Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is proud to host a stage of the 2013 Tour of Utah. Just like the road to Alpe-d’Huez in the Tour de France, Little Cottonwood Canyon will challenge the competitors with close to 3,000 feet of elevation gain over 6.5 miles (9.2% average gradient).
Well known for its steep free-skiing terrain and abundant powder in the winter season, Snowbird is a cool air mountain haven in the summertime. Summer activities at Snowbird Center abound, from the new Mountain Coaster to the Alpine Slide to the Ropes Course. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking on the beautiful trails, treat yourself to a delicious dinner at one of the four award-winning mountain restaurants, and relax at The Cliff Spa with its rooftop pool and hot tub.
Come visit Snowbird, the friendliest place on Earth, and experience the resort-wide guest service initiative aimed directly at providing a guest experience as amazing as the mountain itself.
- Snowbird’s base elevation, at the Snowbird Center, is 8,100 feet. Snowbird’s highest point is at Hidden Peak, where the tram docks—a whopping 11,000 feet
- Snowbird's Terrain: Beginner: 27%, Intermediate: 38%, Advanced: 35%
- The Salt Lake International Airport is only 29 miles from Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. If traveling by freeway, it takes approximately 40-45 minutes to reach Snowbird
- Snowbird offers year-round activities from skiing and boarding, cat skiing, hell-skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to fly fishing, mountain biking and hiking, tram rides and a concert series all summer and fall; and year-round amenities like a world-class Spa and fine dining.
- Snowbird funds public transportation in Little Cottonwood Canyon to encourage guests and employees to carpool and ride the bus. Yearly Snowbird-funded ridership ranges from 95,000-125,000 people.