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Season Passes on Sale for 2018-2019 Season

By Megan Collins Fri Mar 16 2018 Skiing, Snowbasin Report, Snowboarding, Upcoming Events

Snowbasin Resort is excited to announce season passes for the 2018-2019 season. Season passes go on sale today Friday, March 16.  With the purchase of a 2018-2019 season pass guests get to ski free the rest of this season. By purchasing next year’s season pass this spring, Snowbasin Resort skiers and snowboarders lock in the best rates, hit the slopes for free the rest of this season and can take advantage of passholder exclusive discounts the rest of the season. Adult 2018-19 season passes start at only $529 and the lowest available pricing is valid through April 15, 2018. New this year, a Military Midweek Value pass is available for just $189!


 “We’ve received over 76 inches of snow in the last month and the spring skiing conditions are prime,” commented Megan Collins, Communications Coordinator for Snowbasin Resort. “Purchasing a Snowbasin Resort season pass this spring offers you the best value.”

Snowbasin Resort currently offers the 2018-19 Premier Season Pass for Adults (ages 27-64) for $729; Young Adults (ages 19-26) for $479; Teens (ages 13-18) for $329; Youth (ages 7-12) for $229 and Seniors (ages 65-74) for $499. The 2018-19 Premier Season Pass is available for active and retired military members for $489.

All 2018-19 Premier Season Passes offer unlimited skiing and snowboarding with no blackout dates. Additional passholders perks include 50% off day tickets at all 15 Mountain Collective resorts including Alta, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Aspen Snowmass, and Big Sky, five free days at Sun Valley, 2018 summer gondola access and more.

Adult Value Passes are also available for 2018-19 for $529 as well as a Midweek Pass for $429 and only have 13 blackout dates. The 2018-19 Senior Value Pass (ages 75+) is on sale for $49 and the Child Value Pass (ages 6 and under) is $10. New this year, Snowbasin Resort is offering a $189 Military Midweek Value Pass for active and retired military members and their spouses.

For a complete listing of 2018-19 Season Passes and their perks, visit snowbasin.com/season-passes.

Megan Collins

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New to Skiing or Snowboarding? Q&A for First Timers

By Alyssa Erickson Thu Jan 18 2018

New to skiing? Teaching a friend or family member this month? January is a great time to learn to ride and the sunny and warm bluebird days make it a perfect time to introduce your kids to snow sports. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and in line with this, we want to share a few tips and answer a few questions for the first timers!

Question: What is an good age to start skiing? Is my child too young?

As soon as a child is standing and walking on their own, they can be introduced to simple sliding and gliding on skis. We see toddlers out on the Little Cat and adjacent terrain shredding it up all the time!

However, if you are a parent who wants to know the ideal age, I’d personally suggest ages 4-6. At these ages a child is strong and coordinated enough to learn all the basic movements required to ski, such as wedging, turning and getting up on their own. They tend to master the skills quicker than many of the younger children do.

In general, when people ask me when you should learn to ski, I say, "Now!" If you are an adult, it is never too late to learn to ski! The Snow Sports School at Snowbasin is all set up with lessons for all ages and abilities.

Question: What basic gear do I or my children need?

Snowbasin Resort is set to provide you with the actual skis and/or snowboard, boots, helmet, and poles you’ll need for your first time on the hill through their rental shop. But there are some basic clothing items you will need:

  • Waterproof snow pants - You will likely be spending some time down on the ground and in the snow. Make sure your pants are waterproof and are either insulated or you have warm layers underneath.
  • Insulated Jacket - A warm jacket is ideal for your first time on skis and if it is actively snowing, you will also want this layer to be waterproof.
  • Wool or synthetic socks - Ski socks are preferable, however you can easily use any tall sock that comes up to your knee that is wool or synthetic. Try to avoid cotton as it will make your feet cold if they become sweaty.
  • Waterproof mittens or gloves - Make sure you have a warm layer for your hands!
  • Eye Protection - Sun glare off the snow can be damaging for your eyes, so we suggest a pair of sunglasses or goggles. If it is a snowy or windy day, goggles are preferable.

Question: What can I do to prepare for my (or my children’s) first day on skis?

One of the first pieces of advice I give to new skiers or snowboarders is this:

Learning to ski or snowboard starts BEFORE you ever get on the snow.

This is what I mean:

Much of the learning curve involves becoming acquainted with the gear. Before jumping on a magic carpet or the bunny hill, get those boots on and master walking and moving in them. The same goes for the skis.

In fact, if you can, set them up in a carpeted area and learn how to get in and out of your skis, walk around and step in a circle before you ever get on the snow! This will vastly improve the learning curve for your first day on snow and hopefully eliminate much of the frustration that can occur.

We hope these tips help! For more tips on teaching young kids to ski, check out my post, Five Positions for Teaching Your Kids to Ski over on KidProject.org. See you on the slopes!


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.

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Snowbasin Resort Offering A Weekday Foodie Experience

By Megan Collins Sun Dec 31 2017 Basin Buzz, Dining & Entertainment, Dining Discovery Events

Snowbasin Resort announces the new weekly Dining Discovery Cinnabar Experience that kicks off Tuesday, January 9th. Explore cravings and try a new item every Tuesday in the Cinnabar. Scott Sniggs, Executive Chef says, “This is a unique opportunity to bring specialized cuisine to spice up your average ski day. The series encourages guests to step out of their culinary comfort zone, amidst the comfortable environment of Snowbasin.” Each week one of Snowbasin’s award-winning chefs will develop the items and roam the Cinnabar to answer any questions and talk about the methods and ingredients.

January 9th/February 20th– Mongolian Hot Pots: Explore your cravings of Traditional Hot Pots where a simmering pot of broth is placed in the center of the table for sharing and the many ingredients are then cooked by those sharing the pot in the hot broth.  The technique dates back more than 1000 years in Mongolia to the Jin Dynasty. It’s considered a very hearty, winter time meal that fits perfectly with the spirit of Dining Discovery.

January 16th/February 27th – The Joys of Beer and Chicken Wings: Who doesn’t like beer and wings?  A match made in heaven for any dedicated fan of après ski.  Snowbasin will have special beers available for pairing and the Chefs will be busy making wings.  They plan to have over a dozen different kinds of flavors with all different spice levels; available in orders of three. 

January 23rd/March 6th – Fresh Pasta: Snowbasin’s culinary team will create a fresh home-made pasta menu that will no doubt excite your dining cravings. Pasta choices will be a ‘world-tour’ of dining bliss focused on items that many folks do not get to sample in this country very often.

January 30th – Korean Kimchi and Bulgogi: Bulgogi literally means "fire meat" made of thin, marinated slices of beef grilled on a barbecue or on a stove-top griddle. It is also often stir-fried in a pan in home cooking. Sirloin, rib eye or brisket are frequently used cuts of beef for the dish.  Served traditionally with rice and an assortment of kimchi and marinated vegetables.

February 6th/March 13th – Tapas: Tapas, is well known throughout Spain as a ‘snack’ served hot or cold.  The Snowbasin chefs will be focusing on regional Spanish ingredients and techniques that will no doubt be a craving worth exploring.

February 13th – ‘Fat Tuesday’ Creole Cuisine: Eat hearty for Mardi Gras!  Cinnabar will host a ‘Fat Tuesday’ meal not be missed.  The Director of Dining and Entertainment, Peter Baker, will take the culinary reigns for the Cinnabar this one day to demonstrate his ‘Nola’ culinary skills.  Items to include shrimp etoufee, red beans & rice, and gumbo. 

For more information, please visit www.snowbasin.com or call 801.620.1000.

Megan Collins

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Grand Opening of the New Wildcat Lift!

By Alyssa Erickson Tue Dec 26 2017 Basin Buzz, Skiing, Snowbasin Report, Snowboarding, Upcoming Events

Days before the Christmas holiday, Snowbasin Resort celebrated the grand opening of the new Wildcat 6-pack high-speed chairlift, perfectly timed to launch us into the busy week between Christmas and New Years.

Mother Nature showed up to the party in the only way she knows how! Riding the winds and clouds, she delivered her own chair opening gift: 17 inches of snow in a 24 hour period making it a total 2 feet of snow from the storm!

Wildcat Express opened at 9 a.m. on December 23 and the first chair was reserved for some longtime Snowbasin patrons who have ridden the Wildcat chair in each of its three renditions from 1946-2017. How awesome is that?!

The grand opening was definately for the hard core riders, as Mother Nature put the new chair through quite the test: high winds, low visibility, and a wind hold on the gondola making Wildcat Express lift the main artery to access all the newly fallen snow on the mountain. 

And the new 6-person chair performed perfectly! In just 5 minutes, people found themselves quickly and comfortable deposited 1,290 vertical feet up on the mountain.  As hoped, the new chair has reinvigorated terrain that was once the “heart of Snowbasin” but in recent years has been less traveled. Hundreds of riders, riding the powder high, were able to enjoy the great terrain accessed by the Wildcat, and ski patrol kept stoke high with additional rope drops throughout the day.

Wildcat History

For those of you who are new to the Snowbasin family, the Wildcat chair was the very first chairlift at Snowbasin, first installed as a single chair in 1946. It has seen many upgrades over the years, from a single to a double and then into a triple.

Crews worked hard throughout the summer and fall to install the new six person lift that has 17 towers. For more information on the new lift, and the extensive upgrade in snowmaking equipment read “What is New This Winter.

Come check out the new chair, we hope to see you soon!

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.

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