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A scenic 45-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City, Snowbird’s jaw-dropping home in Little Cottonwood Canyon makes this unparalleled resort feel worlds away. While some people know Snowbird for its champagne powder and large snow totals, summers at The Bird can’t be topped. With hiking, scenic Aerial Tram rides, summer activities and one of the West’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations, it can be hard to know where to start. 

This guide contains all you need to know before your arrival to Snowbird, featuring parking information, tips on riding the nation’s first and only Tram rooftop balconies, insight on activities that will keep you smiling all day, dining recommendations for satisfying your tastebuds and advice for enjoying Oktoberfest.

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Download the Snowbird App for on-the-go access to up-to-date information on weather, lift & trail status, summer activities and more. Just want a quick look? Visit the Summer Report.

The only way to access Snowbird is via SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Located a short drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowbird is the ideal place to find a reprieve from the summer heat. For those driving, it will take about 45 minutes. Snowbird works with multiple ground transportation companies. Please learn more at During Oktoberfest, make sure to utilize Snowbird’s Free Ride Down program if you plan on enjoying local brews.

Snowbird offers over 20 summer activities, including Summer Scenic Tram Rides, Peruvian Chairlift rides, the Alpine Slide, Mountain Coaster, Guided Hiking and more. This summer, Snowbird will also offer rides atop the Tram in the all-new rooftop balconies—the first of their kind in the United States—as an add-on for an additional cost.

An All-Day Activity Pass can be purchased online in advance and provides unlimited access to Scenic Tram Rides, Peruvian Chairlift, the Mountain Coaster, ZipWhipper®, Alpine Slide, Ropes Course, Summer Tubing, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampoline, Tree Climb, Spider Mountain and more for one low price. Some activities—like Gemstone Mining and Tram rooftop balcony access—are not included, but remain available for separate purchase.

Plus, when you book lodging through Snowbird, you'll qualify for an exclusive discount of 20% off All-Day Activities Passes and Summer Scenic Tram Rides with the Snowbird & Save lodging guest deal. 

Staying at one of our 4 mountain-side lodging properties is the best way to experience Snowbird. Choose between condo and hotel-style accommodations with amenities including on-site dining, fitness rooms, pools, hot tubs and the world-class Cliff Spa. Plus, when you stay with us, you save with us, through Snowbird & Save.

Absolutely! Summer at Snowbird offers family-friendly fun for kids of all ages, ensuring options for everyone from activities to dining. Check out our Summer Activities for more information.

Summer at Snowbird offers so many options that it can feel challenging to know where to start. While we recommend booking an overnight stay to enjoy amenities like our 3 outdoor pools, we’ve got you covered whether you’re joining us for a day or an extended stay. Learn more about mastering summer at Snowbird on our blog.

To save time so you can do it all, purchase All-Day Activity Passes and Summer Scenic Tram Ride tickets online then utilize our Pick-Up Boxes to skip the ticket window and get to fun faster. Bonus: You also get the best prices when you purchase online.

Check out our Guide to Oktoberfest to make the most of one of the West’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations. For information on special activations and happenings each weekend, check out our events calendar

Whether hiking among wildflowers or skiing over-your-head powder, Snowbird is a one-of-a-kind. Return to Snowbird in the winter to ski and snowboard some of North America's most striking terrain. New to the Bird: Winter has everything you need to know—from navigating the mountain to mountainside amenities—to make the most of your winter experience. 

All Things Summer

There's nothing like summer in the mountains. Get the lay of the land so you can do it all while you're here—from summer activities to hiking to mountainside lodging.

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5 Unforgettable Hikes

Check out the stunning wildflowers & dramatic landscapes on these 5 unforgettable hikes around Snowbird.

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Relaxing at The Cliff Spa

From its breathtaking views to its incredible spa facilities, The Cliff Spa is ready to take all your stress and worries and melt them away.

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Insider Tips for Oktoberfest

Tips and tricks from an insider to get the most out of your Snowbird Oktoberfest experience. 

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The Bird Rundown

We get it. Your time here is valuable. That’s why we’ve broken down the logistics of visiting Snowbird so you can save your energy for the mountain.


Visiting Snowbird This Winter?

Check out New to the Bird: Winter for tips and tricks on visiting Snowbird like a local, from dreamy powder turns to mountainside cuisine and lodging. 

New to the Bird: Winter

Winter visitor's guide.


Still Have Questions?

We can’t wait for you to explore Snowbird. (Spoiler alert: We think you’re going to love it.) If you have questions, email us at  or give us a call at 801.933.2222. We’ll do our best to make your first time at The Bird legendary.

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