Snowbasin Ski Resort

Snowbasin Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Utah in USA. The resort is in the town of Orangeville, UT. We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Snowbasin stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Snowbasin is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Snowbasin is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.

Snowbasin Lodging:

Snowbasin Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Snowbasin has a total of 113 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 3,000 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,214 hectares, 5 square miles, or 12 square kilometers.

Snowbasin's slopes see on average 300 inches (118 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
113
Ski Lift
Lifts
10
Skier
Skiable Acres
3,000(12 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
300"(118 cm)

Snowbasin Ski Resort Elevation

Snowbasin Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,350 feet, or 2,850 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,950 feet (899 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 9,350 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,350'(2,850 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,950'(899 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,400'(1,951 m)

Snowbasin Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
62.1out of 100
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Snowbasin's difficulty level of 62.1 is above average. 80% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Snowbasin has 3,000 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Snowbasin's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 50% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 30% as expert.
Beginner
20%(600 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
50%(1,500 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
30%(900 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Snowbasin Ski Resort good for beginners?

Snowbasin is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 70% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Snowbasin Ski Resort Location

Snowbasin Ski Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Orangeville, UT.

Address:
Orangeville, UT 84537 USA
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Website:
snowbasin.com/

GPS Coordinates:
39.32000, -111.09000

Getting to Snowbasin Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowbasin Ski Resort), its coordinates of 39.32000, -111.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Orangeville, UT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Snowbasin Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT112 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Snowbasin.

NameCodeCityDistance
Provo-Utah Lake International AirportPVUProvo, UT71 mi
Grand Junction Regional AirportGJTGrand Junction, CO138 mi
Ogden Hinckley AirportOGDOgden, UT138 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowbasin Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Snowbasin Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
SundanceSundance, UT8,250 ft58%80 mi
Nordic Valley (Wolf Mountain)Eden, UT6,400 ft42%80 mi
Powder MountainCedar Valley, UT9,422 ft58%81 mi
Deer ValleyPark City, UT9,570 ft65%92 mi
SnowbirdSnowbird, UT11,000 ft83%92 mi
BrightonBrighton, UT10,500 ft53%92 mi
AltaSalt Lake City, UT10,550 ft53%93 mi
SolitudeSalt Lake City, UT10,035 ft53%94 mi
Park City MountainPark City, UT10,000 ft76%96 mi

Snowbasin Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation9,350 ft
Base Elevation6,400 ft
Vertical Drop2,950 ft
Trails113
(20% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Lifts10
Skiable Acres3,000
Avg. Annual Snowfall300 inches
Snowbasin Ski Resort Mountain Stats