The Best Hotels in Snowbird, Utah

Have a swim at Snowpine Lodge in between skiing shifts
Have a swim at Snowpine Lodge in between skiing shifts | Courtesy of Snowpine Lodge / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Slope off for a holiday to remember in Utah’s ski-tastic resort town Snowbird. And if for you snow is a no-no, simply pick another season – there are reasons to visit year-round.

One of the most popular ski-resort towns in Utah, Snowbird actually has four seasons’ worth of incentives to stay and play. When the powder disappears and the snowshoes are stowed away, there’s sunny hiking as well as resort-lounging and pampering to get stuck in to. If only the white stuff will do, you can’t go wrong with a room at one of Snowbird’s ski-in/ski-out hotels, bookable with Culture Trip. Make sure you spend some time away from the slopes, up to your neck in a bubbly outdoor hot tub.

1. The Cliff Lodge

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As the name suggests, a stay here will give you the edge. This ski-in/ski-out hotel has it all, including an on-site ski rental and repair shop and complimentary ski lockers. After bashing the slopes, stash your poles and stroll into the pedestrian village where you’ll find shopping, dining, and a mass of outdoor adventures. But if you don’t want to leave the lodge there’s no need to – the Cliff Spa is just an elevator ride away, along with an exercise room, two restaurants, and an amazing rooftop pool with hot tub.

2. The Inn

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Welcome to an intimate, home-like lodge where you’ll feel cozy and comfortable around the clock. From the outdoor heated pool and hot tub to the steam room and the fireplace in your unit, you’ll chill out without a single shiver. Best of all for most guests, the hotel is a matter of seconds from the ski lifts and only a two-minute drive to the town of Alta – meaning you can check out both ski areas in the space of a single afternoon.

3. Alta's Rustler Lodge

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Alta claims to have the “greatest snow on Earth”; see for yourself how their powder performs with a weekend at Rustler Lodge. Spread out at the base of the Alta Ski Resort, this ski-in/ski-out hotel offers a free shuttle service, which means you can easily compare Alta’s slopes to the ones in Snowbird. When you’re done for the day, leave your boots drying in your room and head up to the Eagle’s Nest Lounge for fantastic mountain views by the fire.

4. Snowpine Lodge

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Determined to spend every moment of your trip outdoors? You won’t need sumptuous lodgings then. So save a little cash and crash in the dorms at Snowpine Lodge. Two sets of bunk beds and a private balcony are all you and your crew will need, although everyone will be hanging around the outdoor fire pits, jetted spas, and fully stocked games room. Be sure to invest some time in “testing out” the Stillwell Spa – and don’t fret about lagging behind your coterie as you bask. This is a ski-in/ski-out hotel so you’ll be hooking up with the gang on the slopes in no time.

5. The Lodge at Snowbird

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Rest assured, you’ll never have to fight for a mountain-view balcony room at The Lodge at Snowbird. So check in and let your gaze wander over this picture-perfect resort town, right outside your window. This is a holiday, remember, so allow lazing time by the fireplace in your condo as well as the lobby lending library: a zone of tranquility that may detain you for hours… until you’re ready to walk the short distance to the Snowbird Tram and hit the slopes.

6. Alta Lodge

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Why are only breakfast and dinner the only meals included in your stay at Alta Lodge? Our guess is that they know you won’t be back in between, so addictive is the adrenaline fun on the slopes. That said, the team will gladly serve you a few warm lunch favorites, perhaps grilled cheese and hot soup, if you do want to ski in for a quick bite to fuel you for the afternoon. When you return, you’ll thaw out in style by the fireplace in your stunning corner room. Prefer snowboarding to skiing? You can purchase a two-lift pass and get to Snowbird from Alta easily.

7. Alta Peruvian

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Sharing is caring at Alta Peruvian and they’re waiting for you with a blizzard of all-inclusive amenities. Expect free shuttle service, a 24-hour coffee station and a snack bar, as well as community-style meals. And that’s just for starters. This skier’s paradise also has an indoor sauna and outdoor hot tub. After a thigh-burning day on the slopes, head back to trade ski stories with new friends in the lobby, or rub elbows with the laid-back locals at the P Dog bar.

Utah’s state capital, Salt Lake City, is just half an hour drive away; check out the best hotels, including budget options – bookable now with Culture Trip. If skiing doesn’t take up every waking hour, there are plenty of fun things to do in the city, especially date ideas with your significant other, before exploring what’s around when the sun goes down.

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