Kids and Family Programming at Alta Lodge

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Kids and Family Programming at Alta Lodge

Families have always been an integral part of our Alta Lodge community, and we are committed to prioritizing your family’s needs during your stay.  As a family-owned and operated business, we always strive to create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for families traveling together.  We know that your ski vacation may only last a week, but the memories will last a lifetime. At Alta Lodge, we are committed to providing comfortable mountainside accommodations, an intimate lodge atmosphere, amazing food, incredible skiing, and your home away from home to gather with loved ones.


Family Sitting in Alta Lodge Lobby

Quality family time in our lobby.


Family Fun All Day Long

At Alta Lodge, the fun doesn’t end once the ski day is over. Once you make your way back to the Lodge after a full day on the slopes, we are ready to keep everyone in your family entertained and engaged until bedtime. From teatime to sledding to indoor activities to enjoy on your own timeframe, we truly have something for everyone.
Keep reading to learn about what Alta Lodge offers to make sure you have enough time with (and without 😉) your kids during your vacation.


Kids Stay Free at Alta Lodge – Early and Spring Season

Planning a family ski trip? Alta Lodge has been hosting family ski vacations for generations! To help families start their own Alta traditions, we have been offering our  Kids Stay Free program for more than a decade.  Here’s the deal: Book a 4-night minimum stay in a standard room or better, and children ages 12 and under stay in your room at no additional charge. With two children, this is a savings of $200 per night! Don’t forget, a full hot breakfast and dinner are included in the room rate.

Kids' Club child skiing with backpack

2021/2022 Kids Stay Free Dates

November 21 – December 16, 2021
April 3 – April 16, 2022

Every child staying at Alta Lodge receives a complimentary welcome bag full of goodies at check-in.


Kids’ Club – Complimentary Supervised Childcare

three kids and their sleds in the snow

Sledding is a favorite Kids’ Club activity!

As much fun as family vacations are, we know that some adult-only time can be appreciated. Our Kids’ Club program was designed to make ski vacations easier and more fun for the entire family, and has been a complimentary amenity for our lodging guests for over 25 years! We include supervised childcare daily from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM. There will be opportunities for outside playtime, indoor activities to experience in the Kids’ Club Room, and a Kids’ Dinner at 5:30 nightly. Here are just a few of the many reasons you might take advantage of this free perk:
  • If you want to enjoy a leisurely 4-course dinner without the kids
  • After skiing, so you can sip an adult beverage and take in a relaxed après in our Sitzmark Club
  • Whenever you want some “me” time to warm up and relax in one of our scenic hot tubs
  • To give your kids the opportunity to make new friends and create their own unique mountain memories
*Kids’ Club is geared towards our guests between 4 and 12 years of age.

Kid-Friendly Activities – To Go!

Each kid’s welcome bag will feature a menu of pre-packaged activities that you and your child can choose from to keep them entertained every day during your stay. These activity kits will include everything you and your child need, from start to finish, so you don’t have to worry about packing those colored pencils. These take-out activity kits will be tailored to different age groups, “messiness” levels, and will all be perfect to take back to your room to complete whenever you have a down moment. Sign up in advance and have your activity kits ready for you when you return to the Lodge after a fun-filled day of skiing!


Example Activity Kits
Clay Animals – Make em’ and Paint em’!
Design your own Necklace or Bracelet 
Activity Booklets Variety Pack – Coloring Pages, Crosswords, and Scavenger Hunts


Kids’ Club Room 

Kids Club Room

Our Kids’ Club room is fully stocked with arts and crafts supplies, games, puzzles, bean bag chairs, and a DVD player (with a variety of movies to choose from!). Designed for children aged 4 – 12 in mind, the Kids’ Club is the perfect place to get creative and have fun.


Outdoor Activities 

Family Playing in Snow Outside of Alta Lodge
Families who choose Alta love spending time outside in the mountains. That outside time isn’t limited just to skiing! S
ledding, building a snowman, and having a snowball fight are all part of the Alta experience. When the weather allows, Alta Lodge will host supervised outdoor activities for kids and families from 4:30 – 5:30. If we don’t have something on the schedule, you are still welcome to use our sleds and we encourage you to take advantage of the easy access to the snow right from our locker room.

Ski School/Ski Shuttle

Alta Alf Engen Ski School Logo

Alta’s world-known Alf Engen Ski School offers a variety of group and private ski lessons, classes, and programs for all age groups. Please refer to their website to get the most up-to-date options and pricing. If your children are taking part in a lesson and need help getting to ski school to get started, we have a complimentary shuttle service available that departs the lodge at 8:45 AM. A return shuttle from ski school back to the Lodge meets at 3:00 PM.


Family & Kids Dining

child eating chicken fingers

After a long day of skiing and playing in the snow, you and your children are bound to be hungry. Complimentary afternoon tea and refreshments are available to all Lodge guests from 3:30 – 5:00. Warm yourself up with some hot cocoa, coffee, or fresh-brewed tea. Keep your hunger at bay with some fresh-baked treats straight from our ovens.

If your children are participating in our Kids’ Club,  they will be treated to a special Kids’ Dinner at 5:30 with menu options that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters – pizza, pasta, and chicken fingers anyone? Don’t worry, we of course have plenty of fruit, veggies, and dessert too! The Kids’ Dinner sign-up sheet is located in the stairwell between the lobby and the locker room – be sure to sign up daily by 4 PM. If you would rather enjoy dinner together as a family, limited kids options are available to order all evening long.


Meet Abby – Our Kids’ Club Coordinator

Kids' Club Coordinator Abby

Abby is returning to Alta Lodge for her fourth season and has helped facilitate our kids’ programming every year! She has been skiing Alta for the past seven years while completing her Bachelor’s of Biology degree at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Abby loves skiing, yoga, paddle boarding, and sledding. Abby is certified for adult and pediatric CPR/AED. She has also recently completed a CDC Certification for Re-Opening Schools and Day Camps.

Kids’ Club and Covid

With the health and well-being of our guests and staff in mind, we ask that all Kids’ Club participants wear a mask at all times while indoors unless actively eating or drinking. Our staff will wear masks at all times and will be fully vaccinated. Please refer to our Health & Safety page for a full list of the lodge-wide protocols and policies in place to keep you and your kids happy and healthy this season.

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