More Snow. More Steeps. Less People. Michael Bennett, Managing Director

"Snowbird is a very special place and lies near the top of the list of best places I've ever skied. The tram (cable car to you and I) lifts you high up from the base area to some of the most incredible terrain on the planet. The average annual snowfall stats tell a very happy tale and a powder day here will live long in the memory. I love the Cliff Lodge hotel, a striking chunk of Bauhaus style architecture set hard against the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains."

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
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Distance from airports
Salt Lake City 40 minutes