One of the Countries Oldest Resorts

Snowbasin Ski Resort

Averages 300 Inches of snowfall yearly.

Snowbasin came to be in 1940, yet the lift infrastructure is modern and trendy. Traditionally, this resort doesn’t attract the same crowds as some of the more well-known ski areas, but it can get quite busy during peak season. Snowbasin is definitely on the larger side (think: 2,950 acres), with 106 designated runs, 11 lifts, two gondolas, a small tram, a high-speed 6-pack chair lift, and two express quad chairs. Therefore, it’s incredibly easy to rack up a ton of vertical in one day.
Although Snowbasin receives 300 inches of snowfall per year, it still uses snow machines on 20% of its terrain. The base elevation sits at 6,391 ft with a summit elevation of 9,350 ft, allowing for 2,959 ft of vertical drop.

Snowbasin does not have any on-mountain lodging accommodations (which is a surprise given its extravagant lodging infrastructure). The closest lodging options can be found in the Upper Ogden Valley. Similarly, there are no dining or nightlife options at Snowbasin, and aprés-ski life is virtually nonexistent. There is a restaurant and bar at Earl’s Lodge, though it only stays open until 5 pm (6 pm on the weekends).

Visit this resort using your Ikon Pass, Gold Pass, Yeti Pass, Mountain Collective Pass, or Ski Utah Passport. If you’re visiting during the summer months, you can find ample hiking opportunities, as well as plenty of museums and attractions to explore in Ogden Valley.
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