainment. These unique events are one of a kind and each one will offer a new experience to discover and explore. See Snowbasin.com/events for schedule. Reservations and information: 801.620.1021.

  • June 15: Brewmaster’s Dinner
  • July 13: New England Clam Bake
  • July 27: John Paul Campout
  • September 14: Kombucha Dinner Pairing
  • September 21: Farm to Table
  • Whiskey Dinner: Fall

Mountain Top Brunch
Served weekly every Sunday starting June 24 from 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the premier brunch in all of Northern Utah offers striking valley and high alpine views from the Needles Lodge along with innovative and delectable fare that changes weekly. Reservations required; please call 801.620.1021.

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
  • apacity: 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

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 Statistics

  • 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: 5
  • Snowmaking: 619 acres (243 hectares)
  • Lift Capacity: 18,966 passengers per hour
  • Number of Lifts: 11
  • 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

Learn and Earn Program

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.

  • First-year participants receive three all-day lessons, rental equipment for the season, and a season pass after completion of the lessons
  • The following year, Learn & Earn graduates can purchase a heavily discounted season pass and ski or snowboard equipment and receive three all day lessons to continue learning and refining their skills
  • The third year offers those who have participated in the first two years a heavily discounted season pass, private lessons to perfect their skills and other perks

Peak to Peak Tour:

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.

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, 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.

On Mountain Dining

  • Earl’s Lodge: Enjoy exemplary mountain dining surrounded by six roaring fireplaces and magnificent scenery. Start the day off right with gourmet fresh-baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches or smoked brisket hash. Lunch features hot noodle bowls, loaded fries, Utah’s best burgers, and more.
  • Cinnabar: Located just inside Earl’s Lodge, the Cinnabar is the place to be for après. Featuring gastro-pub style cuisine in a family friendly environment with a full complement of spirits, wine and local craft beers, and on weekends a plated brunch. In addition to great food and drink, weekends and holidays offer live music. The Après Flight Series, offered monthly during the ski season, features three cocktails and three small plates that highlight a featured beverage.
  • Needles Lodge: Dine at 8,710 feet with stunning views of the Ogden Valley, Pineview Reservoir and beyond. Award-winning chefs prepare hearty soups, juicy burgers, street tacos, and fresh salads. Located at the top of Needles Gondola.
  • John Paul Lodge: John Paul Lodge is named after John Paul Jones, an avid believer in the Snowbasin concept, who lost his life in World War II before he could ever see the realization of his dream of the mountain. A uniquely built and situated mountain lodge, the John Paul Lodge offers award-winning cuisine, panoramic views of Ogden Valley, Mount Ogden, Morgan, and the start houses for the Olympic downhill courses plus a massive roaring fireplace in the center of the building. Belgian Waffles are offered in the morning and lunch items include featured chili chosen by guests, hardwood fired hearth pizza, fresh hot soups, delectable sandwiches, grilled meats and fresh salads. Located at the top of the John Paul Lift.
  • Strawberry Cafe: Guests can fuel up, refresh, and get back out on the mountain fast with a warm latte or fresh baked pastry. Stop in for gourmet hot dogs and sausages, warm soups, freshly made wraps and sandwiches with a cold beer for lunch. Located at the bottom of Strawberry Gondola.

November 9, 2020

January 16

Epic Pass Partnership Brings Tourism From All States and Multiple Countries to Snowbasin and The Season Isn’t Over Yet

November 27

Due to hard work and new snow, Snowbasin to open Friday, November 29

November 21

Snowbasin Resort To Open Saturday, November 30th

October 29

Snowbasin Welcomes 29029 Back For Their Third Year

October 25

Snowmaking Begins at Snowbasin Resort

August 7

Snowbasin Announces New Bavarian Fall Festival- SnowWiesn

May 6

Snowbasin Resort Announces Free Movies on the Mountain Line-Up

May 1

Snowbasin Resort Releases Blues, Brews & BBQ Free Summer Concert Line-Up for 2019

April 11

Snowbasin Offers Spring Dining Events Not To Be Missed

April 1

Snowbasin Resort Extends 2018-2019 Season

March 21

Nationally Ranked Introduction to Snowsports Program Back On Sale at Snowbasin Resort

March 10

Snowbasin Resort Announces New Culinary Leadership Team

February 28

2019-2020 Snowbasin Season Passes Go On Sale March 1, 2019

February 6

Snowbasin Joins the Epic Pass

January 2

Snowbasin Offers a Weekday Foodie Experience Starting January 8th

December 18

Tap Takeover on Earl’s Patio

December 6

Another First For Snowbasin This Year - John Paul Lift Opens Today

November 17

Snowbasin Opens Early!

November 7

Free Apres Music Scene at Snowbasin For 2018-2019 Season

October 30

Snowbasin Kicks Off Snowmaking For 2018-2019 Season

September 17

October Happenings

August 28, 2018

What’s New This Winter

August 14, 2018

Savory September at Snowbasin Resort

June 14, 2018

Snowbasin’s Food Scene Will Have Every Foodie Delighted

June 7, 2018

Snowbasin Announces a New Assitant Mountain Operations Manager

June 5, 2018

Utah Symphony will Perform Twice This Summer at Snowbasin Resort

May 24, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Hosted a Successful Fundraiser for Snowbasin Avalanche Dogs and Wasatch Backcountry Rescue

May 17, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Offers Mountain Top Yoga, Mountain Bike Clinics, and Adventures for Adults and Kids

May 15, 2018

Movies on the Mountain is Back for a Second Summer

May 8, 2018

Mt. Ogden Midweek Bike Race Series is Back

May 5, 2018

Snowbasin Resort is Honored to Receive Awards From NSAA

April 25, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Releases Blues, Brews & BBQ Free Summer Concert Line-Up

April 22, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Highlights Sustainability Efforts for Earth Day

April 19, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Announces Davy Ratchford as New General Manager

April 17, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Announces New Summer Activities and Events

March 22, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Brings Back Learn & Earn First Timers Program

March 16, 2018

Snowbasin Resort Season Passes On Sale For Winter 2018-2019

December 31, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Offering a Weekday Foodie Experience

December 15, 2017

UTA Ski Buses Start December 16

December 10, 2017

Tap Takeover Schedule Announced at Snowbasin Resort

November 22, 2017

What’s New in Dining

November 17, 2017

What’s New in Snowsports

November 16, 2017

What’s New on the Mountain

November 15, 2017

Apres Music Scene Announced at Snowbasin Resort

October 15, 2017

October and November Happenings at Snowbasin Resort

September 18, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Finishes Summer Season With A Bang

September 16, 2017

Ski Free at Snowbasin Resort When You Fly With Alaska Airlines

August 29, 2017

Bark at the Basin 5K to Benefit Best Friends Society

August 22, 2017

Labor Day Happenings at Snowbasin Resort

July 21, 2017

New Dining Discovery Event This Season ’ Country Italian’

June 30, 2017

Snowbasin Resort’s Inaugural Festival Weekend July 21-23

June 20, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Announces Dining Discovery: John Paul Campout

June 8, 2017

Utah Symphony to Perform Patriotic Pops and Bravo Broadway at Snowbasin Resort

May 31, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Reveals the Dining Discovery Events for the Summer

May 23, 2017

New This Season! Snowbasin Resort Offers Free Movies on the Mountain

May 17, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Continues to Host Mt. Ogden Bike Race Series For All Levels

May 12, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Reveals Summer Line-up Filled with Music, Culinary Explorations, Campouts and More

April 20, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Releases Fifth Anniversary Free Summer Concert Series Line-Up

April 5, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Brings Back Learn & Earn First-Timers Program

March 29, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Embraces Spring With Events Every Weekend

March 18, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Offers Free Spring Skiing With A Purchase of 2017-2018 Season Pass

March 15, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Announces New High Speed Wildcat Chairlift for the 2017-2018 Season

March 8, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Joins the Mountain Collective for 2017-2018 Winter Season

February 3, 2017


Snowbasin Resort Partners with Qnergy to Install the “SmartGen,” Remote-Power Unit

January 19, 2017

Après Scene at Snowbasin Resort Offers Variety

January 16, 2017

Winter Carnival at Snowbasin Resort

January 11, 2017

Snowbasin Resort Participates in NSAA Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

December 28, 2016

Tap Take Over Schedule

December 2, 2016

Cinnabar Après Music Schedule Announced at Snowbasin Resort

November 30, 2016

Snowbasin Resort Announces 2016-2017 Opening Day

November 2, 2016

Ski Free at Snowbasin Resort When You Fly With Alaska Airlines

August 11, 2016

Experience a Traditional Cajun Crawfish Boil

July 20, 2016

2nd Annual Bark at the Basin Event to Benefit Best Friends Animal Society - Utah

June 15, 2016

Utah Symphony Patriotic Performance July 1st

May 11, 2016

Blues, Brews & BBQ 2016 Lineup Announced

May 3, 2016

Snowbasin Resort Announces Fourth Annual Free Summer Concert Series

March 19, 2016

2016-17 Season Passes on Sale

May 6, 2014

Snowbasin Resort Sustainability Initiatives

Images for Stories

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

Simply email Megan Collins 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.