Snowbird Ski Holidays
Snowbird is pressed between the steep jagged mountains of Little Cottonwood Canyon - just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City. It is by far the most photogenic of the North American resorts - the dramatic modernist style of the buildings stands boldly against the backdrop of the rugged alpine scenery and the resort projects an air of sixties 'Bond' glamour.
Skiers can now enjoy over 5,000 continuous acres of legendary downhill terrain at Snowbird and Alta on the one combined ticket.
Skiing in Snowbird
Snowbird has a reputation of mythical proportions - it offers unparalleled skiing for advanced skiers. But it's also a fantastic place for enthusiastic intermediates with a taste for a steeper pitch and exquisite snow conditions.
The Aerial Tram - the signature lift at Snowbird - rises for a staggering 2,900 feet to Hidden Peak, which is about as much vertical as you can hope to get without heli-support.
There is also a link with neighbouring powder capital Alta (no snowboarding allowed here), where you'll find charm, character and a frontier feel in possibly one of the best ski areas in the States. We think Alta's a magical place with great snow and outstanding skiing. The total combined terrain of these 2 great mountains is 5,000 skiable (but not boardable!) acres.
Another Snowbird attraction is the guided backcountry tours. If you've always wanted to get into those legendary powder caches but haven't the know-how or equipment to do it, this is the program for you.
Getting to Snowbird
Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying from London, including a brand new direct, non-stop route from Heathrow to Salt Lake City with Delta. We provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.
All of our Snowbird ski holidays include a shared, scheduled shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City, but if you want to explore some of the other fantastic Utah ski resorts, you may want the flexibility of a self-drive, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra drive fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.
- Important information
Season Mid November–Mid May Ski Area 2,500 acres Annual Snowfall 41.5 feet Number of Lifts 12 Ski Range 7,760–11,000ft Snow Making Capabilities 150 acres Blue Runs 27% Red Runs 38% Black Runs 35% Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season
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- Distance from airports
Salt Lake City 40 minutes