History of The SnowPine Lodge
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Snowpine Lodge is both Alta’s newest and oldest building. The original structure was erected when mining was the primary industry within the Albion Basin, and the building developed with the growing town and surroundings. While we are unsure of the exact year the structure was created, we know that J.G. Stillwell – manager of Emma Mine – converted the building from a general store to a post office in 1878, where his son continued to run the operation until his father passed away in 1929. In the year 1938, Snowpine Lodge was given its current name and declared a Skier Lodge. Since its inception, Snowpine has been a gathering place for the community; Mayor Watson was known to tell young folk stories around the fireplace in the early 1940s. Snowpine was originally a simple yet sturdy rock shelter, and we are proud to display this same rock wall – still intact – in several places within our beautiful Lodge.
After a complete rebuild, Snowpine Lodge reopened its doors January of 2019, with the mission to reflect the charm of times past while embodying the tasteful elegance found in the best Ski Lodges across the globe. Guests can expect to enjoy amenities fit to match the renowned Utah Mountains, including lavish hot tubs and a swimming pool overlooking the stunning scenery, a fully-stocked game room complete with a pool table, movie theatre, and iconic arcade games sure to stoke nostalgia. Offering unmatched ski-in/ski-out access to Alta Ski Resort, guests can rejuvenate after a long day in our world-class spa named after the pioneering Stillwell family, and finally join us for a meal in Swen’s Restaurant or The Gulch Pub for the finest in American Cuisine, wines, and spirits. Swen’s Restaurant is another nod to the rich woven history of Snowpine Lodge and Alta; but you’ll have to ask us the story when you arrive.
With over 30,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor event space, 54 luxurious guest rooms, 14 deluxe dorm beds, plush amenities and convenient slope-side location, Snowpine Lodge is set apart from all other offerings in Little Cottonwood Canyon. We are the premier choice for weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, weekend getaways, or your dream ski vacation. We look forward to welcoming you to Snowpine Lodge; the Alta Establishment that continues to shape History.