Snowbird announces the grand opening of the The Summit, located at 11,000 feet atop Hidden Peak
The Summit will officially begin operations for Snowbird guests this Saturday, Dec. 26. An original vision of Dick Bass and Ted Johnson when they founded Snowbird in 1971, The Summit realizes their dream of a mountaintop oasis available to year-round guests at Snowbird. The 23,000 square foot structure will offer indoor and outdoor dining options along with a retail outlet and a Snowbird information kiosk.
“Skiers and riders all over the world have been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Summit here at Snowbird,” said Bob Bonar, President of Snowbird. “This new year-round guest facility will provide stunning 360-degree views of the Wasatch Mountains and offer guests authentic French rotisserie cooking from an internationally inspired menu created by executive chef George Lackey.”
The Summit at Snowbird is the crown jewel of an extensive $35 million capital investment project implemented for the 2015/16 ski season. Access to The Summit is provided via the Aerial Tram, allowing guests the option to visit the facility on foot or skis. The main level of The Summit debuts new amenities for Snowbird winter patrons such as breakfast and lunch cuisines, new restrooms, and an informational outlet for weather reports and ski terrain navigation.
The second level of the structure has private dining space for weddings and business functions as well as additional restaurant seating. Both public and private events are supported by a new commercial kitchen located in the base of the building.
The official grand opening of The Summit will take place on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m. Foot passenger Aerial Tram tickets on Saturday, Dec. 26 cost $17 per person.
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is investing $35 million into capital improvements for the 2015/16 season. These projects include The Summit at Snowbird, an extensive remodel of The Cliff Lodge, a new RFID ticket system and increased snowmaking capabilities. Averaging over 500 inches of annual snowfall per year, Snowbird has the longest ski season out of any resort in Utah.