Alta Ski Area is nestled slopeside amongst the 11,000 foot mountain peaks of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Alta, Utah. Alta offers some of the most majestic beauty imaginable and known worldwide for some of the best powder skiing in the world.
Alta ski lodging and accommodations range from ski vacation homes to base lodges and condos. Rise early to experience the incredible mountain beauty, ski the fresh powder under blue bird days, and it will be hard to forget.
When planning a vacation to Alta Ski Area, there are several lodging options to choose from at Alta, including ski vacation rentals, condominiums, lodges, and private Alta ski homes. Alta Lodge is a classic ski-in, ski-out lodge with comfortable lodging. Most lodging at Alta dates back over 60 years, all with a unique European ambiance and architecture. Alta's lodges offer rooms with private bathrooms. Skiers on a budget can find economical dorm rooms and shared rooms to keep it cheap.
Variety of Ski Accommodations at Alta to Choose From
Groups visiting Alta and the surrounding areas to ski enjoy renting private homes and chalets perfect for being together and sharing in the cost. These vacation homes near Alta can sleep up to 25-40 people and offer amenities such as hot tubs, game rooms, movie theater rooms, private chef services, and more. Alta's ski area offers accommodations for every taste and every budget, and Utah's Best Vacation Rentals can help you find the lodging that best fits your needs. If you'd like more information on where each of the Alta Lodges and accommodations are located in relation to the rest of the town, contact reservations (801) 747-0218 for details.
In general, if you plan to ski Alta Ski Area or nearby Snowbird, a vehicle is not necessary during your stay as ski buses are available every 20-30 minutes which take you to each resort and down the mountain to the park and ride. What makes Alta such a desirable place to ski is how close it is to the Salt Lake International Airport. You can get off the plane into a shuttle and be on the mountain within 45 minutes. Combine that with the amazing mountain views, proximity to Snowbird Resort a few miles down the mountain, the fantastic winter and summer recreation.
Ski Lodges at the Base of Alta
If a ski lodge atmosphere is what you're looking for, there are five lodges located at the base of Alta Ski Area. Enjoy views of Mt. Superior and
1. Alta Rustler Lodge
2. Alta Peruvian Lodge
* Not ski-in/ski-out (however, there is a free shuttle that takes skiers to and from the base areas in about two minutes).
* Built in 1948, when two hospital barracks from the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah were trucked more than 100 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon and deposited at the base of Peruvian Ridge.
* Considered the “guy’s lodge” as groups of men enjoy their annual ski trip here.
* Updated with a nice dining room and common area. The guest rooms are small, most sleeping only two people, with no room for a crib or roll away. There are some suites and adjoining rooms for families. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as Apres ski snacks are included.
* Great bar. Beer is served in heavy glasses, popcorn, a roaring fire. Ski memorabilia on the walls.
* Gorgeous views! Perfect place to enjoy after the lifts close.
* 3 meals provided every day, which includes a hot lunch
* Apres ski treats
* Charming historic old-time ski lodge decor
* Family friendly amenities that include a game room, nightly movie, pool and hot tubs.
* There is no TVs in rooms.
* There is no WiFi in rooms.
* Available shuttle service to ski area bases.
3. Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
Founded in 1961 by Jim and Alfreda Shane who were long-time Alta skiers. Built on the site of a mining-era bar called the “Bucket of Blood,” the Shanes decided to name it after a different Alta bar, the Goldminer’s Daughter. As for its location, the Collins Express Lift is maybe 50 yards from the lodge, making this a great lodge for families of all ages who want to be as close to the lifts as possible.
* Located across from the ticket window at Alta's Wildcat Base
* Offers lockers and convenient restrooms
* Ski shop and cafeteria are available to all skiers.
* Terrific views
* Spacious comfy rooms
* There is a large game area - great to occupy the kids
* Spa on property
* Meals included (breakfast, dinner) and Apres ski snacks as well
* Indoor hot tub
* Ski shop with rentals on property
* Yoga classes
* TV in room
* WIFI in room
4. Snowpine Lodge
Family-Friendly Ski Lodging at Alta
For kids, the Alta Lodge offers a kid's program for young children and a "kids stay free" promotion. Alta provides a shuttle that takes small skiers to/from the ski school daily. The Apres ski program that includes arts/crafts, games, and sledding begins at 4:30 p.m. daily. The kid's dinner starts at 5:30 pm (however, kids are welcome to eat with their parents). Additional activities are provided following dinner. Kids ages 4-12 can stay and play until 8:15 pm. Kids younger than 4 can participate with a parent present.
Families love visiting Alta Ski Area because of the family-friendly environment on the mountain. Ski school for children is a great place to introduce your kids to skiing and snowboarding. One of the best ideas we recommend for families visiting Alta is to rent a large ski vacation home at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon. A large home can accommodate as many as 20-25 people comfortably with a movie theater, game room, toys for kids, and the ability to all be together. It is not easy to find ski lodging on the mountain that can accommodate large families.
Ski Vacation Homes and Accommodations for Skiing at Alta
Groups visiting Alta Ski Area for skiing enjoy staying in a private ski vacation home nearby. Renting a ski home near Alta is perfect lodging if you want to spend time together on your ski vacation. You can enjoy private amenities, hot tubs, space to relax, and all the comforts of home.
Utah's Best Vacation Rentals has a large selection of private ski homes, lodging and accommodations available for your vacation rental near Alta Ski Area.
Utah's Best Vacation Rentals offers gorgeous Alta Resort ski lodging and ski vacation home accommodations. Our website offers photos, rates, descriptions of rental properties minutes to Cottonwood Canyons. The vacation homes and condos are ideal for skiing Alta or Snowbird ski resorts. Call Reservations (801) 747-0218 to make a reservation for your winter ski trip to Alta Ski Area.
Alternative ski-in/ski-out lodging offered at Alta Ski Area:
Alta Alps Chalet Alta Chalets
Black Bear Chalet Chalet Day Johns
Creekside Chalet Glen Hame Home
Highland Hame Home Manley Ski Cabin
Redfern House The Cabin
The Meadows The Travis Home
Wildcat Chalet Sugarplum
Alta Community Information
Alta is tentatively scheduled to open November 21, 2014 permitting weather conditions.
2015/2016 Prices at Alta:
Alta's adult day ticket is $84, for beginners, the ticket is redeemable on Sunnyside, Albion, and Cecret lifts for $40. Children ages 12 and under are $45. Skiing after 3pm is available to anyone for only $10 (adults and children).
Alta is recognized as being the best value in the ski industry. Alta is committed to offering a quality ski experience for an affordable price. This is something that has set Alta apart from other resorts since it was founded in 1938. Alta is considered the "locals resort" over the years and the ski area locals and skiers enjoy coming each year
Planning to Visit Alta
Driving to Alta:
Alta Ski Area is conveniently located on State Highway 210 up Little Cottonwood Canyon approximately 25 miles southeast of the Salt Lake metro area. Distance from Salt Lake International Airport is approximately 32 miles with about 45 minutes total drive time. Ski buses are available from around many areas of Salt Lake valley that take you right to the base of Alta's lifts. You can also access the park and ride lot at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon to park your vehicle and take the ski bus to the ski area at Alta. The ski bus schedule times is convenient enough to allow skiers to enjoy a full day, morning or afternoon half-day of skiing.
Alta Ski Area is synonymous with the greatest snow on earth!
Helpful Alta Links
Alta Ski School
Activities & Events at Alta
General Information: 801-359-1078
Snow Report: 801-572-3939
Alta Vacations: 888-356-2582
Fax Number: 801-799-2340
PO Box 8007
Alta, UT 84092 U.S.A.