First Annual Burger Challenge March 30th

Like Burgers and fries?  Like to ski/ride? Then we have the perfect event “stacked” up for you!  For a $40 entry fee, you will get to experience the thrills of the mountain, while enjoying the delectable bites of Snowbasin Resort’s Signature Burgers in all three of our majestic lodges.

Here’s the deal:

You start at the base of Needles Gondola by the Moose at 11am and take the Gondola up to Needles Lodge.  Upon entry, you will be treated to the incredible Needles ‘Bomber’ Burger which is a half-pound of all natural grass fed beef from Idaho flat grilled and topped with 1000 island dressing, sauerkraut, 6oz of grilled corned beef, Swiss cheese, on a toasted brioche bun with pickles (yes you have to eat the pickles).

As soon as you are done – which is a totally clean plate – you grab your gear and ski or ride down to the base where you will have to take the John Paul Express Quad to your next Culinary Adventure.  At John Paul Lodge, the Signature Burger, the JP ‘Mondo’ Burger, will be ready for the next round of food inhaling.  The John Paul Burger is a half-pound of flat grilled all natural grass fed beef topped with marinara, a 1/3 pound grilled Italian Sausage, and provolone cheese on a toasted brioche bun.  If you can choke down the JP Mondo Burger, then your last stop awaits at Earl’s Lodge.

At Earl’s Lodge you will be greeted like warriors returning from battle from our Culinary Team.  The final monumental food-gasm will be the mighty Basin Burger from Earl’s Grill which is a half-pound of all natural grass fed beef flame grilled topped with 4 slices of bacon, 1/3 pound of house smoked pulled pork, BBQ sauce, crispy Fried onions on a toasted brioche bun.  Just to sweeten the pot, you will have to eat a full portion of fries along with 2 Kobe Beef Sliders from the Cinnabar – in one seating.  If you finish first, you claim the prize and bragging rights for life.  Are you ready for the challenge?

Prizes include:

  1. 2014-2015 Season Pass
  2. NEFF Jacket & Dragon Goggles
  3. Helmet
  4. Snowbasin Swag
  5. More Snowbasin Swag

Cost:  $40 – limit to the 1st 40 participants

Advance Registration by calling Tim Eastley at 801-620-1045 or

Day of Registration on 3.30.14:  Huntington Room in Earl’s Lodge from 8:30-10am

**All Skier Responsibility codes are still in place including staying in control and observing all ‘Slow’ skiing zones.  Snowbasin Resort is not condoning unsafe skiing/riding, or skiing out of control.

Sweetheart Valentine’s Dinner at Needles Lodge! (SOLD OUT)

Comfort, Adventure, and Elegance await.  Cozy up with one another under a Snowbasin Resort blanket as you are whisked 2317 vertical feet up the mountain to a timeless ski lodge adorned with all the special accouterments that make Snowbasin Resort such as special place.  You are greeted with a genuine smile and a roaring fire when you are shown to your table with unbelievable views of the Ogden Valley.  Next, a five-course prixe fixe menu awaits with culinary dedication that is second to none.  Ride back down in one of our Gondola cabins the same way you came up in awe of the wonderment that is Needles Lodge at Snowbasin Resort.  We wish you and yours a very happy and special Valentine’s evening.  Full bar service available.  Reservations are Mandatory 801-620-1021

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

$75 per person, which includes a rose for the lady, and the lift ride to the top!

Full Menu Click Here

A deposit is taken at the time of reservation to reserve a seat.  Please have reservationist explain our cancellation policy.

Sunday Services at Needles Lodge

Pastor Don Krafft will hold services every Sunday through the winter season in the downstairs lobby of Needles Lodge at 2 pm. All are welcome.

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

Sunday Brunch at Needles Lodge

No better way to treat yourself then to join us for Sunday Brunch on the Mountain.  Located in Needles Lodge just a short ride up the Needles Gondola, at almost 9000’ your brunch backdrop will be sprawling views of Morgan, Ogden Valley and Pineview Reservoir. With the new addition of our Pastry Station mixed in with our always impressive “made to order” crepes and carving station, just to name a few,  you will make this weekend adventure a tradition just as we have. Finally, don’t forget our new Build Your Own Bloody Mary & Mimosa section for your Sunday spirits. (Full Menu HERE) For more information call 801.620.1000.


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

Sunday Services at Needles Lodge

Pastor Don Krafft will hold services every Sunday through the winter season in the downstairs lobby of Needles Lodge at 2 pm. All are welcome.

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.

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!