Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Snowbasin Resort to Extend Summer Operations through Labor Day

Premier Season Pass holders receive access to Needles Gondola for hiking, biking & sightseeing.

Snowbasin, UT (July 20, 2020) — Snowbasin Resort announced an extension of Summer Operations, now open through Labor Day on Monday, September 7th. With enhanced safety measures, Snowbasin remains open on weekends, offering scenic gondola rides, lift-served mountain biking and hiking, mini golf, yoga, shopping and outdoor food service.

Resort hours continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Labor Day Weekend, the resort will also be open on Monday, September 7th. That holiday weekend features the last chance to purchase season passes at the low summer rate, with prices increasing after Labor

Davy Ratchford, General Manager, states, “I’m extremely pleased with the support and regard for safety that we have seen from our loyal guests this summer. We were initially unsure what guest demand would be, but thus far summer operations are going extremely well. Snowbasin is truly a year-round destination, with our Premier Pass Holders enjoying access in both the winter and summer. We’re proud to continue offering safe recreation for those valued pass holders and the local community.”

Premier Pass Holders receive summer access to Needles Gondola for hiking, biking and sightseeing. New this year, they also receive four free buddy vouchers for hiking to bring friends or family. To gain
access, guests can put just 1/3 down on their pass using the popular Payment Plan. This option ends soon, with last chance to sign-up on Thursday, July 23rd. The resort hosts several large-scale private events that can impact summer operations. This summer, all trails in the resort boundary will be closed to the public on the following dates:

  • Total Archery Challenge: Wednesday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 26th
  • 29029 Everesting: Friday, August 21st through Sunday, August 23rd
  • Utah High School Cycling League Championships: Saturday, September 5th and 12th

Snowbasin remains hopeful to host the popular ‘SnowWiesn’ Oktoberfest event this fall after a successful debut in 2019. If continued safety and success from summer continues, an announcement regarding this event will be made at a later date. For season passes or summer tickets, visit or call 801-620-1000.


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About Snowbasin Resort: Snowbasin Resort, located in Huntsville, Utah, is one of the most accessible ski resorts in North America, less than 40 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and one-hour 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. In the summer Snowbasin offers scenic gondola rides, hiking, biking, events and more, making Snowbasin the perfect year around destination for outdoor enthusiasts. 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