Travel to Snowbird

Flights Shuttle to Snowbird Car Rental Driving directions

Flights to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is a major hub of Delta airlines, and is serviced by over 600 daily flights from most major US cities and by many airlines, including United, American, Continental, Southwest and Northwest.

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Transport between the airport and Snowbird

Snowbird is 29 miles from Salt Lake International Airport and located near the town of Alta in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Canyon Transportation vans provide transportation between the Salt Lake City Airport to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on a daily basis. The trip each way takes about 45 minutes.

Reservations can be made through Snowbird Central Reservations Lodging, telephone 1(800)453-3000. Overseas participants may prefer to make reservations by emailing or by faxing 1(801)947-8227. They should be made 48 hours in advance, and the roundtrip cost is currently $44. The express vehicle to Snowbird runs every 30 minutes, 8am to 10pm, while the return vehicle to the airport runs every hour on the hour, 6am to 8pm. Reservations are preferred for arrivals and required for departures.

If you arrive without a reservation, let the driver know you are attending the ETOPIM conference and you should be able to get the rate of currently $22 each way. If you are arriving or departing outside the normal hours of operation of the express vehicle please contact Canyon Transportation directly at 1(800)255-1841 to make reservations; the one way cost is currently $66 for 1 to 3 passengers, and $22 for each additional passenger.

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Car Rental

Enterprise rent a car is offering conference participants special discounted rates. You can book reservations either through the branches directly (that is at the Salt Lake City International airport location or in the Sandy branch which services Snowbird) or online. Probably the easiest way is to simply call the branch,

SLC International Airport: (801)537-7433
Sandy City Branch: (801)562-2333

and ask for the corporate rate discount, account name ETOPIM conference, account number CUT2457.

But if you prefer to book on line here is what you need to do:

Go to
Fill in the fields and enter the corporate account number (CUT2457). After clicking on search fill in the first three letters of the account name (E-T-O). Book the reservation. The site provides simple prompts to help you select dates, locations, and car class/size.

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Driving from the airport to Snowbird

If you are renting a car at Salt Lake Airport there are two main routes to Snowbird. The most straightforward route is as follows: After exiting the airport, turn left on I80 East heading towards Salt Lake City. Turn right on the I215 South exit number 117 towards Provo. Follow I215 for 15 miles South, then East, and then just after it has turned North again take the 6200 South exit number 6. Turn right on 6200 South and follow that road for 12 miles, which becomes Wasatch Boulevard and then Little Cottonwood Road. It will eventually take you up little Cottonwood Canyon to Snowbird. From the exit of I215 the route is well posted with signs to Snowbird. The Cliff Lodge is at entry 4.

The alternative and quickest route is as follows: After exiting the airport, turn left on I80 East heading towards Salt Lake City. Keep on I80 East (which joins I15 South towards Provo and then leaves I15 South towards Cheyenne). Near the base of the mountains veer right on I215 North and exit it at 6200 South exit number 6. Turn left on 6200 South and follow that road to Snowbird.


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