Snowbird to Launch Innovative Site

Snowbird, Utah – Booking a complete ski package at Snowbird Ski & SummerResort is only a click away thanks to an innovative site set to launchTuesday, Oct. 31.

In addition to online reservations, the overhauled www.snowbird.comflash-enabled site will feature live web cam images from several locationson the mountain, lift ticket and season pass sales, featured athletes,equipment rental and retail merchandise sales. “Anything you could ever want to know about Snowbird or Little CottonwoodCanyon is on this site,” said Snowbird Web Facilitator Liz McDonald, who hasspent the last year creating the cutting-edge ski resort website with thehelp of Universal Internet.

Snowbird’s new site is 50 percent larger than the two-year-old site thatwill be retired appropriately enough on Halloween Eve at midnight. Thelaunch will include two phases – the first of which will include dozens ofnew pages and features. Live Snowbird images are scheduled to be onlinemid-November. The second phase, scheduled for the second week of December,will include more live images, a roommate finder for employees, a groomingreport and upgraded weather links. A text-only version of the site will beavailable for hand-held computer (PDA) users.

“We were on the cutting edge when we launched three years ago,”said Snowbird President/COO Bob Bonar, “this new site will once again thrustSnowbird to the forefront of resort industry web technology.”

For several months now, journalists have been able to download pressreleases, press kits and high-resolution photos from the site.With the new site, journalists will have these same options but will also beable to view Beta video footage of the scenic resort and check out thelatest vacation planner as well as national and local advertising.

The first camera to provide 24-hour live footage of the resort will bemounted atop the Cliff Lodge and afford 360-degree views of Snowbird andLittle Cottonwood Canyon. The second camera is scheduled to begin providingimages from 9,215 feet outside the Mid-Gad Lodge in January. Located just 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport in the heartof the Wasatch Mountains, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is one of the mostaccessible all-season resorts in the world. Snowbird receives an averageannual snowfall of more than 500 inches and offers over 2,500 skiable acresof the Greatest Snow on Earth. Snowbird also offers a nationally recognizedmountain resort spa and award-winning conference facilities and restaurants.For more information about Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, contact FredRollins,, (801) 933-2047, or Dave Fields,, (801) 933-2041.