About Snowbird

🧮 Learn about Snowbird and find out a few awe-inspiring stats.

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

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.

Mountain Stats

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.


2,500 acres.

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).

Resort Info

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.

4 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. View Snowbird's seasonal lodging specials.

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.

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. View The Cliff Spa's facility and treatments.

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.

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Planning Your Snowbird Trip

We can't wait to see you at Snowbird! Review a few of our resort policies so you're better prepared to spend an incredible trip in the mountains. 

All points of sale at Snowbird restaurants, retail stores, lodging properties, the spa, summer activities, parking & valet. Snowbird is accepting credit, debit and mobile pay.

Reverse ATMs are available at no charge and are located at the Snowbird Center on Level 1 next to Wings and on Level 2 in the Snowbird Center lounge along with The Cliff Lodge lobby. Prepaid debit cards from the Reverse ATMs are accepted anywhere, not just Snowbird.

No weapons of any kind are permitted on Snowbird property. Please lock them securely in your vehicle while visiting Snowbird.

Snowbird is a non-smoking resort. Outdoor smoking is only permitted in designated areas, 25 feet from any entrance, exit, window, or air intake.

No pets are allowed in the canyon, in the lodges or kept in vehicles during your visit, except by special permit (canyon residents, rescue and ADA service dogs). Little Cottonwood Canyon is part of the Salt Lake City Protected Watershed. For more information, visit keepitpure.com.

Snowbird is a part of POWDR, a family owned and operated adventure lifestyle company.

Snowbird Resources

9385 S. Snowbird Center Dr.
Snowbird, UT 84092-9000
Snowbird Information
Switchboard: 801.933.2222
Directions & trail maps