If you’re thinking of going on a ski vacation this season congratulations! Skiing vacations are probably the most enjoyable way to spend hard earned time off from work. This article is for anyone considering his or her trip to Snowbird Utah. I will cover some basic facts of why Snowbird is an excellent choice for your ski vacation destination!
1) Snowbird is nested in the Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range which is part of the Rocky Mountains. Located only 24 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport it’s a very short drive for those traveling a long distance by air. The Canyon in which Snowbird resides is also home to the Alta Ski Area, and is within a short drive distance to the Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, so if you need a little variety you’ll have plenty of options not only for which resort you can choose but also for the town atmosphere.
2) Since 2002 a combo pass for access to both Snowbird and the Alta Ski Area has become available allowing for access to a much larger amount of ski-able acres! In total you’ll have 26 ski lifts and tows transporting you to a top elevation of 11,000ft and encompassing 2,500 skiable acres of terrain. The lift system is capable of moving nearly 17,000 skiers an hour and with 500 plus inches of fresh snow a year there is plenty of powder for everyone. The 89 ski runs break down to allow diversity for all ski experience levels with 35% considered expert and 65% for beginners to intermediate. There is also a snowboarding terrain park for and riders in your party.
3) Skiing Magazine awarded Alta and Snowbird the number one resort and ski destination in the United States in the 2004-2005 season. This resort has also earned quite a reputation for its excellent facilities and world-class instructors. So if you or someone in your group is going their first time, lessons at Snowbird are highly recommended.
Often Resorts in Utah get overlooked for more highly publicized destinations like Vail or Aspen. Despite that, your ski vacation package at Snowbird has everything you could desire and more, so make sure its at the top of your list for skiing destinations!