DESTINATION - Snowbird, Utah
Snowbird Resort & Conference Center is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) with more than 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities and 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Snowbird is a scenic 45-minute drive from the airport.
Snowbird, Utah, is a multi-facility winter and summer resort located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Primarily known for its challenging winter powder skiing and snowboarding, Snowbird also hosts hikers, mountain bikers, fishermen, sightseers, and mountain vacationers in summer seasons. Set among spectacular crenellated granite mountain peaks, this full-service resort focuses on both recreation and relaxation. Luxurious suites, outdoor heated pools, and spa services characterize just a few of Snowbird's amenities.
Sightseeing opportunities in Snowbird are plentiful and diverse. Tourist attractions include museums and art galleries, amusement parks, National and State Parks, historical places, sporting events and festivals. A number of diverse restaurants, festivals, and retail opportunities give guests a full mountain community experience. Exciting mountain biking and hiking trails are among the popular summer activities available at Snowbird. If attractions aren't what you're looking for, you can spend a day taking a scenic drive on one of the Snowbird area's beautiful byways, back-ways, or historical routes exploring the diverse wildlife and scenery.
The Snowbird's Alpine Slide, which winds down Chickadee Run through twists, turns and tunnels. It starts at one of Snowbirds peaks and plummets 1,300 linear feet down to Snowbird Ski Resort. Practiced and inexperienced sliders alike will enjoy the ride down the twisting, turning, dual track slide - the driver controls the speed. No special skills are required.