Location and weather

Snowbird is a resort complex near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, located 29 miles from Salt Lake International Airport. The conference will be held in the Cliff Lodge, which is a modern, first class resort and business hotel and conference center. It is set at an elevation of about 8000 feet (2440 meters) amidst the spectacular alpine beauty of the Wasatch Mountains, with surrounding peaks reaching to over 11,000 feet (3350 meters). Temperatures and weather conditions during July are generally pleasant, yet in this environment they can be quite variable, with an average daily high of about 85 F (30 C) and an average daily low of about 45 F (8 C). Afternoon mountain thunderstorms are a possibility. The average rainfall in July is about 1.6 inches (40 mm).