Hotel Information

ICIDS has reserved a block of rooms connected to the conference venue, Snowbird, at reduced conference rates. Space is limited so please be sure to reserve well in advance of the cut-off date of October 21, 2019.


Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Telephone: 1-800-232-9542

Conference Rates available: November 18 – November 23, 2019

Single Occupancy per night: $129.00

Double Occupancy per night: $139.00

Check-in Time: 4:00pm

Check-out Time: 11:00am

Luggage storage is available through bell service for guests arriving prior to check-in and for those involved in meetings that extend past check-out time.

Cut-off date for conference rate reservations: 5:00 PM local hotel time, October 21, 2019.

Weather Update

The weather at Snowbird during the conference is hard to predict. Last year, the high temperature on November 23 was 49 degrees Fahrenheit and the low was 29 degrees Fahrenheit, and Snowbird opened its ski season the next day. We suggest that you check the forecasts specific to Snowbird (e.g., here) before you depart for the conference and plan accordingly. Keep in mind that Snowbird is located high in a canyon above Salt Lake City, and the weather at the resort is often significantly colder than down on the valley floor. Relying on forecasts for Salt Lake City is not recommended.


All lodging rates and resort fees are exclusive of the Utah state sales tax. Tax rates and fees are subject to change and the current taxes and fees in effect at the time of the meeting will apply.

Reservation Options

Guests can confirm lodging through the Snowbird call center at 800-453-3000 or 801-947-8220 available 24 hours a day. A one night deposit it required when calling in and identifying themselves as ICIDS 2019 attendees. Reservations can also be made by emailing

Guests can also reserve their room by using the site and the reservations link at Guests will need to use the group code ICIDS1 to obtain the group rates (click on the blue Group Codes link above Find Rooms button). When booking via the website, full payment is required at time of booking. Reservations are fully refundable up to 3 days prior to arrival. A one night cancellation fee will be charged if cancelled within 3 days prior to arrival.


A discounted resort fee of $10.00 per room per night is already included in the quoted guest room rate. Additional amenities include high-speed wireless internet in rooms, most public spaces, free self parking at all lodges plus valet at the Cliff, fitness center use, in-room coffee and hot beverages in the Lodge at Snowbird lobby, USA Today, toll free calls, faxing, and first 15 minutes of free computer use in the business center.

Access to the exclusive Cliff Spa will be discounted 50% for attendees. The Cliff Spa includes a relaxing solarium, full-service salon, eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, yoga room, rooftop lap pool, large hot tub, plus extensive cardiovascular and training equipment. Attendees may participate in yoga classes at no charge. The Cliff Spa will provide guests with a discount of 20% off select spa treatments.

Additional Hotel Information

The Cliff Lodge at Snowbird is one of North America’s most iconic ski lodges. The majesty of Little Cottonwood Canyon can be explored from the views each room provides whether facing Snowbird’s ski slopes or peering down the glacially carved canyons spilling into the Salt Lake City valley below.

Within walking distance to Snowbird’s pedestrian village, The Cliff Lodge offers comfortable lodging for the whole family or group. Amenities include an exercise room, resort-wide internet service, room service, concierge and a state-licensed daycare facility.

Among the resort’s excellent selection of dining opportunities, The Cliff Lodge showcases three restaurants and two lounges. The Aerie Restaurant and Lounge, El Chanate Restaurant and Tequila Bar and The Atrium are open year-round and provide diverse menus for every palate.

Airport and Transportation

Snowbird is located 25 miles (30 minutes) from downtown Salt Lake City and 29 miles (40 minutes) from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Airport shuttles may be arranged while booking lodging through Snowbird Central Reservations (800-453-3000) or up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Round-trip pre-paid price is $76.00 per person or $40.00 each way. Walk-ups are accepted at a higher rate 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. Driver gratuity is not included in and prices are subject to change.

Both Uber and Lyft operate in Salt Lake City, with convenient pick-up and drop-off at Salt Lake City International Airport from both these services. While pricing varies significantly for these services, a ride on Uber from SLC to Snowbird on 10/7/19 was quoted at $37.54. The same ride on Lyft was quoted at $38.80.

Trip Insurance

Snowbird offers trip insurance on an individual basis for cancellations or travel interruptions. The insurance may be purchased through Central Reservations. It pays for charges assessed due to unforeseen circumstances or death, injury, or illness to the guest, or traveling companion. Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking room reservation.


In offering Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Salt Lake City International Airport, and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as “Supplier(s)” for the 2019 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2019), ICIDS acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because ICIDS has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations or providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the ICIDS 2019 program, ICIDS assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delays, inconveniences, or other damages suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of ICIDS.