Alta, and Rustler specifically, is the antidote to Deer Valley's splendiferousness. Rustler sits on the only Avalanche-proof spot in Little Cottonwood Canyon - a little promontory with its own short chair lift, almost equidistant between both of Alta's bases: Albion and Wildcat - perfect. Dinner is included in the room rate because, well, there aren't a lot of other options. Despite this "captive audience" factor, that might otherwise result in Soviet-era gruel, the food is both excellent and varied. Perhaps a testament to the ability to know their number of diners in advance and then plan and execute against those metrics. The only minor nit is periodic service slights, which is eminently understandable give all the wait staff are generally young and thinking about the next day's tracks. The common areas soar - literally - with 2 story windows in dining room and lounge, overlooking the mountain from Rustler's promontory. The bar/lounge is a great spot in the morning to sip coffee and bang-out any requisite work e-mails to the sound of Alta's howitzer charges cutting the Avalanche risk (the road to Alta is apparently the most Avalanche-prone in the US) - heaven. Après-ski, the outdoor heated pool & jacuzzi are a true bonus and their view of the mountain & sunsets down the canyon, just stunning. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, though bathrooms merely utilitarian. My daughter cracked me up by saying the cinder-block hallways reminded her of "an El Chapo escape tunnel." No matter - The real luxury here is the fact Alta is a great mountain and Rustler is under-stated luxury of the best kind: everything you need under one roof and so very easy to let go of quotidian worries. I'm going back in 3 weeks for a guys ski weekend and literally can't wait.