If you've skied Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon recently, you've probably wondered about the building under construction on top of Hidden Peak at Snowbird. Located next to Snowbird's infamous tram at 11,000 feet, a metal skeleton went up over the summer. Construction is on pause over the winter, but skiers can expect the new facility to be up and running for winter 2015-2016. Ski Utah scoped out the details, so let's take a look.
The new building will be two stories with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Salt Lake valley and Wasatch Mountains. It will replace the ski patrol and warming hut that stood on the same spot for more than 40 years.
Inside, visitors to Snowbird will find restrooms, a coffee/pastry shop, Ski Patrol, and a cafeteria. There will also be more than 10,000 square feet of outdoor deck space, which just might earn a spot on next year's list of the best places to dine and drink on the hill. The basement level will house the kitchen and storage.
Just the facts:
· The building will be 23,196 square feet
· The outdoor deck will be 10,080 square feet
· 360 degree views
· The cafeteria will seat 192 people
· Private dining rooms will seat 180 people
So there you have it Curbediverse. We'll make sure to stay on top of construction when it resumes this spring.
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