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Quick Facts
Advanced Terrain: 30%
Average Annual Snowfall: 400 Inches
Base Elevation: 6,400 Feet (1995.0 Meters)
Beginner Terrain: 20%
Double Chairs: 1
Gondolas: 2
High-speed Quads: 1
Intermediate Terrain: 50%
Number of Runs: 55
Skiable Acres: 3,200 Acres
Summit Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Triple Chairs: 4
Vertical Rise: 2,400 Feet (748.1 Meters)

General Information

Grizzly Ridge at Snowbasin
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Grizzly Ridge at Snowbasin
Description - Snowbasin is the official site of the Downhill and Super G during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Snowbasin offers terrain to suit everyone's taste.

Snowbasin is one of the oldest continuously operating ski areas in the nation. Ever since the first skier schussed down the slopes in 1939, people have come to enjoy the exhilarating powder snow and majestic mountain scenery.

For more information on Snowbasin call 801-399-1135.

Attractions - Average annual snowfall at Snowbasin is 400 inches, with 3,200 acres of skiable terrain and a 3,400 ft. total vertical drop. Eight lifts service the mountain including two 8-passenger Gondolas, one High Speed detachable Quad, and one Jigback Tram. The mountain encompasses 3200 acres of packed trails, powder bowls, and glades. It has a vertical drop of 3,400 feet and offers 54 designated trails.

Recreation - Snowbasin offers excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities.

Climate - Several weather effects combine to bring Utah its famous powder snow. Prevailing winter winds winds push clouds full of moisture east from the Pacific Ocean, across California and Nevada and to Utah. When the clouds meet Utah's Rocky Mountains, the remaining moisture rises, cools and condenses, and precipitation hits the Utah ski resorts with deep powder snow that is particularly light and dry. Another weather element that feeds Utah's "snow making machine" is the Great Salt Lake Effect. The lake releases water into the air that then rises into clouds of snow, producing squalls on the lake's eastern flanks. These squalls contain some of the lightest, fluffiest snow in the country which falls in feet - not inches- in the Wasatch Mountains.

Location - Snowbasin is located in northern Utah, southeast of Ogden. The addition of the new access road will make Snowbasin only 40 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Directions from Salt Lake City: Take I-15 North, exit to I-84 east to Mt. Green/Huntsville (#92) and follow the signs to Highway 167.

Directions from Ogden: Take the 12th Street exit off of I-15. Go east through Ogden Canyon to Highway 167 or State Road 226. Snowbasin is 17 miles east of Ogden.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Ski Season: Late November through Early April.

Fee Information
Type Price
Lift Tickets Variable Contact Snowbasin for ticket i

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Downhill Skiing 3,200 acres of ski and snowboard terrain.
ICON Snowboarding 3,200 acres of ski and snowboard terrain.

More Information

Contact Information:
Snowbasin, P.O. Box 460 , Huntsville, UT, 84317, Phone: 801-399-1135

Additional Information:
Utah Ski Areas - Utah's ski areas combine outstanding snow, excellent terrain and easy accessibility to make them popular destinations for winter enthusiasts.

Snowbasin - Official Resort Website
Utah Ski & Snowboard Association - Snow Report


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