Snowbird just rolled out their season pass options for next season with a press release, which included a season parking pass option.
It’s important to note that the majority of the parking at Snowbird will remain free and be first-come-first-serve, but the Bird will offer guests a preferred parking pass for the entirety of the Winter ’22-’23 season for $799.
The pass will grant access to ‘Preferred Parking Lots’ that are convenient for a day out on the mountain.
^Purple areas are Preferred Parking Lots
Yeah. You read that correctly. People who shell out $800 will be given preferred parking for the entirety of the 2022-2023 season.
I don’t know how to feel about this.
On one hand, I say who cares if some rich family is willing to pay $800 on a place to park their minivan for the season. But, on the other, I feel for the weekend warriors trying to make the most out of the season. Those guys and gals always seem to be left out.
As with all things in this capitalist country we live in- money talks. Of course the rich will always have more opportunities. That’s the way it was always meant to be.
^The usual scene on a weekend powder day in LCC. Photo credit: Seniorsskiing.com
I will admit that I feel for the resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons struggling with parking solutions. The fact is that there are too many skiers, and not enough parking spots.
The resorts have to do something to handle this problem, but slapping an $800 price tag on a seasonal parking spot…well… I don’t know to say it any other way… It just sucks, man.
Check out the full press release from Snowbird for the details:
SNOWBIRD RELEASES 2022-23 SEASON PASS OPTIONS
Passholders may choose between three pass products and a payment plan.
(Snowbird, Utah) – March 30, 2022 – Snowbird announced today the details of its 2022-23 season pass and parking products, including pricing, benefits and payment options. Those who purchase a 2022-23 Summit Season Pass will not only get unlimited access to skiing and snowboarding this spring and all next winter, but also free access to ride in the resort’s new Tram cabins, expected to be open in late June. Passholders will have the option to purchase rooftop balcony access.
“The 2022-23 winter season not only signifies the start of the next era of Snowbird with our all-new Tram cabins, but the symbolic start of what the next 50 years have in store,” said Dave Fields, Snowbird president and general manager. “We look forward to moving into the future with our loyal passholders, continuing to build lifelong mountain memories.”
For just $50 down, the Summit Pass will be available for purchase starting April 13, 2022, providing unlimited access to Snowbird. The Alta-Bird Pass will be available later this spring, with more details to follow. Both passes will offer the option to purchase an Ikon Base Pass as an add-on (does not include days at Alta) for $299. The Flex-4 Tix will also be available for purchase, giving one person access to the mountain any four days of the 2022-23 winter season, with zero blackout dates.
New for the 2022-23 season, Snowbird is offering all returning season passholders Bird Loyalty Benefits. Bird Loyalty Benefits will be automatically given to anyone purchasing their second or more consecutive season pass and includes a free night’s stay at The Cliff Lodge per adult pass, two summertime All-Day Activity Passes and four 50% off Friends and Family Tickets. All passholders, regardless of loyalty status, will receive Bird Benefits which include free UTA Bus fare, unlimited 15% off select Mountain School programs, discounted lodging rates, 10% off all Snowbird logo merchandise, 20% off gear rentals and more.
Season Parking Passes will also go on sale April 13, 2022, starting at $799. Snowbird’s parking program for the 2022-23 season will remain the same as that used during the 2021-22 season, with a hybrid approach offering both paid, reserved parking in complement to the majority of parking being free, first-come, first-served.
Image Credit: Snowbird, Ian Wood/Unofficial Networks