Conference Venue: Snowbird

How do I get to Snowbird from the Airport?

Airport shuttles may be arranged through Snowbird Central Reservations (800-453-3000) up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Current round trip pre-paid price is $68.00 per person, plus driver gratuity. Prices subject to a gas surcharge should local gas prices increase above $5.00 per gallon. 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.

Accommodations at The Cliff Lodge

The Cliff Lodge Website

Offering three restaurants, two lounges, two swimming pools, four hot tubs, extensive meeting space and Snowbird’s only ski-out, ski-in accessibility, the Cliff Lodge is the flagship of the four lodging properties at the resort.

A special room block has been set up for the NFO13 conference with room rates starting at $109/night. To make reservations:

  • Call 1-800-453-3000 and identify yourself as a Near Field Optics 2014 Conference participant
  • Email
  • Visit and book your room with the group code UPA914

Reservations must be made by July 31, 2014.

Cliff Lodge Room

Single Double
Cliff Lodge Bedrooms – 2 queens, 1 bath, mini fridge $109.00 $119.00
Cliff Lodge Deluxe Kings – 1 king bed, queen sofa queen, oversized w/mini fridge $159.00 $169.00
Cliff West Wing 1-bedroom condos – 1 king, 2 sofa queens, full kitchen, hot tub, 2 bath $199.00 $209.00
Cliff West Wing 2-bedroom condos – 2 kings, 3 sofa queens, full kitchen, hot tub, 3 bath $299.00 $309.00
Lodge at Snowbird Efficiencies – 2 queen wall beds, full kitchen, 1 bath $109.00 $119.00
Lodge at Snowbird Studio Lofts – 2 queens, 1 sofa queen, full kitchen, 2 bath $179.00 $189.00
ADDITIONAL OCCUPANTS: $10.00 each additional conference attendee per room per night.

Conference and Networking Space

The Snowbird Conference Center and Alpine Pedestrian Village is located at 2365 m (7,760 ft) elevation, just a short distance from Salt Lake City International Airport in Little Cottonwood Canyon on the west slope of the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Recreation opportunities abound in and near the village/conference site with easy access to hiking, biking, and skiing (conditions permitting). Within the village, all lodging, meeting rooms, restaurants, shopping, and childcare facilities are just a few minutes’ walk from each other. Amenities include four lodges with over 500 rooms, 7 restaurants, 5 lounges, a full service pharmacy, post office, grocery, deli, internet café, liquor store, other concessions, and several unique gift shops. Snowbird is surrounded by spectacular views of mountain slopes covered with alpine meadows, cottonwoods, conifers, and impressive rock formations.


The Snowbird Resort offers numerous opportunities for relaxing and enjoying the views from patios, terraces, and indoor lounges. Swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa, fishing pond, playground, alpine slide, Zip Rider, bungy trampoline and more facilities are available within the village. The Aerial Tram will take you up to the top of Hidden Peak at 3353 m (11,000 ft). From there you can hike, bike or ride the tram or Peruvian Quad ski lift back down to the village. A short car ride away, Salt Lake City offers many dining and shopping venues as well as sight seeing attractions, including the Natural History Museum of Utah at the Rio Tinto Center and Temple Square. Exceptional sites for botanizing, birding, hiking, and wildlife viewing are within an hour’s drive at Antelope Island, Big Cottonwood Canyon and Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.


If you wish to venture further before or after the meeting, Snowbird is near the geographic center of the scenic Southwest, and provides easy access to recreation sites throughout the Rocky Mountains. The Red Rock country of Moab and Arches National Park are within a half-day drive, and a little further south lies Monument Valley – famous for its impressive mesas and buttes. Spectacular fossil deposits can be found four hours east of Snowbird at Dinosaur National Monument, and archaeological sites of Anasazi dwellings can be explored within a day’s drive south at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, and in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona.


If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the NFO13 conference manager:
Meghan Webb
Telephone: +1-801-587-2982
Fax: +1-801-587-2990