"Our family of six, including four tough-to-impress, older/grown kids spent mid-March at the cabin and EVERYONE had a wonderful experience!
We had great communication with the owners from the beginning and, once there, they quickly answered every single (silly) question we asked.
We landed at SLC late at night and were able to find the cabin and get in within 25-30 minutes.
DO heed the 4x4 rental warning. We needed it on the last two days when we went overnight from highs of 66F to 12" of snow!
The cabin itself is spacious; The owners threw in many nice details - different coffees, teas, soaps, bath salts, etc. The kitchen has every possible small appliance and cooking tool you could need - rice cooker, griddle, great pans, baking sheets, pyrex-es, etc.
The long, beautiful kitchen counter and huge sofa allowed us to enjoy dinners and the ensuing lazy evenings together, after our tiring ski days. There's a nice fireplace inside and a great firepit area outside the front door. There's also a really nice creek not 50 steps from the cabin, which kept the kids entertained for hours with trout sightings and cool pools to wade into (yes, in March! :).
Within a mile's walk, there is a popular rock climbing area (The Gate, The Thumb, etc.) that can keep you busy in good weather. Also, on our day off from skiing, we visited Lisa Falls and Hidden Falls - both are mild, short hikes for kids (or lazy/sore-legged teenagers ;)
For other Utah first-timers - There are two main roads that lead you to the skiing areas - One to Snowbird and Alta (6 miles from cabin!). The other to Solitude and Brighton (about 20 minutes).
Being that close to the ski areas not only made it quick and convenient to ski but also kept you in the mountain environment as opposed to a hotel in the nearby town. (~11 miles to the 24-hour WalMart)
Additional random info:
Although I am partial to Google Maps, use Apple Maps to map the cabin address. G-Maps did NOT find the address!
For ski lift tickets, we went for a Super Pass which let us ski any of the four ski areas mentioned.
We rented from Creekside Sports Rental (8a-5p) at the base of Snowbird's Entry #1. (again, just 6 miles away!).
Creekside gave us a 40% discount with the SuperPass. Try to get the SuperPasses first - Creekside needs the actual pass (not your printed proof) to give you the discount.
Brighton has night skiing. (not Wednesdays, I think.)
The SuperPass lets you ski Brighton and Solitude on the same day."
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: March 26, 2016