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Visitor reviews for Snowbasin Ski Resort
January 15, 2010
Chris F from United States
Snowbasin is an unbelievable mountain. It's huge, has great lifts & gondola service, and amazing dining on the mountain thanks to the Salt Lake Olympics a few years back. One caution is that windy days can tend to shut down Strawberry Lift which accesses some incredible, huge, open bowl skiing. The view off the back of Strawberry Lift is absolutlely amazing - something every skier should see at least once.
The only downside is that there is no lodging on the montain. A good B&B in nearby Huntsville (try the Atomic Chalet, ask for Wes) is the best way to go. Otherwise, you have to drive in from Ogden.
Overall: 4.0. Based on 1 vote and 6 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Snowbasin.
April 15, 2009
RB from United States
Snowbasin is a nice resort with varied terrain, excellent lift system and fantastic day lodges. The latter are so nice (oriental rugs, fine furniture) that it seems incongruous to plod around them in ski boots. Snowfall is solid, but not quite on a par with Cottonwood Canyon resorts. One drawback: very little local lodging thanks to forest service restrictions. On balance, Snowbasin is definitely worth a visit if you are skiing in the Salt Lake area.
November 26, 2007
colster from United Kingdom
Love this resort & can't wait to go back. Stay in www.moosehollow.com in Eden if you're in the area for a few days.
July 24, 2006
Scott McNair from United Kingdom
It's awful, don't go!! - the locals made me say that. Utah freeride fun in Snowbird like depth of snow without the crowds. Take me back please.....
March 30, 2006
Mike from United Kingdom
Good sking and a superb modern lift system all make Snowbasin a resort worth visiting. All runs from the top include blues so all intermediate skiiers will cope. Ride the Strawberry Express gondola up and take in the great views across to the great Salt Lake, the Strawberry Park traverse and down into the Park area which can be tricky in adverse weather. Even on a clear day the wind at the top can be very strong. The runs to the bottom are long and diverse and the hot shots can catch the John Paul Express then hop onto the tram up to the start hut and then try the 2002 Olympic downhill. They can also catch the tram back down if they have second thoughts. But what you must also see are the luxurious mountain restaurants, the Needles Lodge and the John Paul Lodge, quite the best we have dined in. More like a 4 star hotel, with marble restrooms and wonderful dining furniture complete with chanderliers, but surprisingly not as pricey as you might expect in such suroundings. Snowbasin has no lodging or shops (a small gift shop by the ticket office) the nearest being in Ogden and Huntsville some few miles away, but couple it with Powder Mountain and you will get some great and varied skiing. A ski holiday for the more adventurous who want to get away from the normal Utah destinations served by the main ski holiday agents.
January 29, 2006
matt from United Kingdom
Snow, snow and more snow. It's called Snowbasin for good reason. A nicely developed resort that's big enough to have plenty of terrain and small enough to have a country resort feel. Great riding. Loads of places to get in the trees with lots of walls to play with. Runs are long, very long. Just get the lift from the bottom of the mountain to the top then ride all the way back down; fantastic.