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3925 East Snowbasin Road
Huntsville, UT 84317
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Overview by Alistair Wearmouth

Given that Snowbasin hosted the downhill, super-G, and combined events during the 2002 Winter Olympics, it's not as if this place is a big secret. But you'd be forgiven for thinking that as you barrel down yet another deserted slope with bluebird skies up high, the sun shining down, and perfect conditions under-ski. Snowbasin is skiing at its finest, and it appears that's the way the regulars and locals want to keep it: "We don't want to spread the word," was the common refrain from fellow chairlift riders when they heard they were onboard with a big-mouth journalist.

It's certainly not bad press that's holding back the floodgates. In a state spoiled with 11 world-class resorts all within 60 miles of Salt Lake International Airport, Snowbasin rises to the top for terrain, scenery, and snow. No, the problem—if you can call it that—is that there's not a bed to be had within 15 minutes of the resort. As a result, Snowbasin is a popular day trip for those holing up in Park City (71 miles), Salt Lake City (33 miles), or even nearby Ogden (17 miles). But skiers fond of multi-day package trips with ski-in, ski-out convenience likely opt for other Salt Lake-area resorts.

However, things could be changing for the private resort on Utah's Wasatch-Cache National Forest holdings. Plans are being hatched to develop the base area in the next five years or so with lodging and grander resort amenities. Meaning what? Go now and get in on the locals' "little big secret" before the condos and that all-important destination-resort tag take hold.

Start your day by loosening up on the mostly blue cruisers on the eastern Strawberry Peak side of the

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Price
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Average Snowfall
300 Inches
Skiable Acreage
3000
Vertical Drop
2950 feet
Terrain:
20% beginner, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced
Number of Runs
104
Number of Lifts
11
Season
Late November to early April
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Weather for Snowbasin

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Mostly Cloudy, 41 F
Forecast:
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 38
Fri - PM Showers. High: 60 Low: 38
Sat - Rain. High: 45 Low: 28
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 46 Low: 29
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 45 Low: 27


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Last Updated: April 21 2014 03:01 PM

Traveler Reviews of Snowbasin


Jan84 rates Snowbasin
Fantastic Utah resort, within easy range of Salt Lake City. The vibe here is very mellow and open, in part because the lack of on-resort lodging limits the crowds somewhat. Not being an expert skier or anything, I thought Snowbasin had some really awesome blue runs that were long, challenging in parts, but very rewarding.
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