We are hoping to plan a trip to Alta this winter, and wanted some direction on these two lodges. We usually stay in condos with kitchens, so this will be a different type of vacation. There are 6 of us, a family of 4 with small children and two grandparents (who don't ski). They are quite content reading a book and hanging out with non-skiing kids - so we don't need a lot of non-ski activities. We understand what Alta is, and have skied there before.
I'm trying to get a comparison of these two lodges to get a feel of what's better for our group - or if we need to look for condos (which for Alta I would prefer to stay at the base).