If you are looking for a change of mountain scenery and an excuse to put your Epic Pass to use, pack your skis, grab your pass and head up to Snowbasin Resort. Located just one hour north of Park City, Snowbasin makes for the perfect day-trip destination. The resort is nestled amongst Mt. Ogden’s peaks and prehistoric glaciers, setting visitors up with unmatched views and bucket-list terrain.
Although you will find that there are countless reasons to visit, here are just a few of our top reasons why you should not pass up exploring this world-class destination.
Whether you want to be an Olympian for a day by embarking on the legendary Wildflower and Grizzly Downhill runs from the 2002 Olympic Winter Games or enjoy the scenic way down, Snowbasin hosts terrain for all levels and abilities. With 3,000 sprawling acres and up to 3,000 vertical feet, you can enjoy 111 runs that are easily accessible through the resort’s advanced lift systems consisting of two gondolas, one tram, four high-speed chairs, and five additional lifts.
Composed of three unique areas surrounded by various peaks and rugged cliffs, you can have a sightseeing experience unlike any other. From the north end of the resort, you can take a ride on John Paul Express, where you’ll arrive at the iconic John Paul Lodge at 9,000 feet with views of Mount Ogden and the entire Snowbasin ridgeline. Travel an additional three minutes up Allen Peak Tram for 360-degree views of multiple states and the valley below.
Located at the center of the resort and base area, you can catch a scenic ride up Needles Gondola. This ride will take you past The Needle, one of the locals’ favorite landmarks, and drop you off at the heart of the resort for a close-up view of DeMoisy Peak.
On the south end of the resort, you can take in panoramic views across Ogden and the Great Salt Lake after a brief ride up Strawberry Gondola. Your ride down won’t disappoint either, so make sure you always have your phone or camera handy.
Ranked amongst the best food in the industry by Ski Magazine, you can experience award-winning dining located within and around Snowbasin’s luxurious lodges in between runs. The resort strategically placed six different eateries across the mountain to ensure easy access and a wide variety of delicious options for guests to enjoy. Whether you are looking for grab-and-go items or a full-service experience, you won’t regret sampling this mountainside cuisine.
Now is the time to go and see for yourself why this Utah resort is considered a world-class destination. Check out snowbasin.com for more information and to start planning your visit today. To learn more about Snowbasin's Epic Pass partnership, and find out whether your pass is accepted, visit snowbasin.com/epic.