Skiers mountainGreat Ski destination; all about the skiing, amenities are marginal compared to Vail/PC etc...
SnowbirdI had a very good late season deal with a 7 day Alta/Snowbird pass,Spa privilege and a nice comfortable room. Snowbird is a group of several lodges owned by a single entity, prices for the same item don't vary. Its only 6 or 8 miles from the mouth of the canyon and 15 miles or so from the urban environment but high prices for restaurants, wine etc seem to suggest it is far more isolated. A good chunk of intermediate and good in bad weather terrain was shutdown during the week and open on weekends. Its most popular runs were primarily black and 3000 ft top to bottom with the lower half having sticky (moist) snow during warm weather. During the same time period and elevation the snow at Alta was much better and terrain more interesting and versatile.
WOWIt's true what they say about the famous Utah powder. Light, dry, and lots of it. Lots of snow and the terrain was vast and diverse. Rolling trails or steep open bowls. Amazing views all around. I can't wait to get back there. It's very accessible from the Salt Lake airport, less than an hour.
Snowbird is a great place to stay and skiSnowbird is the best place to stay and ski, as you have access to it and can either ski or bus over to Alta, which has the absolute best powder on earth. The Lodge at Snowbird is very convenient and friendly. I have stayed there 10 times and nothing else compares with it! The welcome wine and cheese is great, and the lobby fireplace is welcoming. THe rooms are huge, with two sinks, small refrigerator, a fantastic view of the mountain, and more closet space than even I know what to do with!
The staff there is extremely friendly, and the van will take you anwhere up the the Canyon Road.
All about the Skiing!Snowbird is a great resort for those of you looking to ski till you drop! The terrain is challenging and you can even ski Alta on an interchangable ticket.
Not a whole lot to do besides skiing though, the restaurants are good, but very little night life- unless you count the sports bar.
But a great and challenging skiers mountain.