SeventyOne at The Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
Snowbird, Utah
Best Project

Owner: Snowbird Resort LLC
Lead Design Firm: GSBS Architects
General Contractor: Interior Construction Specialists (ICS)/Layton Construction
Civil Engineer: S.E. Science LLC
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Engineers & Associates Inc.
MEP Engineer: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
Electrical Engineer: Spectrum Engineers
Kitchen Consultant: Jedrziewski Designs
Subcontractors: Glassey Steel Works Inc.; Iron Horse Concrete and Construction; Jones Excavating Co.; KHI Mechanical; Superior Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc.; Wasatch Electric

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort turned an outdated, dark Mexican restaurant into a reflection of the resort’s early roots. SeventyOne, named for the year Snowbird opened, is now a contemporary restaurant that celebrates the 1970s, a decade of diverse and sometimes contradictory trends.

The space is flush with bold and earthy materials, retro-kitsch style, op-art patterns and technicolor schemes that contrast with clean, fresh lines. An immersive, open kitchen invites patrons to experience the energy that goes into preparing their meal. A newly lowered dining room and added outdoor balcony offer expansive mountain views and create a true indoor-outdoor dining experience.

The restaurant’s furnishings are a nod to ’70s ergonomics, using high-tech materials like tubular steel and polyurethane plastics. The space also features a game room, event room and separate bar area. Outdoor seating includes fire pits, gas heaters, decorative shade canopies and festive lighting. 

Access from The Cliff Lodge to the Snowbird Center is made easier by heated concrete walkways and ramps. Crews built a stand-alone concrete building to house the boiler and other plumbing equipment for the radiant flooring that heats walkways and seating areas.

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