Snowpine Lodge

Alta's first luxury ski lodge

The oldest building in Alta, Utah, Snowpine Lodge received an overhaul to produce an upscale alpine experience. Its 2019 debut marked the first luxury hotel in Alta. With roots in the town’s rich mining history, the recently refreshed property pays tribute to its storied background through Swen’s Restaurant, original artwork and rustic décor.

Nestled in the heart of Little Cottonwood Canyon about 25 miles from Salt Lake City, the lodge is surrounded by nature, which affords gorgeous scenery year-round. Inside, you’ll find a cozy sitting area complete with a large stone fireplace where you can warm up after a day on the slopes.

Filled with the aroma of warm burning candles, the soft glow of dimly lit lights and the sound of tinkling dishes from the nearby restaurant and pub, Snowpine Lodge makes you feel at home.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Snowpine Lodge is Alta’s first ski-in, ski-out hotel. A newly constructed lift is just a short downhill ski away from the property's complimentary lockers to take you to the neighboring slopes.
  • Located on the first floor is the Powder House, an in-house ski shop. Purchase equipment for your first time on the mountain or treat your own to a tune-up.
  • Year-round activities are available for all skill levels. Enjoy hiking and mountain biking through the Albion Basin in the summer or snowshoeing and heli-skiing at Snowbird resort in the winter.
  • After a long day of outdoor activities, Snowpine Lodge offers several ways to help you unwind. Sing karaoke at The Nest entertainment room, feast on a delicious meal at Swen's Restaurant, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, enjoy a drink at The Gulch Pub or indulge in a treatment at Stillwell Spa.
  • A stylish lounge area is included on each floor to create a comfortable place to gather. Entertain friends and family with the provided board games or socialize and mingle with other guests.

Things to Know

  • The drive to the Alta hotel includes a 20-minute trip up a narrow canyon. With ever-changing weather conditions, it may be intimidating to those who are not used to navigating mountain terrain.
  • As visitors come from all over the world for Utah's famed snow, winter is the state’s busiest season. Make sure to book in advance for a cold-weather stay.
  • The adjoining Alta Ski Area is one of three resorts in the United States that solely focuses on skiing. Snowboarding is available at Snowbird resort less than two miles away.
  • Unlike the other area hotels, Snowpine Lodge is open year-round.

The Rooms

  • Snowpine Lodge has 58 guest rooms ranging from standard and premium to suite and even dorm layouts. Choose between king-sized, queen-sized or two double beds.
  • The rooms are decorated with soft gray and white hues, clean simple lines and warm wood furnishings. Like a trendy home away from home, accommodations are equipped with innovative storage solutions to help house all of your personal items, large or small.
  • Each guest room includes a 55-inch flat-screen TV, a safe, a refrigerator and a plush robe and slippers.
  • The modern bathrooms come fully stocked with L'Occitane amenities and include a walk-in tiled shower with a glass door or a bathtub.

The Look

  • The ski hotel emits a rustic coziness, with a clean neutral color scheme and warm natural elements such as wood and rock incorporated throughout.
  • As much of the natural rock from the initial building was restored and used in the lodge as possible. Any new rock added to the property was made to imitate the original.
  • The abundant artwork around the luxury hotel was carefully handpicked to reflect specific themes. Each piece is influenced by nature, history and community.
  • Large-scale windows have been updated with black trim to create a modern look while giving you the best view of the surrounding Wasatch mountains.

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Getting There
10420 Little Cottonwood Road, Alta, Utah 84092
SLC (40 min)  
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