The Best Time to Ski Snowbird Resort Utah

If you live and breathe the ‘Go Big or Go Home’ ethos, Utah’s Snowbird Resort is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. With a reputation for long seasons, plenty of snow, and a stellar lift network, it still pays to research the best time to ski Snowbird Resort Utah.

Set on 2,500 acres, Snowbird Resort is renowned for its 3,240 vertical feet of steep, craggy terrain and stunning vistas. Snowbird’s long been a favourite with out-of-state skiers and boarders, discerning locals, and diehard freeskiers.

And let’s not forget the snow; there’s loads of the stuff. Often averaging 500 inches of snowfall annually, Snowbird’s season usually runs from mid-November through to May. Snowbird resident of 40+ years, Guru Dave, told Ski Utah magazine that the last two weeks of January and the first week of February consistently deliver top-shelf conditions year after year, with spring a close second.


Ski Snowbird Resort Utah: Month by Month

The bulk of Snowbird ski vacation deals are available mid-December through early April. This is ultimately the best, most reliable time to ski Snowbird Resort Utah, even though the season has run well into summer in previous years.

Land in Snowbird mid-December and you’re likely to see nice, early-season snowfall. Skiing January through mid-Feb, on the other hand, means the base has had time to develop and light, dry powder has settled thanks to the cooler temperatures.

Come March through to April, it’s usually blue skies down Snowbird way, warmer temperatures, and spring conditions. Snowstorms still come thick and fast though, meaning consistent decent snow totals.

Still waxing lyrical about his favourite Utah resort, Guru Dave told Ski Utah: “There are all kinds of perfect. Perfect powder, perfect groomers, and perfect spring corn.” So whether you’re after deep powder and steep terrain, or blue skies and pristine groomers, Snowbird Resort Utah delivers.


Ski Snowbird Resort Utah: Apres & More

Snowbird has loads going on outside of daytime resort skiing too. Weather permitting, night skiing is available throughout winter, free to lodging guests, season passholders, and under-6s.

For the ultimate backcountry ski experience Stateside, take a guided half-day, private or custom tour with Snowbird Snowcat Skiing for Nature, with proceeds from the program going to improving local drinking water.

Also worth a nosey is snowmobiling, snowshoeing, heli-skiing, and tram rides. Spoiled for choice, Snowbird-style.

Like most ski resorts favoured by locals, Snowbird’s apres scene is super relaxed. After a day on the mountain, expect to kick back with a brew amongst a motley crew of Utahans. Come evening time, enjoy live music and big-screen sports at the Tram Bar, or a cocktail, glass of wine and some fine dining at the Aerie Bar.


Ski Snowbird Resort Utah: Slope-Side Lodging & Vacation Deals

Whenever you and your crew decide to ski Snowbird Resort Utah, you’ll find a number of accommodation options available at the four slope-side lodges; children 12 and under stay and ski for free.

As well as easy access to Snowbird’s glorious snow, lodge amenities include day spas, a roof top pool, outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, fitness centres, babysitting services, restaurants and bars.

If you’re sold on skiing Utah’s Snowbird Resort, we here at Destination Utah are offering primo vacation packages. Our Ski the 5th Night Free promotion includes: lodging, ground transportation to and from the airport, and Snowbird lift tickets per night of stay for up to two adults (children 12 and under ski free at Snowbird only.)