NileGuide Expert Says:
Utah's most hardcore, in-bounds terrain
9600 East Little Cottonwood Canyon
Salt Lake City, UT 84138
NileGuide Expert tip:
If skiing at Snowbird, consider getting the Altabird pass, a two-for-one combination day pass that allows full access to both Snowbird and Alta. (Just remember, Alta is for skiers only.)
If you're a seasoned skier and want to test your legs on off-piste, steep terrain, Snowbird is the ultimate Utah resort for the job. Beyond just dramatic pitches, its slopes are characterized by chutes, cliffs, trees, bowls, ridges, and most of all: powder. With 3,240 vertical feet of relief, Snowbird will make your thighs burn. To deliver riders to its topmost ridge, Snowbird employs a tram –affording you very little resting time between runs.
Snowbird sits near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, just beneath (and adjacent to Alta). Its base area contains a thriving community of hotels, restaurants, and bars. If you come on vacation to Utah during the winter, you could easily spend your entire trip at Snowbird.