Snowbird

Snowbird
9385 South Snowbird Center Drive
801-933-2222

About Us

Founded in the winter of 1971, Snowbird in the Wasatch range of Utah combines Utah's longest season with legendary snow (an average of 500 inches a year), all within 45-minutes from Salt Lake City airport. Ride the iconic Aerial Tram to Hidden Peak for breathtaking views or take a trip through the Peruvian Tunnel, the first of its kind in North America. Visit Snowbird for more information, deals and special events throughout the season.

History :

Long before skiers discovered the powder paradise that is Little Cottonwood Canyon, miners discovered their own treasure within the rugged confines of the glacial canyon. The history of Little Cottonwood Canyon and the town of Alta dates back to the 19th Century, when a soldier in the U.S. Army first prospected for silver in 1869. The tiny minerals he stumbled upon quickly evolved into a massive industry attracting fortune-seekers who would otherwise never step foot in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

What the soldier had discovered will go down in history as one of the largest producers of silver ore in the Wasatch Mountains. Known as the Emma Mine and the namesake for the Big Emma run in Snowbird's Gad Valley, the soldier's find eventually produced more than $3.8 million in silver.

At its peak, 8,000 people lived and worked in the narrow canyon, which boasted two smelters, 138 homes, hotels, boarding houses, stores and even a railroad. The entire town was later destroyed by a series of avalanches.


Recent News

Family Flicks 2018 at Snowbird

Free family movies under the stars.Free movies every Friday on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck at dusk (approx. 30 minutes after sunset). Lawn chairs and coolers welcome. The Birdfeeder will be open, selling popcorn, cotton candy and more.Schedule of…

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Family Flicks 2017 at Snowbird

Free movies every Friday on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck at dusk (approx. 30 minutes after sunset). Lawn chairs and coolers welcome. The Birdfeeder will be open, selling popcorn, cotton candy, frozen cheesecake, rootbeer floats and more.Schedule…

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Cool Air Concert Series 2017

Jam out on the Plaza Deck to top local and national bands every Saturday from June 17 to August 5. The Birdfeeder and Forklift Patio will be open and serving food. Lawn chairs and coolers welcome.Schedule of Concerts:June 17 - PolyrhythmicsJune 24 -…

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Cool Air Concert Series 2016

Jam out on the Plaza Deck to top local and national bands every Saturday from June 25 to August 6. The Birdfeeder and Forklift Patio will be open and serving food. Lawn chairs and coolers welcome.Schedule of Concerts:June 201625 - Steve Wells | Band…

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Family Flicks 2016 at Snowbird

Free movies every Friday on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck at dusk (approx. 30 minutes after sunset). Lawn chairs and coolers welcome. The Birdfeeder will be open, selling popcorn, cotton candy, frozen cheesecake, root beer floats and more.Schedule…

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Summer Family Flicks 2015

Free movies every Friday on the Snowbird Center Plaza Deck at dusk. Lawn chairs and coolers welcome. The Birdfeeder will be open, selling popcorn, cotton candy, frozen cheesecake, root beer floats and more. Schedule of Movies:June, 201526 - Honey, I…

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Cool Air Concert Series 2015

Jam out under the stars to top local and national bands. The Birdfeeder and Forklift Patio will be open and serving food and drinks. Lawn chairs and coolers welcome.Schedule of Concerts:June, 201520 - Cure for the Common27 - Jelly BreadJuly, 201504…

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Fireside Cocoa and Music 2014

There's no place like Snowbird for the holidays. Join us on the Plaza Deck for hot chocolate and waffles by the fire and live musical entertainment. Schedule of Events:December 26, 20143 - 5 p.m.: Hot cocoa and waffles by the fire pits6 - 8 p.m.:…

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Family Flicks 2014

Enjoy free, family-friendly movies outside on the Plaza Deck every Friday night.Schedule of Movies:June 6, 2014 - The IncrediblesJune 13, 2014 - The Princess BrideJune 20, 2014 - The SandlotJune 27, 2014 - The Truman ShowJuly 4, 2014 - FrozenJuly…

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Sixth Annual Brewfest

Enjoy a cold one in the mountains with live music, food and craft vendors, and the Father's Day BBQ. Snowbird's Sixth Annual Brewfest brings the best local breweries and their best beers:Bohemian Brewery, Uinta Brewing Co., Hoppers Grill &…

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Cool Air Concert Series 2014

Schedule of Concerts:June 21, 2014 - Chatham County LineJune 28, 2014 - Jaden CarlsonJuly 5, 2014 - Cure for CommonJuly 12, 2014 - Additional performance on this day at noon, by Kyle Rowland Blues BandJuly 19, 2014 - Fox Street AllstarsJuly 26, 2014…

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Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest began in Bavaria with the Royal Bavarian Wedding of 1810. To celebrate his autumn marriage, King Ludwig called for a state fair in Munich. The festival was dedicated to the fall harvest and, of course, beer - the region’s most…

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