Freeriding, terrain parks and pistes
in Snowbird


Snowbird CAT tourFreeriders should take the Mineral Basin lift off the backside of Hidden Peak which accesses some of the most epic snow and terrain imaginable. It is easy to spend an entire day there after a good storm and never get bored. On the other hand, once you take the tram to the top of Hidden Mountain, you can’t really go wrong no matter what face you drop in off. There are plenty of cool runs like Silver Fox, Great Scott, and Upper Cirque, and Gad Valley. It is also not a bad idea to save some quality time for Thunder Bowl, accessible by the Gad 2 lift.


Freestylers have a new superpipe located on the Big Emma run in Gad Valley which was dug out in the summer of 05. Besides that, you will have to use some creativity to find hits outside of the two parks. The Beginner Terrain Park is next to the Super Pipe and can be accessed from the Mid-Gad, Gadzoom and Wilbere chairlifts. The Expert Terrain Park is accessed by the Baby Thunder lift and has a sires of rails and hits.


Beginners will quickly find that Snowbird is really an intermediate to expert mountain and might get bored on the limited availability of easy runs. However, the easy area known as the Baby Thunder, is good.

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