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Bringing resources to our community.

Play Forever celebrates and enables actions that support our surrounding mountain community and the nearby Salt Lake Valley. There are many ways to Play Forever – we hope you join the cause by volunteering, contributing items or investing financially in impacting lives in the surrounding community for the better. 

Play Forever Wednesdays

Snowbird is excited to continue its work within the local community through our weekly give-back program called Play Forever Wednesdays . As a part of this initiative, $5 of every ticket sale on qualifying Wednesdays will be donated to a local organization. During the 2023-24 season, Snowbird is supporting more organizations than ever, with 21 organizations each receiving at least $2,000.

Canyon Carpool Club

To incentivize carpooling, which helps limit traffic congestion and promotes sustainable travel, Snowbird offers cars with 4+ passengers designated parking spots and a variety of surprise giveaways. On select dates throughout the winter, carpoolers are surprised with Fast Tracks upgrades, gas gift cards, swag and breakfast burritos. 


Food Donation Box


The local communities surrounding Snowbird are a part of what makes time spent here so special. When COVID-19 struck, we saw a need for assistance in our communities and worked to help meet it. Since then, local relief has become a pillar of our Play Forever initiatives, working with the Utah Food Bank, Murray City School District and other local organizations to help make a difference. 


Wasatch Adaptive Student in Sit Ski and Instructor


At Snowbird, we know skiing, snowboarding and access to the outdoors are unbeatable experiences that should be shared with everyone. To encourage more people of different abilities and different backgrounds to get involved, Snowbird works with local and national organizations to provide resources to increase participation in winter sports and outdoor activities.

Wasatch Adaptive Sports (WAS), an organization that empowers people with disabilities to get into the outdoors through a variety of recreational activities, claims its home base as Snowbird. In the winter, children, adults and veterans can participate in adaptive ski lessons. WAS also hosts several events here at Snowbird, including the Steve Young Classic and SitBird Sit Ski Camp, which provide designated time and space for adaptive athletes to meet and learn together. 

Snowbird also partners with Ski Utah and the Discover Winter program. The program aims to foster a life-long love of skiing and snowboarding amongst Utah's ethnically diverse community. People of color who live in Utah can apply to receive 4 complimentary ski or snowboard lessons, rental equipment and a Ski Utah Yeti Pass. 

Additional Snowbird partners that are committed to the Play Forever mentality include the High Fives Foundation, Snowbird Sports Education Foundation and SOS Outreach.

Wildlife at Snowbird


The environment is an integral resource for those who call Snowbird home. It's what allows us to play, work and enjoy the mountain day after day. We know that it's important to protect it now so we can continue to enjoy it far into the future. Our own commitment to protecting our mountain coupled with strategic partnerships with leading organizations such as Protect Our Winters, Breathe Utah and the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation are setting us up for seasons to come.

Play Forever in Action

Snowbird supports our community through financial contributions, in-kind giving and volunteering to strengthen the places we live, work and play.

Snowbird Powers Up

Since 1986, Snowbird has been the only resort in North America to operate a cogeneration plant. Thanks to Snowbird Power Systems, the new and improved facility will power The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Center, The Aerial Tram and other chairlifts.

  • Snowbird Power Systems enables Snowbird to avoid coal and instead uses natural gas, which emits about 50% less carbon dioxide
  • The carbon dioxide emissions saved by SPS is tis equivalent to burning over 4 million pounds of coal a year
  • Snowbird Power Systems covers over 90% of Snowbird's summer energy needs

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Leading The Way

Play Forever began as Play it Forward. It initially was a means to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 where anyone could contribute to through volunteering, carrying out small acts of kindness, providing items in need and donating to Snowbird’s Play It Forward Fund.

Snowbird’s first grant from the Play It Forward Fund was a $100,000 donation to the Utah Food Bank.

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Taking Care of Our Own

When Snowbird shut down during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we made an effort to take care of our own by holding a food drive for our family of 1,900 employees.

As a result of the shutdown Snowbird had 10,000 pounds of food about to go to waste. Five tons of that food was given to Snowbird’s full- and part-time staff.

“It was important that the food on hand went to the Snowbird family," says Snowbird's Communications Manager. "We were taking care of our own."


This Land Was Made For You and Me

Snowbird helps partners provide the community with a place to recreate by supporting conservation projects within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

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Food for Views

Snowbird takes our responsibility to support the community surrounding Little Cottonwood Canyon to heart by helping eradicate food insecurity. Yearly, Snowbird hosts Tram rides in exchange for canned food that is donated to the Utah Food Bank.

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Awards & Accomplishments

Snowbird has received dozens of state and national awards in environmental sustainability. Snowbird’s ongoing commitment to Play Forever has helped Snowbird become an industry leader in sustainability efforts.

Play Forever Donations

The Snowbird Play Forever Fund was created to provide funding in support of our community successfully navigating challenging times and continuing to thrive for generations to come.

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