Snowbasin, UT, Breaks Historic Snowfall Record With 600 Inches — Spring Skiing Update For Remainder of Season

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Snowbasin has seen more snow this season than the last two seasons combined! | Picture: Snowbasin

Snowbasin, UT, has seen a record snowfall of 600 inches this season, beating its previous record by a mind-blowing 125 inches. The 22/23 season has seen endless powder days, but the weather is slowly shifting, and temperatures are warming up, and spring skiing is officially here.

Snowbasin announced two weeks ago that the resort will stay open until April 23, 2023. Here is an update on what to expect for the next two weeks of spring skiing at Snowbasin.

Although it is hard to believe, spring is here, and this historic season is coming to an end. We’ve enjoyed endless powder days, record snowfall, and all-time conditions. After experiencing our longest ski season in history and pushing things out as far as we can, we have to start scaling back our operations. We have already begun saying goodbye to some of our incredible team members that are off to their next season’s adventures, and with these hard farewells comes the need to prioritize our offerings for the remainder of the season. We hope you enjoy the final weeks as we bring this incredible season to a close. Thank you for being a part of history with us this year at Snowbasin. We are looking forward to starting the construction of DeMoisy Express upon closing, and welcoming you back next winter with even more offerings for you to enjoy!
Davy Ratchford, Vice President and General Manager of Snowbasin Resort

Lift Operations:

Due to significant snow depths and clearance concerns, Allen Peak Tram and the Grizzly and Wildflower carpets will remain closed for the season.

Strawberry Gondola is set to stop spinning following this weekend, with its official closing day being Sunday, April 9. This decision was made to prioritize staffing and mitigation work of the resort’s mid-mountain terrain. Fencing will still allow access to a few Strawberry trails, but you must exit back the base area through Penny Lane. Anything outside of this fencing will be considered out of bounds.

Porcupine, Becker, and John Paul will remain spinning through April 16. Moving into the extended closing week, Needles Gondola, Littlecat Express, Wildcat Express, Middle Bowl Express, and the Wildcat Handle Tow will be operating daily.

As soon as the resort closes, construction will begin on DeMoisy Express, the new high-speed six-person lift providing additional access to Strawberry terrain.

Dining & Lodges:

Strawberry Slopeside, The Overlook, and John Paul’s Kitchen are closed for the season. John Paul will continue to offer snacks, beverages, and beer while John Paul Express is open. Needles Lodge Servery, Cinnabar, and Earl’s Lodge Servery will remain open through closing day, serving a variety of options.

Pond Skim
Come to Snowbasin for the Pond Skim on April 15. | Picture: Snowbasin

Spring Fun:

Snowbasin will host its 9th annual pond skim on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Closing Day’s Basin Bash on Sunday, April 23, 2023, will be an 80s-themed affair featuring the notorious 80s tribute band, The Breakfast Club.

23/24 Season Passes:

If you can’t wait for the 23/24 season, Snowbasin season passes are on sale now. Prices are at their guaranteed lowest rate and will increase on Friday, April 28. Those that buy their passes now and pay in full can begin using them to finish this historic season. Premier Passes also provide summer access, which includes event entry and gondola service.

If you don’t want to miss out, buy the 23/24 season pass now and get to use it for the remainder of this season! | Picture: Snowbasin Facebook Page

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