1988, Snowbird has continued to expand. It is not only a center of
winter activities, but is also a resource for year-round recreation. The
summer months at Snowbird are filled with various activities such as
the Snowbird Hill Climb, summer concerts, Oktoberfest, Jazz and Blues Festival, and others.
activities continue to center on skiing. The resort has an average
snowfall of more than 500 inches a year (633 inches in 1992-93).
Snowbird has forty-eight ski trails with a total of 1,572 acres of
skiable terrain serviced by seven double chairlifts and one of the
largest and most powerful aerial trams in the world--it can carry 120
passengers from the 8,100-foot base to the top of Hidden Peak at 11,000
feet. The total uphill capacity is 9,200 skiers per hour. The resort's
four lodges and hotels have over 900 sleeping rooms, with the Cliff
Lodge (532 rooms) the largest.
See: Alexis Kelner, Skiing in Utah: A History (1980).