Since moving away from slc 14 years ago we've come back to ski 7 times and tried a variety of locations and areas. This winter we tried the ib for a 4 day ski trip with my 19 month old in tow. The ib appears to have it all - great location, friendly staff, a great very warm outdoor pool and expansive hot tub. There is an active community of "owners" (time share owners who have been returning to the ib the same week for years) who were very welcoming and even put on a reception for all guests one night. Unfortunately the ib has one pronounced and in our case traumatic flaw. The ib like many structures at snowbird is made of concrete. In particular the mining tunnels (usually referred to as hallways...) are concrete walled sound chambers. This means that every noise is amplified and driven like a knife through the thin room doors and into your space.
The first few nights this was ok - our son would get to sleep and then things would settle down and even though you could hear every door along the entire hallway open and close with a deafening click it didn't cause too much trouble. The last night though the front desk had placed two rooms of hard charging (but friendly enough) college kids who proceeded to charge up ans down the hallway well into the night. The thud of boots, crash of doors opening and closing, ice maker visits all amplified and driven straight into our room. Guest services tried to settle them down - but hey, skiing is a party sport.
Our son kept waking up and ended up crying so much he vomited all over himself and the room turning our vaca into a scene from the exorcist.
Vacations are are for me and ski vacations are always a crap shoot. Adding in the noise ans probability of hard charging neighbors and sadly in spite of all the benefits of the ib I can not recommend.
- Also Known As:
- Iron Blosam Hotel Snowbird
- Iron Blosam Lodge Snowbird, Utah