Snowbasin Resort, home of the 2002 Olympic downhill races and still one of the sleeper resorts in the Wasatch, announced a handful of recession-busting deals for the upcoming ski season. There’s no doubt that Utah’s ski resorts will be feeling the pinch of the downturn in the economy (aren’t we all?), so creativity will be key to maintaining skier visits this winter.

I’m looking forward to a few days on the hill at Snowbasin this winter. The last time I skied at Snowbasin, we enjoyed excellent snow and virtually no lift lines–on a Saturday! The hill is phenomenal and has only been improving year-after-year.

If you live north of Salt Lake, Snowbasin should be your resort of choice. And, if you’re coming to Utah on a ski vacation, don’t forget to add The Basin to your “must ski” list.

Recession-buster Ski Season Deals at Snowbasin

Opening Day ‘Stuff the Gondola’ Rally: Opening Day, typically Thanksgiving Day (or earlier), the first 50 skiers/riders to board the gondola will receive an all-day lift pass for any day of the 2008-2009 Season (non-refundable). Can you say stuff the gondola!?!?

First Time Skier/Rider: The first package is the Lucky 13 in association with Ski Utah. The last 13 days of January, learn to ski or snowboard. Lift ticket, $13.00 Ski Lesson, $13.00 Rentals $13.00–-all available for the Lucky 13 package price of $39.00. This is a great opportunity to help those non-skiers in your life start sliding on snow.

Skiers/Riders Instruction: The Snowbasin Learning Center Recreation Program (on selected dates) offers 4 lessons for those 8-17 yrs. old for $150.00 and $200 for Adults. Reservations are recommended. There’s never a better time to improve your skiing–no matter your skill level.

Midweek Season Pass: Midweek (Mon-Fri) Season Pass price will remain at $750.00 Available Now Fri-Sun 9-5

Two for One Tuneups: Recession Busting Solution for those wanting to tune up their skis. Bring in the first pair for a full tune ($47.00 or more) and get the second one FREE (Of equal or less value FREE) in our fully equipped tune shop located in the Grizzly Center. Time to get the boards tuned up for the powder! (Begins October 18th through November 23rd.)

Free Snowbasin Poster: While checking out the new arrivals of merchandise at the Snowbasin Ski Shop, receive a Snowbasin Exclusive Poster, designed by local artist, Steve Johnson with any purchase over $100 or more. (Starts now Ends day after Thanksgiving)

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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