Snowbird’s Powdery Slopes: The Greatest Snow On Earth


So you finally decided to give skiing a try. Or maybe you’re an experienced boarder looking for fresh dry powder to ride on. Utah has everything you need. The slopes and the rental gear, all within an hour of one another. Snowbird Ski resort is known for its powder winters. Skiers and snowboarders from around the country travel to Utah each year to experience the powder for themselves. The multi-facility resort includes ski lifts, hotels, condominiums, spa facilities, restaurants, rental/retail businesses and medical services. Snowbird Ski resort opened in December 1971 and is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Sadly, in 2021, Snowbird shut down the Tram Club. The decision was kept private as it was a hot spot for locals in the community.

Snowbird resort shares Little Cottonwood Canyon with Alta Ski Area, which is located over a ridge that separates the two locations. The two resorts offer a joint day pass and season ticket. This allows full access to the terrain on both mountains. Both resorts receive over 500 inches of snowfall each year making it the second snowiest area in the country. Because the Beehive State’s weather is dry, it’s more than common to see very dry and powdery snow. It’s no wonder Utah is known for The Greatest Snow on Earth! Snowbird and Alta are the top global destinations for powder-skiing aficionados. The longest ski year can last up until the Fourth of July, allowing Snowbird to offer the longest ski season in Utah.

Utah Ski & Golf offers tourists ski and snowboard gear rentals for all ages. Utah Ski & Golf, located in four locations including Salt Lake City and Park City, is the best Snowbird ski rental shop. The family-owned shop, which has been in Salt Lake City since 1985, was voted the beehive state’s Best Rental Shop for the past 25 years. The company is committed to providing the best customer service and quality products. The company offers discounted Snowbird lift tickets that can be purchased in person, making it possible for customers to ski and snowboard at the last minute, every year. Three different rental packages are offered by the company. The Demo package lets riders choose any type of board, regardless of age. For kids in training, a Junior package is available. Glove rentals, pants, or goggles are available. Winter season isn’t over yet. You still have time to go out and get some runs in. For further information and a list of all the rental gear offered in Salt Lake City, visit

Utah Ski & Golf offers rentals for Snowbird Ski resort. For discounted lift passes, call us today!


Frank Cook