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Hated it


Pros: Lodge food was awesome, non-existant lift lines

Cons: Horrible spring skiing

Been to Snowbasin twice with my brothers who love it. Both times were in March and both times the skiing was horrible. Icy at the top and slushy at the bottom. Another thing I dislike about the resort is it takes too long to get to from Park City. Maybe that's why it's never crowded. Probably won't go back.

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Bob Peters

Don't Visit Snowbasin!


Pros: Great terrain variety, super lifts, excellent facilities, GREAT grooming, seldom busy

Cons: Not as much snow as the Cottonwood Canyons (but still lots of snow)

Don't let my title spook you out.  I'm just joking. I live in Jackson Hole, which should say a little bit about the type of ski area I prefer, and Snowbasin is my favorite Utah ski resort.  The variety of terrain at Snowbasin is endless, from wide, sweeping, immaculately-groomed runs all the way to seriously-steep challenges.  I absolutely love the long, sparsely-wooded ridge-and-gully terrain over toward the Strawberry gondola.  For a real challenge, ride the little gondola from the top of the John Paul lift and the ski down the entire Grizzly run, which was the site of the men's downhill at the 2002 Olympics.  As you navigate the drops and turns, imagine doing that run at an average...
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A not to miss area if you're in Utah


Pros: terrain, snow, lifts, food, and, of course, the BATHROOMS

Cons: Have to travel to get to

After Snowbird, Snowbasin is my go-to place in Utah. Fun terrain, great lifts, fantastic food (the only place I really stop for lunch at), and, of course, the legendary bathrooms. It does seem to have a bit of a visibility challenge more often than other Utah resorts (Whistler junior?), but with so much fun terrain you can usually get below the problem so that you can't help to have a good time. And, oh, there's rarely a line of any kind. As mentioned, there's no lodging within about 20 miles, so there's no nighlight, but my feeling is that if you need nightlife then you haven't skied hard enough.

Huge mountain, wide open terrain, no people


Pros: size, terrain, ease of access

Cons: no on-hill lodging

My last visit to Snowbasin was in the early 80s, long before the Olympics when it was just a tiny little mom & pop ski area.   To say the place has changed a bit would be the ultimate understatement.  The absolute size of this place feels somewhere in the neighborhood of Jackson Hole or Snowmass. Much like its neighbor resort Powder Mountain, the terrain at these northern Wasatch resorts seems much more open and most of this gigantic mountain is just wide open skiing that invites you to point your skis like your’e playing a game of “spin the bottle”.   Click here for a complete trip report (2/15)

Hidden Gem


Pros: Lifts, Lodges, Intermediate-Advanced Terrain

Cons: Lack of lodging

Snowbasin is my favorite all-around resort. I have done countless trips to Utah with friends and we've driven an hour from Park City to Snowbasin. It's hilarious to hear the bitching and moaning from first timers as we drive by Park City, Canyons, and then another hour through the middle of nowhere. At the end of the day, everyone has always said that Snowbasin is their new favorite resort (over Mammoth, Canyons, Park City, Deer Valley, anything in Tahoe or Colorado). Not kidding. No crowds, awesome snow, tons of intermediate-advanced terrain, long runs, easy to navigate, very few flat sections, and unbeatable lodges.    Don't forget to pick up discounted lift tickets at...
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Utah's best kept secret


Pros: fast lifts, long trails, great food, not crowded

Cons: middle of no where

Honestly, this is one of my favorite mountains.  Its really shocking how little people go there and know about it since it is ALWAYS empty when I ski there.  The trails are amazing, long, open, well groomed, and fast.  You can cruise for 10-15 minutes before you even have to take a lift or gondola.  Its a bit of a pain to get to, but is WELL WORTH IT.  Great terrain for expert skiers and they have the downhill course from the 2002 Olympics which is sweet.  By far the most underrated mountain in Utah.



Pros: Terrain, lift service, no crowds

Cons: No lodging at mountain (kind of a good thing though)

Best kept secret in Utah (I am not helping am I).  The 55 minute drive from Salt Lake turns away just enough people to keep it the secret gem it truly is.  Every one I have taken there or made go there have agreed it is their favorite resort by far.  Whether you are looking for the wide open glade / cruisers on strawberry side, the technical and off piste nature of the John Paul side, or the steeps off the Mt. Allen tram, Snowbasin has it all.  Not to mention everything is served via high speed gondola or quad.  People get so spoiled, most don't make the extra hike to the No Name terrain.  Their loss, my gain if you ask me.  The lower wasatch sometimes wins the cup in snow category due to...
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cool spot


Pros: gondys, multiple gondys

Cons: to0 "elegant"

super fun, super unknown, noones there mid week.  terrain is ok at best, just good ole fun rippin.  nothing insane or anything, that i was able to get to, saw this one set of tracks, blew my mind.  turns out the dude dies and blood was all over the cliff..... love this sport rip shane and doug.

Came for a day & stayed.


Pros: Lifts, terrain, snow & ease of access

Cons: Flat light, lower elevation, exposure, no lodging.

Snowbasin has been here since 1936, but has seen huge on mountain improvments beginning prior to the 2002 Olympics. The area is situated on 3000 acres below 9570' Mt. Ogden. With almost 3000' of uninterrupted vertical, 9 lifts, including 2 Gondolas and the Allen Peak Tram, 6 peaks over 9000', a high tech snowmaking system, Avalaunchers, Gaz-ex cannons, and a wide variety of terrain, this is a class act resort with 3 great lodges & food to boot.   The skiing is divided into 3 distinct areas. The Strawberry Express Gondola to the southeast offers 2500' vertical below De Moisey Pk. at 9370' and Strawberry Pk. at 9265'. Moving to the northwest is the Needles Express Gondola with 2300'...
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im an eastern skier so just about anything to the left of me is amazing