Accessible parking is available at the Snowbird Center, Creekside, The Cliff Lodge, The Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam.
Lodge & Mountain Accessibility
The Snowbird Center, Creekside, The Cliff Lodge, The Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam are all wheelchair accessible. The Aerial Tram and the Hidden Peak Terminal are accessible for skiing and biking, in addition to winter & summer scenic Tram rides. To explore options for winter and summer recreational pursuits, learn more at Wasatch Adaptive Sports.
On-Mountain Service Animal Policy
Pursuant to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), it is Snowbird’s policy that service animals (which as defined under the ADA can only be dogs or miniature horses) are not permitted on chairlifts at the resort during the ski season, based on the legitimate safety requirements determined by Snowbird regarding the safety of other guests and employees, as well as for the safety of the service animal itself. For the same reasons, Snowbird does not allow service animals to accompany guests skiing or snowboarding on mountain trails and ski runs, and all skiing and snowboarding terrain at the resort. This policy of restricting service animals on both chairlifts and accompanying guests while using Snowbird’s skiing terrain also applies equally to all other animals, including pets and emotional support animals. Pets that are not service animals are already restricted from Little Cottonwood Canyon due to the Watershed Protection Ordinance .
Service animals are permitted on the Snowbird Tram when it is open to the public, and guests with service animals who access the mountain via the Snowbird Tram will download back to the Snowbird base area via the Snowbird Tram as well. If a guest with a service animal seeks to visit an area of the mountain for a special event that is not accessible via the Snowbird Tram, or the Snowbird Tram is not in operation to the public, Snowbird will provide alternative transport to the venue on the mountain through an on-mountain vehicle (snowmobile, OHV, truck or other vehicle), depending on the mountain location, weather conditions and other variables. Given the unique winter environmental conditions, extreme terrain and weather conditions, Snowbird recommends that guests provide as much advance notice as possible when seeking a unique accessibility to a location or venue on the mountain that may not be accessible via the Snowbird Tram.
At all times, the service animal must be under the control of its handler. The service animal shall have a harness, leash, or other tether, unless either the handler is unable because of a disability to use a harness, leash, or other tether, or the use of a harness, leash, or other tether would interfere with the service animal’s safe, effective performance of work or tasks, in which case the service animal must be otherwise under the handler’s control (e.g., voice control, signals or other effective means).
Authorized personnel will request the service animal be removed from the premises if: (1) The animal is out of control and the animal’s handler does not take immediate effective action to control it; or (2) The animal is not housebroken. If the service animal is removed, Snowbird will make all reasonable efforts to give the individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the services or activities without having the service animal on premises.
Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Wasatch Adaptive Sports is a year-round 501(c)3 nonprofit adaptive recreation organization serving children, adults and veterans with adaptive needs. In the winter season, paid instructors and volunteers offer instructional lessons in adaptive skiing and snowboarding, as well as snowshoeing and other programs. During the spring, summer and fall, WAS offers adaptive cycling lessons and group rides, kayaking, paddle boarding and more throughout the Wasatch Front. WAS also has a rental program for individuals to rent adaptive equipment, including adaptive skis, bikes and more. For more information, check out their website, stop by the WAS office in the Creekside building (December-April) or contact the WAS staff: 801-834-0476, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equipment that WAS uses on the mountain includes monoskis, biskis, snokart/kartskis, snow slider and outriggers - all equipment is manufactured by commercial adaptive sport companies and is purchased and owned by WAS. Skiers may also have personal adaptive equipment such as prosthetics.
Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices
Snowbird has determined that the use of any power-driven devices or vehicles by the public on the mountain (including other power-driven mobility devices used by individuals with mobility disabilities), creates an unsafe environment for both the user and the public based on the experiences of other ski resorts and Snowbird’s experience with motorized equipment on the ski slopes generally and with particular attention to various types of power-driven personal mobility devices. Injuries resulting from the use of such devices on the slopes can be more serious than other types of risks and expose the user and other skiers/snowboarders to a greater risk than non-power driven adaptive devices, particularly in the case of collisions with other skiers and snowboarders. These safety concerns are compounded by our facility’s volume of skiers and snowboarders. These safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way; such devices cannot be used by non-disabled persons as well. Use of most power-driven mobility devices are authorized in the base village area.
The use of any power-driven devices or vehicles by the public on the mountain (including power-driven mobility devices designed solely for use by individuals with disabilities) in summer is not allowed at any time. Snowbird has determined that the use of such devices creates a substantial risk of not only serious harm to other users of the resort, but also to the immediate environment and natural resources. Due to the need to address soil integrity, erosion and vegetative concerns, Snowbird has adopted a “no motorized” policy for the public during the summer season. Use of power-driven mobility devices are authorized in the base village area in the summer.
Other power-driven mobility device means any mobility device powered by batteries, fuel, or other engines––whether or not designed primarily for use by individuals with mobility disabilities––that is used by individuals with mobility disabilities for the purpose of locomotion, including golf cars, electronic personal assistance mobility devices (EPAMDs), such as the Segway® PT, or any mobility device designed to operate in areas without defined pedestrian routes, but that is not a wheelchair within the meaning of this section.
Snowbird is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its digital properties for people with disabilities. Snowbird is in the process of implementing the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard. Our websites will be tested on a periodic basis with assistive technology such as screen readers and screen magnifiers and with users with disabilities who use these technologies.
Contact Snowbird with Your Accessibility Questions
For any accessibility questions, please email info@snowbird,com or call 801.933.2222 and ask for the Public Safety office.
Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If at any time you have specific concerns or questions about the accessibility of any particular webpage owned by Snowbird, please contact us at email@example.com. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the webpage in your email and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.