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Opening Day

Fri Nov 18 2022


We are thrilled to announce we are opening early for the 2022-23 ski season on Friday, November 18, at 9 a.m. This will mark our earliest opening on record for in over 80 years of operation.

For this unprecedented opening, we will be welcoming pass holders back for exclusive access over the first weekend with more terrain than we have ever opened with before. We will be rolling out top-to-bottom skiing from Needles Gondola, Wildcat Express, Middle Bowl Express and Littlecat Express. Our popular Wildcat Handle Tow will also be turning for guests to explore nearby park features.

“We’ve always said that as soon as we can open the mountain safely, we will, and this year mother nature mixed with our advanced snowmaking system has allowed us to do just that – and even earlier than ever before,” said Davy Ratchford, General Manager at Snowbasin Resort. “We cannot wait to welcome guests back to the mountain to experience a season that is shaping up to be unlike any other at our incredible resort. If you haven’t purchased your pass yet, now is the time.”

Season Pass Prices Increase Nov. 29th: To show our continued appreciation to guests and pass holders, we have committed to holding preseason season pass pricing until November 29. Guests that have not yet purchased their season pass, still have the opportunity to save up to $500 to experience this historic start to winter. Click here to explore pass options now. The Grizzly Center will be open on Thursday from 3pm to 8pm for season pass printing, tuning, rentals and shopping ahead of opening day.

The Moose is Loose Season Kickoff Party: In light of the early opening, our inaugural season kickoff party, The Moose is Loose, was moved to Thursday, November 17, from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This free event will consist of a rail jam, ski movie film festival, mountain market, delicious food and season pass printing.

Opening Weekend Food & Beverage: Opening weekend will be complete with dining options available at the serveries in Earl’s Lodge and Needles Lodge, plus sit-down service at The Overlook. Uinta Brewing will be serving beer on the patio of Earl's Lodge.

Pass Holder Exclusive Access: includes Snowbasin Premier & Value Passes, Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective between Friday, November 18th and Sunday, November 20th. Premier Pass Holders may redeem Buddy Vouchers and Friends and Family tickets to bring guests. New this year, you can redeem those tickets at shop.snowbasin.com online in your account.  Tickets will be available to the public starting Monday, November 21st. 

Overnight Camping for the first Needles Gondola cabins is permitted. Your camp site must fit within the gondola line. You must clean up after yourself and have your site put away no later than 7 a.m. Restrooms will be available throughout the night in the Learning Center. 

Opening Day Lifts & Trails. We're opening with more terrain than we ever have before. For more information, view the map below or visit our conditions page >>

  • Needles Gondola
  • Middle Bowl Express
  • Wildcat Express
  • Littlecat Express
  • Wildcat Handle Tow