No stopping Snowbird: 44 feet and counting

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 25, 2011 9:30 am

Spring skiing at Snowbird will continue at least until Memorial Day this year.  Skiing or snowboarding in T’s, goggle tans, bypass road bbq’s, pbr’s, backcountry madness and did i mention plenty of ski bunnies?  Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is experiencing one of the best spring seasons in memory thanks to 3 feet of snow in the past week and a mid-mountain base depth topping 13 feet! With additional snowfall forecasted through the weekend, après fun and Easter activities throughout April and some of the best lodging deals of the season, it’s not too late to squeeze in one more ski trip to the Bird.

“The coverage and conditions on the mountain right now are truly remarkable,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “Considering last year we received 12 feet of snow in April alone, it’s safe to say we have a lot of great spring skiing to look forward to at Snowbird.”

Snowbird’s projected closing date is Memorial Day, and the resort could potentially again offer skiing into June (last year’s closing date was June 22, check www.snowbird.com for the latest mountain updates throughout the spring). Skiers and riders who want to extend their season can purchase a Spring Pass for $299, starting April 1, that is good thru the end of the 2010/11 season.

April is full of non-skiing activities for young and old, including an Easter Sunrise Service on 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on Chickadee and a special brunch at the Aerie Restaurant (details for the April 24 holiday activities can be found at www.snowbird.com/events/easter.html). Après ski fun includes free live music on the Plaza Deck, Saturday and Sunday afternoons through the end of April (weather permitting) along with daily food and drink specials. Coming on the heels of another successful Freeskiing World Championship event, the future stars of big mountain skiing will be taking to the hill for the Junior Freeskiing Nationals, April 8-10.

To see photos and video of the recent powder skiing and riding, go to www.snowbird.com/birdsnest/. Live shots of the current storm’s snow accumulation can be seen using Snowbird’s SnowCam at www.snowbird.com/snowcam.

Snowbird is currently offering a Stay and Ski Package from $99/person, double occupancy, that includes a Tram and Chair ticket for each paying adult. Full details can be found at www.snowbird.com/lodging/hotdeals.php or by calling 800-453-3000. Guests booking lodging and lift packages at Snowbird April 4-24 will also receive a free upgrade to an AltaBird pass.

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