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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,
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.