5 reasons to ski Snowbasin this season
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Get out that paper chain and start the countdown: there are less than 100 days until ski season! Magical days of powder snow seem a long way off amid the still sweltering summer heat, but now is the time to secure your season ski passes.
If you’ve never skied at Snowbasin Resort, it’s time to find out what it’s all about!
Closer than you think
Snowbasin is nestled in the back of the Wasatch Range, just below the historic peaks of Mount Ogden. The resort sits on its own mountain, so even though it seems remote, it’s practically right in your backyard if you’re a Davis or Weber County local. The family-friendly resort is hard to beat for accessibility — 20 minutes from Ogden, 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, and an hour from Park City and Cache Valley. Most of this route is easily passable on highways rather than winding mountain roads, which is always a plus for winter driving.
Less stress, more time skiing
Once you get there, the last thing you want to do is fight for a parking spot…then pay an arm and a leg for it. With the addition of 435 parking spaces last season, Snowbasin has more parking spaces than any other resort in Utah. The best part? It’s free! The resort also offers free shuttles to ensure a quick and stress-free start to your day on the mountain.
Snowbasin has invested in one of the most advanced lift systems available: two gondolas, one tram, four express lifts, two lifts, two carpet lifts and a manual tow. This translates to less time waiting in queues and more wasted time! Ski Magazine has ranked Snowbasin among the best and fastest lifts in 2022.
With 3,000 vertical feet and over 3,000 skiable acres of powder, Snowbasin offers prime terrain for every type of skier.
Not only does Snowbasin have expanded beginner terrain and a renowned family area, the resort is also home to open bowls, world-class snow groomers and Olympic-level runs. Visitors can step into the boots of an Olympian and try their hand at two Olympic tracks that are still in place today: the Grizzly Downhill (men’s course) and Wildflower Downhill (women’s course) were used in the 2002 Winter Olympics and are known as some of the toughest in sport.
Food may not be your first priority when thinking about where to ski this season, but once you discover the world-class restaurants at Snowbasin, it just might be. Rated one of the best dishes in the industry by Ski Magazine, foodies will find their happiness tasting the wide variety of cuisines at Snowbasin.
Snowbasin has six refreshment points spread across the resort’s 3,000 acres, making refueling easily accessible wherever you are on the mountain and anything else you fancy!
If you’re not convinced yet, Snowbasin’s immaculate lodges and facilities will surely win you over.
With crackling fires, comfy seating, and the best bathrooms in the industry (chandeliers!), Snowbasin lodges provide the perfect winter warm-up, hangout, and mountain escape. Earl’s Lodge at the base and Needles Lodge have been recently renovated, and the breathtaking views from John Paul Lodge and Needles Lodge at 8,700 feet don’t hurt either!
Get your season passes today
Ready to start planning your trip to Snowbasin? The Snowbasin Premier Pass offers unlimited winter access (no blackout dates), plus access to the summer gondola and Oktoberfest until the end of September, plus five days at sister resort Snowbasin, Sun Valley, Idaho. Season pass prices go up September 9, so head over to Snowbasin.com to save on an entire year of adventure.