Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019

Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.

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A major overhaul comes to Alta with the opening of the Snowpine Lodge, the first ski-in/ski-out Luxury Resort in this famous ski area in Utah.

The long-awaited opening of Snowpine Lodge in Alta, Utah is slated for January 30, 2019. The new resort, timed with the simultaneous opening of the adjacent Snowpine ski lift, will up the ante as the first ski-in/ski-out luxury resort in the historic town, known for its laid-back style, rugged terrain and abundant supply of annual powder snow.

Swen's Rendering. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.
Swen’s Rendering. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.

Alta is set within the Wasatch Mountain Range, less than 40 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah. It is known for its backcountry landscape, two mountain resorts including Alta Ski Area and Snowbird, as well as a bountiful supply of annual powder snow. Although the city was incorporated in 1970, it has lured visitors since the Silver rush in the 1800’s. Alta become a ski destination in 1938 when its first lift opened. Today, Alta remains an important piece in the development of skiing in Utah. Come the summer months, Alta’s fields flourish with wildflowers and bright blue skies. Visitors can fly-fish, mountain bike, hike and more while enjoying the scenic and diverse terrain.

Snowpine Lodge will be resurrected at the site of the original 1941 Snowpine Lodge and the site of the oldest building in Little Cottonwood Canyon dating back to the Silver rush of the 1800’s. Completely restored from the ground up, the new resort will boast 77 total accommodations including 58 rooms and suites and 19 traditional dorm-style bunk rooms. Premium Rooms include balconies with breathtaking views of the surrounding canyon, while all rooms feature premium bedding, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, slippers and robes, mini-bar, safe and more.

Guest amenities will include two restaurants and a lively bar, a scenic slope-side heated pool, hot tubs, spa facility, fitness center, Alta’s first fully-stocked game room, a movie room, fire pits, ski lockers, event spaces and more.

The Stillwell Spa will be at the heart of the resort’s après ski offerings as the only full-service spa facility in the area with six different treatment rooms, an indoor grotto, stream room, sauna, oxygen bar and relaxation area. Using luxurious Elemis products, treatments will range from soothing massages and wraps to renewing facials and beauty services.

Two convenient dining options will offer guests a choice between sophisticated and casual. Swen’s Restaurant will feature an open-kitchen display with floor-to-ceiling windows serving globally inspired, regionally-sourced American cuisine paired with a curated selection of wines and beers, while The Gulch Pub will serve as a more casual eatery with a full-service bar offering comfort foods and craft cocktails.

Located just 34 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowpine Lodge will appeal to families, groups, couples and solo travellers seeking a pristine alpine escape.

Rates are based on double occupancy and begin at $259 during the winter season and $149 during the summer months. 

Snowpine Lodge Guestroom - Credit. Ann Parris. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019
Snowpine Lodge Guestroom – Credit. Ann Parris. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019

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Snowpine Lodge- Bar Final Render. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.
Snowpine Lodge- Bar Final Render. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.

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Snowpine Lodge-Final Render. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.
Snowpine Lodge-Final Render. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.

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Snowpine Lodge Lobby Final Render. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.
Snowpine Lodge Lobby Final Render. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.

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Featured Image: Snowpine Lodge Final Render. Credit: Snowpine Lodge. Snowpine Lodge Set to Open January 30, 2019.

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