Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort surpassed the season-to-date snowfall total of 600 inches for the second straight year thanks to a 15 inch storm over the weekend. The Little Cottonwood Canyon resort is the only one in Utah still open for spring skiing and snowboarding. With a total snowfall of 612 inches and a mid-mountain base of 137 inches, there should be ample snow to ride on through Memorial Day.
“The mountain is remarkably still in mid-winter form,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “This season we experienced the resort’s second-earliest opening ever, and we are excited to push the season through May and possibly beyond thanks to all this March and April snowfall.”
Snowbird has received more than 100 inches in five out of the last sixth months, a feat that has only occurred four times in the last 60 years. April alone has deposited 132 inches, more than double the monthly average of 65 inches.
Snowbird is currently offering reduced price tickets of $62 that include the Aerial Tram, Little Cloud, Mineral Basin Express and Chickadee for the extended spring riding. Lifts will operate daily, April 27 through May 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. From May 11 through May 25, the Tram, Little Cloud and Mineral Basin Express lifts will operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, conditions permitting. Snowbird’s last day of winter operation is slated for Memorial Day.
Snowbird summer activities will begin June 13, including the new Wasatch Mining Company Gemstone Mine, Aerial Tram, Peruvian Chairlift and Tunnel, Alpine Slide, four-station climbing wall, ZipRider, Bungy Trampoline, Mechanical Bull and Inflatables. Visit www.snowbird.com for more information and the full Festival summer lineup.