[caption id="attachment_6761" align="alignleft" width="113" caption="Cliff Spa Solarium"][/caption]

Snowbird is busting out the tools and giving the Cliff Spa a facelift. The rooftop oasis hasn't been touched since it opened in 1987. New paint, tile, carpet, treatment room flooring, art, lighting, furniture and entry way design elements are on the laundry list of improvements. The Cliff is also adding a dedicating stomping ground for Thai Massage. That brings the treatment room count to 21.

"For many of our guests, the experience of relaxing in the mountains is just as important to their vacation as the skiing itself," said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. "The Spa enhancements will be a tremendous addition to our resort." Plus, the area plans to 'go green' with input and inspiration from Chase Associates, a Salt Lake City design firm.

Builders will use stone countertops manufactured locally, cork flooring, fabrics and shower dividers made from post-consumer materials.

The renovations should be done by December but guests and locals can still use the rooftop pool and hot tub, fitness center and yoga studio on the 10th floor.

The Cliff Spa was one of the first winter destination spas in the world when it opened in 1987. Today, the Spa has more than 30 treatments and salon services ranging from massages and scrubs to pedicures and yoga classes. It has a full fitness center, rooftop pool and hot tub, eucalyptus steam room and a solarium overlooking the Resort.