Skimum Secrets: Easier Way Down

By Skimum Richelle

With some of the tallest peaks and deepest powder, Snowbird is known for offering some of the best skiing in North America – making it a veritable Mecca for hard-core skiers and snowboarders. This hard-core, bad-boy image can, frankly, be a bit intimidating for those of us with (let’s call it) a more humble skiing skill-set.  Insiders know, however, that Snowbird has some of the West’s most varied terrain making it easy to find your comfort zone and, more importantly, find some unexpected fun.

Ski Trail Sign - Easy

Myth:  Snowbird is only for advanced skiers
Yes, Snowbird has a lot of advanced terrain and many runs have those ominous, black diamond or even double black diamond warning signs…but there are also miles and miles of green and blue runs to enjoy.  So, while “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” you can still sparkle on some of these:

From Gadzoom Lift

  • Lunch Run, Big Emma (good warm-up runs)

From Mineral Basin Express and Badly Express Lifts

  • Lupine Loop (winding groomed trail on back side; great green run)
  • Powder Paradise
  • Baldy Express Lift (any trail; wide open runs, fun even when ungroomed)

From Peruvian Express Lift

  • Chip’s Run, then switch to Rothman Way or Who Dunnit (usually-groomed, wide blues)

From Gad 2 Lift (new)

  • Bananas (nice long, winding run; often groomed)

Better yet, just come ski with the Skimums and we will show you the best the mountain has to offer!


Download Snowbird Trail Map (PDF)
Download Mineral Basin Trail Map (PDF)

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