Snowbasin Travel Guide, Utah
Snowbasin’s location is pristine, in the middle of Wasatch-Cache National Forest, some 33 miles from civilization that is Salt Lake City.
All those who know something about what a good resort is about consider Snowbasin their prime destination. It is a luxurious year-round resort considered to be at the top for terrain, scenery, and snow bustling with and excitement all season long. Great fun is guaranteed on the cross country, snowshoe trails and a six-lane snow tubing hill.
It has in its collection all of the necessary ingredients for stardom. You can rub shoulders with the best skiers some of which might be Olympic skiers. The 2002 Olympic Winter Games were held here bringing the resort even more in the attention of the public eye. Now you can ride the blue-ribbon runs which are the Grizzly and Wildflower trails that were used in the 2002 Olympic Games. The Grizzly Downhill falls away at a 70-degree pitch getting you to the field adjacent the John Paul Lodge and following 9,000 feet down sharp turns.
The middle Needles section of the mountain holds more blue groomers. But you don’t have to imagine that it is a super crowded resort and it is aimed only at expert skiers. With 3,200 skiable acres and 17 runs, there’s plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain and you will rarely have to stand in line to get on a lift or tram. One of the trams will take you from John Paul Lodge to Snowbasin's highest point on 9,465-foot Allen's Peak.
You might wonder how that is possible if the resort is considered to be among the best. Well even if it is ranked among the best there are other 11 world-class resorts in the state and holiday makers and skiers divide between them so the “rule” that a top resort must be crowded does not apply here and another reason would be that you can’t find lodging in the resort. Your best choice is 15 minutes away and this keeps away those fond of getting up form their bed and landing on the slope. But once you have been here and experienced what this resort is about you will definitely want to come all the way from your lodge to experience it again. So tune those skis or board, get a good nights rest, have a healthy breakfast, put a smile on your face, and be prepared for one of the best snow days you've ever had!
There are few winter sports enthusiasts who are in favor of big crowded resorts, but we have to admit that for some more comfortable skiers or those who want to make the best out of their time by being on the slopes as long as possible, lodging in the resort sounds better. So the locals thought and there is the possibility in the future to develop the area. Once you are in the resort there’s no problem in getting fast on the top and get as many runs a day as you can. The Strawberry Express gondola sees to it. The more the activity the greater appetite you’ll have and you’ll definitely enjoy your meal. One of the best places to eat around is the John Paul Lodge. It boasts a nice fireplace, magnificent views out its floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor terrace and the food is delicious.
Snowbasin serves up some of the best snow and most adventurous terrain in a state known for great skiing. So come and enjoy pure, unadulterated skiing in Snowbasin, where the views and fantastic, the air is fresh, clean and exhilarating.
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