Snowy Mountain Lodge, located just up the road from Snowy Range Ski Area, has served as a base for exploration in the Snowies since it was built in the 1914. The Lodge, which now includes 18 additional cabins, was originally built as a science camp for the University of Wyoming and although it is no longer used by the University it still serves as a base for those spending extended time in the Snowy Range. In the fall of 2011 The WEST Institute, a Christian based organization out of Laramie Valley Chapel, purchased the lodge with the intent of both renting cabins to the general public and also providing an affordable retreat center for businesses, organizations and ministries including their own WEST Institute Seminary program. Individual cabin rentals are offered daily, and group discounts are available. Snowmobiles can be rented from a separate business that operates out of our parking lot, and summer hiking trails abound in the area.