A Traditional Mountain Lodge
"This place has a vibe unlike any other ski lodging I've every stayed in. Great food, great service, very friendly staff. You feel like you're part of a long standing ski tribe even as a first timer." Tim R., 2012
We offer the classic ski vacation – reminiscent of the days when ski accommodations offered more than just a place to stay. The Alta Lodge atmosphere is relaxed, intimate and informal. Guests make themselves at home in front of the lobby fireplace with the New York Times, meet friends for afternoon tea and cookies, or unwind in the Sitzmark Club bar.
"My first time at Alta Lodge and I thought it was great. On occasion I have stayed at some very high-end places, but the atmosphere at the Lodge was spot on. I kind of felt at home as opposed to just being a guest--which suits me better." Jim L., 2010
Breakfast and a four course dinner daily are included with your stay. Guests can enjoy the tradition of group dining or dine at a private table. Group dining encourages making new friends, and often finding skiing partners with similar interests and abilities.
"The hospitality and welcome you and everyone at the lodge have provided
made our stay at Alta even more joyous; from the chef and the dining
room staff...and the strong young men who cheerfully carried our heavy
suitcases up and down those steps." Tom B., April 2011
Opened in 1940 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad as Alta's first ski lodge, the Lodge has been owned and operated by the Levitt family since 1959. Our small size (57 rooms) allows us to offer each guest personal attention.
The Lodge is located at 8,600 feet (2,620 meters) at the base of the Alta Ski Area – just 32 miles (52 km) from the Salt Lake International Airport. The convenient on-mountain location of the Lodge allows guests to ski right to Alta's lifts.
"The location directly on the slope across from the Collins and Wildcat lifts is perfect. You can ski directly down to the lifts from ski locker room in the basement, making this a true ski out location. This is a skier's lodge, focused on providing what you need to go ski." Mike, 2011
The average winter temperature is 20 to 25 degrees F (-6 to -3 C), with humidity at less than 10%, which keeps the snow light and dry. The average annual snowfall of 547 inches (13.9 meters) creates not only great powder skiing, but also wonderfully easy-to-ski groomed conditions. As well as the famous "steep and deep", Alta has many runs and several lifts devoted to beginner and intermediate skiing.