Nestled within Little Cottonwood Canyon and only about 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, Snowbird, Utah is an all season resort community that attracts visitors from all over. Enjoy skiing and snowboarding during the winter months, hike or mountain bike across the scenic landscape once the snow has melted, or simply enjoy the majestic mountain views any time of year.
You’ll want to plan your vacation to Snowbird depending on what type of vacation you’re looking to experience. Here, summers are sunny and hot, and the nice weather provides a great atmosphere for a range of outdoor activities. At the height of the summer, temperatures can reach as high as 92 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures cool down significantly though, and Snowbird is known for having the longest ski season in Utah. Snow typically starts falling in mid-October and continues to coat the ground until late May.
Things to do
Whether you’re an expert skier, just starting out, or simply want to enjoy the views, you’ll find something for everyone in Snowbird. Choose from a variety of ski-in/ski-out Snowbird vacation rentals for ultimate convenience, so you can spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors. Reports claim that Utah has the softest snow in the entire world, so make sure to hit the slopes at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort first. With 169 different runs, an aerial tram, and 10 chairlifts, you can spend days discovering the different trails the mountain has to offer. Adventurous travelers might like Powderbird, which takes expert skiers on heli-ski trips through the backcountry of Utah.
During the summer, shed your skis and layers and ride down the mountain on the Mountain Coaster. It’s an exhilarating ride that offers 3,120 feet of twists and turns through Little Cottonwood Canyon. Explore the area on foot hiking along the many trails that wind through the landscape. The Aerial Tram will take you to Hidden Peak, which is a great starting point for a hike in the Wasatch Mountains. Renting a mountain bike is a great way to cover more ground during your stay and there are lots of trails for biking, too.
Food & Dining
If you’re in need of après-ski drinks to reward yourself after a day on the slopes, look no further than The Tram Club. Here, you’ll find an array of drink specials, big-screen TVs for sporting events, and a cozy fireplace to warm up by. The Lodge Bistro is a bit more upscale, but is still reasonably priced. It offers picturesque mountain views during and colorful sunsets year-round. Most Snowbird vacation rentals have full kitchens, so preparing a home cooked meal to enjoy by the fire might be the best option for those tired out after a long day outdoors.
Snowbird has a full calendar of events all year long. At the beginning of the year on January 13, join Ski Utah, Protect Our Winters, and Discrete in raising awareness about climate change. Statistically, it’s the snowiest day of the year in Utah, and a fun opportunity to take action on vacation. From January through March enjoy the Live Music at The Forklift concert series every Friday afternoon at the Snowbird Center. If you prefer warmer weather, time your trip for the Annual Brewfest in June or hold out until October for the Chili Bird Showdown.
Experience the area at its finest by staying in Snowbird vacation rentals on your next trip to Utah. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure in the summer sun or snowy slopes during the winter, you’ll find everything you need in Snowbird.