If you have been to Snowbasin, you know that it is a hidden gem. Being tucked a little further away from Salt Lake City and Park City than the Alta's and Deer Valley's of the world and based more around the town of Ogden which isn't quite as posh (but still an incredible city in its own regard) as its more publicized neighbors, skiers tend not to think about going there. Selfishly, I'd love to keep it that way so it maintains its charm but I fear that the word is out thanks to this year's Ski Magazine article. So with the cat out of the bag, you need to pay them a visit and when you do, you'll be greeted by the most decadent lodges you will ever see, skiing that is in bounds but still lacks boundaries and an après-ski scene that is worth staying for despite there being no on-mountain lodging.
That very après-ski scene is centered around the uniquely fascinating Cinnabar. Located in the heart of the glamorous Earl's Lodge, and highlighted with the same seductive accents that make this lodge so provocative it is not your average après-ski bar. However, don't let all of these lavish looks fool you. At its heart, it is a family friendly gastro-pub that serves delicious food and drinks, has a shotski or two at your disposal and offers a music lineup that is sure to keep you there longer then you anticipated. Especially with this season with the newly renovated Cinnabar where there will be even more seats for people to enjoy the free music. Bands play weekends and holidays 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm and the line-up covers most genres, so there is a band for everyone.
Check out the schedule here, and pay this hidden gem a visit. You won't be disappointed in the skiing or après scene at all.