Snowbasin ended 2019 with record snowfall and had a great start to the new year with a 11-inch snow day. The resort General Manager Davy Ratchford said, “We were able to open earlier than ever before.” Snow continues to fall and the resort continues to welcome busy days in the upcoming future. The resort also joined the ranks of resorts to accept the Epic Pass. This season pass allows skiers access to resorts across the globe with a single ticket.
Epic Pass holders receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding at Snowbasin with no restrictions. Guests with an Epic Local Pass, which only applies to the Utah based resorts, receive two days of access to Snowbasin with minimal restrictions, plus 50% off additional lift ticket prices after those days have been fulfilled. Epic 4-Day through Epic 7-Day Pass holders can use any or all of their total days at Snowbasin, with 50% off additional tickets after the original days have been fulfilled. Ratchford said regarding the new epic pass, “With our Olympic legacy, variety of terrain and proximity to Park City, our new partnership is a great opportunity for skiers and riders to enjoy two amazing resorts in Utah. Not only are we pleased to welcome new guests, but this partnership allows Snowbasin’s longtime clientele to experience expanded access to resorts across the globe.”
Ski enthusiasts continue to show their excitement as the Epic Pass allows for more skiing on Utah's great terrain. President of Ski Utah, Nathan Rafferty said, “Ski Utah is excited that there are now two destinations for Epic Pass guests to enjoy in Utah. Ski Utah sees substantial visitation with these multi-resort passes and is pleased to see them grow within the state. Both Park City and Snowbasin are less than one hour from Salt Lake International Airport, with great lodging options close by. With the addition of another option for Epic guests, we welcome them to experience The Greatest Snow on Earth®.”
Snowbasin spent the summer enhancing the guest experience on-and-off the mountain. Amenities grew with a full renovation of Earl’s Servery in the base area, offering better flow, higher quality food and a new craft beer station. Snowbasin also expanded parking capacity by 12% and now includes an Intermountain Healthcare clinic. Expansions on the mountain included the Family Zone with Bear Hollow Woods, a tree skiing area specifically made for kids, an intermediate run off Wildcat and new snowmaking on Mt. Ogden Bowl Road off the John Paul Chairlift. Plus Snowbasin brought back a NASTAR course for guests to race against the clock on weekends throughout the season. Guests at Snowbasin are already enjoying these upgrades and the start to an incredible season.
Snowbasin is enthusiastic to share their experience the rest of the winter and hope guests from near and far will join them. Furthermore, Snowbasin’s select lodging partners in the Ogden Valley will offer 25% off lodging to Epic Pass guests. To learn more about Snowbasin Resort and the Epic Pass partnership visit www.snowbasin.com/epic or call 801-620-1000.