Opening Day: November 30, 2023
Snowbird is a four-season resort located in the Wasatch Mountains' breathtaking Little Cottonwood Canyon. Snowbird boasts Utah's longest ski season, but the thrills, luxury, and relaxation don't end when the snow melts—the resort offers dozens of alpine activities, spa packages, summer events, and mountain dining during the warmer months.
Parking & Transportation
Snowbird uses a hybrid approach that offers a variety of options for parking at the resort. Paid online reservations are available to ensure your spot, but there is also free parking available on a first-come, first-served basis in certain lots.
There are plenty of ways to get to Snowbird village to hit the slopes. If you are driving, your vehicle must meet the traction law requirements and you should be ready to drive in winter conditions. If you don't want the stress of winter driving and finding a parking space UTA's Ski Bus is the public transportation option daily during the ski season, or you can elevate your experience with the Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle (available Fri - Sun and on Monday holidays).
Prior to heading out to Snowbird get check out the resources from Utah Department of Transportation for Little Cottonwood Canyon road conditions, live traffic cameras, travel tips, vehicle requirements, and winter driving tips. UDOT has plenty of experience dealing with the mountains of snow and snow in the mountains, but you can do your part to help by being an informed driver. Get live canyon updates and information on:
Located up Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird is just a scenic 45 min drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, making same-day skiing and flying a reality. The winter terrain is immaculate and the summer mountains beg to be explored by foot, bike, aerial tram and even via scenic helicopter tours.
Opening and Closing Hours
Snowbird is a year-round resort, so there's always something open! In the winter tram and lift hours are 9 am to 4 pm. Dining hours at the resort and lodges start early, 6:15 am, and continue to late into the night with après-ski options at bars open until 11 pm.
Experience the best powder skiing in Utah with your very own backcountry helicopter skiing adventure. Snowbird Mountain Guides will create the perfect ski trip built around your riding ability to maximize your number of runs and time heli-skiing. From single day adventures to multi-day private trips, Snowbird Mountain Guides is ready to build your dream, bucket list ski experience.
On Mountain Dining: Snowbird Restaurants & Bars
Start your day with a gourmet coffee or fine tea at The Atrium. Feel your spirits lift as you gaze at Snowbird’s mountains through The Atrium’s 11-story windows. Open daily, our friendly baristas will get you a coffee or pastry to-go if you’re in a hurry.
The Wildflower Lounge is a cozy place to relax by the fire, shoot some pool, watch the big game or recap the day's adventures. The menu features homemade pizzas, appetizers and après-ski specials.
On Mountain Lodging: Snowbird Hotels and Inns
Features ski-in/ski-out accessibility, complimentary wireless Internet, two lounges, a business center, three restaurants, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub complex, The Cliff Spa, and Camp Snowbird.