Skiing is not an inexpensive sport unless you are lucky enough to live below Little Cottonwood Canyon. For those that fly to ski areas there are a host of expenses and gratuitous hands extended for your cash dollars. The Alta Lodge is by no means bargain basement but falls into a category of warmth, comfort, and value. Its' close location to Salt lake and the American plan means that there is no need for a rental car simply take the shuttle from the airport. There is no direct tipping at the Lodge though you will pay at checkout, Meals are scheduled and menus posted as breakfast and dinner are included in the daily rate. That means that my pet peeve of the restaurant industry, waiting an hour "in the bar" for your reserved seats can be a long lost memory. You know, your 7 o'clock reservation gets you seated at 8:15 and you finally get served at 9, and you get home at 11. Try that with kids . Not gonna happen here!! Sam the Cooking Man is in charge of the kitchen and that means no worries about being a captive diner.
To the contrary, it will be your pleasure. He has brought a sophisticated touch that respects
the meats and vegetables that his kitchen team puts forth. Impressive, and with your choice of three entrees every night , one of which is vegetarian. I am a meat lover and shared with Sam
a couple recipes for brining last winter. I now realize that was like sharing roller skates with an Olympic class skater. Yes, I have stayed at the Lodge before, every year but one since 1979.
To be candid, prior to Sam's arrival as Chef, the menu was getting pretty old, as it hardly changed. Well it has certainly changed of late and for the better. If you cannot stay at the Lodge, sometimes they allow outside guests in, depending upon occupancy levels. It is worth the effort..............all 59 steps!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the mountain at Alta Ski Area, Alta Lodge is Alta, Utah's first ski lodge. Full breakfast and four-course dinner are included with your overnight stay during winter season. Our ski in/ski out location, along with warm ambiance, personal service, and exceptional dining, make the Lodge the place to stay for a traditional ski vacation. With Snowbird just a mile away, guests ski the best of Little Cottonwood Canyon's powder with the Alta-Snowbird combined ski pass. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alta Hotel Alta
- Alta Lodge Utah