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Snowbird

Snowbird

Long before skiers discovered the powder paradise that is Little Cottonwood Canyon, miners discovered their own treasure within the rugged confines of the glacial canyon. The history of Little Cottonwood Canyon and the town of Alta dates back to the 19th Century, when a soldier in the U.S. Army first...Read more

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Boasting 3,000 vertical feet of steep bowls and tree-lined chutes, Snowbird is all about pushing your limits. Even Big Emma, one of its few green trails, would receive a blue, or even a black rating in other parts of the country. Many of its other green trails are cat tracks. A tall, industrial looking concrete building serves as Snowbird's main lodge. While it certainly lacks charm, it provides adequate protection in an avalanche-prone valley.

Accolades: Best Steeps, Off-Piste and Powder, Forbes #2, Snowbrains #4

Mountain Statistics

STATS

elevation and vertical drop of ski resort
Summit: 11,000 ft
Vertical: 3,240 ft
Base: 8,100 ft
Annual Snowfall: 500 inches
Number of Trails: 89
Acres: 2500 Skiable Acres
Longest Run: 2.5 miles
Terrain Park: Yes - 1
Night Skiing: Limited

TERRAIN

difficulty of ski runs black diamond, blue square and green circle by percentrage
35% Expert
38% Intermediate
27% Beginner

MOUNTAINS BY STATE

LIFTS

  • 13 total:
  • 1 Gondolas/Trams
  • 4 Hi-Speed Quad/Other
  • 0 Regular Quad
  • 0 Triple
  • 6 Double
  • 2 Surface

TRAIL MAP

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Long before skiers discovered the powder paradise that is Little Cottonwood Canyon, miners discovered their own treasure within the rugged confines of the glacial canyon. The history of Little Cottonwood Canyon and the town of Alta dates back to the 19th Century, when a soldier in the U.S. Army first prospected for silver in 1869. The tiny minerals he stumbled upon quickly evolved into a massive industry attracting fortune-seekers.

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