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Higway 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon
Snowbird, UT 84092-9000
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Overview by Alistair Wearmouth

Snowbird's Aerial Tram plows into the early morning mist, packed to the hilt with lucky skiers, mountain rescue crews, and liftees, all expectantly awaiting just one thing: first tracks down the slopes of one of North America's top-rated resorts.

And even though the scenery remains shrouded in a thick blanket as we reach the top of 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, the run home certainly doesn't disappoint, with a gleeful (if not always graceful) glide down blues, blacks, cat tracks, and steep bowls that ends all too swiftly. Good thing, then, there's time to squeeze in one re-run before the tram's official 9 a.m. opening ...

Utah's "Bird" has everything going in its favor, including pages of good press and the perfect location. Just 29 miles from Salt Lake City airport and its hundreds of daily domestic and international flights, the big selling point here is you can fly and ski on the same day to max out long-weekend slope time.

Tucked up in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird's geographic aspect performs a meteorological trick known as the "Lake Effect" to bestow dumps of dry, fluffy powder on the steep canyon sides. Indeed, the quantities are epic, including a record 633 inches for the 2004-05 season that astonishingly kept skiers on the slopes until the July 4th weekend.

Eighty-five runs lace a monumental 2,500 acres, with the mountain's front face brimming with double-black chutes and long black-diamond runs that will appeal to intermediate skiers and hucksters alike. For a slightly less demanding time, drop over the back into 500-acre Mineral Basin, with a more open aspect and some easier cruisers to loosen things up.

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Average Snowfall
500 Inches
Skiable Acreage
Vertical Drop
3240 feet
27% beginner, 38% intermediate, 35% advanced
Number of Runs
Number of Lifts
Mid-November to Mid-May
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Weather for Snowbird

Current Conditions:
Fair, 41 F
Wed - Sunny. High: 86 Low: 50
Thu - Partly Cloudy. High: 90 Low: 55
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 92 Low: 55
Sat - Mostly Sunny. High: 93 Low: 58
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 94 Low: 60

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  • Ski Lifts Open:
    4 of 13
  • Trails:
    47 of 168
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Last Updated: December 08 2014 02:22 PM

Traveler Reviews of Snowbird

Vince rates Snowbird
The snow hasn't yet arrived in force, but we had a great time. Lines weren't long and it beats the best the East coast has to offer.
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diana rates Snowbird
Snowbird is amazing! I usually can only make it out to Utah one or two time a year, but every time I go I hit up Snowbird! On pow days this mountain is epic! The tram allows you to ski so much vertical in one day. I definitely recommend trying this place out!. Pros: The pow pow. Cons: Long lines.
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