Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Beaver Dams

This hike starts and finishes on Snowbasin’s trail system but, in between, you will be bushwhacking through a wild meadow and slogging (in the best way) through some marshy areas and streams. You will see beaver dams and lodges and hopefully some of Snowbasin’s diverse wildlife. There may also be the opportunity to see the USFS yurt along the way. Water resistant footwear and a long-sleeved shirt is recommended for this hike.

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 2 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is not required.)

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Wildflowers & Plants

 Enjoy Snowbasin’s diverse landscape with numerous wildflowers, shrubs and trees with an experienced guide. Along the way, flowers and other plants will be identified and the effects of weather, wildlife and environment will be discussed. This tour has something for everyone. The hike leaves from the top of the Needles Gondola and depending on the group, can either return to Needles for a scenic ride back down or the hike can continue to the base area. Length and difficulty can be adjusted to fit the group. The quantity and quality of Snowbasin’s wildflowers are entirely weather dependant. More moisture means more flowers. Purchase ‘Wild Snowbasin’ in the Grizzly Center to follow along.

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Duration: 2-4 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Learn Disc Golf

Learn how to play disc golf from and experienced player.   This tour offers the opportunity to play Snowbasin’s 9-hole disc golf course and learn a few tricks on the way. Rental discs are available in the Grizzly Center. If you have your own discs the course is always open and always free. For more information check out: www.nudga.org

Difficulty: Light to moderate

Duration: 1-2 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket not required)

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

All About Geo-Caching

 What is Geo-caching? Your guide will answer this question along with the etiquette and the how-to of geo-caching.  As there are numerous caches in the Snowbasin area, you never know what you are going to find! Etiquette requires that if you take something you need to have something to put in the box, so bring a small trinket with you. Please bring a smart phone with a GPS app or your own GPS unit with you. To get a head start check out: http://www.geocaching.com/local/default.aspx?state_id=45

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket not required)

Snowbasin’s 2013 Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area do not require a gondola ticket.

June 22 & 23: Mountain Bike Tour

Check out some of the 25 miles of cross-country style mountain bike trails that Snowbasin Resort has to offer with an experienced rider. The route selected for this tour will depend on the skill level of the group. Some biking skills are recommended.

Difficulty: Light to strenuous

Duration: 1-3 hours

(Bike & helmet required)

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is not required.)

June 29 & 30: Wildflowers & Plants

 Enjoy Snowbasin’s diverse landscape with numerous wildflowers, shrubs and trees with an experienced guide. Along the way, flowers and other plants will be identified and the effects of weather, wildlife and environment will be discussed. This tour has something for everyone. The hike leaves from the top of the Needles Gondola and depending on the group, can either return to Needles for a scenic ride back down or the hike can continue to the base area. Length and difficulty can be adjusted to fit the group. The quantity and quality of Snowbasin’s wildflowers are entirely weather dependant. More moisture means more flowers. Purchase ‘Wild Snowbasin’ in the Grizzly Center to follow along.

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Duration: 2-4 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

July 6 & 7: Snowbasin Ski Patrol History And Snow Science

The Snowbasin Ski Patrol has a long and storied history. Since Snowbasin’s opening in 1939, there have been volunteer and professional patrollers working the slopes. Snowbasin patrollers provide guest services, first aid and comfort, and aid in the reduction of the risk of avalanches. All of this and more contribute to the quality experience that Snowbasin guests have come to expect. There will be a short history of the Snowbasin Ski Patrol and some basics about what it takes to reduce the risk of avalanche. You may see an avalauncher tower, hold a real hand charge and light a real fuse.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2 hours

(Could include on-mountain activity. Lift ticket may be required.) 

July 13 & 14: Learn Disc Golf

Learn how to play disc golf from and experienced player.   This tour offers the opportunity to play Snowbasin’s 9-hole disc golf course and learn a few tricks on the way. Rental discs are available in the Grizzly Center. If you have your own discs the course is always open and always free. For more information check out: www.nudga.org

Difficulty: Light to moderate

Duration: 1-2 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket not required)

July 20 & 21 Wildflowers & Plants

 Enjoy Snowbasin’s diverse landscape with numerous wildflowers, shrubs and trees with an experienced guide. Along the way, flowers and other plants will be identified and the effects of weather, wildlife and environment will be discussed. This tour has something for everyone. The hike leaves from the top of the Needles Gondola and depending on the group, can either return to Needles for a scenic ride back down or the hike can continue to the base area. Length and difficulty can be adjusted to fit the group. The quantity and quality of Snowbasin’s wildflowers are entirely weather dependant. More moisture means more flowers. Purchase ‘Wild Snowbasin’ in the Grizzly Center to follow along.

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Duration: 2-4 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

July 27 & 28: All About Geo-Caching

 What is Geo-caching? Your guide will answer this question along with the etiquette and the how-to of geo-caching.  As there are numerous caches in the Snowbasin area, you never know what you are going to find! Etiquette requires that if you take something you need to have something to put in the box, so bring a small trinket with you. Please bring a smart phone with a GPS app or your own GPS unit with you. To get a head start check out: http://www.geocaching.com/local/default.aspx?state_id=45

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket not required)

August 3 & 4: Beaver Dams

This hike starts and finishes on Snowbasin’s trail system but, in between, you will be bushwhacking through a wild meadow and slogging (in the best way) through some marshy areas and streams. You will see beaver dams and lodges and hopefully some of Snowbasin’s diverse wildlife. There may also be the opportunity to see the USFS yurt along the way. Water resistant footwear and a long-sleeved shirt is recommended for this hike.

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 2 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is not required.)

August 24 & 25: Science of Snowmaking

Have you ever wondered how we make snow? Learn about the different aspects of snowmaking: snowguns, snow qualities, wet bulb and much more when you hike from the top of Needles to Snowbasin’s state-of-the-art snowmaking building. Tour the snowmaking building then hike down to the base area.

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Duration: 2-3 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

August 31 & September 1: Tour Of The Cirques

Come prepared because were going to the top! Hike from the top of Needles Gondola to the ridge and then from there to either Strawberry Peak or Mount Ogden Peak and then back to the Needles Gondola. This strenuous hike will give you a bird’s eye view of both the Ogden and Salt Lake Valleys.

Difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 3-4 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

September 7 & 8: How A Ski Lift Works

Join one of our most popular hikes and learn what makes our lift go round and round. Tour lift terminals, lift shacks, motor rooms and the world famous Needles Parking Garage. Your Lift Maintenance Guide will explain the principles of ski lift operations and help you appreciate your ride to the top.

Difficulty: Light (Narrow stairways, enclosed spaces and ladders may be encountered.)

Duration: 2-3 hours

(On mountain activity. Lift ticket is required.)

September 28 & 29: Dog Days Of Snowbasin

Have your dog by your side for this hike to the bottom of Strawberry. This hike will allow you and your best friend to enjoy the beauty of Snowbasin together. Dogs should be leashed at all times. Water and bathrooms are available at the bottom of Strawberry.

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 2-3 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is not required.)

**Things to Consider When Going on a Guided Tour**

  • Meet your guide at the Moose on Earl’s Plaza at 1:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Come prepared for a mountain environment: proper footwear, sunscreen, water, camera, rain gear, etc.
  • Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • All activities can be tailored to fit the abilities of the group.
  • Come early: ride your bike, hike on your own, play disc golf, enjoy lunch or the Sunday Brunch.
  • Stay Late: Saturday Fine Dining, Sunday Blues, Brews & BBQ.
  • For more information contact Snowbasin at 801-620-1000 or www.snowbasin.com

 

 

Summer Trail Closures and Event Cancellations

We are excited to see so many people enjoying the trails at Snowbasin this summer! Please note that due to safety reasons, there are a couple trail closures due to events on the mountain. Thank you for your cooperation!

Saturday, July 21st- Snowbasin mountain operations will close at 4 pm for the Jazz in July concert.

Saturday, July 21st- Snowbasin “will not” be offering its Mountain Top Dining.

Sunday, July 22nd- Live Entertainment and BBQ are cancelled due to to an event.

Saturday, August 4th- Trails closed until 1 pm for the Intermountain Cup. Shuttle service will be running that day for scheduled pick-ups after 1pm.

Saturday, August 18th- Mt. Ogden50/100k at Snowbasin – All trails will be closed for the race. No bike shuttle service.

Saturday, August 18th- Snowbasin “will not” be offering its Mountain Top Dining.

Saturday/Sunday, September 22/23rd – XTERRA USA Championships – All trails will be closed for the race. No bike shuttle service.

10 Things to do at Snowbasin this Summer

The air is warmer, the flowers are coming out, and the wildlife is on the move.  Here are 10 things that are great to do at Snowbasin during the summer months.

  1. On a weekend, take a ride up the gondola and enjoy the view from up top. From there choose how you would like to descend whether it’s another gondola ride, a bike ride, or a hike down the mountain.
  2. Take on one of our three “hikers only” trails to the crest of the mountain bringing you a breathtaking view of the valley far below. (Strawberry Trail, Ridge Trail, and John Paul Trail)
  3. Bike through aspen groves and glades of pines on a trail that best fits your biking level.
  4. Sit out by the Plaza at Earls Lodge and listen to some live entertainment at one of our Sunday Concerts.
  5. Enjoy the mountain and beautiful landscape while challenging your friends to a round of Disc Golf!
  6. Take a Free Guided Tour and learn about the resort, the wildlife and the area you are in.
  7. Make the memories last by taking a photo next to the Moose.
  8. Grab a souvenir from the Grizzly Retail Store.
  9. Find one of the many ponds that are at the resort.
  10. Indulge in the Wildlife that this section of land brings to you.

Snowbasin Opens for Summer Operations Father’s Day Weekend

Tune your bike and pull out your hiking shoes Snowbasin will be starting up summer operations Father’s Day weekend!  Needles Gondola will begin running on June 16th and will be open weekends only through early October.  Hours of operation are Saturdays 9 am to 5:30 pm and Sundays 9 am to 5 pm.  Food service at Needles Lodge will be limited to snacks and drinks until June 30th when we will offer a full lunch menu.  Don’t forget about our Saturday Night Mountain Top Dining beginning June 30th as well as our Sunday Entertainment and BBQs starting Father’s Day.  Snowbasin looks forward to seeing you on the mountain this summer!

Snowbasin’s 2012 Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 23rd through September 2nd.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area do not require a gondola ticket.

June 23rd & 24th: Avalanche prevention and science -with Frank Waikart

  • Learn from the pro. Frank Waikart has 12 years of experience working in snow safety. Let Frank walk you thru the ins and outs of avalanches. Frank will show you what he looks for in snow conditions and the tools he uses. Have a chance to see a gun tower and hold a hand charge. 1.5-2 hours

 

June 30th & July 1st: All about Geo-caching (base hike) – with Tim Franchi

  • What is Geo-caching? Tim Franchi will answer this, along with the etiquette and the how to of geo-caching. On this tour you never know what you could find.  If you have a GPS bring it or get a head start by visiting http://www.geocaching.com/ 1-1.5 hours

 

July 7th & 8th: Mountain Bike Tour – with Tim Eastley (Bike and Helmet Required)

  • Your guide will take you along the Ogden Canyon Overlook trail with some great forest coverage mixed with wide open canyon views. A challenging ride with many scenic attractions. You must bring a mountain bike, helmet and water. This is not a how to mountain bike class. This is a ride for intermediate to advanced riders. 1-2 hours

 

July 14th & 15th: Snowbasin Disc Golf – with Tim Eastley and Lance Roylance

  • Learn how to play disc golf.  This tour will give you the opportunity to learn a few tricks to this rapidly expanding sport. Your guide will walk you thru the 9 – hole course located in our bas area. 1 hour

 

July 21st & 22nd & July 28th & 29th: Wildflowers & Plants -

with Steve Larue & Frank Waikart (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Enjoy Snowbasin’s diverse landscape with numerous wildflowers, shrubs and trees. Guides will help identify and describe many of the species of native flora and discuss effects of weather, location and wildlife on plants. This tour has something for everyone as the length and level of difficulty can vary. Depending on weather conditions many flowers and shrubs may be blooming. Come prepared to trek across varying terrain with your water, sunscreen, sturdy footwear and camera. 1.5-3 hours

 

August 4th & 5th: Beaver Dams (base hike) – with Tim Franchi

  • This off trail hike will take you deep into beaver country. Make your way thru swampy conditions to experience beaver dams and lodges. But be quiet and sneaky for an opportunity to see native trout and potentially a beaver. Mosquito repellant, shoes that can get dirty, long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended. 1-3 hours

 

August 11th & 12th: Science of Snowmaking (hike) – with Zac Alder (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Have you ever wondered how we make snow? Learn about the different types of snowguns, snow qualities, wet bulb and much more. When you hike from the top of Needles to the snowmaking building. Tour the snowmaking building then hike to the base area. Wear your sunscreen, sturdy shoes and bring water. 2-2.5 hours

 

August 18th & 19th: Tour of the Cirques (hike) – (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Come prepared because were going to the top. Hike from the top of Needles gondola to MountOgdenand back. This strenuous hike will give you a bird’s eye view to the valley below. Come prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen and appropriate shoes. 4-4.5 hours

 

August 25th & 26th: How a ski lift works – with Lift Maintenance

  • We all ride them but what makes them spin? Come join us to tour lift terminals, motor rooms, lift shacks and the infamous parking garage. The Lift Maintenance exports at Snowbasin will take the time to explain the principles of ski lift mechanics and help us all appreciate our ride to the top. 1.5-2 hours

 

September 1st & 2nd: The dog days of Snowbasin (base) – with Brian Dubuque

  • Have your dog by your side for this hike to the bottom of Strawberry. This two-hour round trip hike will allow you and your best friend to enjoy the beauty of Snowbasin together. Dogs should be on a leash. Water and bathrooms are available at the bottom of Strawberry. 2-2.5 hours

 

 

 

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 23rd through September 2nd.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

July 7th & 8th: Mountain Bike Tour – with Tim Eastley (Bike and Helmet Required)

  • Your guide will take you along the Ogden Canyon Overlook trail with some great forest coverage mixed with wide open canyon views. A challenging ride with many scenic attractions. You must bring a mountain bike, helmet and water. This is not a how to mountain bike class. This is a ride for intermediate to advanced riders. 1-2 hours