Final Day of the 2013/14 Season – April 20th

Please join us for the final weekend of the 2013-2014 ski season at Snowbasin Resort for some spring skiing and sunshine! We currently have a 100″+ base and the conditions are incredible! Enjoy the sunshine on Earl’s Patio and fill up on skiing and snowboarding memories to last you through the summer!

The recent snowfall has created mid-winter-like conditions up here and combined with the April sunshine, there is no better place to be than Snowbasin Resort!

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2014/15 Premier Pass Benefits

Snowbasin 2014/15 Premier Pass Benefits

Adult Premier, Youth, Teen, Young Adult, Senior & Military

  • 2014 Summer Gondola Access, loaded onto winter season pass
  • Three days of skiing/riding at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho. Sun Valley tickets will be loaded onto season pass. No blackout dates!
  • NEW $99 2 hour private coaching at Snowsports (One offer per passholder, blackout dates apply)
  • $159 hotel rate at Sun Valley Lodge or Inn (on a space available basis).
  • 15% discount off Winter Repair in Grizzly Center Repair Shop.
  • Two 50% off buddy vouchers, can be used any time during 2014-2015 season. (Pass Holder must be present to redeem)
  • Discount off Tubing Hill ride tickets. Must be purchased at Ticket Window or Season Pass Desk.
  • Powder Alliance – 3 days of access at 11 other Western Resorts (some restrictions).
  • UTA Ski Bus Pass (one-time $5 service charge).
  • NEW Discounts on room rates at the Grand America & Little America Hotels (on a space available basis).

Value Passes Do Not Include Added Benefits 

(Adult Value, Midweek, Child & Super Senior)

Purchase a 2014/15 season pass now and ski/ride the rest of this season for FREE!

Blackout Dates Apply to Adult Value and Midweek Passes:

  • December 24th thru January 1st
  • January 17th & 18th
  • February 14th thru 16th
Buy your 2014/15 Season Pass now for the best pricing!

Buy your 2014/15 Season Pass now for the best pricing and ski the rest of this season FREE!

Season Passes and Discount Cards are non-transferable and non-refundable. Snowbasin does not guarantee season length or weather conditions.

Any information shown above may be modified at Snowbasin’s discretion

See our website for a full list of 2014/15 Season Pass prices and restrictions

Purchase your Snowbasin Resort 2014/15 Season Pass here

Come join the Snowbasin Resort Snowsports Coaching Staff!

Are you passionate about skiing or snowboarding? Do you enjoy the mountain environment? Can you share your enthusiasm with others? If the answer to all these questions is “Yes” then maybe you have what it takes to become a Snowsports Coach. Snowbasin Resort has an excellent Apprentice Training Program that runs at the beginning of each season and it will teach you all you need to know to deliver an exceptional experience to Snowbasin Resort’s guests.  Joining the Apprentice Training Program will improve your personal skiing or riding skills and will teach you how to coach others to improve their skills.  

Join us in the Grizzly Center Children’s Center on Sunday 23rd March 2014 at 12.30 to find out whether you should join next years Apprentice Training Program and become a Snowbasin Resort Snowsports Professional! (The small print: The Apprentice Training Program is designed to improve your personal skiing and riding, however, you should be able to ski parallel on blue terrain or ride blue terrain before considering joining the program)  

For more information please contact Luke Handman at 801.620.1015

Adventuring Solo: Making the Case for Skiing Alone

Solo Adventures in Skiing

Solo exploring: It’s what I do. One day I just got tired of waiting for adventure partners to join me outdoors, so I took matters into my own hands and headed out on a trail run by myself. It might not seem like a big deal to you but, growing up with a protective mom in an urban southern city, I felt very vulnerable, as if everyone was wondering what a girl was doing out in the elements by herself — and that I might fall down the mountain and no one would be able to find me for days.

Hey, no one said fears are rational.

Fast forward a few years and you’ll find that solo adventuring is now my norm. I do get a chance to hang out with friends from time to time, but I don’t allow my love of being outdoors to get squashed by not having a partner.

Solo Adventures in Skiing

The most common place you’ll see me by myself? On the ski hill. I simply can not stand idly by and let a season’s worth of pristine Snowbasin powder go untouched by my skis. It took some cautious first days to get used to skiing solo, but then I bucked up, got some confidence and thought to myself, “So what if people wonder why I’m here by myself? [By the way, they weren’t.] Skiing is the one thing I do for pure enjoyment. I’ll be darned if I let others stand in my way.”

Solo Adventures in Skiing

But no one was standing in my way. In fact, if anyone took that role, it would have been me — at least me before I put my brave pants on. But once I did, I was liberated. The more I faced adventures head on, the more confidence surged, not only in my my ability to play outdoors alone, but in my personal endeavors. I found myself holding back less in life and charging forward more — and wondering why the heck I waited so long to lead my own life.

I’ve also learned the beauty of “me” time. Take, for instance, this Christmas. As my family is over 2,500 miles away, I was spending the holiday without loved ones; however, I couldn’t quite fathom the idea of being alone, sulking in the shadow of a Christmas tree. So I put those brave pants on (read: ski pants) & made the short trek from bustling Salt Lake City to the peaceful quiet of the snowy valley where Snowbasin resides.

It was at this picturesque resSolo Adventures in Skiingort that I found an atmosphere of acceptance. Folks donning Santa hats and smiles were all around me: an outdoor family of sorts. No one judged me. I took the chance to talk to others on the lifts, or ride completely alone as it suited my mood. Whispering through trees or laying rails down on groomers, the adventure was my own. Add to that the brilliant sunshine on still untracked powder stashes and Snowbasin’s incredible red rock outcroppings and you’ll understand why I felt deliriously lucky to be in the midst of it all.

Don’t sit home. Take charge. Adventure and a better you is waiting above the city, above the noise: a glistening slice of confidence that somehow transcends the ski boundaries and seeps into your daily life. It’s addicting, this solo exploring — and it’s empowering.

7th Annual Vertical Challenge Feb 27th

Bob Vertical Challenge with be coming back to Snowbasin Resort this year for its 7th annual run on February 27th, 2014. The event will take place from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Registration will be from 7:30 am to 8:45 am at the Old Day Lodge with the event starting at 9 am. Lunch will be included with the day’s activities. An awards ceremony will occur at 4 pm at the Old Day Lodge.

Just as the challenges before, all proceeds from Bob’s Vertical Challenge go to Scout reach, an officially recognized charity arm of the Boys Scouts of America (BSA). Scout reach aids youth groups such as YMCA, Youth Impact, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis Counties, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Brigham City and Cache Valley. It also offers assistance to Ogden City schools, as well as providing scout camp scholarships and registration fees for youth.

Please go to www.BobsVerticalChallenge.org for sponsorship information and to register online, or call, 801-447-4200. Don’t miss out on a great ski day for a great cause.

Snowbasin Resort joins Powder Alliance

Snowbasin is excited to offer “Premier” pass holders free skiing at 11 other Western resorts. Premier season pass holders can take advantage of the Powder Alliance deals throughout the 2013-14 season giving you access to 12 Resorts, 123 Lifts, 26,782 ft. vertical with a total average annual snowfall of 3,919 ft. For more information, visit http://www.powderalliance.com

Top 6 Things to do the Last Week of the Season

Top 6 Things to do the Last Week of the Season

  1. Get to the mountain as soon as it opens so you can get first tracks on the corduroy one last time.
  2. Grab a meal at the top of Needles Gondola and enjoy the valley view
  3. Wear something unique, stand out on the  mountain and show everyone how stylish you can be.
  4. Strut your skills on the mountain and show everyone that trick you perfected this season.
  5. Ski or Snowboard down your favorite trail at least twice.
  6. Get a head start for next season and buy your season pass for the 2013-14 season.

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.