If your still loooking at getting in some turns Snowbird is still open for business. We hit it up last May and it was extremely good! Snowbird or as the locals call it "The Bird" has everything we skiers and boarders crave. The resort is nestled at the upper end of the legendary Little Cottonwood Canyon which sits smack dab in the middle of the Wasatch Mountain range and it's know for it's light, dry Utah Powder.
Scott Evans Skiing the ultimate "Hollywood" Line at Snowbird
The average snowfall in the canyon exceeds over 500 inches making The Bird an ideal stop for some late spring skiing. Snowbird is open until May 27th and they're offerning some great ski and stay packages. With four slopeside lodging options to choose from amounting to a total of 882 rooms and plenty of restaraunt choices.
it’s pretty easy to see why Snowbird is the place to go to get after some late Spring Skiing!
It’s not uncommon to have Ullr the Snow God drop a good dump of snow during April and May either and give you a little untracked.
With over 2500 skiable acres, a vertical drop of 3240 feet, 500 inches annual snow, 1 tram, 4 quads and six doubles you can see this place can be a lot of fun and with that type of uphill horsepower you have easy access to one of my favorite skiing playgrounds.
Bob dropping in to some Springtime Fun!
As far as the riding goes, it’s first rate and there’s nothing better than long high speed cruiser laps on the intermediate/advanced Chips Run which goes from the top of the upper tram to the lower Tram Deck at the base of the mountain. Chips Run winds its way down the middle of the Peruvian Bowl and If the 2.5 mile groomed run doesn’t get the legs pumped up then just pop over into Gad Valley for plenty more groomers.
If you’re like me and like some steep, which by the way there’s plenty of that at The Bird, then slip into one of my favorite haunts in Mineral Bowl and ride the rocky crags known as the Bookends. There’s plenty of nail biting terrain that will make the most advanced riders get a little pucker!
Dan Herby Having some fun in the BookEnds
Coming in Hot
A little Shotz Ski Apres on our Condo Deck
On my last trip to the Bird with Scott Evans the originator of the Shotz Ski, we met up by chance with a group of Polish skiers in one of the many outdoor heated swimming pools. This group traveled all the way from Poland to ski the Bird. This ended up being a Cultural experience as the Poles introduced us to their homemade vodka and many drinking songs. (I think) Not to be rude, we had to reciprocate and introduce them to the World Famous Shotz Ski! Just doing our part as Goodwill ambassadors.