Strawberry Gondola to Open Dec 30th

Snowbasin Resort will be expanding its terrain with the opening of the Strawberry Gondola and Base Area, December 30th. This will allow skiers and snowboarders access to Elk Ridge, Last Chance, Main Street, Trapper Trail, and Bear Springs runs. Keep checking back to the Snowbasin Blog as we will be expanding more terrain as weather permits.

 

John Paul Lift Will Open Tomorrow Dec 27th

Snowbasin Resort will open the John Paul Express Lift tomorrow, December 27th. Please be aware that the terrain accessed by John Paul Express is limited to advanced and expert Skiers/Snowboarders only. Early season conditions exist.  Many unmarked hazards exist at or just below the snow surface. Please obey all posted signs. Due to these early season conditions there will be no groomed runs available from the John Paul Express.  Snowbasin will open additional terrain as weather and snow conditions permit.

Becker Lift to Open Monday Dec 24th & Lift Ticket Rates

Snowbasin is proud to announce the opening of Becker lift on Monday Dec 24th!  Skiers & Snowboards will now be able to access more beginner and intermediate terrain through Slow Road.  With Becker lift opening Snowbasin will be offering over 20 trails and 2500+ vertical feet.

In addition to Becker lift Snowbasin will have Needles Gondola, Middle Bowl Triple, Porcupine Triple, and Little Cat lifts open for your enjoyment.  New lift ticket prices are as follows:

Full Day  

Adult $82.00
Youth  (7-12) $49.00
Child  (6 and Under) FREE
Senior (65 – 74) $67.00
Senior (75 and Older) $25.00
Little Cat Only $25.00
Little Cat/Becker $40.00

Half Day – Starts at 12:30PM

Adult $67.00
Youth  (7-12) $39.00
Child  (6 and Under) FREE
Senior (65 – 74) $49.00
Senior (75 and Older) $19.00
Little Cat Only $19.00
Little Cat/Becker $35.00

Snowbasin Welcomes New Seasonal Bus Service From Ogden (2012-13)

Snowbasin Resort is proud to announce that we will be offering UTA public Bus service from Ogden up to our resort. Service will originate from the Transit Center in downtown Ogden. First service for skiers departs as early as 7:55 a.m. Service will leave Snowbasin as late as 4:30 p.m. Riders should consult the official schedule at www.rideuta.com for specific weekday, weekend and holiday schedules. Fare is $4.25 each way. Route connections in Weber County may be made at the following Ogden locations:

  • Ogden Transit Center, 2350 S. Wall Avenue
  • Lincoln Avenue and 24th Street
  • Grant Avenue and 26th Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 25th Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 24th Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 23rd Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 22nd Street
  • Washington Boulevard and 12th Street
  • Rainbow Gardens, 1851 Valley Drive
  • Lakeside Resort Properties, drop and ride location, 6486 Utah 39 in Huntsville
  • Chris’ Cafe Park and Ride lot, 7345 east 900 south in Huntsville

New Terrain to Open & Lift Ticket Rates

Snowbasin is proud to announce we are open top to bottom!  You will be able to ski/ride the following trails accessed by the Needles Gondola:  Bear Hollow, Snow Shoe, School Hill, Strawberry Traverse, Porcupine Traverse, Middle Bowl Traverse, Dan’s Run and Sweat Revenge.

Snowbasin will also have Middle Bowl Triple and Little Cat lifts open for you enjoyment.  New lift ticket prices are as follows:

Full Day  

Adult ……………………………………………………………. $66.00

Youth  (7-12)  ……………………………………………….. $38.00

Child  (6 and Under)……………………………………….. FREE

Senior (65 – 74)…………………………………………….. $53.00

Senior (75 and Older)……………………………………… $25.00

Little Cat Only………………………………………………… $25.00

Little Cat/Becker…………………………………………….. $40.00

Half Day – Starts at 12:30PM

Adult ……………………………………………………………. $54.00

Youth  (7-12)  ……………………………………………….. $29.00

Child  (6 and Under)……………………………………….. FREE

Senior (65 – 74)…………………………………………….. $41.00

Senior (75 and Older)……………………………………… $19.00

Little Cat Only………………………………………………… $19.00

Little Cat/Becker……………………………………… $35.00

 

Opening Day Snow Conditions & Lift Ticket Pricing

Snowbasin Resort will open on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012, to mark the official start of the 2012-13 winter ski and snowboard season in Ogden Valley. The resort will begin the season with 2.5″ of new snow since Saturday.  Combined with extensive snowmaking, Snowbasin will be offering a base averaging between 18-22 inches on 5 runs.

For opening day, Snowbasin will offer skiing & snowboarding off Middle Bowl Triple and Little Cat Quad lifts.  Skiers and snowboarders will upload and download on Needles Gondola for Middle Bowl lift access. There will be no top to bottom skiing and snowboarding.  The following runs will be groomed for our snow enthusiasts’ enjoyment: Sweet Revenge, Powder Puff, Strawberry Traverse, Middle Bowl Traverse and Porcupine Traverse. Snowbasin will offer two “pocket” terrain parks containing several features along the open trails with more terrain and lifts opening as weather permits.

Snowbasin’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Earl’s Lodge has sold out; however Needles Lodge will be serving food on Thanksgiving Day.

Early season lift prices:

All Day Adult Lift Ticket $49/ Half Day $39

All Day Youth Lift Ticket $34/ Half Day $26

All Day Senior Lift Ticket $42/ Half Day $32

Please ski and ride with care. Obstacles can be hidden just at or below the snow surface. Hiking is not permitted because of snowmaking, avalanche control, and grooming on the mountain. The ticket windows will open at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, call 801.620.1000 or the Snow Report Hotline at 801.620.1100, or visit: www.snowbasin.com

Thanksgiving Day Opening

Snowbasin will be opening in just under a week, November 22nd, for Skiing and Snowboarding conditions permitting.  The annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Earl’s Lodge has sold out!, but food will be served from a limited menu at Needles Lodge on Thanksgiving Day.

We will be updating lift ticket pricing, trail openings and conditions early next week.

Porcupine Lift to Open December 22nd

On Thursday December 22nd Snowbasin will expand their terrain even more with opening the Porcupine Triple Lift allowing skiers and snowboarders access to the Middles Bowl Traverse and Porky Face runs. Keep checking back to the Snowbasin Blog becuase we will be expanding more terrain as weather permits.

Becker Lift Opening and Early Season Ticket Prices

Becker Lift will be opening tomorrow Friday December 9th to increase our lifts to three during the week and expand Snowbasin’s beginner and intermediate terrain.  New trails to open with Becker Lift are Willow, Slo Road, and Penny Lane.  Middle Bowl Triple will also be open weekends to increase weekend lifts to four.

Lift tickets will remain at their early season rate stated below:

Adult Full Day $58 Half $48

Youth Full Day $34 Half $26

Senior(65-74) Full Day $46 Half Day $36

Senior(75+) Full Day $14 Half Day $14

Little Cat/Becker Full Day $38 Half Day $32

Little Cat Full Day $23 Half Day $19

6-Under Free

 

Snowbasin Report – Wednesday January 19th

Nice Turns!Wild Powder Wednesday, where did everybody go? After a weekend of miserable rain and warm temps, father winter came back to reality and dropped 5+inches on Snowbasin in the middle of the night. Those who watched the snowstake knew what to do on Wednesday…GET UP TO Snowbasin ASAP for more fresh powder turns. Quite frankly, it might have been the least crowded powder day in our memory. At one point in the am the top was very socked in (couldn’t even see the next lift pole), but we got luck and almost all the clouds blew out leaving was with some stellar sunny conditions until about 2:30 when it became overcast and started snowing lightly.

Even though there were fresh tracks everywhere, there were also patches of ice from the prior rain, this was especially true on steeper aspects. Those who knew what to do spent the day over searching out low angle runs on Strawberry, riding endless lines of untracked powder down Main Street, Elk Ridge, Moonshine and WFO. Later in the day we were even treated to an opening of the Sisters for even more fresh terrain.

We also had some great runs down Dan’s, Wildcat Ridge and Wildcat bowl where long after lunchtime we still were finding huge glades of the fluffy white stuff. Even though we pushed it till the very end of the day we left quite a bit for Thursday’s visitors to Snowbasin. Wow, what a day.