Snowbird, Utah – Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is introducing two unlimited spring season pass options beginning in March and continuing through the end of the season (traditionally Memorial Day Weekend, conditions permitting).
Skiers and riders can enjoy Utah’s longest spring skiing season with the $499 spring pass starting March 2. Snowbird will also be offering an additional spring pass starting March 30 that will sell for $279. Spring passes can be purchased at the Snowbird ticket office or by calling 801-933-2215 between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.
Last season, Snowbird offered skiing and riding until June 22. The Utah resort has received 355 inches of snowfall for 2008/09 with a mid-mountain snow depth of 108 inches.
Notable Spring Events at Snowbird
junior freeskiing nationals, March 9-10 – An inaugural competition catering to up-and-coming athletes, the Junior Freeskiing Nationals has age categories for girls and boys, ages 12-14 and 15-17. The Junior Freeskiing Tour is IFSA sanctioned, providing credible consistent judging and cumulative points standings throughout the competitive season.
u.s. freeskiing nationals, March 11-14 – Competitive freeskiing arrives once again at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort for the 12th Annual Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals. The world’s top extreme skiers will converge at the Bird to compete for $20,000 in prizes. A new venue will be chosen each day with increasingly difficult terrain and optimal views for spectators.
Spring music on the plaza deck, March-May – Free live music provided by local and national bands on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck each weekend, starting at the end of March from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and running through Sunday, May 10, weather permitting. The Plaza Deck was recently ranked as one of the top outdoor patios bySkiing Magazine.
North American Gelande Championships, April 18-19 – The Sixth Annual North American Gelande Championships presented by Dynastar and The North Face features professional and amateur ski jumpers soaring hundreds of feet using alpine and telemark ski equipment. The competition gets underway Saturday, April 18 with two rounds of amateur and telemark jumping immediately followed by the pro-seeding round before concluding on Sunday, April 19. Gelande is held on the Lower Willows run in Peruvian Gulch, which is visible from the Cliff Lodge, the Alta Bypass Road and trails within Snowbird. Admission is free.
Snowbird is currently offering a Ski and Stay Free package for $149/night, double occupancy that includes free lift tickets for each day of stay and a fourth night of lodging free. For information on any of Snowbird’s lodging specials, conditions or events, please visit www.snowbird.com.