Any skier worth his salt will know of the glorious skiing the Snowbasin resort offers visitors. The ski runs here are world class and perfect for skiers of all levels. All in all skiers will have over 3,000 acres of delicious pistes and excellent ski lifts to get them to the top of the mountains. Small wonder this locale provided the venue for the 2002 edition of the Winter Olympic alpine skiing. As one would expect the views here are to die for and Mount Ogden, on which this resort is located, is as majestic as it gets. Holiday accommodation comes in the form of beautiful condos, log houses and cabins, some with indoor swimming pools. Snowbasin is located an hour or so away from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Winter sees thousands of holidaymakers head out to Snowbasin together with their families to enjoy the slopes. The ski runs are designed with this in mind so visitors of all ages and of all levels of skiing experience will enjoy themselves. For those who are starting out in skiing there are instructors readily available to take them through their paces. A feature most families will enjoy is the tubing hill. Here they will be provided with rubber tubes in which to sit and glide down the snow.
The views from above Mt Ogden are simply astounding both in winter and when the snow melts in the warmer seasons. Visitors will be delighted to know that they can savour these views along with a delicious hot meal with mountaintop dining. The menu provided there is truly diverse and visitors are sure to find something that lights up their taste buds.
During summer the mode of adventure changes from skiing to hiking, or biking. Visitors can enjoy the scintillating scenery as they ride or hike along the 25km of trails.
After they are done skiing and want to have somewhere warm and cosy to talk about their day?s exploits, visitors will want to check into Cinnabar Lounge. This tastefully decorated, ambient restaurant provides sumptuous lunches and excellent wine along with the warmth of a big fire. On some nights guests here are treated to live performances by local blues and rock artists. For mid-morning snacks and a cup of tea or coffee, visitors will want to stop by The Yurt Café.
Like the rest of Salt Lake City Snowbasin enjoys varied temperature. In summer highs of 35°C are not uncommon while in winter temperatures plummet to 5 or 6 degrees below freezing.
This locale is easily reached from Salt Lake City International Airport which is just over 30 miles away. The airlines that are served by this airport are mostly regional carriers like Delta, Frontier Airlines and Unites. The car rentals one would find in any international airport such as Hertz, Avis and Budget have offices here. Taxi ranks are also present at two terminals in the airport.