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

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.