2014 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference - GIS and Water Resources VIII


Conference Headquarters/ Hotel Accommodations

Anchorage MarriottSnowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta. Snowbird's base elevation, at the Snowbird Center, is 8,100 feet. Snowbird's highest point is at Hidden Peak, where the tram docks-a whopping 11,000 feet. All conference functions will be held at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird Resort. It is a large, four seasons resort with plenty of space for networking, private meetings, social events with outstanding meeting rooms.

For more information on what amenities are offered at the hotel please visit their website: http://www.snowbird.com/lodging/theclifflodge/

You may also want to consider visiting the stunning Cliff Spa on the 9th and 10th floor of the building:

  • Rooms at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird may be reserved through the hotel, at the discounted rate of $129.00 single and $149 double which includes round trip transportation from the airport.
  • Federal government employees can reserve a room at the current Per diem rate at the time of the meeting. The current government rate in Salt Lake County is: $96.00 single/$106.00 double. NOTE: you must call the hotel booking phone number to make your reservations and shuttle arrangements as this special rate DOES NOT include the round trip transportation from the airport. The hotel reservation number is: 800-453-3000
  • Complimentary internet access in all guest rooms and meeting space
  • The Reservation Deadline for receiving room discounts is April 25, 2014.

Online booking instructions:

  • Go to www.snowbird.com go to book lodging/ fill in dates / number of guests / and the group code is "AWR514".
  • Prepayment when booked on line, fully refundable if canceled 1 day prior to arrival. Inside of one day of arrival, one night payment would be forfeited.


The Salt Lake International Airport is 29 miles from Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. If traveling by freeway, it takes approximately 40-45 minutes to reach Snowbird from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Airport shuttles are included with your hotel reservation, except for those utilizing the government rate. Government rate attendees may arrange transport through Snowbird Central Reservations (800-453-3000) up to 48 hours prior to arrival. The fee is $72.00 per person, plus driver gratuity. Walk-ups are accepted on a space available basis at the Canyon Transportation desk located in the baggage claim area of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Cancellations received within 48 hours of arrival are non-refundable. Canyon Transportation will provide transportation on hourly departures between 6:00 am - 11:00 pm. All reservations need to be prebooked 48 hrs prior to the start of conference. Service will be provided for 1 hour departures or full vans of 8 passengers on arrival.

Related Informational websites:

Wasatch-Cache National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/wcnf/
Unita National Forest http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/uinta/