As Salt Lake City grows and the Park City resorts and Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon hills get packed on powder days, Snowbasin, Utah is popping up on more skiers’ radars. It’s super-easy to get to, boasts a quick and efficient lift system, and has some of the most underrated terrain in the Wasatch.
Truth be told, there’s no lodging at the base and thus virtually nothing going on after the lifts stop spinning. But thanks to its role hosting the downhill, combined, and super-G events at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, the resort’s on-mountain lodges are a treat. (Not to mention, the jaw-dropping views from John Paul and Needles Lodges.) And get this: The on-mountain food is so good, it gives Deer Valley’s cuisine a run for its money. Between Earl’s Lodge at the base and John Paul and Needles on the slopes, the offerings are robust and tasty.
The secret, it seems is out. This just might be the year to get off the beaten path and venture north to Snowbasin.
Resort Guide 2022—Snowbasin Resort, Utah
Snowbasin Resort Mountain Stats
Snowbasin Resort Pass Info
Snowbasin is on the Epic Pass. Epic Pass holders get 7 days at Snowbasin; Epic Local Pass holders get 2 days at the resort.
Try the massive house-cured pastrami panini at the John Paul Lodge amid 360-degree panoramic views of the resort.
Grizzly Downhill, the men’s course from the 2002 Winter Games, drops from 8,481 feet to 6,391 feet.
Nearly three-mile-long Elk Ridge is just one example of the resort’s keen ability to lay beautiful corduroy.