Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the current weather at Snowbird? (Including current temperatures and winds, snow or rainfall, cloud cover, visibility, etc.). What is the status of the tram and lifts? Are the ski trails machine-groomed?
You can get all of the above information by visiting our Mountain Report or by calling (801) 933-2222 from Salt Lake City, or (801) 742-2222 elsewhere, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Can I bring my pet to Snowbird?
NO pets are allowed in the canyon, in the lodges, or kept in vehicles during your ski or hiking day, except by special permit (canyon residents, rescue, and assistance dogs). Little Cottonwood Canyon is part of the Salt Lake City Protected Watershed. For more information visit www.keepitpure.com
Besides skiing and snowboarding, what other winter activities are available?
Snowbird offers a wide variety of winter activities for the whole family. In addition, we offer over great restaurants and shopping. Enjoy the world-renowned Cliff Spa offering massages, wraps, yoga, weight room, full service salon, exclusive rooftop pool and hot tub.
What is Snowbird's elevation?
Snowbird’s base elevation, at the Snowbird Center, is 8,100 feet. Snowbird’s highest point is at Hidden Peak, where the tram docks—a whopping 11,000 feet.
Do I need 4-wheel drive or snow tires? What other forms of transportation are there?
By law, snow tires or chains are required on all vehicles entering the canyon from November 1st to May 1st. During heavy snowstorms, the canyon may be temporarily restricted to 4WD or chain-equipped vehicles only.
We recommend the UTA Ski Bus, which travels to the resort frequently throughout the day. For UTA Ski Bus fares and information, call UTA at (888) 743-3882 or visit www.rideuta.com.
We also recommend Canyon Transportation, a convenient shuttle servicing Salt Lake International Airport, Little Cottonwood Canyon and elsewhere in the Salt Lake Valley. Make shuttle reservations through Snowbird’s Central Reservations, or call Canyon Transportation directly at (800) 255-1841.
When can I call for lodging reservations? Is there a toll-free number for lodging reservations?
You can reach Snowbird's Central Reservations office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling their toll-free number at 1-800-232-9542, or 1-801-933-2222 or email email@example.com.
What are the normal operating hours of the tram and lifts?
Aerial Tramway: 9am - 3:45pm
Little Cloud: 9am - 3:45pm
Baby Thunder: 9am - 3:45pm
Gadzoom: 9am - 4:00pm
Gad 2: 9am - 4:00pm
Mid-Gad: 9am - 4:15pm
Wilbere: 9am - 4:30pm
Peruvian Express: 9am - 4:00pm
Chickadee: 9am - 5:00pm
Mineral Basin Express: 9am - 3:30pm
Baldy Express: 9am - 3:30pm
How difficult is Snowbird's terrain?
Beginner: 27%, Intermediate: 38%, Advanced: 35%
How do I become familiar with Snowbird's terrain??
Every morning at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 the Snowbird Mountain Hosts lead a complimentary orientation tour of the mountain departing from the Plaza Deck. Depending on the weather conditions the tour will show all three drainages of Snowbird, how to easily get around the mountain, where all the important facilities are located, and the notable landmarks. The tours are aimed at the lower level intermediate through advanced skiers and riders.
How much do tickets cost?
Visit our Tickets page or call the Snowbird Ticket Office for details, at (801) 933-2200.
What airport is closest to Snowbird? How long does it take to get from the airport to the resort?
The Salt Lake International Airport is only 29 miles from Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. If traveling by freeway, it takes approximately 40-45 minutes to reach Snowbird. Download a Driving Directions (pdf) or call (801) 933-2222 from Salt Lake City, or (801) 742-2222 from elsewhere.
Does Snowbird have medical facilities? Does Snowbird have a pharmacy?
Snowbird’s ski patrollers are professionally trained in Outdoor Emergency Care. Additionally, we have a fully staffed medical clinic, located in the Snowbird Center and open daily during the winter season. The Snowbird Center also boasts a pharmacy on level two, inside "Center Sundries."
Is there a post office?
Our United States Post Office is located in the Snowbird Center on level two, inside "Center Sundries."
Is Snowbird a ski-in, ski-out resort?
Snowbird’s Cliff Lodge is ski-in, ski-out. The Lodge at Snowbird, the Inn, and the Iron Blosam are within walking distance of the tram and chairlifts.
Do you have a child care center?
Camp Snowbird is a state-licensed, fully staffed child-care center, for children age 6 weeks to 12 years old. They offer full and half-day programs for kids, including skiing, lunch, activities and more. Advance reservations are required. For more information, call Camp Snowbird directly at (801) 933-2256 or Camp Snowbird.
What dining options are available at Snowbird?
Snowbird has 15 restaurants and convenient eateries, serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers. For more information, click HERE or call our main number: (801) 933-2222 from Salt Lake City or (801) 742-2222 from elsewhere.
What is Snowbird's mailing address?
For general mail (not shipping), send letters to:
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Attention: Employee Name & Department or Guest Name & Hotel, PO Box 929000, Snowbird Utah 84092
For shipping (UPS, Federal Express, etc.) use this address:
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Attention Employee Name & Department or Guest Name & Hotel, Utah Highway 210, Snowbird Utah 84092
How many lodges do you have? How do I call guests at the lodges?
Snowbird has 4 lodges, including the Iron Blosam, the Inn, the Lodge at Snowbird and the Cliff Lodge (the Iron Blosam consists of timeshare units, as does the Cliff Lodge’s Cliff Club). You may reach guests staying at any of our 4 lodges by calling our central switchboard: (801) 933-2222 from Salt Lake City, or (801) 742-2222 elsewhere. Operators are standing by 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
When is check in and check out at the lodges?
Cliff Lodge, Lodge at Snowbird and the Inn are 4 p.m. check-in and 11 a.m. check-out. The Iron Blosam and Cliff Club Condos are 4 p.m. for check-in with a 10 a.m. check-out.