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“Why would you stay anywhere else?” 5 of 5 stars
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Iron Blosam Lodge
Resort Entry #2, Snowbird, UT 84092-9000   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Snowbird
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Why would you stay anywhere else?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

My family travels here 2 to 3 times a year, depending on how often we can sneak away. It's an amazing place that has come to feel like home.

The location is walking distance from Wilbere chair, which is fantastic for getting up and skiing. It's downhill there, but uphill back - so make sure to save a little bit of strength for the trek back. Once you're back though, you can relax your muscles in the amazing spa and pool. Both are heated, and nothing beats relaxing in the heated pool, which is outside, while it's lightly snowing outside.

Your satisfaction will probably depend on the unit you get. The beds are comfy and the fold out couchs are better than your average couchs. The kitchenettes are great for making meals, and storage space in the kitchen is pretty good. Ski equipment storage area is decent in room, and the lockers are convenient for storing skis and boards.

There's a game room on site for little kids, laundry facilities and a spa for adults and movies to check out at the front desk for all ages.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ogden, Utah
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I have a season pass to Snowbird and ride there about 50 days per season. Frequently, my husband and I lock into a condo at Iron Blosam (or another Snowbird accommodation) and treat ourselves to some time up there without driving the canyon. We've stayed at the Iron Blosam at least 4 times in the past 2 years.

There are some great things about The Iron Blosam. First, it's at Snowbird, which is simply the best place in Utah to hit the slopes. No other resort in Utah has the expert terrain and substantial snowfall of Snowbird. Snowbird is for serious skiers/riders who care about the mountain first (over luxury accommodations, shopping, etc). Be aware there is not a ton of beginner terrain and Snowbird doesn't groom a lot because the people who ride the Bird don't want the groomers of a place like Deer Valley.

Another great thing about Iron Blosam is the variety and size of the rooms. The rooms/condos at Iron Blosam are much bigger than those at the Cliff. There are tons of floor plans, so make sure you know what you are getting. Rooms range from two-story lofts to just a hotel room. The kitchens are huge and the views incredible.

Despite the size of the rooms, the Iron Blosam is a bit of a red-headed-step-child compared to the Cliff. While the Cliff has 3 outdoor hot tubs with bar, the Iron Blosam has an indoor hot tub that just isn't as cool. The Cliff has many restaurants, but the Iron Blosam has just one and it's only open for dinner. Now, at most times you can get a ride to the Cliff...but not always. There's this little thing called Inter-Lodge and it happens more than you think. It's when the mountains surrounding Snowbird and being controlled for avalanches and no one is allowed to leave his/her lodge...even to walk to the parking lot. So, you could be stuck with nowhere to eat breakfast at Iron Blosam (unless you've stocked the kitchen in your condo). Long story short...don't assume you can access everything at the Bird when you're staying at Iron Blosam.

The most disappointing thing about Iron Blosam is the age and cleanliness of the decor. When staying there this January we actually checked in to find a piece of gum in the carpet right in the main area. The couch (which is also a sleeper) was very dirty with questionable stains...ew! Everything about the rooms is not only old, but dirty. The cabinet doors and handles have layers of grime on them. The carpet is old, fraying, and dirty. It's all about your personal ick factor. Four college guys on a ski weekend may not care at all, but my husband and I wouldn't even cook in the condo because it was just too yucky.

The mountain is the star at Snowbird - the lodging just a place to rest and recoup. If you're looking for a place to ski/ride you cannot get better. It's just unfortunate that some of the lodging - like the Iron Blosam - isn't renovated to match the mountain.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy, Utah
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Over the last 30 years we have skied Snowbird regularly (about 12 times) and keep going back. It is hard to beat the mountain with its BIG terrain, the walk-about village and of course, Iron Blosam. We bought a timeshare in Iron Blosam 30 plus years ago and either use our week or rent it. The lodge is perfect for a couple or family ski holiday; the outdoor pool & hot tub area are great places for relaxing and socializing after a ski day; the front desk staff are efficient and helpful.
Because we are on holidays we dine out a lot: the Bistro Lodge and Steak Pit are still favourites (take your own wine bottle and pay corkage); the changed menu at The Wildflower is too limited; the Forklift is just okay. if you are cooking in your unit buy graceries on your way up the canyon. The small Grits store in the ski village has a good assortment of last minute items including beer.
Of course, the skiing at Snowbird is amazing and attracts very good skiers. This year we enjoyed spring skiing which is second best to Snowbird powder! A new lift on Gad 2 is planned for next year and a summit restaurant for 2015. Snowbird is a special ski area for us and we will return again and again!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

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.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Springville, Utah
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The rooms are reworked from the seventies concrete style but it wasn't obnoxious, kinda gave it some character. We went in September and most activites were closed or had very short operating hours. The "family" pool was a little cool for September nights, and the kids weren't allowed in the hot tub, so we got kinda cold...
The staff was friendly and helpful and the grounds were beautiful...and it was all close to the resort and activities that were available.
As far as the eight person unit, if you like privacy, you may want to get more than one room. There is no private room, just a loft with two beds. The views from our southfacing room were AMAZING, but the ones on the other side were of the dry hillside and the road.

Room Tip: Ask about the view of a room. Of course all the rooms are mountain, but the ones facing away from t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I booked a ski/stay package for the Iron Blosam Lodge in Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT. This lodge is the first lodge you come to entering Snowbird village, but it is not far to walk to Snowbird Center or any of the other lodges, and the skiing is easily accessible just across the street and down a few steps. Very easy, but not exactly ski-in/ski-out.
The lodge has everything you need, and the room we had was large and well appointed, with a full kitchen, queen bed and a double sofa bed. Masses of room for 2. Everything worked well, with the exception of the Internet which was very slow. There is a pool, hot tub, bar and restaurant. We ate twice in the lounge-bar and the food was excellent. The staff were all extremely pleasant and accommodating. There are lockers for your skis etc and the other lodges, restaurants and Snowbird Center is no more than a 5 minute walk away. Prices here were very good for the accommodation and ski lift tickets package, and I felt the value for money was very good.

Room Tip: We stayed "mountain" side on the 7th floor (rather than creek side) and although the room...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

My friend and I scored a great deal for a studio room in December. It consisted of a Murphy Bed, which was very comfortable and a pull out sofa bed which was hard as a rock. Thankfully my friend did not mind a very hard bed so I got the comfy Murphy bed. Their was a nice kitchen fully stocked with anything you need. If you wanted something that was not in the kitchen you could go down to housekeeping on the 4th floor and sign out other cookware, like non stick pans and crock pots! You could totally do a vacation here and not go out to eat once! The bathroom was a decent size and we really liked the fact that there were 2 sinks. The best part of the room was the balacony! It was AWESOME!!! We had a complete view of on epart of the mountain and we were able to watch people ski/board down the mountain. Totally cool and gorgeous! Really cool to see the lights from the snowcats grooming the mountain after dark as well!

About 2 days in to our trip we had a problem with our room (no one's fault) and we were immediatley upgrade to a suite on the 10th floor! OMG!!! This room was AMAZING!!! It had two floors with 2 queen size beds, 2 full bathrooms, a sofa bed and a murphy bed, a FULL kitchen, a fireplace, a ceiling to floor wall of windows with an amazing view of the slopes and another floor to ceiling view toward Salt Lake City and the mountains out in that direction. This room was just beautiful. There were 2 decks on each side of the room and both had amazing views! I typically would never be able to afford a room like this but if you could afford it....splurge and do it! It is totally worth it!

The staff that works at the hotel are just great. They really try to do right by their patrons. As I stated before, we had a problem with our room and were given an upgrade, a basket FILLED with goodies to bring on the mountain AND a $100 gift certificate to use anywhere at Snowbird.

My friend and I ate at a couple of different places at Snowbird. I think my favorite for food was the resturant The Aerie. We went their for Apres ski and it the apps were very yummy as well as the hot drinks! I also really enjoyed The Tram Club which was probably the most hoppin of the bars in Snowbird (we were there before teh season really started). And the Wildflower in the actual Iron Blosom was pretty tasty too. Loved the fact we could sit by the huge roaring fire and eat dinner. Got a couple of spa treatments as well. They were decent, nothing to write home about. BUT the spa is beautiful (the one in the Lodge not at Iron Blosom)

I would definitely recommend this lodge. Not only are the accomodations great but you can literally walk to the lifts. And if you want to go to a lift a little further way they have a free shuttle that runs ALL day long.

And if you are planning on driving anywhere get a 4 wheel drive! I was all over the road in a 4 wheel drive!!! It is a must have if you plan on exploring anywhere outside of Snowbird.

Oh yeah,

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Iron Blosam Hotel Snowbird
Iron Blosam Hotel
Iron Blosam Lodge Snowbird, Utah
Address: Resort Entry #2, Snowbird, UT 84092-9000
Location: United States > Utah > Wasatch Range > Snowbird
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Snowbird
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