SNOWBASIN

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SNOWBASIN, the site of the 2002 Olympic downhill Super-G and Giant Slalom, has most everything a skier could want and mammoth lodging and guest services. This is a modern ski area, but those who like real snow and a family atmosphere may not find what they want at this high-tech Olympic venue.

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Summit Elevation: 8,800 feet

Vertical Rise: 2,950 feet

Base Elevation: 6,400 feet

Acreage: 3,200 skiable

Trails: 54 total; 30 percent expert, 50 percent intermediate & 20 percent novice

Snowmaking Acreage: 580

Annual Snowfall: 400 inches

Lifts: 9: Two 8-person gondolas, 1 Quad chair, and 1 Jigback tram

Uphill Lift Capacity: 14,650 per hour

Night Skiing: No

Snowboarding: Yes

Recreational Racing: Yes

Total Nordic Trails: 6.2 km

Ski season: Thanksgiving to mid-April (conditions permitting)

Facilities & Services: Three lodges

Restaurant: Four restaurants

Sports shop: Yes

Lockers: Yes

Nursery: Yes

Biking/Hiking Trail Miles: Approximately 25 miles

Scheduled Opening: November 22, 2003

Slopes open: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Snow Report: (801) 620-1100 (@ time packed powder)

Location: Forty miles north of Salt Lake International Airport in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Air gateway: Salt Lake International Airport

Corporate information: Little America Hotels and Resorts Family

Reviewer: Dr. Ted Baehr

The Olympics have established the reputation of many ski areas, including SQUAW VALLEY in California. SNOWBASIN, the site of the 2002 Olympic downhill Super-G and Giant Slalom, hopes the trend continues. In fact, they believe they will become the next massive destination resort.

Justin Rowland showed our family around SNOWBASIN as they were preparing for the Olympics. Justin has been responsible for installing the most modern snowmaking equipment in the world at SNOWBASIN and has also overseen advancements and construction to the lifts and base facilities.

He took us up to the top of the Olympic tram that has not yet opened and had us ski down the incredibly steep and challenging official Olympic downhill run - perhaps the most challenging downhill in the history of the Olympics, in his words.

The owner of SNOWBASIN also owns SUN VALLEY and is designing SNOWBASIN to be the next big destination resort. It will have most everything a skier could want and will have mammoth lodging and guest services.

Regrettably, such modernization comes at a price. There is not the warm, family feel like other areas such as POWDER MOUNTAIN. Because of altitude and weather conditions, most of the snow is man-made and feels unnatural. Also, the skiers, whether they’re involved in the Olympics or not, are highly competitive, whether reaching for a doughnut or trying to get on the chair.

SNOWBASIN is a modern ski area, but those who like real snow and a family atmosphere may not find what they want at this high-tech Olympic venue.

For more information, please contact:

SNOWBASIN

17 miles East Ogden End of State Rd #226

Huntsville, UT 84317

Phone: (801) 399-1135

Toll free: (800) 620-1000

Email: Info@snowbasin.com

SUMMARY: SNOWBASIN, the site of the 2002 Olympic downhill Super-G and Giant Slalom, has most everything a skier could want and mammoth lodging and guest services. This is a modern ski area, but those who like real snow and a family atmosphere may not find what they want at this high-tech Olympic venue.

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