Apres Ski in Snowbasin

Snowbasin Village

Snowbasin Restaurants & Bars

With no village at Snowbasin, guests have a choice between the restaurants and bars inside Earl’s Lodge at the base area, or a trip to either Huntsville or Ogden.

Typically open from 11am until 5pm, the Cinnabar Lounge is a popular option with skiers after a day on the slopes, offering a variety of wines, liquors and beers, while the bar is particularly lively on Fridays and Saturdays when live music runs on until 6pm.

For those wanting a bite to eat at Earl’s Lodge, the Earl’s Lodge Dining Room and the Huntington Bistro are both good options, open from 8am until 3pm and 10am until 3pm respectively. The restaurants are in close proximity to one another, with the latter the more formal of the two. The bathrooms aren’t bad at Earl’s Lodge either…

Aside from the offerings at the mountain, there are also a number of restaurants in the nearby towns of Huntsville and Ogden. The old railway town of Ogden boasts a good selection of restaurants and tends to be a popular spot for an evening meal. The Union Grill steak house serves some excellent meaty dishes, while the Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant is also popular. It is also possible to grab a bite to eat in Huntsville, with the Shooting Star Saloon and the Texas Pride Barbeque two of the most central restaurants.

Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant
253 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401-2301
Tel: (801) 627-6171
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.roostersbrewingco.com

Shooting Star Saloon
7350 East 200 South, Huntsville, UT 84317
Tel: (801) 745-2002

Texas Barbeque Pride
235 South 7400 East, Huntsville, UT 84317
Tel: (801) 745-2745
Web: www.texasbarbequepride.com

Union Grill
2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401-1359
Tel: (801) 621-2830
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.uniongrillogden.com

Snowbasin Apres-Ski

Apres-ski is not the name of the game at Snowbasin, which has relatively little to offer in the way of evening entertainment, though it is possible to have an enjoyable night out in nearby Ogden.

Slope side après-ski is non-existent at Snowbasin. Earl’s Lodge closes at 5pm on weekdays and 6pm at weekends, bringing an early end to proceedings at the base area, while up on the mountain, the Needles Lodge Dining Room closes at 4pm each day.

With Eden and Huntsville both known as fairly quiet towns, the closest available après-ski can be found either in Ogden or in Park City. With a youthful reputation for fun, Park City is the livelier of these two options, but is considerably further away. Ogden, meanwhile, offers a more refined après-ski, with visitors likely to spend their evening in one of Ogden’s many restaurants.

Snowbasin Other Activities

With no night skiing, heli-skiing or snowcat skiing at Snowbasin, the choice of other activities is fairly limited during the winter months at Snowbasin.

Nordic Skiing

Nordic skiing constitutes the main alternative to skiing or boarding at Snowbasin when there is snow around, with 19.2 kilometres of groomed cross country skiing trails. The trails are free to use and are suitable for both skating and classic style Nordic skiing, and can be accessed either by car or by using the free shuttle bus from the Day Skier Lot.

Tubing is an extremely fun alternative to skiing and boarding at Snowbasin, though the six-lane tubing hill – located by the base area – is only open on Saturdays and Sundays. Moonlit gondola rides are also available, though most winter visitors to Snowbasin spend the rest of their time in Ogden’s selection of restaurants, or more extravagantly in the Needles Lodge restaurant.

Summer Activities

It is a different story at Snowbasin in the summer, when the resort transforms into a mountain bikers’ paradise. Proud of its reputation as an all-year-round resort, Snowbasin maintains its biking trails throughout the summer, and offers a mix of beginner-friendly trails and challenging uphill climbs. There are 25 miles of trails in total, many of which are lift-served. Hikers also take advantage of the summer months at Snowbasin, with three designated hiking trails to enjoy.

Disc golf is another popular summer activity at Snowbasin, and is played much like traditional golf, except ‘golfers’ use a disc or a Frisbee rather than clubs.

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