Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Snowbasin Ski Patrol History And Snow Science

The Snowbasin Ski Patrol has a long and storied history. Since Snowbasin’s opening in 1939, there have been volunteer and professional patrollers working the slopes. Snowbasin patrollers provide guest services, first aid and comfort, and aid in the reduction of the risk of avalanches. All of this and more contribute to the quality experience that Snowbasin guests have come to expect. There will be a short history of the Snowbasin Ski Patrol and some basics about what it takes to reduce the risk of avalanche. You may see an avalauncher tower, hold a real hand charge and light a real fuse.

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2 hours

(Could include on-mountain activity. Lift ticket may be required.)

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

All About Geo-Caching

 What is Geo-caching? Your guide will answer this question along with the etiquette and the how-to of geo-caching.  As there are numerous caches in the Snowbasin area, you never know what you are going to find! Etiquette requires that if you take something you need to have something to put in the box, so bring a small trinket with you. Please bring a smart phone with a GPS app or your own GPS unit with you. To get a head start check out: http://www.geocaching.com/local/default.aspx?state_id=45

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

(Base area activity. Lift ticket not required)

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 22nd through September 29th.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, bike helmet, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

Mountain Bike Tour

Check out some of the 25 miles of cross-country style mountain bike trails that Snowbasin Resort has to offer with an experienced rider. The route selected for this tour will depend on the skill level of the group. Some biking skills are recommended.

Difficulty: Light to strenuous

Duration: 1-3 hours

(Bike & helmet required)

(Base area activity. Lift ticket is not required.)

Father’s Day BBQ & Concert Sunday June 16th

No better way to celebrate Father’s Day then taking your Dad to Snowbasin for an Ol’ Fashioned BBQ featuring Beef Brisket, Fried Chicken, and Apple Pie just to name a few!  (click “Here” for Full Menu and Pricing)  The BBQ starts at 12:00 pm and will go through 5:00 pm on Earl’s Lodge Patio. The BBQ will be complemented with live music from the Austin Magazine award winning Screen Door Porch playing Alternative Amercana playing 2:30 pm through 4:30 pm with Shane Osgothorpe opening up at 12:00 pm playing Americana & Folk.  So come up to Snowbasin and treat your Dad to great food, Live Music, and amazing views on his special day.

2012/2013 Discovery Pre-Season Pass Rates July 21st – Sept 3rd

Snowbasin is proud to introduce the new Discovery Pass Program for the upcoming 2012/2013 Winter Season. The Discovery Pass program gives several options for skiers and riders to enjoy all that Snowbasin has to offer. Beginning July 21st, Snowbasin’s Discovery Pass can be purchased online through Snowbasin’s eStore. Then starting July 28th The Discovery Pass can also be purchased at Earl’s Lodge on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

The DiscoveryValue Pass is available for a limited time for only $449. The Value Pass contains some restrictions including holiday blackout dates. For those people who want to enjoy Snowbasin every day of the season we offer the Discovery Value Plus Pass. The Value Plus Pass offers unlimited skiing and riding at Snowbasin, summer gondola use, three days of skiing/riding at Sun Valley Resort, a $149 rate on hotel rooms at Sun Valley Lodge or Inn during the 2012-13 ski season on a space available basis, a 15% discount on winter repairs in the Grizzly Center, two 50% off buddy vouchers, and tubing hill discounts. The Value Plus Pass is available for $649 with no blackout dates.

A complete list of pass types and current prices can be viewed by visiting www.snowbasin.com/winter/winter-rates/#/passes/.

*Prices Subject to Change. Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Snowbasin does not guarantee season length or weather conditions.

10 Things to do at Snowbasin this Summer

The air is warmer, the flowers are coming out, and the wildlife is on the move.  Here are 10 things that are great to do at Snowbasin during the summer months.

  1. On a weekend, take a ride up the gondola and enjoy the view from up top. From there choose how you would like to descend whether it’s another gondola ride, a bike ride, or a hike down the mountain.
  2. Take on one of our three “hikers only” trails to the crest of the mountain bringing you a breathtaking view of the valley far below. (Strawberry Trail, Ridge Trail, and John Paul Trail)
  3. Bike through aspen groves and glades of pines on a trail that best fits your biking level.
  4. Sit out by the Plaza at Earls Lodge and listen to some live entertainment at one of our Sunday Concerts.
  5. Enjoy the mountain and beautiful landscape while challenging your friends to a round of Disc Golf!
  6. Take a Free Guided Tour and learn about the resort, the wildlife and the area you are in.
  7. Make the memories last by taking a photo next to the Moose.
  8. Grab a souvenir from the Grizzly Retail Store.
  9. Find one of the many ponds that are at the resort.
  10. Indulge in the Wildlife that this section of land brings to you.

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!

Snowbasin’s 2012 Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 23rd through September 2nd.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Tours meet Saturday & Sundays 1 pm at the Moose.  Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base area do not require a gondola ticket.

June 23rd & 24th: Avalanche prevention and science -with Frank Waikart

  • Learn from the pro. Frank Waikart has 12 years of experience working in snow safety. Let Frank walk you thru the ins and outs of avalanches. Frank will show you what he looks for in snow conditions and the tools he uses. Have a chance to see a gun tower and hold a hand charge. 1.5-2 hours

 

June 30th & July 1st: All about Geo-caching (base hike) – with Tim Franchi

  • What is Geo-caching? Tim Franchi will answer this, along with the etiquette and the how to of geo-caching. On this tour you never know what you could find.  If you have a GPS bring it or get a head start by visiting http://www.geocaching.com/ 1-1.5 hours

 

July 7th & 8th: Mountain Bike Tour – with Tim Eastley (Bike and Helmet Required)

  • Your guide will take you along the Ogden Canyon Overlook trail with some great forest coverage mixed with wide open canyon views. A challenging ride with many scenic attractions. You must bring a mountain bike, helmet and water. This is not a how to mountain bike class. This is a ride for intermediate to advanced riders. 1-2 hours

 

July 14th & 15th: Snowbasin Disc Golf – with Tim Eastley and Lance Roylance

  • Learn how to play disc golf.  This tour will give you the opportunity to learn a few tricks to this rapidly expanding sport. Your guide will walk you thru the 9 – hole course located in our bas area. 1 hour

 

July 21st & 22nd & July 28th & 29th: Wildflowers & Plants -

with Steve Larue & Frank Waikart (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Enjoy Snowbasin’s diverse landscape with numerous wildflowers, shrubs and trees. Guides will help identify and describe many of the species of native flora and discuss effects of weather, location and wildlife on plants. This tour has something for everyone as the length and level of difficulty can vary. Depending on weather conditions many flowers and shrubs may be blooming. Come prepared to trek across varying terrain with your water, sunscreen, sturdy footwear and camera. 1.5-3 hours

 

August 4th & 5th: Beaver Dams (base hike) – with Tim Franchi

  • This off trail hike will take you deep into beaver country. Make your way thru swampy conditions to experience beaver dams and lodges. But be quiet and sneaky for an opportunity to see native trout and potentially a beaver. Mosquito repellant, shoes that can get dirty, long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended. 1-3 hours

 

August 11th & 12th: Science of Snowmaking (hike) – with Zac Alder (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Have you ever wondered how we make snow? Learn about the different types of snowguns, snow qualities, wet bulb and much more. When you hike from the top of Needles to the snowmaking building. Tour the snowmaking building then hike to the base area. Wear your sunscreen, sturdy shoes and bring water. 2-2.5 hours

 

August 18th & 19th: Tour of the Cirques (hike) – (Lift Ticket Required)

  • Come prepared because were going to the top. Hike from the top of Needles gondola to MountOgdenand back. This strenuous hike will give you a bird’s eye view to the valley below. Come prepared with water, snacks, sunscreen and appropriate shoes. 4-4.5 hours

 

August 25th & 26th: How a ski lift works – with Lift Maintenance

  • We all ride them but what makes them spin? Come join us to tour lift terminals, motor rooms, lift shacks and the infamous parking garage. The Lift Maintenance exports at Snowbasin will take the time to explain the principles of ski lift mechanics and help us all appreciate our ride to the top. 1.5-2 hours

 

September 1st & 2nd: The dog days of Snowbasin (base) – with Brian Dubuque

  • Have your dog by your side for this hike to the bottom of Strawberry. This two-hour round trip hike will allow you and your best friend to enjoy the beauty of Snowbasin together. Dogs should be on a leash. Water and bathrooms are available at the bottom of Strawberry. 2-2.5 hours

 

 

 

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 23rd through September 2nd.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

July 7th & 8th: Mountain Bike Tour – with Tim Eastley (Bike and Helmet Required)

  • Your guide will take you along the Ogden Canyon Overlook trail with some great forest coverage mixed with wide open canyon views. A challenging ride with many scenic attractions. You must bring a mountain bike, helmet and water. This is not a how to mountain bike class. This is a ride for intermediate to advanced riders. 1-2 hours

Snowbasin’s Free Guided Tours!

On a Snowbasin guided tour you can learn about what the resort has to offer during the summer.  Discover Snowbasin’s extensive history, the science of snowmaking, or see what wildlife comes out when all the snow melts.   Meet your tour guide every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm at the Moose in front of Earl’s Lodge from June 23rd through September 2nd.  Come join Snowbasin for the chance to learn and experience our summer fun and deep history. Best of all its FREE!

*Bring hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, snacks and water. Tours last from 1-4 hours. Tours in the base do not require a gondola ticket.

September 1st & 2nd: The dog days of Snowbasin (base) – with Brian Dubuque

  • Have your dog by your side for this hike to the bottom of Strawberry. This two-hour round trip hike will allow you and your best friend to enjoy the beauty of Snowbasin together. Dogs should be on a leash. Water and bathrooms are available at the bottom of Strawberry. 2-2.5 hours