Snowbasin will be opening in just over a week, November 24th, for Skiing and Snowboarding. The annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Earl’s Lodge still has some limited reservations left, but food will be served from a limited menu at Needles Lodge on Thanksgiving Day.
Early season lift prices:
All Day Adult Lift Ticket $58/ Half Day $48
All Day Youth Lift Ticket $34/ Half Day $26
All Day Senior Lift Ticket $46/ Half Day $36
We will be updating trail openings and conditions early next week.
Help the Snowbasin park crew break in the 2011.2012 Rail Garden on Saturday Nov 26th. This is not a contest its a jam that people can sign up for throw some tricks and maybe get a prize. Sign up in Earl’s lodge between 9:00 and 10:30 am. The rail jam will be held between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Rail Garden park in front of Earl’s Lodge. So come to Snowbasin and have a great time getting some tricks on lock first thing this season.
After several days of high temperatures and significant rain Snowbasin will no longer continue its summer Skiing and Snowboarding. We had two great weeks of Skiing/Snowboarding off the Middle Bowl lift however summer has finally arrived melting away the necessary snow amount to operate in the lower elevations. Though we are closed for lift access skiing/snowboarding, Snowbasin will be hosting a Rail Jam on Sunday July 3rd at Earl’s base area for both skiers and snowboarders. In addition, Snowbasin has many summer events and activities including mountain top dining, lower elevation mountain bike trails, and a 9-hole disc golf course currently open to the public. Snowbasin is looking forward to lift accessed Mountain Biking and Hiking in weeks to come. Keep an eye on the blog for an official opening date.
**The Snowbasin Rail Jam on July 3rd is NOT cancelled**
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!!