Snowbird Mountain Shuttles

There are many great things about skiing in Snowbird, and one of the main ones is that you can be skiing within 45 minutes from leaving the airport. Which is to say that you can come from anywhere in the country, nay, the world, and waste no time getting to Snowbird. Which is to say that Snowbird is right at a 45 minute drive from the SLC airport. If you are on this page, then you likely need some transpo to Snowbird, so here are some options and things to consider.

First, it is a short ride. If you think about the 2.5 hours from Denver to Vail or the 4 hours from San Francisco to Heavenly, Snowbird shuttles are faster and as a result cheaper.

Yes, you can get some of them to stop for a grocery or booze run, but certainly this will cost extra–and include a bigger tip. Most of them are just wham-bam-thank you ma’am so always ask, don’t assume.

There are private Snowbird shuttles and shared ones. Obviously, the private ones cost a little more, but the nice thing about a shared one, besides the cost, is that Snowbird lodging and the base areas are not laid out in sprawling areas, so if you happen to make a few extra stops first, it won’t take long. Whereas with Deer Valley or Park City, you could be running all over the place before you get settled.

Below are the shuttle operators that we would recommend for a trip from SLC airport to Snowbird along with their general prices. They are listed in no particular order.

All Resort Express: $40/person for shared van
They have other private options as well.
Alta Shuttle: $37/person
Departs Airport every 20-30 minutes from 8:00am to 1:00am (based on reservations)
Canyon Transportation: $39/person ($25/kid)
They have other private options as well.

There are many other operators in the area. Yelp has an opinion and a greater selection. These are just the ones that we’ve either used or know people we trust who have.

Other Snowbird Shuttle Options
You can also take the UTA bus. It is very regular and reasonable, for the price-conscious but not efficiency-obsessed skier. This will cost you about $4 each way and 75-90 minutes. You will still need to find transportation to these stations. There are three different spots in the city where you can pick this up:
400 South 300 West – 85 minutes
Ramada Inn – 75 minutes
Murray Central Station – 75 minutes

This is also a short enough drive that you can find cabs to take you. Certainly, this isn’t the best use of money, but you can’t get too wounded at this distance.

Prices for transpo to Snowbird or Alta are pretty much the same. Alta is just another couple minutes up the road.