History of The SnowPine Lodge

The Snowpine Lodge in Alta, Utah has a storied past that dates back further than any other structure in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The building was erected in Alta when mining was the primary industry in the Albion Basin and was altered to fit the changing needs of the town during Alta’s transformation from a silver-mining community to a world-class skiing destination. It was first a general store turned post-office, then a makeshift army barracks and public shelter, and was eventually established as a home for skiers in 1938, when it was christened the Snowpine Lodge.


Today the Snowpine Lodge continues to adapt to fit the needs of travelers who wish to visit Utah’s most iconic mountains. Resurrected on the site of the oldest building in Alta, the Snowpine Lodge has been completely restored from the ground up to offer modern-day amenities while maintaining elements of its historic past. Mountain-style design meets contemporary architecture at the new Snowpine, a year-round luxury hotel with impeccable service and a family-friendly feel.

Rebuilding Snowpine

Opening in January 2019, the Snowpine will offer 78 new rooms, 19 new dorm beds and a host of modern improvements including: a full-service restaurant and bar, first-class spa, swimming pool, unique game room, and over 30,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. The amenities and convenient slopeside location set the new Snowpine apart from any other establishment in Little Cottonwood Canyon and make it an excellent choice for weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, weekend getaways, or a dream ski vacation.