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Watson's Shelter

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Halfway up Collins Ski Lift, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
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11:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
Halfway up Collins Ski Lift, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT
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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Aside from the yummy selection of chocolate , Baldy Brews in the basement of Watsons has my favorite mocha in the canyon and possibly in the state of Utah ! It's the Mexican hot chocolate and I add a shot of espresso .... always friendly...More

Thank mrs u
Reviewed March 25, 2017

First of all, the building itself is quite impressive. It's LEED-certified, meaning that it it is a environmentally and sustainably designed. The bottom floor has the "half dining choice" -- Baldy Brews, with coffee, hot chocolate, beer, and baked goods. I did not patronize this...More

Thank LizDitz
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We ski at Alta every year and look forward to our late lunches at the Watson's Shelter restaurant (Collins Grill). You can take off your ski boots and they provide you with slippers to give your feet a break after a long morning of skiing....More

Thank opalkramer
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Even if you hate to lose a few minutes skiing, you'll like Watson's Shelter. Great soup, burgers, etc. Huge windows to look out at the mountains. And when it's warm, sitting outside is treat. I'd go again. In fact, I will. Tomorrow.

Thank 4evryng
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I love this place... probably because if I'm here I'm skiing... so... Of your two choices for mid-mtn. eats the Watson Shelter is my fav. Its smaller than Alfs, has more stairs but it just 'feels' better. Its a new building, has a different menu...More

Thank SGWest
Reviewed March 1, 2016

The shelter has come a long way from the one story wooden 'barn' of the old days. Now with lots of glass for viewing the slopes, nice bathrooms and plenty of tables. It will get crowded on weekends at lunch time though. Serves the standard...More

Thank David M
Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had lunch for four at Collin's Grill (3rd floor restaurant at Watson's Shelter) and made simple orders... 3 salads entrees and one salmon. It took 45 minutes for the food to be served (and to have our water refilled) and then when we were...More

1  Thank Russ H
Reviewed December 2, 2015

American ski resorts not known for ambience of their on hill restaurants but the staff are super friendly and the food wholesome and reasonably priced.

Thank Neilanguscollingridge
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Alta Ski Lift's Watson Shelter is located mid mountain and can be accessed by either the Collins or Wildcat lift. It features 4 points of interest, A coffee shop, ski shop, cafe, and Bistro. Baldy Brew's (coffee shop) offers high quality espresso/ coffee roasted weekly...More

3  Thank AltaAngel
Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

During a chilly day skiing, nothing beats a great burger, tasty fries, micro brew and nice view. Staff very friendly, seating area easy to navigate. Enjoyed our quick break today, thanks!

1  Thank JC-Meg
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Halfway up Collins Ski Lift, Alta Ski Resort, Alta, UT
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Alta
The cafeteria in the middle floor of the building, under Watson's Gill which is the restaurant on the top floor
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