Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jan. Women's Ski Camp SOLD OUT

Our first camp is full but we still have room left in the March 31-April 4 Women's Ski Camp. Sign up soon so you don't miss your chance to participate in this fun camp.
Reservationson line or call 800-707-2582 (alta).

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hit The Pow Seriously At Alta Clinic

Few resorts bear the reputations of deep powder, traditional lodging, and top ski school instruction as firmly as Alta. On The Snow

The Powder Tracks program takes all three elements and turns them in four days of intensive powder skiing, designed to compress the learning curve for skiers who want seek to master the deep and steep.
The clinic runs Jan. 8-13 for $2,665 per person for double occupancy, and $3,383.60 for single occupancy, including tax and service charge. Rates for economy accommodations are also offered.

33-inch storm total

What a storm--and it is still snowing, with a possible 18-24 inches in the next couple of days. The ski patrol at Alta Ski Area area are currently doing control work and will re-evaluate the ski area opening time. Little Cottonwood Canyon is currently closed for avalanche control work. Safety first for everybody and we're fortunate to have so many top-notch avalanche experts in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

December skiing

This is the year to get in some early skiing in December. With all the early snow and great coverage, the skiing has been exceptional. The Performance Ski Camp was sold out and they are on the hill for day two. Many guests have added another trip to Alta this year, enthusiastic about the ski conditions.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Season At Alta Has Arrived

Alta opened for the 2010-2011 season on November 19! Thanksgiving at Alta this year was the best in recent memory. Snowfall for the month of November was 90 inches! Total snowfall for the season is 134 inches. Skiers are enthusiastic about all of the snow and guests are booking second and third trips to Alta Lodge to take advantage of the great early skiing. Today the sun is shining and we have more snow in the forecast this weekend.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Snow, snow, snow!

It's snowing right now in Little Cottonwood Canyon! The temperatures dropped overnight and it's supposed to snow all day and night at Alta. Alta Ski Area opens November 19 -- 11 days from now.

Early season skiing is looking good!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Alta Lodge -- lasting resort

Great article about Alta Lodge and Alta in AAA Texas Journeys!
Eric got to experience first hand one of the epic snowstorms at Alta.
Read the article.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last weekend

This coming weekend, October 16/17, is the last weekend for a mini-get-away at Alta Lodge. For $94, overnight lodging for two with a fabulous breakfast on Sunday. Hope to see you!

We'll be taking a break (interim) after this weekend to get ready for winter season, reopening November 20 for winter season.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thinking about winter yet?

Our friends Hayden Price and Cody Barnhill were in the Sitzmark pondering the new skis for this season. Are you thinking of winter yet?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Special Offer for American Express Cardholders

Book a four night stay during the period of Nov. 19 - Dec. 16, 2010 and earn 25,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points. Click for details.

Monday, August 23, 2010

September Wine Pairing Weekend

The last wine pairing of the summer season will be September 11-12. If you have attended this event in past, you know you're in for a treat. If you haven't attended, review the menu and you'll see the special entrees Chef Raddon has planned for the event. Sommelier Scott Cunningham joins us again to share his knowledge of wines. Additional information is on our web site; make a reservation.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Epic Brew Tasting Dinner Sept. 4

Alta Lodge is excited to join Epic Brewing to present a unique beer tasting dinner. The inaugural event will feature seven beers paired with seven courses. Saturday night lodging and Sunday Brunch are included.
The evening begins at 6 pm with a reception -- two appetizers paired with two beer selections -- and live acoustic music. Dinner will be a series of demi-entrées created by Alta Lodge Sous-Chef Sam Wolfe, featuring locally-sourced and organic ingredients. Demi-entrées include house-smoked wild salmon with apple cider syrup and Utah sweet corn pancake; pan-seared venison with brandy peppercorn sauce and mapled yams; and organic chicken with pine nut mole sauce. Each entrée will be paired with a different lager or ale from Epic Brewing.
The package of dinner, beer courses, lodging and brunch is priced at $145 per person, double occupancy for a standard room, or $120 per person without beer courses. Other room types are available; taxes and service charge for dinner are included. For reservations, call 800-707-2582(alta) or info@altalodge.com

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bill Levitt

Wonderful tribute to Bill Levitt last week in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Remembering the man of the mountain
By Katie Drake
The Salt Lake Tribune

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wildflowers are here!

It's almost mid-July, so if you haven't been in the mountains yet this summer, now is the time. The wildflower season is just beginning and colors will be stunning for the next 4-6 weeks.

Monday, July 5, 2010

What a great weekend!

Perfect weather for hiking--cooler temperatures, the snow has melted and the vegetation is lush and colorful. Wildflowers are coming out and the Wildflower Festival is in less than two weeks.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day - June 20

Father's Day is coming up and going to Alta Lodge for Sunday Brunch is great tradition. The price is $21.95 for adults, $12.50 for kids ages 7-12 and $5.50 for ages 6 and under. Make your reservations today--801-742-3500!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First Sunday Brunch June 6

The first Sunday Brunch of the summer season is June 6. Brunch is served from 9:30 - 2 pm and the cost is $21.95 for adults and children ages 7-12 - $12.50, ages 6 & under - $5.50. The delicious menu has guests returning more than once during the summer season.

The mountains have held their snow longer than most springs which ensures a spectacular wildflower season. Save the dates of July 17 & 18 for the Wildflower Festival in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Current status

Turns out that not only was April a snowy month, but so was May as you can see from this photo of the Lodge entry way taken yesterday. There is a change in the weather coming this weekend when temperatures will be in the 70's in Salt Lake City. Looks like we're finally getting around to having a late spring.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Menu for Wine Dinner

Chef Raddon has selected the menu for the wine dinner on June 12. A new appetizer -- Kimchi Pancakes -- will be featured at the opening reception. Three demi entrées follow: panko-crusted filet of halibut with a pineapple soy reduction & jasmine rice; roast tenderloin of bison with braised wild mushrooms, onions & balsamic port sauce and potatoes Chantilly, followed by pan-fried breast of duck with blackberry sauce & quinoa pilaf. Once Scott has selected the wines, they will be added to the menu.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

It's still snowing at Alta

The lifts are closed and the ski season ended with 511 inches* of snowfall at Alta. It's still snowing--18 inches of new snow today alone and more snow tonight and tomorrow! If you still have the itch to ski, Snowbird is open until the end of May.

*Almost 100 inches of snow fell since the first of April!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Last weekend at the Lodge for the 2009-2010 ski season

It's hard to believe the ski season is winding down this weekend at Alta Lodge. We've had over 90 inches of snow this month and Alta has a base depth of 137 inches! The ski area will close at the end of the day on Sunday and then re-open for the final weekend on Friday, April 23 and close for the season at the end of the day on Sunday, April 25. Lift tickets will be $49 the final three days at Alta.

Date to remember: Alta Lodge starts Sunday Brunch on June 6...hope to see you this summer!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

152-inch mid-mountain base at Alta

Hard to believe it is April. The storm total in 24-hours is 31 inches and it is still snowing. The Little Cottonwood Canyon road has not reopened since it closed last night at 7 pm. Here's the scoop from Alta Ski Area on skiing: Alta will not open for skiing today. We plan on opening for skiing Wednesday at 9:15 am. Please check back for updates.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Little Cottonwood Canyon

Up to three feet of snow is in the forecast ... call 511 for the latest road closures and openings. The canyon will close this evening at 7 pm.

Weekend Wrap Up

Saturday morning a foot of new snow was reported and yesterday morning started with another foot. The next 24 hours could see another 12-18 inches of snow. Yes, it is April.

Friday, April 2, 2010

34 inches in 48 hours

What a storm! A break in the weather during the day with snow forecasted for tonight and tomorrow.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Return to Winter

19 inches of new snow and still snowing. Total season snowfall: 419 inches with more on the way.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Winter weather

Winter weather will be returning to Alta this week. Get prepared to be skiing some more fresh snow later this week. Forecast

Friday, March 26, 2010


Yes--the storm did arrive and it is still snowing! Eight inches with more on the way!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Last week at Alta

The sun was shining, the skiing was great and this week looks like more of the same!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ski Conditions

The past two mornings have been great for corn skiing at Alta. It has been softening up first on the Albion Basin side of on the mountain and then late in the morning on the Collins lift side. It has been very warm and sunny, so dress accordingly. Good eye protection and sunscreen are a must.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunny days

It's a beautiful sunny day at Alta with more to come. Time for sunscreen, baseball hats and picnics on the mountain.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Next week is here!

And it is snowing--4 inches so far today, with more snow through the evening. Scattered snow throughout the week with a sunny day on Friday.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Next week....

Tomorrow is supposed to be a bluebird sunny day...a break from the now reported 23-inch storm that blew through Alta. Sunday looks like the start of a snowy week.

19 Inches in 24 hours...

...with 4-8 more inches forecasted for today. If you have the powder itch...come on out!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring Skiing

Recent sunny days remind us that spring is just around the corner. It's a fun time of year and Alta Lodge is celebrating during March 21-28, by offering Lodge guests:

* Complimentary receptions with wine and appetizers for our Lodge guests on Monday, March 22, Wednesday, March 24 and Friday, March 26.

* Lunch served on the sundeck (weather permitting).

* One or more complimentary picnics on the ski slopes, beverages included (date to be announced, weather permitting).

* Two days of high performance ski demos for the price of one, from Deep Powder House - a special opportunity for Alta Lodge guests to try the best new skis from Rossignol, Volkl, Line and Salomon. Bring your ski boots, and travel light -- leave your skis at home!

We hope you'll join us spring season.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's only getting better...

What a day yesterday was! Sunny skies, soft snow and perfect temperatures. Snow is in the forecast for Thursday and possibly the weekend.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sunny days this week

The sunshine and temperatures this week have kept the snow conditions in good shape for groomed runs and off trail skiing.

Monday, February 1, 2010

February 1, 2010

Weekend weather brought in a foot of fresh snow, bringing the base total to 89 inches. More snow is in the forecast for later this week.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The snow is soft and the skiing is great!

This weather this week has been bringing more and more snow, interspersed with sun shine. More snow is in the forecast for today and tomorrow. In the meantime, the base snow depth at Alta now 74 inches.

Monday, January 4, 2010

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New Year's Eve --

Just received a comment/photo from Brian Millenbach -- "I thought is was a great tribute to Bill (Levitt) to have W L at the top of High Rustler on New years eve. Alta is a truly Magical place!"

The holidays yielded some great skiing this year.

This holiday season brought in a mixture of good conditions for skiers who were at Alta over the holidays. There were nice hard packed conditions, some fresh snow and the sunshine was abundant. The snow depth continues to build with Alta now reporting a base depth of 53 inches. There's a chance of new snow mid-week.