Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
  • Good mix of terrain with tons of vertical
  • Fewer crowds compared to resorts such as Park City
  • Luxurious day lodge and great on-mountain dining
  • No base village or accommodation



Snowbasin Resort is by far one of the best ski areas in Utah. The majority of skiers go to Deer Valley, Park City and Snowbird - that one aspect alone makes Snowbasin great, just 10 minutes further (45 minutes total) from Salt Lake City it’s a skier’s gem.


SnowbasinAlta Ski Resort
beginner11 %25 %
intermediate43 %40 %
advanced24 %35 %
expert22 %-
total runs104 116
ski area3,000ac 2,200ac
summit elevation9,350ft 10,550ft
total lifts11 11
child lift ticketFree $54
adult lift ticket$109 $104
back country
value for money
average total snowfall189″ 290″

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Snowbasin Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5
based on 34 reviews

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Average!2.6 / 5Mar 22, 2020
MHMary H.
intermediate skier
We went in mid December. It was considered early in the season and a lot of the resort was closed even though they had good snow. I would’ve enjoyed it more if more slopes would’ve been open.... More
Good!3.8 / 5Jan 22, 2020
Snowbasin ReviewsBen C.
intermediate skier
I Love this place! The variety of runs is awesome! I had a pass to this resort and it was the only one that I needed all season. I highly recommend!... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 04, 2019
Snowbasin ReviewsBryan G Z.
advanced snowboarder
Great lodging and staff! Always a great option for snowboarding the day away! So many great people to board with if you are going up alone! The chicken strips are always a must down at the lodge!... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Oct 27, 2019
Snowbasin ReviewsRobbie
advanced skier
honestly snow basin is one of my favorite all time resorts and i cant think of anywhere else where I would want to ski. I mean maybe alta, but thats every skiers dream. their resort is honestly 5 stars and is to be expected because of the 2002 winter olympics... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Jul 01, 2019
Snowbasin ReviewsSpencer L.
advanced skier
I first hit the slopes of snow basin in 2001. Their slopes are amazing. Since then I have taken my 3 kids there to learn how to ski. Their bunny hill rocks. They have nice smooth spots there, some little whoopty do’s for the kids to go up and down. They have a magic carpet for the first timer as well. Amazing area to start skiing. Now to my days of... More
Good!3.8 / 5Mar 22, 2019
DCDavid C.
intermediate skier
Less crowded than the Cottonwoods resorts, great high speed lifts and a wide variety of terrain. It's a little pricey, but most are. I personally prefer the Ogden area over the others.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Dec 04, 2018
Snowbasin ReviewsJohn P.
advanced skier
Terrain for all abilities. They have high quality Utah powder with excellent grooming on several runs. The lodges are beautiful. On mountain food rivals any ski resort in North America... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 20, 2018
Snowbasin ReviewsDouglas M.
expert skier
I grew up skiing there before the gondolas and the Olympics. I have skied alot if resorts but not many have the fun factor basin has. Open bowls fun runs between the trees. Long veritical. Great powder runs off the groomed trails. Runs for all abilities. No crowds and short liftlines. Ski the sane downhill run the had for the Olympics and letter... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 20, 2018
Snowbasin ReviewsTim C.
advanced skier
Snowbasin is the quintessential family-friendly resort. Great facilities. Great lift setup that allows for easy access for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Food choices are incredible and no one ever gives you a hard time for bringing your own sandwich and sitting at a table for a few minutes to refuel. Parking is close to the... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5May 11, 2018
Snowbasin ReviewsAndy O.
advanced skier
Utah's best kept secret. Great terrain for all abilities. You'll spend most of your time skiing the bumps, terrain parks, bowls and groomers than waiting in the lift lines. If you love powder, vertical, amazing treatment, and great food, come to Snowbasin!... More

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