I am sitting in the SLC airport reflecting on my Alta Lodge experience, and felt compelled to share my appreciation for this amazing institution. I travel 50+ nights a year for business, and often stay in very nice hotels. Never have I found the character, "feel" and warmth of the Alta Lodge. It is the perfect skiing experience - right at the base of the mountain, but that's not what jumps out - it's the culture there.
Their staff is so friendly, helpful and on top of things, it's really refreshing. I love the way the culture includes interacting with the other people staying there, catching up at the bar after a long day of skiing and the great food included with the room. I really enjoyed the communal dining last night. We sat with a family from Texas and a fellow from Australia, while other nights we just got our own table.
If you are looking for pure luxury, like a pillow menu and flat screens in your room, this isn't for you. But if you want to dial it back for your vacation, take a deep breath and feel something authentic, try this place. It's magical.
- Also Known As:
- Alta Hotel Alta
- Alta Hotel
- Alta Lodge Utah
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the mountain at Alta Ski Area, Alta Lodge is Alta, Utah's first ski lodge. 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