Get an overview of this hotelSki-in/ski-out, spa, superb scenery at Snowbird

Slopeside, near tram

25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and boasting ski-in/ski-out access, this slope-side hotel at Snowbird is 175 feet from the Village Center and the aerial tram to 11,000-foot Hidden Peak.

Pool with a view

The on-site spa at The Cliff Lodge and Spa offers Alpine-inspired treatments and a rooftop sundeck with pool, 40-person spa tub, and panoramic views of Snowbird.

Mountain vistas

Spacious guestrooms at The Cliff Lodge and Spa offer wall-to-wall windows facing the Wasatch Mountains or Little Cottonwood Canyon; sitting areas include leather loveseats and bathrooms have marble vanities.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Cliff Lodge and Spa is located 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and 30 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport.

The resort's spa offers 20 treatment rooms, a rooftop pool and spa tub, a eucalyptus steam room, a fitness center, and a solarium with chaise lounges facing the slopes. Signature treatments include a Custom Depth Massage, Hydrating Spa Pedicure, Mountain Glow Scrub, and Thai Yoga Massage. Access to the spa is complimentary with a spa treatment purchase.

At the back of the hotel, facing rugged Little Cottonwood Canyon, are an ice-skating rink, an alpine slide, Chickadee Run ski lift for novices, ZipRider cable ride, and a year-round heated outdoor pool with three spa tubs.

The hotel has 500 ski lockers with heated boot and glove dryers; each room is assigned its own locker. Overnight ski tuning is available for a fee. The on-site sports center provides ski and skate rentals, lift tickets, and ski/snowboard class registration—a convenient alternative to the crowds at Village Center.

Wireless Internet access is available throughout The Cliff Lodge and Spa. The on-site infant nursery and Camp Snowbird daycare facility are open during ski season and the height of summer. Surcharges apply to both, and reservations are recommended.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Picnic area 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Ski shuttle 
  • Ski storage 
  • Ski-in/ski-out access 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 511 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  


Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Video-game console 

Where to Eat

The Aerie - Progressive American cuisine using local products with a French flair. Wall of windows facing mountains. Asian-inspired decor with hand-painted Japanese screens. Breakfast and dinner daily in winter; dinner only in summer. Adjoining lounge and sushi bar offers live jazz three nights a week (winter only).

The Atrium - Located at base of the hotel's 12-story atrium. Buffet-style service. Upscale, casual ambience and an entire wall of windows facing the ski mountain. Espresso bar serving specialty coffees. Seasonal patio dining available for breakfast (year-round) and lunch (winter only). Sunday brunch served in the summer.

El Chanate - Mexican/Southwestern menu. Seasonal patio dining with mountain views. Cantina with vast tequila selection, margaritas, local microbrews. Lunch, dinner, cocktails. Open for dinner year-round and lunch during the summer only.

Aerie Sushi Bar - Fresh sushi, mountain views. Open for dinner in winter.

Superior Snacks - Located next to pool and hot tub. Serves pizza, sandwiches, soft drinks, smoothies and beer. Open during peak summer and winter seasons.

Room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel's spa features a 15-meter rooftop lap pool with 40-person spa tub and commanding mountain views. The heated pool is open year-round. Inside, a large fitness room is equipped with resistance equipment, free weights, and cardio machines. Yoga, Pilates, and other classes are held in an adjoining studio. Guests pay a daily or weekly membership fee to access all spa facilities and classes. Spa treatments are extra.

A second outdoor pool with three spa tubs is on the hotel's back terrace; access is complimentary. An outdoor ice-skating rink is also on site. A 12-story climbing wall scales one side of the building.

An average of 500 inches of Utah's famous “champagne powder” blankets Snowbird each winter. The resort has 2,500 acres of terrain for skiing and snowboarding. The 89 trails are accessible via 11 lifts, including an aerial tram. Discount lift tickets are available for children ages 7 to 12 years - children 6 years and under ski free when accompanied by an adult skier. Trails are 27% beginner, 38% intermediate, and 35% advanced.

Other winter activities include snowshoe and snowmobile tours, heli-skiing, backcountry skiing, tubing, and ice skating. The Snowbird Mountain School offers ski and snowboard classes. Alta, the neighboring resort, has an additional 2,200 acres (no snowboarding).

When the snow melts, visitors trade their skis for hiking boots. The aerial tram transports sightseers to the summit of Hidden Peak (elevation 11,000 feet), with superb views and access to hiking and mountain-biking trails. An alpine slide, ZipRider cable ride, children's fishing pond, and bungee trampoline are all within easy reach of the hotel. Other warm-weather activities include horseback riding, mountain climbing, ATV tours, golf, and tandem paragliding.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Ice skating on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Downhill skiing on site 
  • Snowboarding on site 
  • Snowmobiling on site 
  • Snowshoeing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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