Early snow on Snowbasin in autumn — Photo courtesy of DennyMont
Nearly everyone traveling to Utah to ski will plan a trip around the famous resorts near Salt Lake City and Park City. And, though these resorts are indeed first-rate and completely worthy of the patronage they collect, if you visit them, you’re destined to share them with a lot of other people. Yet, you’d be surprised how far you don’t have to travel to enjoy excellent skiing in the absence of crowds. Just 43 miles from Salt Lake City, Snowbasin offers excellent skiing in picturesque terrain.
Snowbasin occupies a beautiful corner of the Wasatch Mountains just east of Ogden. Towering above the towns of Eden and Hunstville, this mountain contains 3000 skiable acres and 3000 vertical feet of terrain. Perfect for families, 20% of Snowbasin’s slopes are rated for beginners, 50% for intermediate skiers and 30% for experts. 400 inches of Utah’s famously dry powder coat the mountain each year.
A Sun Valley Resort, Snowbasin is characterized by beautiful accommodations. Thick timbers, plush carpets, and chandeliers appoint the lodges. Excellent food and guest services leave the guests feeling pampered. Yet, given its luxurious and elegant feel, this resort is surprisingly affordable for the everyman.