The Summit

The Summit, the crown jewel of Snowbird’s mountain improvement projects, will greet Aerial Tram riders atop Hidden Peak at 11,000-feet offering unmatched 360-degree views of the resort and the surrounding mountains. The completion of this facility realizes Dick Bass’s original vision for creating a mountain-top guest oasis. 

This 23,000 square foot facility houses an upscale cafeteria-style restaurant that will serve a fresh, healthy and hearty daily menu. The interior dining area can accommodate up to 400 guests within its two-story design. In addition to the luminous interior, a 10,000 square-foot deck provides additional outdoor seating on bluebird days. Year-round services at The Summit will also include restrooms facilities, retail outlet and a guest service kiosk. The Summit is the highest year-round, lift-served guest facility in North America. The second level of The Summit and adjacent outdoor decks are available for private functions, group meetings and weddings. Scheduled opening is December 15, 2015.

Update: October  2015
Construction crews are nearing completion on the exterior of The Summit. A beautiful mix of glass and stone will adorn the outside of the building providing an aesthetic similar to the surrounding mountains in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The exterior glass and cladding provide the first glimpse of how The Summit will look upon final completion. October 2015 Construction Photos

Update: September 2015
Blessed with exceptionally good weather for the last three months, construction crews at Hidden Peak have completed 65% of the building structure, and are approximately 80% complete with the overall site. Construction crews are currently tracking on schedule for completion in time for the 2015-2016 ski season. The first snowfall of the season blanketed the 10,000 sq. ft. patio last week. An ironic timing of snow as the intricate system of radiant heat was successfully installed just days before the early storm. The heated patio will provide an extra level of comfort for snowboarders and skiers visiting The Summit this winter.

Update: August 2015
The final installation of 7,600 sq. ft. (nearly the size of 2 IMAX screens) of insulated, double pane glass windows with anti-reflective coating. August 2015 Construction Photos

Update: July 2015
Continued progress on HVAC and electrical. Exterior foam insulation installed. Begin forming on 10,000 square-foot exterior deck. July 2015 Construction Photos

Update: May, 2015
Peruvian Gulch road re-opens to construction vehicles.

Update: April 30, 2015
Construction resumes using cached materials from autumn 2014.

Update: November 10, 2014
Construction halted for Winter. Building materials are cached to allow construction to resume without delay.

Update: May 2014
Construction begins.
Project Architect: GSBS Architects / Luna Design Studio Salt Lake City