Number of runs: 85
Resort Height: 2469.0M
Top Lift Height: 3352.8M
Total Length of runs: 0KM
Easy runs: 23
Medium runs: 32
Difficult runs: 30
Annual Snowfall: 1270CM
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Snowbird Ski Holidays - Ski 200 days of the year
With an average of 500 inches of powder snow a year, to comes as no surprise that Snowbird is world famous for some of the best quality skiing to be found in north America and the world. The resort is so well blessed with snow that it can stay open over 200 days of the year!
Beginner skiers on holiday in Snowbird will be very pleased with the facilities on offer. There is excellent instruction available in the resort and a special dedicated beginners area is situated right beside the resort centre. This area provides the perfect environment to learn the basics away from the hustle and bustle of the main slopes. There are also 25 beginner runs to explore once you have got your confidence up.
The remaining skiing is situated in the Mineral Basin, Peruvian Gulch, in the Gad Valley and on Hidden Peak.
Last Minute Ski Holidays in Snowbird - Light Powder Snow
Intermediate skiers have a choice of 35 runs to choose from so are guaranteed to never be stuck for something new to try. Some real highlights include Bassackwards and Chip's Run, the latter a 5 km ski run scaling the full 1,100 metre vertical (the longest in the resort).
Expert skiers on holiday in Snowbird will have a ski holiday to remember. If you take the Aerial tram to the top you find yourself presented 7 or 8 double black and single black diamond ski runs. The top area of the mountain is dominated by expert level runs with many blacks that descend the full 1,100 metre vertical. Some of the most notable runs on offer at this stunning resort are Upper Cirque, Great Scott and Silver Fox. All these ski runs are greatly enjoyable because of the light powder that covers the resort.
Cheap Ski Holidays in Snowbird - Free Night Skiing Available
There is the possibility of purchasing a Ski Utah pass which allows skiing at several resorts around the area such as Deer Valley, The Canyons, Solitude and Park City. You can also avail of free ski tours around Snowbird which are tailored according to the groups level of ability and wishes.
There is the possibility of heli-skiing in the backcountry and accessing various peaks by helicopter but as you may think, there is quite a considerable cost that comes with this. However for those looking for something a little different, night skiing is available free on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
There is the possibility of purchasing a specially tailored beginners package which includes rental and lessons as well as a cheap pass that gives you access to the beginner area lifts. There are also skiing lessons in various skiing and snowboarding styles as powder skiing and telemark skiing.
Reviewers tend to rave about Snowbird's 'boarding, highlighting the resorts powder record and high capacity uplift as major attributes. The resort also scores highly for off-slope facilities including the availability of first class rentals and demo gear at Cliff Sports or Christy Sports. There you'll find boards and threads, from Burton to Betty, cool sandals, shorts and other alternative fashion items and active sportswear.
But it is probably the terrain that wins the day. Snowbird's nooks and crannies, gullies and valleys, steeps and deeps are rapidly becoming 'legendary' and the superpipe and terrain parks are constructed as soon as snow conditions permit. Located on Big Emma in Gad Valley and the Baby thunder area terrain park, the parks boast sculpted jumps, obstacles, hits and superpipe. There's something here for every level of rider - from the beginner to the awesome.
Snowbird's Mountain School offers both group and private snowboard lessons from beginner to advanced and Women's snowboard camps are offered on fixed weeks in the season, right up to the end of May in past years.
Après at Snowbird can be relaxed or sophisticated with guests generally checking out the various lounge bars or dining experiences if they're not on the tubing hill, in the pool, taking a trip to Salt Lake City or maybe even night skiing. The Tram Club, not owned by Snowbird so separate membership is required, is one of the liveliest spots with weekly live and DJ music and a good range of drinks. 'Jazz at the Bird' features regular performances by respected jazz artists from around the world.
The Wildflower Lounge is the place to play some pool, have a cool beer and cosy up to the big fireplace in a spacious and casual hangout. The Lodge Club at Pool Level at the Lodge serves drinks and snacks in an intimate, quiet setting. The Club's coconut beer battered shrimps are a Snowbird vacation "must try" menu item! Another good choice, the El Chanate Cantina has a 'South of the Border' flavour. The TV sets are tuned to the big game, and there are plenty of spicy snacks, chips and salsa to go with that margarita or bottle of cerveza.
Cliff Lodge's ice-skating rink and tubing hill offer alternate evening activities.
The emphasis at Snowbird is on high quality health and leisure on and off the slopes. One of the resort's major assets is the Cliff Spa, one of the finest destination spas in the US, which occupies 28,000 square feet at the top of the Cliff Lodge. Here you will find workout rooms featuring Kaiser pneumatic resistance equipment and free weights, a full range of cardiovascular machines, an aerobic exercise room with suspended wood floor, 20 spa treatment rooms, separate women's and men's saunas, steam room, solarium, full-service beauty salon 60-foot rooftop pool and a giant whirlpool. Available body treatments include thallasotherapy, herbal wrap, mud baths, balneotherapy and facials - of which there are nine varieties. Massage is also taken to the level of a fine art with aromatherapy, Shiatsu, self-heating sea mud pack, herbal, salt glow and mud bath combinations all possible.
Snowbird has a family tubing area, games rooms and swimming pools in each accommodation complex.
Excursions are easy to downtown Salt Lake City, where you can visit the historic Temple Square, world headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormons), as well as the city's dynamic shopping district. In winter, the hot Utah Jazz NBA basketball team holds forth in the Delta Center downtown, and you can buy game tickets at Snowbird.
Other spectator sports include the Utah Grizzlies hockey team at E Center. The turn-of-the-century silver mining town of Park City, with its myriad of boutiques and funky bars, as well as the bobsled and luge venues for the forthcoming 2002 Winter Olympics is also an easy drive as is Great Salt Lake, one of the natural wonders of the western United States. Other nearby attractions include the town of Heber with its famous vintage Heber Valley Historical Railroad, which makes excursions along the Provo River.
Snowbird's dozen or so restaurants have a reputation for high calibre cuisine, they also offer a remarkably diverse range of menu styles, with ingredients sourced from all over the world. Take the Steak Pit for example, not only serving great steak but also Alaskan king crab, Australian lobster tail, shrimp, scallops and salmon. A local favourite for more than 25 years, the dedicated staff is as famous for its longevity as for its impeccable service.
The Wildflower mixes Mediterranean cuisine with an intimate, candlelit dining room, and vistas of snow-covered trees for a truly memorable meal. For a unique Mexican menu try El Chanate. This is also a great casual place for a quick snack and a margarita.
At The Lodge Bistro, ranked as one of the top 20 restaurants in the region, the chef uses fresh ingredients from dewey fields, sweet streams and herb studded mountains to prepare classic French bistro cuisine. Traditional dishes like French onion soup, duck cassoulet, and tarte tatin recall the vibrant flavours of well-loved French neighbourhood cafés.
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