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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah Travel Guide

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Found up the steep granite of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird is a year round mountain resort. Sharing a ridge with Alta Ski Resort, both Snowbird and Alta are blanketed in over 500 inches of incredible Utah snow every winter. The Utah "lake effect" ensures massive snow dumps, with the same storm circulating over the mountain multiple times.

Currently 11 ski lifts and an aerial tram service 2,500 acres of skiable terrain, and a new tunnel quickly connects skiers and snowboarders to the back bowls of Mineral Basin. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling and guided mountain tours for all abilities and activities.

During the summer, Snowbird offers great hiking and mountain biking, or the thrilling alpine slide and zip line. Celebrate fall and the change of seasons at Snowbird's Oktoberfest, one of the largest festivals in Utah.

Year-round dining draws many locals for a relaxing weekend in the peaceful alpine environment. Snowbird offers a variety of ski-out/ski-in accommodations. The Cliff Spa, located atop Snowbird's flagship lodge, offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and provides an opportunity to relax and rebuild after an epic day on the mountain.

The top of the resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, while the lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes. Snowbird's 50-foot wide Superpipe is located on the Big Emma run and is accessed by the Mid Gad or Gadzoom lifts. Conveniently located near the Big Emma Superpipe, Snowbird's terrain park offers features and rails for skiers and riders looking to hone their terrain park skills. Snowbird is a favorite with the locals as well as visitors, and the spacious mountain ensures there is plenty of room for all.

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