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Alta Ski Resort
Alta Ski Resort
Owner description: Alta turns 70 next winter. Alta's place in the ski world is unique, its history storied. Alta's culture blends this past with the future as it presents, along with Snowbird Ski... more Owner description: Alta turns 70 next winter. Alta's place in the ski world is unique, its history storied. Alta's culture blends this past with the future as it presents, along with Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, America's first lift-served interconnect. Alta and pure, unspoiled skiing are synonymous. Alta's wide variety of terrain, breathtaking alpine scenery and superb snow conditions combine to create a unique setting. Alta continues to offer a ski-only experience. less
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Cecret Lake Trail
Cecret Lake Trail
Attraction type: Hiking Trails

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Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort(Snowbird)
Owner description: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that offers a variety of lodging, dining and most especially year-round sporting activities. In the winter, the resort is... more Owner description: Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is a ski-in, ski-out retreat that offers a variety of lodging, dining and most especially year-round sporting activities. In the winter, the resort is known world-wide for it's skiing and snowboarding terrain. In the summer, they have a number of amusement park attractions, along with a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails. The Bird is also known for their large Oktoberfest celebrations, that run each weekend from Mid-August through Mid-October. Location: Snowbird, Utah is in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Little Cottonwood Canyon, one mile down canyon from Alta. Lifts: One Aerial Tram, 10 chairlifts including six high-speed detachable quads and four doubles (most with arm and leg rests) and two conveyer lifts. Uphill Capacity: 17,400 skiers and snowboarders per hour. Runs: 169 Acreage: 2,500 acres. Terrain: Beginner: 27%, Intermediate: 38%, Advanced: 35% Elevation: Top of resort is 11,000-foot Hidden Peak, lowest point on the mountain is bottom of Baby Thunder chairlift at 7,760 feet. The 125-person Tram covers 2,900 vertical feet in approximately seven minutes. Longest Run: Chip’s Run, 2.5 miles. Longest Descent: Gad Valley, 3.5 miles. Terrain Park: The Snowbird Terrain Park is located on the lower part of the Big Emma run. It is accessed by the Mid Gad or Gadzoom lifts. Snowfall: Snowbird averages approximately 500 inches of low-density, “dry” Utah powder annually. Thanks to ideal geography and a phenomenon called the Lake Effect, Little Cottonwood Canyon powder is known worldwide. Season: Utah’s longest ski and snowboard season, mid-November through May (conditions permitting). Mountain School: Snowbird’s Mountain School offers a plethora of instruction from class lessons to women’s ski and snowboard camps. Accessibility: Snowbird is 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport with more than 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities and 25 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Snowbird is a scenic 45-minute drive from the airport, making same-day skiing and flying a reality. Lodging: Four slopeside lodges – The Cliff Lodge, Lodge at Snowbird, The Inn and Iron Blosam – offer rooms by the night, week or longer as well as timeshare opportunities. Snowbird offers 882 total rooms. Restaurants:15 serving everything from fine dining to burgers and beers. Bars: Five. Spa: The luxurious Cliff Spa on the top two floors of The Cliff Lodge offers massages, wraps, yoga, weight room, full service salon, exclusive rooftop pool and hot tub. Winter Mountain Tours: Every morning at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 the Snowbird Mountain Hosts lead a complimentary orientation tour of the mountain departing from the Plaza Deck. Depending on the weather conditions the tour will show all three drainages of Snowbird, how to easily get around the mountain, where all the important facilities are located, and the notable landmarks. The tours are aimed at the lower level intermediate through advanced skiers and riders. Meeting Space: Snowbird’s mountain village includes 50,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space that includes contemporary A/V equipment, conference services and catering and an outdoor tent with a 1,000-person capacity. less
Attraction type: Beach & Pool Clubs; Tramways; Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Solitude Mountain Resort
Solitude Mountain Resort(Solitude)
Owner description: All ski resorts have chair lifts, but ours take you to new heights. That’s what we mean when we say,” Refined by Nature.” Solitude Mountain Resort is located a short 40-minute... more Owner description: All ski resorts have chair lifts, but ours take you to new heights. That’s what we mean when we say,” Refined by Nature.” Solitude Mountain Resort is located a short 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake International Airport. With over 1200 acres of skiable terrain, Solitude is one of Utah’s most intimate and inviting winter resorts. Over 500 inches of annual snowfall covers: 65 named trails, three bowls and groomers for every ability level. We also offer a Fun Park, as well as a Nordic Center. And don’t forget Honeycomb Canyon. It has some of the most awe inspiring, lift-served terrain in the country.With hardly any lift lines you won’t have to wait to find your Solitude. You’ll be deep in powder before you know it. less
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Snowbird
Snowbird(Brighton)
Mountain resort offers sleek downhill skiing trails for expert skiers.
Attraction type: Ski & Snowboard Areas
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Shallow Shaft Restaurant
Shallow Shaft Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Alta
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Alta's Rustler Lodge Dining Room
Alta's Rustler Lodge Dining Room
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Alta
Price: $15 - $60
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Alta Lodge Restaurant
Alta Lodge Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 7 Restaurants in Alta
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Watson's Shelter
Ranked #4 of 7 Restaurants in Alta
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Seating

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Silver Fork Lodge & Restaurant
Silver Fork Lodge & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Brighton
Price: $7 - $38
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Snowpine Lodge
3.5 of 5
Snowpine Lodge
$100 - $500
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Alta
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Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
4.0 of 5
Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
$140 - $500
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Alta
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Silver Fork Lodge
3.0 of 5
Silver Fork Lodge
$121 - $184
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Brighton
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Alta Peruvian Lodge
3.0 of 5
Alta Peruvian Lodge
$327 - $612
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Alta
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Alta's Rustler Lodge
3.0 of 5
Alta's Rustler Lodge
$474 - $901
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alta
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Alta Lodge
Alta Lodge
$293 - $400
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Alta
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Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
5.0 of 5
Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley
$306 - $1,025
Ranked #1 of 60 Hotels in Park City
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Zermatt Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Zermatt Resort & Spa
$155 - $234
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Midway
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Sundance Resort
4.0 of 5
Sundance Resort
$301 - $532
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sundance
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