Your Guide to Snowbasin


Your Guide to Snowbasin

Snowbasin is comprised of three distinct zones: Strawberry, Needles, and John Paul, each with its own personality. Together they form a world-class destination with Swiss-Alps-style views that’s one of the oldest continually operated ski resorts in North America and home of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games. With 114 trails and over 3,000 acres of varied terrain for every type of skier to explore, you’ll have your choice of wide-open bowls, steep tree-lined trails, and family-friendly runs. Choose your destiny, your powder awaits.


Welcome to Snowbasin Resort in Utah, with 3,000 vertical feet and a 3,000-acre playground to explore year-round. Join us this summer for outdoor recreation, concerts, dining and more. Buy a Premier Season Pass to gain free gondola and concert entry.

Award-Winning Access

Just 45 minutes north of Salt Lake International Airport, has been recognized as the most accessible mountain resort in the country. Snowbasin is a place that feels worlds away but is still easy to get to for your mountain adventure.

Summer Recreation

Snowbasin provides access to world-class recreation throughout the year. Join us in the summer with gondola-accessed hiking and mountain biking, plus other outdoor fun for the family. 

Skiable Area – 3,000 Acres

One of the largest resorts in Utah

Annual Snowfall – 325”

Plus one of the most advanced snowmaking systems in the country

Base Elevation – 6,450

Home to the Grizzly Center, Earl’s Lodge, and three chair lifts

Top Elevation – 9,465’

The second-highest Vertical Drop in Utah, and top ten in North America

Lifts – 13 | Trails – 114

Now with the addition of the DeMoisy Express

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John Paul

The iconic John Paul Lodge at 9,000’ with views of Mount Ogden and the entire Snowbasin ridgeline provides access from the base area to the north end of the resort. It features steep tree skiing and the world-famous Grizzly & Wildflower Downhill Courses from the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games. Go even higher on the Allen Peak Tram and take in 360-degree views of multiple states. For intermediate skiers, enjoy the scenic route from Mt. Ogden Bowl Road.

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Features two Olympic runs, double black diamonds, and a 2,960-foot vertical drop.

Composed of three unique areas, Snowbasin Resort offers unparalleled terrain for every skier, backed by the most advanced lift-system in Utah.

Steep slopes, pine trees, plenty of powder.


The heart of Snowbasin, Needles Lodge provides base-area access and features world-class groomed runs. From here, enjoy our largest variety of intermediate and beginner runs, plus three terrain parks to explore. Consistently ranked in the top ten by SKI Magazine for grooming.

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Needles Cirque with steep cliffs on top, meticulously groomed runs below.


Strawberry’s unique wide-open bowls and groomed slopes feel like a playground that goes on for miles, with one of the longest runs in Utah. It’s home to bucket list slopes including Sister’s Bowl, Middle Bowl Cirque, and Lone Tree that rival any resort in North America. But before you head down the mountain be sure to take in the incredible panoramic scenery of the Great Salt Lake below.

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Blue skies, fields of snow, wide-open bowls, and incredible views.
Award-winning accessibility and world-class variety with a beautiful, full-service resort experience.

Our History

Established in 1940, Snowbasin is one of the oldest continually operating ski areas in North America. Alf Engen, the pioneer of powder skiing, helped architect our unique ski runs that feature wide-open bowls, world-class groomers, and steep tree runs, creating an authentic ski area nestled on the back-side of Mt. Ogden’s stunning peaks carved by prehistoric glaciers.

As the host of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games downhill events Snowbasin underwent a world-class transformation, adding three luxurious lodges and expanded our terrain with the most advanced lift system in Utah featuring two new gondolas, a tram, and high-speed quad. With a 22,500-seat stadium, Snowbasin was at the center of the world as top athletes raced 80 mph down the resort. These courses, the Grizzly and Wildflower Downhill, remain in place today for guests to enjoy.

National Ski Hall of Famer Alf Engin (left) overlooks his innovative upper bowl.
Scenes from Snowbasin at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.