Summer in Little Cottonwood Canyon is magical! Our snowy mountains transform from a skiers paradise into a mecca for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and amazing festivals and events. With warm sunny days and cool nights, the temperatures are perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Both Alta and Snowbird host festivals and events throughout the season, so get ready to mark your calendar and put some of them on your bucket list!

World Class Events

Wildflowers in the mountains.

9th Annual Brewfest at Snowbird | In June, twenty-six local and national breweries sample their finest brews alongside live music and food stations. Gather your friends and get ready for this awesome weekend event at Snowbird! Admission is FREE.

Wildflower Festival | This three day festival at the end of July is a celebration of the beautiful wildflowers native to the Wasatch Mountains!

Oktoberfest | Every Saturday and Sunday from August 14 to October 15 (including Labor Day, Monday September 4) enjoy this German festival in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains at Snowbird!

Races and Outdoor Competitions

Bike racer on Tour of Utah track.
Wasatch Trail Running Series | Snowbird will host two events in the Wasatch Trail Series this year. The course allows you to enjoy nature and get a great workout with a Short Course (3-5mi) and a Long Course (7-9mi).

Bicycle Hill Climb | It’s the 39th annual Bicycle Hill Climb at Snowbird! Climb 20 miles and 3,500 feet in the grueling and rewarding race.

Tour of Utah | July 31 to August 6, the Tour of Utah will traverse northern Utah and Stage six will finish at Snowbird!

Live Music and Outdoor Movies

Cool Air Concert Series | Every Saturday evening, from June 17 to August 5, enjoy a free outdoor concert  on the Plaza Deck at Snowbird.

People sitting for an outdoor concert.

Family Flicks | From June 23 to August 4, come to Snowbird for a family friendly film! It’s a great way to enjoy family time in a beautiful setting with the people you love.


Hiking |Little Cottonwood Canyon has an extensive hiking trail system, and you can access beautiful trails from the base of the canyon all the way up to Snowbird and Alta.

Mountain Biking | Utah locals love to mountain bike in Little Cottonwood, and you will too!

Snowbird Summer Activities | Snowbird offers a lot of fun at the resort in the summer months! With activities for the whole family from kids inflammables and the mountain coaster to Aerial Tram Rides and the climbing wall. There is plenty to do at Snowbird this summer.


Book three nights over a summer festival or event (listed above) and save $20 per night* on our already low summer rates. Call our Reservations Team for availability and rates, discount code SUMMER17.

*Valid for stays above 3 nights and on new bookings only. Not valid on Travel Agent bookings or bookings made online.

Moose on the hills.