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.
Today was an awesome powder day at Snowbasin. The early bird gets the worm and those who came early were treated to an incredible layer of dense 5-8″ powder just about everywhere on the mountain, some drifts were considerably deeper. You could still feel the bottom at time but that didn’t seem to matter much as most skiers and boarders came down with some huge smiles on their faces.
We started the day with a few laps on John Paul, tearing it up right under the lift at the top and sweeping out onto the Grizzly Downhill and The Hollywood Hills. After getting our fill of steep, deep and fast we ventured over to Strawberry for even more wide open powder fields. Even thought it was only partly sunny in the morning, the visibility stayed good until about 12:30 and then the flat light took over and the fog rolled in. Ski Patrol was kind enough to open No Name so we ran back over there after a few runs off Upper Main Street and our favorite, Moonshine Bowl. No Name had deeper drifts that rewarded with a few face shots as we worked our way down the ridges.
We also had the Salomon Ski Crew setup on the plaza demoing their new BBR ski. Interesting design, reminds us of an old Winterstick snowboard stretched out like silly putty. Those who clicked in came back with huge grins and lots of positive comments on this great all around powder ski. The day wrapped up with Friday Night Lights Rail Jam getting set up with lots of young riders showing off their stuff.
Friday was yet another great day at Snowbasin. Sunny and clear all day with plenty of powder if you know where to look. Cinnabar Lounge is now serving food and refreshments and is a great place to relax at the end of the day. A bowl of chili for lunch was just right.
Thursday was an incredible, mostly sunny day after a quick powder storm. The early bird get’s the worm. Endless powder runs off Strawberry today. Photo slideshow has a great sequence of a controlled slide off the Sisters Ridgeline. We also found a small snowmouse living in the snowbank off the Strawberry Gondola top station. He was cute!
Lot’s of smiling faces and zoom zoom racers at Snowbasin today. Beautiful conditions for most of the day. This morning started out at 22deg F and stayed sunny and crisp for most of the day. We explored some adventurous lines at the y- chute, and off the top of Mt. Ogden. Lot’s of hiking and lots of challenges. Groomers were really FAST!!
Scotty, Jodi, Wayne, and Alex put the test on the Icelantic Skis.
The skies opened up and the sun came out for an awesome Valentine’s Day at Snowbasin. Lot’s of powder was to be found off Strawberry and John Paul from the previous day’s 6+ inches. KSL Outdoor Adventures was on location with the crew from Icelantic Skis testing their latest fat powder skis. Lot’s of fun!!
Thursday was a great day up at Snowbasin. Skiers and boarders enjoyed great visibility and quite a few powder stashes if you knew where to look. Lunch at the John Paul Lodge was also an exceptional experience with our guests proclaiming that Snowbasin should have taken first, instead of Deer Valley, in Ski Mags recent recent report. The Tira Misu was over the top!!
Snowbasin was fantastic today. Bright sunshine, good friends, beautiful groomers off Strawberry, Wildcat and Wildflower Bowls, and still some soft stuff off the sides and in the trees. The second gate of Sisters bowl opened for a few fresh lines in the bowl.