Get Ready. Set. And off to have some summer fun at Snowbird Ski Resort. Yes, Snowbird offers more than skiing. Every year, my family buys season ski passes to Snowbird. Included in our passes is a one night stay at the Cliff Lodgeand two passes to enjoy the summer activities.
The Mountain Flyer takes you backward up the mountain in a two-seated cable chair. At the top, the chair zooms down the mountain at an exhilarating speed, giving you a blast of fresh mountain air.
The Mountain Coaster is new to Snowbird. It wasn’t quite ready the last summer we visited but this summer, it not only was ready for fun but included in our day pass. While it’s not like a roller coaster at an amusement park, it is still the most popular attraction at Snowbird and a lot of fun. A cable pulls the coaster up a hill and at the top, it releases you to zoom to the bottom. A handle lets you control how fast you want to go while you zip around the track.
We always like to try the Climbing Wall. For younger children, a blow up slide sits next door. Not pictured is the Bungee Trampoline, my least favorite thing. However, all of the children I’ve watched on the trampoline have a blast and the bungee straps make it possible for them to do front and back flips without getting hurt.
Snowbird also boasts their Alpine Slide. A short ski lift takes you to the top of the hill where you pick up your sled and pull it over to the slide area. The sled sits on a track the speeds down a gradual decline. You can control your own speed with the handle in between your legs. Great for those who are timid and don’t dare go too fast or for those who want to go full throttle and see how fast they can get down the hill.My son likes to time himself and then try to beat that time with each run.
The Ropes Course sits among a beautiful backdrop and is not especially hard since your are tethered in and won’t go far if you slip. In fact, all of the activities have safety mechanisms in place so you can enjoy yourself without worrying about getting hurt.
Want to enjoy a nice view of the resort? The day activity pass also includes a pass to ride the tram. For those more adventurous, you can pay a little extra and take your mountain bike on the tram and ride it down the mountain. The day activity pass costs $42.00 but discount tickets are available at Papa Murphy’s or by checking online where to find them. This time of year is a great time to visit as Oktoberfest runs during the weekends and you can eat bratwurst while you enjoy the activities. It does get busy, so be prepared to wait in line.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, Snowbird has plenty of hiking trails. Pack a lunch, throw on your hiking shoes and get moving. You will find spectacular views of the beautiful granite walls that abound in Little Cottonwood Canyon.