History of Snowbasin, Utah
Snowbasin is one of the oldest continuously operating ski areas in the nation. Ever since the first hearty skier schussed down our slopes in 1939, people from all over the United States have come to enjoy the exhilarating powder snow and majestic mountain scenery.
In 1946, after a four year war delay, the first real chair lift was in operation.
Future plans for Snowbasin and the John Paul region of the mountain are in the making. Owned by the group (Sinclair Oil Corp.), headed up by Earl Holding, that includes the world famous Sun Valley Resort in Idaho and Little America Hotels & Resorts, Snowbasin forsees a bright future.
Utah's 30 year pursuit of the Winter Olympics ended successfully on June 16, 1995 when the International Olympic Committee chose Salt Lake City to host the 2002 Winter Games.
Snowbasin has been selected as the Olympic venue for the Downhill and Super G. The downhill course was designed by 1972 Olympic gold metalist Bernard Russi. This new run with 2,900 vertical feet will be one of the best downhill courses in the world.
So come enjoy Utah's famous snow and friendly hospitality at America's downhill choice. Whether you enjoy deep light powder or beautifully groomed runs, you need to experience Snowbasin - Utah's best kept secret.