Snowbird is an unincorporated region based in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is most well-known for Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, an alpine skiing and snowboarding area, which unlocked in Dec 1971.
Snowbird is a multi-facility winter and summer resort situated in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Primarily recognized for its challenging winter powder skiing and snowboarding, Snowbird also hosts walkers, mountain bikers, fishermen, sightseers, and mountain vacationers in other periods. Set among stunning crenelated granite mountain climaxes, facilities include ski lifts, hotels, condominiums, hot tub facilities, eating places, skiing and mountain-resort-related retail businesses, medical services and others.
Snowbird was anticipated, named, and developed by Ted Johnson. For nearly a decade, Johnson directed the Alta Lodge in the town of Alta at the head of small Cottonwood Canyon. Throughout that stage he discovered the land below Alta in the Peruvian Gulch and Emma Mine/Gad Valley watersheds that later became Snowbird.
Vision, drive, and fortuitous acquaintances made at the Alta Lodge made it possible for Johnson to begin growth of the Snowbird Resort. Johnson, who was well suitable to running rapid growth cycles, was also obsessed on the middle theme of the project, having amusing on the mountain. During the expansion cycle, he, together with a no. of the area's more daring skiers counting Junior Bounous, Eddie Morris, snow park ranger Peter Lev and others scored first descents on pitches that were to become essential to the Snowbird legend.
|Airport||Salt Lake International Airport |
|Distance||25 miles from Salt Lake City|
|Season||Mid November to April |
|Time Zone||Mountain Time Zone|
|Snowfall||500 in. - (1270 cm)|