Written by Val Rasmussen
As skiers ask themselves “Where’s the snow?,” Ski Utah—the marketing wing of the Utah Ski & Snowboard Association—says the resorts are ready to go.
That’s good news for couples who are on the hunt for resort venues and wedding activities. It’s no secret that engaged couples demand a unique wedding experience, so be the first of your friends to include these new ski-centric action items into your wedding weekend.
New Way to Spa: Cliff Spa
If you’ve booked a 2018 or 2019 wedding at Snowbird, or neighbor Alta, be sure to pamper yourself and your guests at Snowbird’s Cliff Spa, located on the rooftop of The Cliff Lodge.
The spa has undergone a massive renovation and their infamous outdoor pool now flaunts radiant heated decks, a gas-fed fire pit, and more square footage to relax with your crew during your wedding weekend.
New Place to Stay in Deer Valley: Stein Eriksen Residences
Are you planning to host your destination wedding at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Montage or St. Regis? You may now consider Stein Eriksen Residences for guest lodging.
These contemporary ski-in/sleep-in properties offer guests access to the 7-8-8-0 restaurant, Silver Aspen Spa, an indoor/outdoor infinity pool and hot tub, a lounge area with fire pits, indoor splash pad, fitness center, ski shop, valet and locker room.
New Place to Stay in Park City: The Grand Summit Hotel
Located in Canyon Village at Park City Mountain, The Grand Summit Hotel is now open after an extensive $15 million renovation.
Old, But New Again: The Bigelow Hotel
Formerly the historic Ben Lomond Hotel, this 126-year-old Ogden hotel—and Utah Bride & Groom’s cover venue here—has reopened following a lobby renovation returning it to it’s 1920’s Art Deco glory.
New Way to Play: Montage Generations
Montage Deer Valley wants to help connect your friends and family—of all generations—this year with new educational and adventurous activities including tubing, snowshoeing and cooking classes.
New Destination Wedding Activity: Olympic Action with Waldorf Park City
The Waldorf Astoria Park City now offers 2002 Olympic site visits with a professional athlete, such as Olympian Nate Roberts, with option to ski at Park City Mountain or bobsled and ski at the Utah Olympic Park.
Finish the day with a gourmet dinner with said athlete at Waldorf’s acclaimed restaurant Powder.
For a list of our favorite places to host your wedding, see our Venue guide!