Count it up.
Averaging more than 500 inches of snowfall a year, Snowbird is celebrating 50 years as North America’s most accessible alpine resort destination. Located just 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowbird provides year-round big mountain experiences at the top of Utah through its iconic Aerial Tram and 2,500 acres of legendary terrain. For more information, conditions, events and more, download the Snowbird app.
“My underlying dream for Snowbird is the creation of a year-round resort, which respects and complements the beauty and inspiration of this natural setting – a place dedicated to increasing human understanding through the enhancement of body, mind and spirit.” - Co-Founder Dick Bass
Snowbird strives to provide a welcoming environment and a place of belonging for all guests. We are committed to learning and growing. We do not stand for discrimination or harassment of any kind. Further, we stand for diversity of thought, background, race, sexual orientation, gender and belief. Learn more about Snowbird's Play Forever commitment to our environment and community.
Trail & Village Maps
- Winter Trail Map (pdf)
- Full Winter Trail Map (pdf)
- Summer Activity Map (pdf)
- Summer Trail Map (jpg)
- Village Map (pdf)
Directions to Snowbird
To Snowbird from Salt Lake City International Airport
Take I-80 east to I-215 south. Take Exit 6 (6200 South) and go east on 6200 South, toward the mountains. This road will lead you straight to UT-210 and up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird.
Curious about the mountain? Here are a few fun facts and mountain stats to keep you ready for more leg-burning, winter powder days and relaxing, cool-breezed summer activities at The Bird.
Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta.
One Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including 6 high-speed detachable quads and 4 doubles (most with arm and leg rests) and 3 conveyor lifts.
17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour.
27% beginner, 38% intermediate, 35% advanced/expert.
The top of the resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, the lowest point on the mountain is at the bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately 7 minutes.
Chip’s Run, 2.5 miles.
Gad Valley, 3.5 miles.
The Snowbird Terrain Park is located off of Easy Street alongside Alice Avenue. It is accessed by the Baby Thunder lift.
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.
Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season, mid-November through May (conditions permitting).
Snowbird’s Mountain School offers a plethora of instruction from class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps. Learn more about Snowbird's ski and snowboard lessons.
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 40-minute drive from the airport, making same-day skiing and flying a reality. Get directions to Snowbird.
Snowbird is home to 15 restaurants serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers. View our dining overview.
If you're searching for good times and mountain libations, Snowbird has 5 bars with on-mountain and year-round options. View Snowbird's bars.
Snowbird’s mountain village includes 80,000 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. Learn more about hosting events at Snowbird.