Snowbird Reviews

Positive Reviews


The Biggest and Badest


Pros: Steep, Deep, POW POW, Awesome Trees, Good Vibes, Awesome in bound Access

Cons: The Tram Cram

I have been skiing snowbird for three years now. The first season I was here was 2010/2011 which was unbelievable due to the 800 inch season, and the fact that I am originally from Vermont. I found that snowbird is a huge mountain that offers all types of terrain. Whether you want to ski the same lines as the pros that compete in the Freeskiing world tour, or just take some fast groomer runs snowbird offers it all. I enjoy skiing at snowbird everyday I go up whether it is a Pow day or just a bluebird day, Snowbird is one giant playground! I would highly recommend skiing snowbird if you ever get the chance to. Every year I have skiied there I have made it out 100 plus times and enjoyed...
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Negative Reviews


DO NOT GO if you are not advanced


Pros: Wonderful staff. Stopped to help and direct

Cons: cat trails and taking life into your hands, NO easy way out but slick cat trails

DO NOT GO if you are not advanced --- while I've been skiing for 15 years and am advanced-intermediate, this place scared me.  There are NO runs I felt comfortable or easy, especially off the Gondola or tunnel area which we were assured I could do before going.  I did groomed blacks at Solitude, Alta and Snowbasin days before and we were told I could do Snowbird but only did 3 runs.....IT WAS OVER MY ABILITY LEVEL even as an advanced intermediate skiier.   We did not find ANY easy runs.  The drop-ins to the blues at Snowbird makes it a difficult black and scary if you are not comfortable 'dropping-in" to a steep area.  It was hard to wide-traverse into a steep...
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Misleading Mailer


Pros: skiing, snow, beautiful

Cons: Misleading advertisement, not family freindly

Liars! Received a mailer for summer stay and play, 85 $ per person and kids stay free. So misleading about what the rate was, the rate they offered me was well over 300 after taxes. Breakfast is excellent and the skiing in the winter is fantastic. We have gone here each summer for several years and wanted to go this year, but this misleading promotion spoiled our plans. But for the Summer I would recommend paying a few dollars more and taking your kids to a major theme park, or pay a few dollars less and go to Park City where they have more options for summer activities.

More Reviews


A Skier's Paradise


Pros: great terrain, lots of vertical, beaucoup snowfall

Cons: eventually you have to go home

  Snowbird offers skiers a wide range of options within its boundaries. Beginners, intermediates, and experts alike can find suitable runs for their liking. I have been skiing there for over 20 years, with family, friends, and would have to list it as my favorite Utah resort. Somehow Snowbird, along with its brethren resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, seems to attract huge snowfall like a snow magnet. The ‘lake effect’ is somewhat responsible, where a storm passes over the Great Salt Lake on its way east to the Wasatch mountain range and sucks up moisture off the lake surface and deposits it on the slopes. One would think this would result in wet heavy slush, but Snowbird...
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Snowbird: like nothing on earth


Pros: Any terrain you want from a few beginner runs suitable for first timers to world-class expert steeps and World Cup level groomers

Cons: None

I visited Snowbird for the first time from Feb 24-Mar 1, 2014. The drive in from SLC was majestic and really set the tone for next day. Stayed at the Cliff Lodge and simply cannot imagine a better setting for a true skier that is there to ski, not look for anything else but ski. Cliff Lodge is built like a bunker and that ads to the flavor of the place making you wish to get snowed in there ad you know the lodge will hold off any wind or avalanche. Around the lodge there are a few runs for family if they are not into steeps and the hot tubs and pool should keep your non-skier companions happy while you work hard higher above. The Tram us a fantastic charismatic tool, which is fun to...
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Excellent Snow, Skiing & Blue Skies


Pros: Superb terrain with many hidden treasure zones.

Cons: Difficult base ingress, egress, and lift access.

Third best resort in Utah... and that's saying something!  I've skied all over the Western U.S., and Utah--in the aggregate--boasts the best skiing all around.  (As to Snowbird's Third Place Finish... only Alta and Deer Valley beat it due--primarily--to their wise prohibition of snowboarders, IMHO.)

Mineral Basin


Pros: Great Terrain

Cons: Nothing

Great resort. Short drive from SLC. I skied here with my wife for 2 days. My wife likes to ski blue and black groomers while I prefer to ski more off piste. In Mineral Basin we were able to ski our own thing but still able to ride the same lift.   I do agree that this is not the place to take a first time beginner skier, once they have some basic skills there is a lot of terrain where they can learn and work on improving their abilities.   I look forward to returning soon.

Great snow with challenging terrain


Pros: Execellent terrain for advanced and expert skiers

Cons: Limited intermediate and easy terrain

Snowbird has some scary steep and exposed terrain for those without dependents.  It is a paradise for advanced, expert and powder skiers.  The intermediate terrain is very limited so it is not a good option for a group with varying skiing levels.  The resort is well managed and the ski-in ski-out high rise is nice to stay at.  Snowbird gets a lot of snow so there is a good chance of getting fresh dry power.  The snow quality is as advertised; the best in the US.

Best Snow / Mountain combo in North America


Pros: POW! Lots of it. Sick terrain. Decent ticket prices. Alta connection. FAST flights to SLC.

Cons: Little Cloud & Gad 2 chairs need updating. That's it!

Hell yeah!  Believe the hype: best snow on earth, this side of Hokkaido, anyway.  And if you don’t think the marked inbounds stuff is sick enough, ask a local where the seriously loco stuff is, and be ready to hike. Get the Ski-Salt-Lake pass & save serious coin off already-reasonable $74 lift tix. In my next life, I'll drop out and squat in some dive at the base of Little Cottonwood. Until then, I'll be staying at the Cliff when I'm in town.   The Cliff may look like a bunker, but it’s Snowbird’s only ski-in-ski-out.  Rooms are nice and up to date (as of 2/2010), and include complimentary locker w/ boot dryer and ski storage.  Lift tix, tuning...
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Best Terrain in Utah


Pros: Terrain, Snow, Tram Club, Accessibility

Cons: gets tracked out quickly, lack of lodging

Snowbird easily has the best advanced-expert terrain in all of Utah and it, along with Alta, gets the most snow. People that ski/ride here can rip and everything can get tracked out by lunch. If you're lucky enough to be here on a powder day, it will go down as one of your best days on the mountain.   I wouldn't recommend coming here if you're uncomfortable on blacks or with people flying by you.



Pros: Variety of terrain, great staff, very reasonable lift tickets, close to town

Cons: well, too large to ski in two days if you want to call that a con.

Snowbird Mountain   General Information   Snowbird is pretty exceptional, not just in the skiing they offer but in the service they gave us bears at the hill. With 3200 vertical feet and 2500 ski able acres, within 30 minutes of the airport, this is a mountain to find a local guide if you can. Snowbird is so large, without a local guide you’re bound to miss the hidden tree stashes and lines you can climb to if you just know where to get to them. A local guide will know the avalanche prone areas along with the current prevalent conditions. When we bears (Epic Bears, from went, we had arranged with a local to spend a morning with us on the hill. I unfortunately missed the meet...
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Welcome to the White Room


Pros: Steep, deep, accessible

Cons: Limited options for beginning skiers

To say that the Wasatch mountains enfold Salt Lake City would be to imply that the Wasatch is a gentle, nurturing range. It is not. You will find (mostly) gentle passages through the range, like Emigrant Canyon; and there are inviting, lake-filled glacial cirques at the heads of many of the steepest canyons, including Big and Little Cottonwood. But the topography of the Wasatch is for the most part overwhelmingly vertical. There are other fine ski areas in the Wasatch, but Snowbird, with its 500 annual inches of snow, its 3200-foot drop, and its relentlessly steep terrain, is the area that, above all others, embodies the vertical essence of the range. Like the Wasatch itself, Snowbird...
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Wonderful time


Pros: affordable, laid back atmosphere, great snow, lots of stashes

Cons: none

My husband and I had a great time in May 09.  We had run out of snow in Montana but there was plenty left at Snowbird!!!    I love the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the terrain is incredibly diverse. Can't wait to get back there again.