Monday, February 20, 2012

Presidents Weekend

This weekend is typically the second busiest one of the season and over the weekend, the skiing at Alta has been exceptional all weekend.  Fresh snow fell over the weekend with powder yesterday and today.  Today the sun is shining as you can see in this shot taken from Alta's mountain camera located at the top of Collins lift. 

Last week the University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections put some clips on their YouTube channel from the classic 1940's era film "Margie of the Wasatch".  The film was shot when Alta had only one chairlift--the Collins single chair--which ended a little past the angle station of the current Collins chair.  The story line is engaging and we've included the first clip with a link to the U of U's YouTube channel so you can view all five clips.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Storm Delivers

Over the weekend powder skiers were ecstatic: fresh snow and face shots! The snow is nice and soft and everything is open with good skiing.  As we approach the President's Day weekend, guests will be arriving for their extended holiday weekend and a week of skiing.  Will you be skiing this weekend?

Monday, February 6, 2012

What's coming up

Of course we all learned last week that the ground hog saw his shadow which mean MORE SNOW at Alta! We have had sunny days recently, which is great for fair-weather skiers who prefer the sunshine and blue skies.  No need to dismay storm seekers--there will be plenty more before the end of the season two months from now.

If you haven't done any spring skiing at Alta for awhile, it's time to come back. During Spring Celebration, April 9-15, we're planning fun spring events for lodge guests--mountain picnics, apres ski receptions and lunch on the deck.  Always fun and with the warmer weather, some are known to ski in the morning and golf in the afternoon!

Between now and the end of the season, most Sundays, we serve a Sunday night buffet--one of the evenings guests really look forward to.  Chef Paul Raddon and sous chef Sam Wolfe and their staff prepare a range of menu items from around the globe, for example: Mediterranean seafood salad, panzanella,Vietnamese vermicelli salad, broccoli artichoke vinaigrette, Asian cabbage slaw, southwest quinoa salad, chicken curry, wild rice pilaf, spinach crêpes with sauce mornay...along with wonderful breads and too many desserts to sample.