The Snowbird Drain Tunnel. The tour starts at "The Cliffs" resort -- close to Iron Blosam -- with a lecture given by an IB activities'' person before you head down into the historic tunnel.
You can learn about the Mormon settlers of the mid-1800s getting their important stonework to build their Temple. We heard a very interesting lecture on it one evening in the exact place where it all started so long ago!Best Things About the Resort:This was an outstanding "studio" unit on 2 levels -- we could enter the unit from either the 10th or 11th floor. The "main entrance" was on 10, which consisted of the kitchen -- which was adequate -- a full bathroom, closet space in the long hallway.
The hallway led to the medium-sized living room. There was a fireplace in one corner, a Murphy bed, a couch, a couple of chairs, small tables, and lamps. There was a dining area too off the kitchen with table and chairs.
A long stairway took us up to the second floor of the unit. We could also get off the elevator on the 11th floor, and, on entering the unit, be in the bedroom. There is a long corridor leading to the actual bedroom, which has a double bed, a dresser and I remember a lovely lamp on the dresser made of railroad spikes! Very unique to the area! Lovely! There's some closet space in the bedroom too. There's also a full bathroom on this level -- an exact replica of the one on the first level. The bathrooms are not "decorative", but spacious, with two sinks and tub/showers.
If memory serves, there are small balconies off both levels, looking out at the Wasatch mountain range. What views to behold!!!
We had a television in the living room and the bedroom, and a telephone on both levels. We were very well supplied with towels and linens for our week's stay.
Resort Experience:It's a very warm, hospitable, active, and fun resort with a lot going on! There are some very "colorful" and "unique" activities hosted by Iron Blosam that I'll tell about in another part of our Iron Blosam experience.
The resort has an outdoor child's pool, as well as an adult pool. There is a whirlpool hot tub, exercise equipment, a games room, a health club, a sauna, a playground, tennis courts, laundry facilities, and a restaurant on-site. There is downhill skiing in the winter -- that is BIG here! !
A grocery store is within a few miles (before you get to Iron Blosam), there's childcare service in the area, and there's a golf course 8 miles from the resort.
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January 12, 2006
From journal Skiing at Snowbird, UT: Staying at Iron Blossom
by The Langston's
El Cajon, California
October 3, 2004
From journal Snowbird Vacation
December 31, 2003
From journal Snowbird Heaven
September 24, 2003
From journal The 'Bird
March 21, 2003
From journal Saluting Utah's Iron Blosam Lodge In The Wasatch Mountains
Quogue, New York
March 20, 2003
Your breath is taken away upon entering the unit - you look out upon the ski slopes through a wall of glass 25 feet high (two stories) and 15 feet wide. It's a magnificent view since these mountains are so steep and craggy. All day long you are entertained by skiers, chairlifts, and the two trams. At night the snow groomers are running up and down the mountain readying it for the next day.
We own a two level suite that sleeps eight. The second floor bedroom with two queen beds overlooks the living room,much like a loft area.
The living room is tastefully decorated in colors of dark green and burgundy - it has a corner gas fireplace, sliding door leading to a balcony, a queen pull out sofa, and a very comfortable murphy bed.
A full kitchen, well-equipped with cookware, makes it easy to prepare meals. Dining out at Snowbird is expensive. A dining table and counter with stools provide ample seating for a family.
The two full bathrooms are very large. Both include a large separate dressing room area with built-in dressers and an additional sink with very large countertops. This is in addition to the dressers in the bedroom.
Housekeeping is not provided but you can exchange sheets and towels on a daily basis. Extra supplies - such as crock pots, electric frying pans, folding chairs ,etc. can be obtained from housekeeping. They do post a security deposit to your account to insure that they are returned.
The only complaint that we had were the light green formica tops on the counters in the dressing rooms. A very minor complaint.
The front desk is staffed 24 hours by helpful bellhops who will provide transportation to the center, hotels, or restaurants for a tip.
Each room is provided with ski lockers. Ski tickets are available at the front desk, eliminating the need to get to the center and waiting in line.
The Iron Blosam Lodge-Snowbird has a moderately priced restaurant and bar that offer "take out" to your condo (see additional journal entry).
Families can enjoy the outdoor heated pool - again overlooking the nountains. It's so much fun to be in a steamy pool with snow falling on your head!
Adjacent to the pool is an indoor, very large Jacuzzi spa, steam room, and exercise room for adults only. Lots of live plants and a full wall of glass make this a very tropical-like relaxing area.
A game room, library, and massage room round out this resort. Guests are invited to a weekly wine and cheese party where RCI reps offer guests discounts on lifts and lessons. A masseur demonstrates mini-shoulder massages enticing you to enjoy a full hour later in the week.
This resort has a full range of accommodations from hotel units to large units that can sleep eight. A few of the efficiencies face the back of the building - another mountain - just not as interesting to look at.
This is not a ski-in, ski-out resort. You must walk across a parking lot to ski down to a chair or take a bus to the center to catch the tram.
My other entries will cover transportation, grocery shopping, restaurants and apres-ski. Look for them soon.
If you're looking to ski the best fluffy snow on earth - this is "The Place".
From journal Skiing in Utah
February 3, 2003
From journal Powder Plus
Klamath Falls, Oregon
November 12, 2002
From journal Cool Canyon Cruising
August 14, 2002
From journal Ski Utah!
Kansas City, Missouri
May 8, 2001
Rooms are average size, but my supposedly non-smoking room wasn''t. There are two phone lines, but I consisently got a fast-busy signal because the hotel''s trunk wiring wasn''t sufficient to handle the volume (clearly, the rooms had been retrofitted with the second lines). HHonors Gold and above get access to the Executive Level, but this is nothing special at this property. Free breakfast can be had in the Executive Lounge if you are Gold, but you''re better off at the bakery downstairs. Parking was an obnoxious $13 per day.
Positive notes about the place:
- Directly adjacent to the Metro
- Good location; restaurants within walking distance
- Cheap rates can be found on the Internet (I paid $129 for weeknights, $99 for a weekend night).
From journal Northern Virginia