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5 Tips for Your Visit this Spring Break

By Alyssa Erickson Mon Mar 19 2018

A day or two on the mountain skiing or snowboarding is the best way to spend spring break with your family. And we are glad you are coming to Snowbasin to explore our beautiful resort. Visiting a new resort for the first time can be disorienting and stressful. Let us help you!

Here are five quick tips to get the most out of your time here with your family and friends:

  • Take full advantage of the skier drop off located in front of the lodges. Drive up front, drop off all the skis and boards, and then park your car. If you opt to carry in all your gear, shuttles service all of Snowbasin’s parking lots. Simply walk to the ends of the lots to meet the shuttle and they will drop you off right at the main base area.

  • Snowbasin’s infamous Moose, nicknamed September, (don’t ask me why) is more than a picturesque statue. Due to its proximity to Snowbasin's amenities and easy visibility, it is a great place to designate as a meeting place for your group should you become unintentionally separated. Whether it is your kids, cousin or girlfriend, agree on a meeting place should you lose each other on the mountain.
  • The gourmet dining options around Snowbasin are spectacular in many regards. Looking for the best views? Plan on John Paul Lodge for lunch. Want to maximize your time on the slopes? Stop for a quick bite at the Needles Lodge in between laps on the gondola. Looking for a budget-friendly option for feeding all the hungry stomachs in your family? The made to order pizzas at Earl’s Lodge are our family’s favorite and you can feed 4-8 people for $35.

  • The beginner and intermediate terrain at Snowbasin is serviced by the Little Cat and Becker Lifts as well as the all-new six-pack, the Wildcat lift. They are a great way to introduce yourself to the mountain and become acquainted with the terrain before heading up the gondola. Be sure to check them out before heading up the mountain to the more difficult terrain.
  • Are you an advanced rider looking to head straight to the steepest and most challenging runs while avoiding crowds? The John Paul lift services much of the advanced and expert terrain at Snowbasin Resort, including the famous 2002 Olympic Downhill Course. Head on over and check it out!

Alyssa Erickson
I am a wife, mom, rock climber, skier, coffee lover and all around adventure lover with a passion for writing. I have my B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado and am the founder of KidProject.org. I live and play near the Wasatch Range, partnering with my husband and teaching my kids to make the most of life and the One who gave it to us.