Ski Utah Press Release

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Snowbasin Resort Announces Capital Improvements To Enhance Guest Experience for 2019–20 Winter Season

Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce major improvements for the 2019–20 season, including ease of service in Earl’s Lodge, increased snowmaking, a new relocated medical clinic, expanded Family Zone & Bear Hollow area, additional parking, and the welcoming back of NASTAR for the upcoming 2019–20 winter season.

SNOWBASIN, Utah, August 20, 2019 — Snowbasin Resort is pleased to announce major capital investments to improve the guest experience. These include ease of service in Earl’s Lodge, increased snowmaking, a new relocated medical clinic, expanded Family Zone & Bear Hollow area, additional parking and welcoming back NASTAR for the upcoming 2019-2020 winter season. 

“Coming off of such a brilliant 2018-2019 season, we are thrilled to bring improvements to enhance the guest experience starting this winter season. Between the renovations to Earl’s Lodge, additional on- mountain snowmaking on Mt. Ogden Bowl Road, the relocation of the on-mountain clinic to the base area, expansion of new family zone specific runs, additional parking and welcoming back NASTAR we plan to be very busy this fall and invite you to join us this winter to experience the new improvements,” says General Manager, Davy Ratchford. 

The servery in Earl’s Lodge will receive a major upgrade that will increase the ease of guest flow and speed of service with additional grab-and-go options, elevated food quality and new food and beverage stations. Snowbasin favorite menu items like the cheese fries will remain. 

Last summer, significant resources were invested to create a better intermediate experience off the John Paul lift with the widening of Mt Ogden Bowl Road. This improved experience was exceptionally well received by guests and opened up more skiing and riding to that area of the mountain for many. This summer Snowbasin will be adding snowmaking to that area to accelerate early season opening of the John Paul lift. 

In addition, Snowbasin is removing the medical clinic building from the Powder Puff area by the base of Wildcat lift. That space will provide easier access to the Wildcat chair for all guests and expand the beginner terrain footprint in the base area. Snowbasin is grateful for the long-standing partnership with Intermountain Health Care, and for the new clinic facility that will be built in the base area. 

With Snowbasin’s continued effort to improve Bear Hollow and grow the Family Zone, Snowbasin plans to create a new gladed tree skiing area specifically made for families and kids as well as add another intermediate run off of Wildcat Express. Snowbasin will also increase the parking capacity through multiple initiatives that include better snow removal plans and overflow parking with increased shuttle service. 

Snowbasin is pleased to welcome NASTAR back to the resort, the largest public grassroots ski racing program in the world. NASTAR brings greater awareness to the sport motivating participants of all ages to get involved in ski racing. The NASTAR course will be on Showboat operating Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout the season starting December 13, weather dependent. NASTAR season passes will be on sale soon. Prices start at $99 and single-day options will be available day of. 

Snowbasin has partnered with the Epic Pass for the 2019-2020 season. Epic, Epic Local, and Epic 4-7 Day Passes all can enjoy Snowbasin and the upgrades using their allocated days. 

Now is the best time to buy a season pass at Snowbasin. With all these improvements and less than 100 days until the slopes open, be ready for winter with a season pass. Prices increase on September 3. To learn more visit or call 801-620-1000. 

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About Snowbasin Resort: Snowbasin Resort, located in Utah, is one of the most accessible ski resorts in North America, less than 40 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and only 50 minutes from Park City. It was the host venue for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic alpine events, including downhill, combined (downhill and slalom) and super-G with men's and women's downhill courses still in place for guests to experience. Snowbasin is regularly top rated by Ski Magazine in the categories of Accessibility, Service, On-Mountain Food, Lifts and Grooming. It offers families and outdoor enthusiasts a variety of activities and features championship-level skiing and riding, with nearly 3,000 skiable acres, an average snowfall of over 300 inches, and 3,000 vertical feet. Consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America, Snowbasin Resort is one of the oldest continuously operating ski resorts in the nation. Snowbasin Resort is a member of the Grand America Hotels and Resorts family. Sister properties include Sun Valley Resort, The Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel (all Salt Lake City, Utah); The Westgate Hotel, San Diego, Calif.; Little America Flagstaff, Ariz.; Little America, Wyo., and Little America, Cheyenne, Wyo. | 801.620.1000 | @snowbasinresort | #snowbasinresort 

Media Contact: Megan Collins (801)-620-1013