Snowbasin is committed to the guest experience on our mountain. We are excited to announce the following upgrades for the Winter 2021-22 season. Be sure to purchase a Snowbasin Season Pass to enjoy these enhancements and an exciting year ahead. Shop Now >>
Middle Bowl is being replaced with a high-speed six person lift that enhances the overall guest experience with increased uphill capacity and shortened ride time from 12 to less than six minutes. Installation will begin this summer and is expected to be finished prior to Christmas 2021. It will feature a similar path as the previous lift; however the top terminal will now finish above Needles Lodge with easy access to the lodge from the new location. Some summer trail access will be impacted during construction of Middle Bowl Express, with details available on our trail closure page.
Parking is being expanded for the upcoming season with approximately 350 stalls added to the Maples and Canyon Rim parking areas. This will add to Snowbasin’s already high parking capacity and expedite guest access to the mountain. Construction on the new parking sections will begin in July and will be complete prior to Opening Day of the 2021-22 winter season.
We added two outdoor fire pits to Earl’s Plaza this summer, a popular gathering place for guests. Snowbasin now has three in place for guests to enjoy. They are used daily during winter operations to warm up and for private events in the summer.
When will construction begin?
The installation of Middle Bowl Express will begin this summer and is expected to be finished prior to Christmas 2021. Construction on the new parking sections will begin in July and will be complete prior to Opening Day of the 2021-22 winter season.
How will the Middle Bowl project impact trail access this summer?
Some summer trail access will be impacted during construction of Middle Bowl Express, with details available on our summer trail closure page.
What future lift and development plans exist beyond these?
We are committed to provide the best skiing experience possible for our guests. We will provide updates on additional projects when they are available.
Where will the new Middle Bowl Express terminal finish?
Middle Bowl Express will finish above Needles Lodge, in the lower area of Needles Cirque. There will be easy access to Needles Lodge from the new location.
Where will the Middle Bowl towers be placed?
Middle Bowl Express will feature a similar path as the previous lift and offer improved access to Needles lodge.
Where will the Maples and Canyon Rim Parking expansion be located?
The new Maples Parking section will be located at the top of the parking lot, near the base of the mountain. Canyon Rim’s upper parking section will be widened to park an additional row of cars.
How much capacity is being increased on Middle Bowl Express?
The previous chairlift was able to move up to 1,500 passengers per hour. The new lift increases capacity by 60% by transporting up to 2,400 guests per hour.
Has this been approved by the U.S. Forest Service?
A feasiblity study was conducted and Snowbasin is in the final stages of authorization with the U.S. Forest Service on the Middle Bowl Express lift construction.