We have put together a list of everything you need to know about Snowbasin.
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Snowbasin is a world-class ski resort located on the backside of the Wasatch Range. It is known for its expansive skiable terrain and having the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. It gained international acclaim when it served as a venue for the downhill and super-G events during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
- Beginner runs: 11%
- Intermediate runs: 43%
- Advanced runs: 24%
- Expert runs: 22%
- Total ski runs: 104
- Terrain Parks: 4
- Summit elevation: 9350 feet
- Skiable area: 3000 acre
- Average Snowfall: 300 inch
Snowbasin Trail Map
Snowbasin Lift Tickets
Snowbasin offers several lift ticket options. Below are the differences between the options.
Day Lift Ticket
Snowbasin day lift ticket prices are available in fall each season. The pricing varies depending on your ski date with higher pricing on Fridays, weekends, and holidays. Children aged 4 and under can ski for free.
Snowbasin offers two types of season passes, which are available for purchase pre-ski season.
- Premier Pass: This pass gives you unlimited access to Snowbasin with no blackout dates, including summer access. There is also an option to get a Premier Platinum pass at an additional $400 for an Ikon Base Pass.
- Value Pass: This pass gives you unlimited access to Snowbasin except on blackout dates.
You can access Snowbasin on 2 types of Ikon Passes. Ikon passes are available for purchase pre-ski season until around the end of November and are ideal for people planning to ski at multiple resorts. The differences between the passes are highlighted below.
- Ikon Pass gives unlimited access to 15 resorts and up to 7 days each at 40 ski resorts with no blackout dates throughout the ski season. You can access Snowbasin for a total of 7 days.
- Ikon Base Plus Pass gives unlimited access to 14 ski resorts and up to 5 days each at 41 destinations with some blackout dates. You can access Snowbasin for a total of 5 days, except on backout dates.
The Mountain Collective Pass provides 2-day access each to 24 ski resorts across 5 continents with no blackout dates.
- Mountain Access: 2 days total at Snowbasin.
- Additional Benefits: Half-price for additional days at the Collective resorts and lodging deals.
- Ideal for: People who want to ski at multiple ski resorts for a short period.
Snowbasin Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Snowbasin Ski School offers some award-winning programs as well as group and private lessons. The lesson check-in location is outside the Learning Center, conveniently located where rentals can be picked up from.
- Youth Lessons: These lessons are for children aged 3 to 12 with small class sizes. If you want multiple lessons, there are weekend/seasonal programs available.
- Adult Group Lessons:
- Private Lessons: This customized lesson can have up to 5 people and will work from the lowest ability level of the participants.
- Learn & Earn Program: This program is designed to introduce first-timers to snowsports with the focus of improving ski or ride skills over 3 years. The year 1 program includes 3 group lessons, a seasonal rental package, and a season pass after completing the lessons. In year 2 of the program, you can also keep the rental package after completing the lessons
- Adaptive Sports: There are adaptive lessons provided by Ogden Valley Adaptive Sports. You can find out more here.
Nearest Town to Snowbasin
The nearest town to Snowbasin Ski Resort is Ogden, Utah, located approximately 21 miles away. Skiers often stay in Ogden due to its convenient proximity to the resort, and because it offers a range of accommodations, restaurants, and amenities, as well as its own unique art scene and vibrant nightlife. Ogden is also close to other notable resorts within an hour’s drive including Powder Mountain, Park City Mountain, and Deer Valley Resort.
On Mountain Dining
Although Snowbasin has only a few on mountain dining, they are all highly-rated.
Located at the top of the Needles Gondola, the lodge provides panoramic mountain views along with grill items, gourmet soups, artisan sandwiches, and a variety of local beers.
Opening hours (subject to change): 9 am-3:30 pm (Mon-Sun)
At the base of the mountain, Earl's Lodge serves breakfast and lunch. Their menu typically includes burgers, fresh salads, made-to-order sandwiches, and homemade pizzas.
Opening hours (subject to change): TBA
John Paul Lodge
Found at the top of the John Paul Express lift, this lodge offers stunning views of the Ogden Valley. It has a variety of food from Bavarian pretzels to hearty grill items.
Opening hours (subject to change): 11 am-3 pm (Mon-Fri), 9:30 am-3 pm (Sat-Sun)
Snowbasin Contact Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there ski packages to Snowbasin?
When is the best time to go skiing in Snowbasin?
January and February are a great time to go. Being a smaller resort, Snowbasin has smaller crowds throughout the season. However, it still attracts holiday goers in December, Martin Luther King weekend and President's Day weekend.