Snowbird 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 six high-speed detachable quads and four doubles (most with arm and leg rests) and three conveyer lifts.

Uphill Capacity:
17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour.


2,500 acres.

27 percent beginner, 38 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced/expert.

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.

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).

Mountain School:
Snowbird’s Mountain School offers a plethora of instruction from class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps.

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.

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.

15 serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers.


The Cliff 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.