Reservations Required this Season
As part of Operation Stay Safe, we are implementing an online parking reservation system to help us manage the number of people at Snowbird. Let’s shred it, not spread it.
Reserve Your Free Parking Spot
As part of Operation Stay Safe, Snowbird has implemented an online parking reservation system to help us ensure the wellbeing of all through the careful management of the number of people at the resort at any given time. Whether you’re a season passholder coming for a few powder-day laps or a family looking to enjoy a day on snow together, you will need to let us know you’re coming. This means when you plan a trip to Snowbird, you are going to have a great experience – you know you will have a spot to park and plenty of room to spread out on the mountain. You can begin booking reservations using the calendar below.
Check out this YouTube tutorial for detailed instructions on exactly how to get started booking your reservations.
Get Your Spot, Get Your Turns. How to Park at Snowbird.
Parking Reservation System
How Many Days Can I Reserve
All guests of driving age (16 or older) can have up to a total of 14 days reserved at a time during the season , which can be done by reserving parking for 7 Advance Days and 7 Week-Of Days. Our goal is to allow guests to ski and ride on the days they wish, therefore additional parking inventory will be released on a limited, rolling basis. Furthermore, afternoon parking will be released daily, if available. Check parking availability often so you can reserve your spots.
The 7 Advance Days let you plan for important days, like a family vacation, throughout the entire season. The 7 Week-Of Days let you have spontaneous days of skiing and riding during the next rolling, 7-days starting that day. This means you can have up to 14 Total Reserved Days at any given time.
Insider scoop! As your Advance Days fall into the current 7-day window, they become Week-Of Days and you can book another Advance Day. With Week-Of Days, a new day becomes available to book every day (the 8th day out). For example, if today is January 1, you can now book January 8 because it is now part of the 7 Week-of Days.
How to Manage Your Reservations
The deadline to cancel your parking reservation is 7 am on your reserved date. If you do not show up for your parking reservation and do not cancel by the 7 am deadline, the penalties outlined below will go into effect. You can view our full Terms & Conditions here .
- First No-Show: You will receive a courtesy reminder email.
- Second No-Show: You will lose your next booked reservation.
- Third & Subsequent No-Shows: You will lose all future booked reservations.
We will scan for parking reservations during our lift operating hours, every day we are open, to provide you with flexibility on your arrival time to the resort. You do not need to arrive and scan in by a certain time in the morning to avoid being penalized as a no-show. You must scan in before our lift operations close or cancel by the 7 am deadline to avoid a no-show penalty.
If there are extenuating circumstances which impact full resort operations (e.g., an extended canyon closure), we will waive the no-show policy and inform you of that adjustment if you have booked for the impacted day.
How to Cancel Parking Reservations
The best way to book, manage and cancel parking reservations is through the ParkWhiz app . You can also cancel through your confirmation email on the page with the QR code.
How to Cancel Using the ParkWhiz App
- Download the ParkWhiz app .
- If you already have an account and used it to reserve your parking, login using that email address.
- If you do not have an account, sign up using the email address you used to make your parking reservations.
- Tap on “My Parking” on the navigation at the bottom of the screen to view all of your upcoming reservations.
- Scroll to locate the reservation you want to cancel.
- Tap the “Cancel” icon and subsequent cancelation confirmation prompt.
- Confirm reservation is canceled by viewing the pop-up notification, receiving your cancelation confirmation email and/or checking your upcoming reservation list.
Other Things to Know About Parking For The 2020-21 Season
Guests staying at a Snowbird lodging property (The Cliff Lodge, The Cliff Club, The Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam) do not need a parking reservation. If you are staying in Little Cottonwood Canyon but not in one of the properties listed above, you will need a reservation to access the parking lot. For homeowners and guests staying on the Bypass road, ski access is permitted.
A portion of parking inventory has been released for dates starting now, through the beginning of May. Additional inventory will open every Monday at Noon MST. We are only releasing a portion of parking spot inventory in accordance with Operation Stay Safe so that we may remain nimble and able to adjust as needed based on the pandemic, user patterns, open lifts/terrain and weather/conditions.
We will also be releasing additional inventory for afternoon arrivals, based on the number of guests departing the resort and other variables, such as the weather and wind forecast. For example: if it’s a bluebird day and guests are leaving after their morning laps, we will add more spaces for afternoon parking reservations. But, if it’s fresh after a storm and there are delays because of avalanche mitigation, we are unlikely to release additional afternoon spaces. Please check daily starting in the late morning to lock in those post-lunch laps.
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Snowbird Parking FAQ's
As part of Operation Stay Safe, we are implementing an online parking reservation system for all free Snowbird parking lots. This means that whether you’re a season passholder coming for a few powder day laps or a family looking to enjoy a full day on the mountain, you will need to let us know you’re coming by booking a parking reservation in advance at snowbird.com/parking.
Our goal has always been, and will continue to be, to provide our guests with a great and safe Snowbird experience. Implementing the parking reservation system as part of Operation Stay Safe will help us ensure the wellbeing of all through the careful management of the number of people at the resort at any given time. By managing the number of people on property, Snowbird guests can know that when they plan a trip to visit us, they are going to have a great experience – they will know they have a spot to park when they get here and plenty of room to spread out on the mountain.
This season will be like no other and, consistent with our top priority of the wellbeing of all, we are undertaking Operation Stay Safe. Operation Stay Safe includes all of the actions we are taking to prioritize the wellbeing of our guests, employees and community for the duration of the season.
The parking system is implemented at all free Snowbird parking lots, including the Bypass Road. For those without a parking reservation, valet parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at both the Snowbird Center and Cliff Lodge. Parking along the side of SR-210 between Entry 1 and 4 will also be available without a parking reservation on a first-come, first-served basis, when conditions allow. Availability of this option will be determined daily by UDOT based on conditions and will be communicated via our Mountain Report daily by 7 am.
We allow a maximum of 7 advance reservation parking days for each guest. If you’re getting an error message trying to book reservations, it’s likely that you are already holding 7 advance days under your email. To manage and view your reservations, visit the My Account page on parkwhiz.com.
The parking Terms and Conditions can be found here.