Full Moon Dinner & Star Party September 20th

Come join the Ogden Astronomical Society and fellow star enthusiasts to observe the breath taking night time views Snowbasin Resort has to offer on Friday September 20th.  Telescopes for public viewing will be available on the Needles Lodge deck compliments of the Ogden Astronomy Club.  Gondola service begins at 5:30 and food service will be available until 9:30 pm. Last Gondola down is at 10:00 pm. New this year Snowbasin will have two food areas at Needles Lodge:  BBQ on the Patio of Needles and the Main Dining Servory inside the lodge. Lift tickets for adults are $10, Children $5, Ages 6 and under are free. Those with a 2013-14 “Premier” & “Value” season pass have free lift access for this event. For more information call 801.620.1000.

For more information about the Ogden Astronomical Society click on the link below:


Saturday Night Fine Dining at Needles Lodge

For an elevated dining experience in the summer, enjoy a mountain-top dinner on Saturday evenings from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm starting July 6th through October 5th. With a breath taking backdrop of the resort and valleys you will enjoy a variety of food options from Slow Roasted Prime Rib to Coconut Encrusted Marlin.  For a full menu click on the links listed below. Reservations are recommended and a gondola ticket is required.  Call 801-620-1000 for more information or to book a reservation.


Fine Dining Appetizers, Salads & Entrees
Fine Dining Chef’s Specials & Children’s Menu
Spirits & Wine

Valentine’s Dinner at Needles Lodge

Come up to Snowbasin with a loved one for our annual Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14th at Needles Lodge. Start the evening with a cozy gondola ride for two, followed by an elaborate 5 course meal! $75 per person includes the gondola ride and a rose*. First seating 5:30PM, last seating 9:00PM. Reservations are required by calling (801) 620-1021. For the full menu click HERE.

*Tax, Gratuity, and Alcohol not included

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

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!

Needles Gondola to be open on Saturday Sept 24th

Snowbasin will be extending its Needles Gondola service through this coming Saturday! With the foliage turning color and the cooler temperatures we want to let visitors and locals have another day to enjoy sight-seeing and hiking on the upper mtn. So come up and enjoy some Fall mountain air, our Weekly BBQ on Earl’s Patio, or watch Xterra Nationals. Snowbasin has plenty of entertainment for all this weekend.

*Mountain biking is prohibited on the mountain and Needles Gondola due to Xterra Nationals Saturday and Sunday

Weekend Gondola Service For Mtn Bikes Starts July 23rd

Beginning Saturday July 23rd Snowbasin will have “Weekend Only” lift access to its upper mountain terrain via the Needles Gondola.  This means on Saturdays and Sundays you can access over 2300′ vertical with just one short gondola ride.  There are still some patches of snow on upper mountain that you will have to navigate around but the trails are ready to go for your enjoyment.  For lift ticket pricing and hours of operations click on the link below: http://www.snowbasin.com/summer/summer-rates/

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided hike 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 now through September 4th.  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.


August 20th & 21st: Tour of the Cirques (hike) – (depends on snow)

  • Come prepared because were going to the top. Hike from the top of Needles gondola to Mount Ogden and 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

Snowbasin to Re-Open for Weekend Skiing/Snowboarding Starting June 11th

Due to popular demand and a 100 inch base, for the 1st time ever Snowbasin Resort will be re-opening for weekends beginning June 11th and will remain open for as long as snow conditions allow.  Skiers and Riders will be able to upload and download on Needles Gondola to access multiple runs off intermediate terrain off of Middle Bowl Triple from 8 am to 2 pm.  Snowbasin’s General Manager said, “Maintenance scheduled for Needles Gondola has been recently completed which will allow access to the Middle Bowl Triple. Cool temperatures and a significant amount of late season snow has kept our base over 100 inches deep at mid mountain so it only seems natural for Snowbasin to re-open on weekends.” 

Season passes for the 2011/2012 winter season can be purchased starting this Saturday, giving those dedicated snow enthusiasts access to skiing and snowboarding earlier than ever.  Single day lift tickets are selling for $35.  Passes from the past 2010-2011 season will not be honored.  Barbeque food will be available. For any other information please call 801.620.1000.

3rd Annual Tour de Mtn Green

The Tour de Mountain Green is a day of adventures organized by the community. The purpose is to unite members of the community while reminding us of the many wonderful family fitness opportunities that are available in the Mountain Green area.

Snowbasin will be assisting the event with offering Adult Needles Peak Gondola lift passes for $10 with a Voucher. Vouchers will be available on the day of theevent at Mountain Green Elementary Schools from 9:00 am until 1:00pm. Finally, Kids 17 and under ride the GONDOLA FREE with accompanying adult.  So get the family together and spend an afternoon at Snowbasin enjoying some great views from the top of the Needles Gondola for a great value!

For more information on the Tour de Mountain Green check out their website: