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New York City, New York
February 3, 2006
From journal Snowboarding and Skiing the American Rockies
January 12, 2006
From journal Skiing at Snowbird, UT: Staying at Iron Blossom
heber ctity, Utah
November 28, 2005
From journal Ski Snowbird
July 4, 2005
From journal Active summer vaction in Park City
September 24, 2003
Nightlife (partying) is not a priority here, as you will probably want to sit in a hot tub or go to the spa for a few treatments to work the pain out of your muscles. There are good restaurants here, but they are pricey. If you have to party, rent a car and drive 20-30 minutes to SLC, and join a club (Utah) for two weeks. You usually get in free the first night of the membership. The other alternative is to drive 40 minutes to Park City, which has lots of restaurants and places to party (remember to have a designated driver).
From journal Snowbird/ Alta
March 24, 2003
The resort itself features 2,500 acres of runs, off-piste powder stashes, and bowls to ski in. The 85 runs are broken down as follows: 27% beginner, 38% intermediate, and 35% expert. The trail map shows the 35% expert as EXPERT ONLY--DOUBLE BLACK DIAMONDS, and there are only a few true beginner runs, so if you are a beginner-level skier, you may find this resort a bit challenging. This resort also receives a whopping 500-inch average annual snowfall. This year, it doesn't look like it will reach its average, though. Snowbird's ski season typically ends in late May, while most others are closed by mid-April.
If you are a strong intermediate or advanced skier, you can ski or snowboard from the Tram with a Mountain Guide for about 1 1/4 hours before the mountain opens. This costs an additional $20, but is worth it on powder days. The resort also offers FREE guided tours of the mountain, alpine backcountry tours, ski racing, and an adaptive sports program. Snowbird also offers the opportunity to ski at its neighboring resort, Alta, during the same day with the new combined Snowbird/Alta lift ticket. This costs $64/day for adults. There is also a free ski shuttle between the resorts, which are 2 miles apart.
The resort also features an excellent children's ski program and offers daycare for children starting at six weeks of age.
Aside from great skiing/snowboarding, this resort offers four lodging choices (all ski/in, ski/out); many different dining and apres-ski events (e.g., happy hour, free ski movies, live jazz music, Snowbird's Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, and more); and other activities.
Snowbird is also one of only a few resorts, which allows kids 12 and under to ski free with a paying adult. This pass is good for the chairs only, and costs $15 if you desire a tram ticket. The tram carries 125 passengers to the top of the mountain (a vertical rise of 2,900 feet) in eight minutes. You can get to the top of the mountain without taking the tram, it just means riding a few different lifts to do so.
Overall, Snowbird is a great resort and I would not ski Utah without skiing here.
From journal Snowbird - Utah Skiing at It's Best
South Florida, Florida
November 19, 2000
From journal The resort town of Park City