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.
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.
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.
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.
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.