Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Happening--SNOW!

The month of October brought in several storms and then some warmer weather.  Just a little snow seems to be all it takes for some to head to the canyon for a few turns as is evidenced in this video.

This week the weather has shifted in our favor and another storm brought in over a foot of snow in places on the mountain.  With the storm came a lot of wind and a slab avalanche in High Collins on Tuesday.  Early bird skiers need to use extreme caution when venturing out in the new snow.  Another cold front is moving in on Sunday and we are glad to see there is more snow in coming in the weeks ahead.

Some additional updates:
Alta/Snowbird boarding pass.  Sign up on line before you leave home and bring your printed boarding pass to the ticket window the day you arrive for a half price Alta/Snowbird lift ticket.  See details here.
If you plan ahead, you can buy your lift tickets in advance on Liftopia.
Thanksgiving Package:stay any four nights over Thanksgiving for $900 per person, double occupancy, and two kids ages 12 & under can stay in your room and eat for free!
Alta's First Sleep Around is December 5-8, 2013. For $898, double or single occupancy, you get to stay in a different lodge each night, all your meals, lift tickets, ski equipment, mountain tour, mountain photo and airport transfers.
If you did not receive our annual newsletter, you can view it our on our website.

We're getting geared up for guests who will be arriving for Alta's opening day on November 22.  If we miss you then, we hope to see you later in the season!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Winter Teaser

Alta Lodge deck September 28
If there's one thing you can count on, it's early season snow and last week did not disappoint.  Although most of the snow we received last week has melted, spirits were none the less "up" upon seeing the fluffy white flakes.  We expect to receive another storm this week and it could even snow in the Salt Lake valley!

Some enthusiastic local skiers had fun with the new snow and were on skis for "first tracks", documenting it on video. Got to hand it to them for getting out there.

Meanwhile, we remain open for overnight lodging and Sunday Brunch for a few more weeks.  From October 18-20, our annual three-day/ two-night Fall Yoga Retreat returns with Kim Dastrup and Thomas McKonkie.