Snowbasin Ski Resort
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Snowbasin is one of the oldest continuously operating ski areas in the nation. Ever since the first hearty skier schussed down our slopes in 1939, people from all over the United States have come to enjoy our exhilarating powder snow and majestic mountain scenery. On June 16,1995 when the International Olympic Committee chose Salt Lake City to host the 2002 Winter Games.
Snowbasin was selected as the Olympic venue for the Downhill, Combined and Super G. The downhill course was designed by 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Bernard Russi. The Grizzly Downhill run, with 2,900 vertical feet, is one of the best downhill courses in the world! With an average snow fall of 400 inches per year and 2,650 skiable acreage, Snowbasin will satisfy skiers of all abilities.
Snowbasin offers three rock and log lodges. In Snowbasin's main plaza you can enjoy fine dining in Earl's Lodge, a 45,000 sq foot dining facility. John Paul Lodge is our highest lodge on the mountain at 8,900 feet, the rock and log John Paul Lodge sits in the shadow of Mt. Ogden and offers incredible vistas of Mt. Allen and No Name Peak. Needles Lodge at the top of the Needles gondola offers dining views of the most spectacular scenery around. At 8,750 feet, with five fireplaces, Needles is quiet elegance, inside and out. Antique furniture, beautiful carpeting and tapestries, luxurious dining tables and chairs adorn the indoor dining area, which seats 160. Our heated, glassed-in patio seats an additional 100 guests. Or enjoy a moment of peaceful relaxation on our comfortable, upholstered couches and armchairs downstairs.
When the snow melts outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an array of summer activities including mountain biking and hiking trails. Snowbasin is located an easy 40 minutes North of the Salt International Airport. Take I-15 northbound and exit to northbound US-89 (exit #326). Merge to I-84 eastbound and exit at Mountain Green (exit #92). Continue east on Old Highway and turn left on State Road 167 heading north (just east of the Sinclair station). Turn left on State Road 226 heading west and proceed approximately three miles to Snowbasin.