Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
9600 East Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT, USA
www.snowbird.com - (801) 933-2222
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Cottonwood Heights Reviews
Intense vertical, deep powder, and luxurious dining Jan 14, 2011
Nestled in Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird, Utah USA is know around the world for its deep powder snow.
Snowbird’s terrain is known for its deep and long powder bowls, steep moguls, multiple tree terrain and beautiful groomed runs with plenty of room to roam.
Snowbird is definitely a place that an advanced skiers can test their skills. With exceptionally steep terrain, plenty of double black diamonds and multiple speed quad lifts, Snowbird can be a challenge for the best skier or snowboarder. The 125 person tram makes for incredible views and a quick trip up and down the mountain. Having been my first time to Utah, and having skied about a dozen other Rocky Mountain resorts, I found Snowbird to be incredibly challenging and probably the second best ski area I have ever experienced based on terrain along (second only to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Of all the places to ski or snowboard, the backside offers the most intimidating terrain. Served by the Mineral Basin and Baldy chair lifts, the back bowls are steep, littered with trees and moguls, and full of steep cliffs. It was, to say the least, an adrenaline rush. If you are an advanced skier, you will also enjoy the limited amount of people who venture into the steepest of the back bowls. Once there, you can carve your turns to your hearts delight, and when you get tired, you can always walk through the 600 foot long tunnel carved directly through the mountain! I give Snowbird a 4 out of 5 stars. The scenery and difficulty of the terrain was a match for me and made the day incredibly rewarding!
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