Nearby Skiing Locations
You don’t have to go far to find the slopes when you stay at the Snowpine Lodge. It doesn’t get any more convenient than the Alta Ski Area, which is in the same village as the Snowpine Lodge! The Alta Ski Area has everything you’ll need to get on your way, including equipment for rent and purchase, lessons for both kids and adults, and available season passes. Once you’re ready to go you can ski casually, or if you’re up for a challenge, Alta also offers recreational racing to test your skills against others.
You won’t lack variety when you stay at Snowpine either, as you’ll also have the option to try out the Snowbird Resort, just a 30 minute drive from the Snowpine. The Snowbird offers many of the same amenities a skier will be looking for, including season passes, and equipment to try and buy before you set out.
HeliSkiing Adventures in Alta
If you want to beat the crowds and have an adventure somewhere new, heli-skiing can give you a more private experience in the backcountry. With a heliport located at the Snowbird resort, you can hop on a helicopter and let the experts find you a unique experience off the beaten path in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains.
Powderbird is also the only company within Utah permitted to provide helicopter skiing on United States Forest Service land—an area which encompasses more than all of Utah's ski resorts combined.
You can set up single day or multi day trips, and arrange for them to be in a group of 8 skiers, or your own private group. If you know you’ll be using Powderbird a lot, you can even set up a flex pass to save you money.
Other Winter Activities
Whether you want a break from the slopes, or if you just have some family and friends who want something a bit less fast-paced, Snowpine puts you in a great position for all kinds of fun winter activities.
At the Alta you can go on a guided snowshoe tour to take in nature at a more relaxing pace. While snowshoes are not provided, you can easily rent them beforehand.
If you’re curious to learn more about wildlife the Alta also offers you the chance to do some birding. You can join the experts in spotting some of the bird varieties that inhabit this region of Utah.
Over at the Snowbird you can enjoy a free guided tour of the mountain, set your mind at ease by taking an avalanche safety course, or kick things up a notch by going on a snowmobile tour.
At the Snowpine you’ll have plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the snow no matter what type of experience you’re looking for.
Dining and Shopping Options
After a long day of excitement you will inevitably want the chance to wind down and relax. If you’ve worked up an appetite on the slopes, Snowpine Lodge puts you in the perfect spot to get everything you need for a satisfying evening. Stop in Swen’s Restaurant to take in some great views while you savor food from a menu full of regionally-sourced ingredients. Afterwards, head to the Gulch Pub to enjoy in-house crafted cocktails that incorporate flavors of the region.
You know you can go to the shops to pick up any equipment you need for your outdoor adventures, but be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to explore the village and see what else is on offer. Though if you’re looking for a place to start, the Snowpine’s Powder House might just have what you need.
Amenities at the Snowpine
When you stay at the Snowpine you’ll have everything you need to feel right at home. This includes amenities such as a fitness center so you don’t have to worry about skipping your workouts. Or you can relax in the Nest, the Snowpine’s game room. The Nest offers ping pong, pool, foosball, and even a variety of arcade games. You don’t even have to leave the lodge to have a fun time!
If you’re looking to warm up, you can enjoy one of the outdoor fire pits. And this is one trip that doesn’t make you compromise between the mountains or the water—the Snowpine has an outdoor heated pool for guests to enjoy year round.
If you still need help melting the stress away, visit the Snowpine’s spa. Here you can enjoy a facial, hand and foot massages, and even get a manicure and pedicure. Everyone needs some self-care, so take some time to pamper yourself.
Then when you’re ready to get back out there in the world, rest assured your belongings will be protected in our complimentary lockers. And when you’re ready for your next adventure the Snowpine lift has ski in/ski out access to get you on and off the slopes with no problem.