Welcome to legendary Snowbasin Resort. A bucket-list destination in the Wasatch Mountains, with 3,000 vertical feet and 3,000 acres of terrain for every skier to explore. Renowned as a world-class family destination, we are one of the oldest continually operated ski resorts in North America and home to the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games.
Located just 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City International Airport and one hour from Park City, at Snowbasin you’ll spend less time traveling and more time on the slopes. As Ski Magazine’s 2019 award-winner for access, we’re an easy-open highway away from a world-class international airport with 93 nonstop destinations.
Composed of three unique areas, Snowbasin Resort offers bucket-list terrain for every skier. Backed by the most advanced lift-system in Utah, enjoy bottom-to-top access from the three prestigious lifts.
Providing access from the base-area to the Needles Lodge at 8,700 feet, the heart of Snowbasin features world-class groomed runs, ranked No. 3 in the West by Ski Magazine. From here, enjoy our largest variety intermediate and beginner terrain, plus three terrain parks to explore.
Located on the south end of the resort, experience unique wide-open bowls and groomed runs that go on for miles. From the top, take in panoramic views to the west of Ogden and the Great Salt Lake. Home to bucket-list expert terrain including Sister’s Bowl, Middle Bowl Cirque and Lone Tree, these areas offer terrain that rival any resort in North America.
John Paul Express
Providing access from the base area to the north end of the resort, you’ll arrive at the iconic John Paul Lodge at 9,000 with views of Mount Ogden and the entire Snowbasin ridgeline. This area 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 our newly enhanced Mt. Ogden Bowl Road.
Tickets & Passes
The best way to get the most of Snowbasin is with our season pass. Receive unlimited summer and winter access with the Premier Pass, plus up to five days at Sun Valley Resort. Or, save with our Value Pass that has limited blackout dates.
Snowbasin has partnered with the industry-leading Epic Pass starting with the 2019-20 season. Epic Pass holders receive up to seven unrestricted days. Epic Local Pass holders receive two holiday-restricted days. Epic 4-7 Day Pass holders receive access as well.
Located in the base area, experience the newly renovated servery for the 2019-20 season, adding expanded food and beverage offerings.
Located in Earl’s Lodge, this favorite apres ski location provides gastro-pub style cuisine and a full complement of spirits, wine and local craft beer. Features live music and entertainment on weekends.
Located at 8,700 feet at the top of Needles Gondola, enjoy lunch from this alpine lodge servery with panoramic views of the mountain and Ogden valley.
John Paul Lodge
Located at 9,000 feet at the top of John Paul Express, enjoy Bavarian-themed breakfast and lunch from this servery with unbeatable views of Mt. Ogden and the Snowbasin Resort ridgeline.
Located at the base of the Strawberry Gondola, this cafe provides quick and convenient options with slopeside picnic tables to get you back on the mountain in no time.
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. It formed as an authentic ski area nestled on the back-side of Mt. Ogden’s stunning peaks carved by prehistoric glaciers.
Snowbasin underwent a world-class transformation as the host of the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games downhill events, adding three luxurious lodges and expanded 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 in place, 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.
Today, Snowbasin offers a unique experience from any ski resort in the world and is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. 79 years after its creation, Snowbasin remains a huge public playground for all to enjoy.
Where To Stay
With award-winning access, Snowbasin is conveniently located near several top destinations along the Wasatch Front.
Salt Lake City
Located just 40 miles from downtown, enjoy the best of both worlds with urban nightlife in the capital of Utah. Stay in the heart of the city at our luxurious sister properties Grand America Hotel and Little America Hotel, with 20% off discounts provided to Snowbasin Resort Premier Pass Holders.
Located just 17 miles from downtown and connected via the UTA Ski Bus, enjoy this rustic city with a unique balance of vibrant shopping, delicious dining, and exciting nightlife. Visit Historic 25th Street and explore this high adventure town for a one-of-a-kind metropolitan experience.
Sitting just minutes below Snowbasin Resort, Ogden Valley surrounds Pineview Reservoir and provides breathtaking views of the mountain. This rural community provides a peaceful vacation with plenty of outdoor recreation to compliment your winter adventure. Select properties offer daily shuttles to Snowbasin, providing fast-and-easy access.
Located just 30 minutes away, Davis County offers a great basecamp for your ski vacation. Let the adventures continue off the slopes at Antelope Island State Park or other attractions, amusement centers and restaurants. This area is easily accessible with UTA Ski Bus pick-ups at seven Davis County hotels.
The main attraction at Snowbasin Resort is superior skiing and snowboarding on our expansive 3,000-acre terrain.
Our expert staff gives you and your loved ones private instruction with early access to ski lifts before the public.
Rentals & Tuning
Tune-up, gear up and head up the mountain with everything you need to enjoy your day on the slopes.
Grizzly Center Shopping
Bring home a souvenir from your vacation or load up on the latest outerwear in the Grizzly Center.
Scenic Gondola & Chair Rides
If you're not skiing or snowboarding, you can still experience the beauty of Snowbasin Resort with a sightseeing ticket. Ride to our mountain-top lodges in a cozy gondola or open-air chairlift for dining and unforgettable views.
Snowbasin hosts both public and private events in our picturesque setting. With holiday celebrations, free concerts, food festivals and more, experience our world-class events all-year long.
With the hard work of our team, on Saturday, December 7, we are excited to have a second way down off of Needles Gondola to include grooming on Needles Run and City Hill. John Paul Express will open with Expert only terrain and limited lodge services