Location: Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta.
Lifts: One Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including five high-speed detachable quads and five doubles (most with arm and leg rests), and two conveyer lifts.
Uphill Capacity: 17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour.
Acreage: 2,500 acres.
Terrain: 27 percent beginner, 38 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced/expert.
Elevation: Top of resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes.
Longest Run: Chip’s Run, 2.5 miles.
Longest Descent: Gad Valley, 3.5 miles.
Terrain Park: The Snowbird Terrain Park is located on the lower part of the Big Emma run. It is accessed by the Mid Gad or Gadzoom lifts.
Snowfall: Snowbird averages approximately 500 inches of low-density, “dry” Utah powder annually. Thanks to ideal geography and a phenomenon called Lake Effect, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known worldwide.
Season: Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season, mid-November through May (conditions permitting).
Mountain School: Snowbird’s Mountain School offers a plethora of instruction from class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps.
Accessibility: Snowbird is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport with more than 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities and 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Snowbird is a scenic 45-minute drive from the airport, making same-day skiing and flying a reality.
Lodging: Four slopeside lodges – the Cliff Lodge, Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam – offer rooms by the night, week or longer as well as timeshare opportunities. Snowbird offers 882 total rooms.
Restaurants:15 serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers.
Spa: The luxurious Cliff Spa on the top two floors of the Cliff Lodge offers a full complement of services provided by a staff of 40 trained massage therapists, facialists and other specialists.
Meeting Space: Snowbird’s mountain village includes 50,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space that includes contemporary A/V equipment, conference services and catering and an outdoor tent with a 1,000-person capacity.
Sister Resort: Zermatt, Switzerland.