Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Timely Powerful Storm Hitting Little Cottonwood Canyon for Snowbird's Opening Day on Friday, November 29

New dining options and guided mountain adventures await skiers and riders this season.

Snowbird, UT (November 25, 2019) — Snowbird is opening on Friday, November 29, for the start of the 2019/20 ski season. Snowbird will offer skiing and snowboarding in Gad Valley during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. New snow totals will determine Snowbird’s terrain and lift operations.

“As Snowbird fires up the lifts this Friday several new on-mountain amenities are in-store for Snowbird guests,” said Dave Fields, President and General Manager of Snowbird. “The launch of SeventyOne, a new retro-themed restaurant located at The Cliff Lodge, pays homage to Snowbird’s foundational year of operation. Patrons love the new menu of American grilled favorites, 70s décor, and historic posters lining the walls of this establishment.”

New for 2019-20, Snowbird Mountain Guides will offer an assortment of year-round guided activities. For those seeking added thrills on the mountain, Snowbird Mountain Guides now provide Powderbird helicopter skiing, all-mountain guided skiing, snowcat skiing, guided backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile tours. Snowbird Mountain Guides are based out of the Snowbird Center with easy access from the Plaza Deck.

Snowbird guests are encouraged to carpool to the resort this weekend. Snowbird R.I.D.E app users will begin accruing perks starting November 29, 2019.  UTA ski bus routes will also be available for arrival at Snowbird. Please ensure all vehicles are outfitted for winter driving conditions when driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Ticket prices for opening weekend at Snowbird will be as follows; Adults $92, Youth (12 years of age and younger) $46, and Seniors $78. Tickets can be purchased online at, Creekside Ticket Office or on the third level of the Snowbird Center.


About Snowbird: Located just six miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon, and just 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, Snowbird is the closest alpine resort to an international airport in North America. Averaging over 500 inches of annual snowfall Snowbird has the longest season of any resort in Utah.

For media information, please contact Snowbird Communications Manager Brian Brown at 801.891.3496 or