Monday, November 30, 2015

Early Season Skiing at Alta

Skiing at Alta in December before the holiday season is a great time of year to get back on skis.  For one thing, the slopes are virtually empty and it seems like you have your own private ski area. The snow quality at Alta is consistently great and if there hasn't been a recent powder storm, the groomed runs produce a corduroy or velvet-like surface which is sweet for smooth, silky turns.

Today at Alta the sun is out and Wildcat, Collins and Sunnyside lifts are open, with nine groomed runs.  Area days passes are currently $59. Relax before heading home and join us for apr├Ęs ski at the Sitzmark Club beginning at 4pm.

Monday, November 23, 2015

More Snow is on the Way!

The opening weekend at Alta was hard to beat--beautiful blue sky, warm and sunny, and the skiing was great!  Smiles were everywhere with an upbeat mood prevailing.

Thanksgiving skiers will enjoy fresh snow with a storm moving into the area starting on Wednesday.  According to local meteorologist Jody Saeland, storms are stacking up into next week which bodes well for early season skiing.

El Nino has been the talk for several months now and we've got crossed fingers that it plays out  favorably in terms of snowfall in our neck of woods.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Winter's Arrived at Alta Lodge!

It's been snowing at Alta for the past 12+ hours and we've received 11 inches of snow.  With Alta's scheduled opening on Friday, November 20, the timing of this snow storm is perfect!
New snow on the deck of Alta Lodge

This season Alta Lodge is celebrating 75 years as Alta's first hotel.  We're offering an anniversary lodging special to commemorate this special event. From November 29 - December 13, anyone who books a four-night stay during this time period will pay the 1940 rate for the fourth night. That rate is $18.32 for a room for two, full breakfast and four-course dinner for two and tax and services.  In addition to this special rate, we'll also have some special events.

If you haven't made your ski vacation plans yet, this is a great time to ski Alta as the mountain has snow, the conditions are usually good and there aren't as many skiers so you feel like you have your own private mountain to ski.