There are activities close to Snowbird Ski Resort to discover. Some of these include:
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) in Draper, Utah, is home to more than 4,000 animals from around the world. Conveniently located off Interstate 15 at exit 291 and just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, this world-class Aquarium features a 300,000-gallon shark exhibit with a 40-foot tunnel that guests can walk through and enjoy an underwater view of seven different species of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and more. During your visit, explore five different animal habitats – from the rain forests of South America and Asia to the world’s Oceans, Antarctic, and local ecosystems – and come face-to-face with playful penguins, Clouded leopards, adorable otters, sloths, and a variety of animals from the sea to the sky. Click here for directions from Snowbird.
Utah’s Hogle Zoo
Hogle Zoo has something for everyone! With hundreds of animals representing hundreds of different species, the splendor of the animal kingdom is yours to behold. African Savanna, will be sure to delight with giraffes, zebras and ostriches, all roaming the savanna while lions watch nearby. All this and our new Zoofari Express train takes you right through the middle of it all. Other exhibits not to miss – Rocky Shores, featuring polar bear, sea lions, seals, grizzly bears, river otters and bald eagles, Asian Highlands, a re-creation of a Himalayan village featuring five endangered Asian cat species, and Elephant Encounter — where the Serengeti meets Salt Lake City — and spotlights African elephants and white rhinos. Click here for directions from Snowbird.
National History Museum of Utah
In 1969, the National History Museum of Utah opened to the public in the George Thomas Building. Collections have been transferred from the University’s academic departments ever since, and have continued to grow through research, acquisition, and contributions. They now house more than 1.6 million objects in the Museum for all to enjoy. Its position became solidified as the state museum of natural history and has developed many strong programs of exhibits and education, both on-site and statewide. In November 2011, the Museum moved to their new location, the Rio Tinto Center, which can be found nestled into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range. Their new location came with brand new exhibit galleries, engaging programs, and state-of-the-art collections care and research facilities. Click here for directions from Snowbird.
Red Butte Garden
The Red Butte Garden has welcomed guests to their location in the foothills since 1985. With 100 acres in the foothills on the eastern edge of the University of Utah to call home, the garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West with over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails. The community-funded garden is renowned for its numerous plant collections, display gardens, 450,000 springtime blooming bulbs, world-class outdoor summer concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs. Click here for directions from Snowbird.
This non-profit community-powered museum, which opened in 2011, is named after the one and only, Leonardo da Vinci. This artist, engineer, scientist, architect, musician, and humanitarian, also had an important skill of learning how to learn. Leonardo’s famous curiosity was a more important tool than any you could have given him. He asked questions nobody dared to ask before, found answers nobody found before him, made no distinction between art and science, and saw the interconnectedness of all things. The Leonardo is tremendously proud to carry on the legacy of community learning and invites you to become a part of their unique community-powered museum experience. Click here for directions from Snowbird.
Over 79 years, the Tracy Aviary has evolved to become a cultural landmark, public garden, and leader in environmental education and conservation. Their education programs reach over 60,000 children each year all through their interactive exhibits, camps and classes, and hands-on experiences in classrooms and neighborhoods across the Wasatch Front. Citizen science volunteers provide their insights which help influence the Tracy Aviary’s decisions that impact open space design and species survival, while preserving Utah’s natural beauty and the diversity of the Rocky Mountains. Click here for directions from Snowbird.
Thanksgiving Point – a nonprofit farm, garden, and museum – has endless options for family-fun entertainment and valuable learning experiences. Here you can roam with dinosaurs at the Museum of Ancient Life, explore a working farm at Farm Country, take a stroll through the botanical beauty of Ashton Gardens, or even climb a high ropes course at the Museum of Natural Curiosity. And those are just a few that you can explore while visiting this location! Click here for directions from Snowbird.
There are many activities to explore and engage in while visiting Snowbird! Some of these attractions include:
All-Day Activities Pass
Ride all day for one low price.
Test your coordination skills in a ninja obstacle challenge.
Ride the Tram to The Summit.
3,120 feet of gravity-fed twists, turns, screams and shouts.
Cruise down the mountain on a sled you control.
Slide down a specially constructed course in inflatable tubes.
Take an open-air ride on the Peruvian chairlift and walk a barrier-free path through the mountain and into Mineral Basin.
Fasten yourself into a harness and walk high above the ground.
Bungee fun in the sun.
Bouncy time for the little ones.
Climbing wall for kids or adults.
Featuring hand holds and auto belay systems, climb actual trees.
The Vertical Drop is not for those afraid of heights.
A climbing tower with an inflatable slide exit for children.
Mini Ropes Course
A parent-guided ropes course no more than 2 feet off the ground for children.
Mini Tree Climb
Thrill your little ones with this auto-belay, tree climbing system.
Test your skills at panning for real gemstones in our mining sluice.
Kids’ Fishing Pond
Children are encouraged to try their luck fishing at Austin Pond which is stocked with trout during the summer.
Enjoy a private guided hiking experience with expert guides.
Snowbird has many dining options. These include:
Enjoy a refreshing meal and breathtaking views at Snowbird’s newest restaurant atop Hidden Peak (11,000 ft).
Modern-American gastropub cuisine. The Aerie focuses on local, seasonal and organic ingredients.
Gourmet coffees, pastries, and breakfast year-round. Lunch served daily throughout the winter.
Prime steaks, fresh seafood and an extensive wine list served in this rustic steak house.
Contemporary comfort food for breakfast and lunch as well as après-ski fare during the winter.
The Lodge Bistro
French-American cuisine is served in this popular mountainside bistro and lounge.
Walk-up food service on the Plaza Deck.
Tram Car Pizza
Artisan pizzas, fresh salads, and other hot and tasty creations made to order for the time-conscious skier or rider.
The Tram Club
A Snowbird institution serving beer, wine, cocktails and après-ski specials year-round.
Baked & Brewed Cafe
Baked goods, gourmet coffee, juices and ice cream are served daily in Snowbird’s coffee shop.
A breakfast joint, a sandwich deli, a grocery store and a state liquor store all rolled into one.
Italian cuisine, pizzas and appetizers are served throughout the winter at The Wildflower Restaurant.
Creekside Cafe & Grill
Located at the base of Gadzoom and serving coffees, baked goods, burgers, beer and more.
Grab a snack or a hearty lunch at Snowbird’s mid-mountain eatery.