Explore Snowbird like a pro.
Only a 45-minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City, Snowbird’s jaw-dropping home in Little Cottonwood Canyon makes this unparalleled resort feel worlds away. The Bird—as devotees affectionately refer to it—spans more than 2,500 acres of mountain peaks, snow-packed bowls and wide-open groomed runs. Summer at The Bird is as vibrant as winter, with hiking, scenic Tram rides, summer activities, one of the West’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations and more.
Not sure where to start? Well, you’re in the right place. This guide contains all you need to know before your arrival to Snowbird, featuring tips on where to park, rent gear, satisfy your tastebuds, shred the mountain and entertain your family and friends.
Download the Snowbird App for on-the-go access to up-to-date information on snow, canyon road conditions, lift & terrain status, parking inventory and more. Just want a quick look? Visit the Mountain Report.
The only way to access Snowbird is via Highway SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Due to the narrow canyon road and frequent snowfall, consider road and traffic conditions when planning your arrival. Review our getting here page to learn about transportation options. If you plan on driving yourself, check the canyon driving requirements for snow days to ensure your vehicle is properly equipped and compliant with state laws. We also recommend reviewing parking information to ensure you park in the lot closest to your destination, be it The Cliff Lodge (Entry 4), Mountain School (Entry 2) or Creekside (Entry 1).
For the biggest savings on lift tickets, purchase online in advance. Lift tickets are also available for purchase onsite, at full price. Ticket windows are located at Creekside (Entry 1, Level 2), the Snowbird Center (Entry 2, located on the Plaza Deck) or at The Cliff Lodge (Entry 4, Level 1).
Staying at one of our 4 slopeside 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.
Reserve your gear in advance to save big and secure more time exploring the mountain. Snowbird offers 2 convenient rental locations: at Cliff Sports (inside The Cliff Lodge and great for overnight guests) or Creekside Sports (located at Creekside and ideal for day guests), both of which offer the latest and greatest rental and demo equipment from leading ski and snowboard brands. If you’ve booked a lesson with Snowbird's Mountain School, your rentals will be waiting at Snowbird Sports at the Snowbird Center.
Yes! While Snowbird is known for its big terrain, there are still plenty of options for those just starting. And, as the locals say, "If your kids learn to ski here, they can ski anywhere." Check out our family guide to Snowbird for ski-in/ski-out daycare options, mountain school, recommendations on where to ski with your kids, off-mountain entertainment and food options for the whole family.
Whether you’re speeding through express lift lanes, relaxing in a rooftop hot tub at the Cliff Lodge or enjoying birds-eye views of the Wasatch Mountains from a helicopter, elevate your time here by upgrading your day.
Before You Arrive to Snowbird
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.
Take the stress out of mountain travel. From where to park to simple transit options, make getting here a breeze.
Your pocket trailmap, friend finder, vertical ski tracker, lift line dodger, party planner and more.
Catch the daily mountain report for snowfall, conditions and lifts & trails (plus some hot tips from our snow reporters).
A curated guide to Snowbird's kid-friendly ski runs, childcare, food and off-slope activities.
Take your time at Snowbird to the next level with Fast Tracks, spa treatments, private lessons or guided mountain experiences.
From slopeside hotel rooms to well-appointed condos, all just steps from the lifts.
Skip the schlepping. Our rental shops have you covered with the latest and greatest from Dynastar, Lange and Rossignol.
From burgers and fries to one of the most robust wine lists in Utah, it’s all on the menu at Snowbird.
Elevate your Snowbird experience with live music, themed dinners, holiday celebrations and more.
Terrain Breakdown & Openings
With 3 zones to the mountain and over 2,500 acres of skiable terrain, we share hot tips and tricks to help you find the best conditions.
Get the secret scoop from a Snowbird local on the best ways to nail your visit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll do our best to make your first time at The Bird legendary.