Snowshoeing up to
Strawberry Gondola Station
March 2011 - 36 photos


Saturday the 12th of March, I went snowshoeing with my daughter Cheryl, her friend Shanae, Shanae's mother Denise, and my friend Don. Once again we went up to the Snowbasin area as it is close to home and has plenty of snow. It was a very nice day, and almost too warm. We started from the Green Pond trailhead, going up past Green Pond to the lower Strawberry Gondola Station.

Don and I had gone on this hike recently, but the ladies hadn't, so we did again for them. We didn't follow trails much, but wandered around through the woods enjoying the scenery. Having been here a few times before, I wanted to make it seem new and different. We came in to Green Pond this time from the east side, whereas we usually arrive from the northwest.

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Our group crossing over Green Pond on the way up to the Strawberry Gondola Station.

After crossing over the frozen pond, we found the summer trail and took it for awhile, then went off through the pines until we found the groomed trail running from Snowbasin over to Strawberry. We were pretty close to Strawberry Station at the point where we came up. Can you believe we ate our lunch outside on a picnic table? Hard to believe doing that in the middle of winter.

It was a great day, and we all had a good time. Took us about two hours climbing up to the station, and only one hour to go back down. On the way down we crossed over Green Pond again, then straight down the hill to the car. Took us 4 hours total to travel the 3 miles, but we did spend nearly an hour at the Gondola Station.


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The Strawberry lower gondola station where we had lunch.


Strawberry's lower gondola station, located at the bottom of the ski run, is a turn around point only. There is no road or parking lot at the station. You can only get to it on skis, snowshoes, or snowmobile. Skiers mostly come down from the higher lifts that go up from the Snowbasin side, then use this lift to go back up.

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