Snowbasin Resort Snowboarding
The 4th most popular snowboarding destination in Utah.
Monday 3 December 2018 03:10 GMT
North of Salt Lake City and east of Ogden, the Snowbasin Resort ski area has 55 runs spread over 3,000 acres that are served by 8 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,472 feet. The runs have a level of difficulty ranging from 20% easy to 50% intermediate to 30% difficult.
For advanced snowboarders, Snowbasin offers the best untracked steep glades on Allen Peak. If those glades are tough enough, on Allen Peak try traversing left to No Name for a 1,500 foot vertical descent. Taking it up a notch, there are extreme lines in Sisters Bowl, Middle Bowl Cirque and Mt Ogden Bowl off Demoisy Peak.
Following an exhausting day of snowboading at Snowbasin, try the apres ski action at Roosters or Slackwater Pub in Ogden, or head over to the Shooting Star Saloon in Huntsville. For nightlife, you will have to head all the way back to Salt Lake City and try Bricks Club, Twilight cafe, or Ya Buts.
With the new access road up to Snowbasin, it is located only 40 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport. To reach the snowboarding at Snowbasin from Salt Lake City International Airport, head north on US15 to US84 east. Follow US84 east to Mt. Green/Huntsville (#92) and follow the signs to SR167. Keep in mind that there are no base area accommodations at Snowbasin, so you'll need to stay back in Ogden.
Overall, Snowbasin Resort is the 4th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Utah. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Snowbasin Resort including Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain Resort.