- Jan. 20, 2014
-- Alta, UT
—With drought conditions and no change in the immediate future, California skiers are trying some new terrain this season. With a 61-inch base, Alta Ski Area is wooing skiers from other areas that are waiting on more snow. Based at the foot of Alta, Alta Lodge offers an assortment of rooms for an assortment of budgets that include slope-facing corner rooms, rooms with a balcony and wood burning fireplace, rooms with views up canyon and down canyon and smaller, cozy rooms in the original wing of the lodge. There are also two one-of-a-kind rooms--the Swiss room and the Tyrol room. A hot breakfast, four-course dinner and afternoon tea are included. The lodge also has dorm rooms, with the meal plan included, afternoon tea and access to the hot pools and saunas. While dormitory accommodations may not appeal to some, for budget minded skiers who want to stay at Alta, they are great bargain. Dorms also work well for a group of friends who want to be in the same room but don't want to share a bed. The dorm rooms are gender specific with each bed space having storage space and a safe. A shared bathroom is across the hallway. Keep in mind, no car is needed when staying at Alta Lodge and access to the lifts is out the back door.About the Lodge
Opened in 1940 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad as Alta's first ski hotel, the Lodge has been owned and operated by the Levitt family since 1959. Alta Lodge is part of a rare tradition of mountain inns where the attentiveness and warmth of a family-owned hotel is combined with the pleasures of excellent dining and comfortable surroundings. The Lodge is located at the base of Alta Ski Area with ski-in, ski-out access to Alta’s lifts. For more information, visit altalodge.com, or call 800-707-2582 (alta) for reservations.