Alta has a classic ski culture with cozy lodges for fireside dining, patios with views for bluebird days, casual family-style restaurants, upscale bistros and laid back slopeside aprés ski saloons and bars. From kick-starting your day with a shot of caffeine slopeside to shot skiing at a late-night aprés ski venue (and everything in between), there are plenty of cafés, restaurants, and fun aprés venues to indulge in Alta! And … to set the record straight, you can get a drink in Utah!

Alta Ski Area Restaurants


Albion Grill

Albion Day Lodge

Phone: (801) 832-1710

Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm

Saturday-Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm

The Albion Grill is on the main level of the Albion Day Lodge near the base of Sunnyside and Albion lifts with indoor seating and the sunniest deck in town with views of Albion Basin and Devil’s Castle. Open for breakfast, lunch and grab & go snacks, you’ll find everything from pizzas, burgers, chili, soups, and deli sandwiches to hot drinks and cold microbrews. It’s where the ski school takes the kids so it can get busy but it’s quieter here than at the Watson Shelter eateries. 

Alta Java

Albion Day Lodge

Phone: (801) 359-1078

(Closed for the season)

Alta Java serves up the best coffee in the Littlewood Canyon with delicious homemade pastries, biscotti, waffles, breakfast burritos, frittatas, and daily specials. Start the day or refuel with a three-shot latte or hot mulled cider while you soak up the sun and watch the skiers from the Adirondack chairs on Java Beach. 

Alta Lodge Dining Room

Phone: (801) 742-3500

Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The Alta Lodge is a historic mountain lodge at the base of Wildcat and offers an affordable alternative to the on-mountain restaurants. The menu is limited but they offer great daily specials for a cozy sit-down lunch in the lodge dining room or a four-course dinner. The Alta Lodge is open year-round with brunch and lunch served on the sundeck in summer, live music, and tranquil Alta views. 

Alta Peruvian Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-3000

Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy top-notch, family-style dining at the Alta Peruvian Lodge near the base of Wildcat. The lodge dining room serves a buffet breakfast, casual lunches, and family-style four-course dinners with a Grand Buffet Night on Saturdays. Don’t forget the fantastic aprés ski in the Peruvian bar on the second floor. 

Rustler Lodge Dining Room

Phone: (801) 742-4200

Open Daily for Lunch: 12 pm to 2 pm

Dinner: 6 pm to 9 pm

Alta’s Rustler Lodge (the “Best Kept Secret on the Mountain”) is located between the Wildcat and Sunnyside base areas with magnificent views of Eagle’s Nest from the dining room. Enjoy a casual lunch or delicious four-course prix-fixe menu and perfectly paired wine in an elegant setting, followed by upscale aprés ski in the Eagle’s Nest Lounge. 

Shallow Shaft

Phone: (801) 742-2177

(Closed until further notice)

Unfortunately, Shallow Shaft is closed for the 2022-23 winter season, but it cannot be excluded from the best restaurants in Alta. This independently owned restaurant boasts the best casual fine dining in Little Cottonwood Canyon in a warm, rustic atmosphere with an award-winning menu, one of Utah’s best wine lists, and spectacular sunset views! 

Slope Side Café

Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-2300

Open Daily: 7 am to 5 pm

The Slope Side Café is accessed from the patio of the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge just steps from the Collins and Wildcat ski lifts. They offer a great selection of breakfasts, soups, salads, burgers, coffee, and beer with outside seating for bluebird days and a games room to keep the kids entertained. 

Snowpine Lodge: Swen’s Restaurant

Snowpine Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-2000

Open Daily for Breakfast: 7 am to 10 am

Dinner Thursday-Saturday: 5 pm to 9 pm

Swen’s Restaurant offers a refined dining experience in the Snowpine Lodge, Alta’s first luxury ski lodge. The menu offers something for every palate from a children’s menu and simple fare to gourmet dishes, with an extensive wine and beer list for pairing. The setting is superb – modern rustic interiors, an open-style kitchen, and walls of glass with stunning views of the Alta ski slopes. End your evening with stylish aprés ski in the Gulch Pub. 

Top of the Lodge Restaurant

Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-2300

Open Daily for Breakfast: 7 am to 10 am

Aprés Ski: 4 pm to 5 pm

Dinner: 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm

The Top of the Lodge Restaurant on the upper level of the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge serves breakfast and a four-course a la carte dinner in an inviting alpine setting overlooking the slopes of Alta. For family-friendly aprés ski and late-night vibes head to the Saloon. 

On Mountain Cafés & Lunch Venues in Alta Ski Area

restaurant overlooking snowy mountains

Alf’s Restaurant

Mid Mountain

Phone: (801) 799-2295

Open Daily: 10 am to 3 pm

Alf’s Restaurant is a scenic ski-in lunch spot mid-mountain at the base of Alta Supreme and Sugarloaf Lifts with a great selection of grill options for hungry skiers, indoor and outdoor seating, and stunning views of Albion Basin and Devil’s Castle. A convenient pit stop for lunch, a hot drink, or cold beer! Be sure to check out the Alta history display and antique ski photos from the late 1800s.  

Baldy Brews

Watson Shelter

Open Daily: 9:30 am to 4 pm

The Watson Shelter is located mid-mountain near the Collins Angle Station and below the top of Wildcat Lift and is the perfect place to take a break from the slopes (accessible for intermediate and expert skiers). Baldy Brews has an espresso bar, tea, and cocoa to warm up, refreshing local beer on tap, and a basic menu with baked goods and daily specials. There’s indoor and outdoor seating on the snow and a slopeside window for grab-and-go food. 

Collins Grill

Watson Shelter

Phone: (801) 799-2297

Open Wednesday-Sunday: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

The Collins Grill is a European-style bistro perched at 9,300 ft on the 3rd floor of Watson Shelter with panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains. Trade your ski boots for slippers and enjoy an elevated Alta dining experience with a changing chalkboard menu of small plates and appetizers, daily specials, wine, beer, and aprés cocktails. 

Watson Café

Watson Shelter

Phone: (801) 799-2296

Open Daily: 10 am to 3:30 pm

The Watson Café takes up two levels of the Watson Shelter with indoor seating, an outdoor deck, and views of the Alta ski slopes, Mount Superior, and Mount Baldy. They have a classic ski café menu with Utah’s best 100% grass-fed beef burger, hot drinks, cold beer, and grab-and-go items to snack on the slopes. 

Aprés Ski in Alta

friends at a restaurant in snowy mountains

Eagles Nest Lounge

Rustler Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-4200

Open Daily: 3 pm to 11 pm

The Eagles Nest Lounge in Alta’s Rustler Lodge offers quieter, laid-back aprés ski in an upscale setting with cozy couches, a welcoming wood-burning fireplace and panoramic views of the Alta Ski Area. There’s a wide selection of liquor, fine wines, and beer to warm your ski bones. 

Gulch Pub

Snowpine Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-2000

Open Monday-Thursday: 2 pm to 9 pm

Friday-Sunday: 12 pm to 9 pm

The Gulch Pub is another Alta favorite for an upscale aprés experience. The atmosphere is cozy with leather sofas, bistro-style tables, a wood-burning fireplace, and big views! They offer a unique aprés ski menu with small bites, big bites, and dessert so you can stay settled or continue the evening with sumptuous fine dining at Swen’s. 

Sitzmark Club

Alta Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-3500

Lodge Guests Only for the 2021-2022 Winter Season

The Sitzmark Club is a classic and intimate ski bar in the historic Alta Lodge, named one of “10 great places for aprés-ski nightlife in North America”. Unfortunately, the Sitzmark Club is only open to Alta Lodge guests for the 2021-2022 winter season but as one of the coziest ski bars in Alta, it’s worth adding to your wish list. 

The Peruvian Bar

Alta Peruvian Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-3000

Open Daily: 3:30 pm to 10 pm

Hang with the locals, meet fellow skiers and soak up great mountain views, live local music, delicious aprés drinks, and shotski boards at the Peruvian Bar, or P-Dog as we call it here in Alta. This eclectic aprés ski hangout is a local favorite and one of the liveliest aprés ski bars in Alta.   

The Saloon at Goldminer’s Daughter

Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge

Phone: (801) 742-2300

Open Daily to 11 pm

Lodge Guests Only for the 2021-2022 Winter Season

For family-friendly aprés ski (and a great ski-in lunch!), the Saloon at Goldminer’s Daughter goes unbeaten! Just steps from the ski mountain, The Saloon has big comfy couches, a crackling stone fireplace, pool tables, and a menu of starters, small plates, and the famous Goldminer’s pizza. 

Snowbird Resort Restaurants & Aprés Ski

Alta is a skiers-only resort but connects to the slopes of Snowbird Resort, rated one of the top 5 freeride destinations in the US. From casual coffee shops and pizza places to retro 70s grills and intimate bistros, you get to enjoy a variety of restaurants and aprés ski bars steps from home when you stay in Snowbird with Alta Chalets.

The Summit at Snowbird

Snowbird Resort

Open Daily for Grab & Go: 9 am to 3.30 pm

Lunch: 11 am to 2.30 pm

For a unique experience ride the Aerial Tram to The Summit perched at 11,000 feet on the top of Hidden Peak at Snowbird Resort, accessible to skiers and non-skiers via the tram. Trade the traditional ski mountain fare of hamburgers, fries, and fast food for a French-inspired menu, warm cast iron desserts, and cold mountain brews. 

Mid-Gad Restaurant

Snowbird Resort

Phone: (801) 933-2222

Open Daily for Grab & Go: 9 am to 3:30 pm

Lunch – 11 am to 2.30 pm

If you’re exploring the slopes of Snowbird, the only mid-mountain stop for a refuel is the Mid-Gad Restaurant located at the top of Snowbird’s Mid-Gad chairlift.  It’s easily accessible for all skiers and snowboarders with indoor and outdoor settings to refuel with gorgeous canyon views. 


Gad Valley

Phone: (801) 933-2222 

Opening January 2023

There’s no need to even clip out your bindings to grab a bite at Gadzooks, Snowbird’s brand-new food trailer with a convenient and classic ski-thru window. Situated near the base of the Mid-Gad chairlift in the Creekside Ballpark, grab-and-go options range from brats, burgers, and beverages to quick snacks for a mid-run refuel. 

General Gritts

Snowbird Center 

Phone: (801) 933-2222

Open Daily: 8 am – 5 pm

Located on the first floor of the Snowbird Center, General Gritts is your one-stop shop for grocery shopping, beer and wine, and grab-and-go snacks and deli items. The full-service deli is open during breakfast, lunch and dinner with breakfast bagels and burritos, sandwiches, salads, sliced meats and cheeses, and fresh soup to go. 

Baked & Brewed Café

Snowbird Center

Phone: (801) 933-2466

Open Daily: 7 am – 5 pm

If you love to start your day with freshly brewed coffee and a baked pastry, it’s easy to fuel up for an epic day on the Snowbird slopes at Baked & Brewed Café. Situated on level 2 of the Snowbird Center, you’ll find delicious roasted coffee, a selection of baked goods, and healthy fruit and veg smoothies to start your day the right way!


Snowbird Center Plaza Deck 

Phone: (801) 933-2222

Open Daily: 11 am – 3 pm

There is always a buzz at The Birdfeeder on the Plaza Deck! The Birdfeeder is top spot to refuel with a quick snack between tram laps, grab a burger, brats, or their famous chili for lunch, or pick up a local microbrew to relax on the Plaza Deck. Birdfeeder closes at 3 PM, but the aprés ski vibe on the Plaza Deck continues well past closing hours. 

Subie Shack 

Snowbird Center Plaza Deck 

Phone: (801) 933-2222

Open Friday to Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

Subie Shack is a classic, custom-built food truck on the Plaza Deck at Snowbird. Subie Shack puts a healthy spin on fast food with delicious breakfast options, protein and poke bowls, jumbo pretzels, and hot BBQ short rib sandwiches to keep you going on the slopes. They also offer a small selection of beverages, beers, and hard seltzers. 

The Forklift

Snowbird Center Plaza Deck 

Phone: (801) 933-2440

Open Daily: 7:30 am – 5 pm

The Forklift is our favorite spot to get cozy indoors, watch the skiers and tram pass by, and indulge in a hearty breakfast, lunch, or vibey apres ski session! Open year-round, the Forklift has a diverse menu with big portions, a kids menu for the little tikes, and an amazing drinks menu with signature cocktails, refreshers, liqueurs, full-strength beer, and wines. Yes, you can get a drink in Utah! 

Tram Car Pizza

Snowbird Center

Phone: (801) 933-2476

Open Daily: 11 am – 8 pm 

Tram Car Pizza in the Snowbird Center is the perfect lunch or dinner spot for handmade pizzas by the pie or slice (lunch only), tasty oven-baked hoagies, or fresh salads for the health conscious. Gluten free pizzas are available on request, and they offer great lunch specials for a quick dine and dash between runs. 


Location: Snowbird Center 

Phone: (801) 933-2222

Open Daily for Lunch

Rendezvous is a casual, cafeteria-style restaurant on level 2 of the Snowbird Center with self-service and limited indoor seating. They offer fresh gourmet salads, housemade soup and chili, ramen and rice bowls, burgers, sandwiches, hot-dogs, quick snacks to grab and go, and crisp cold beer if you’re dining in. 

The Steak Pit

Snowbird Center

Phone: (801) 933-2260

Open Friday to Tuesday: 6 pm – 9 pm

If it’s steak or seafood that hits the spot after a day exploring Snowbird, head to The Steak Pit on the first level of the Snowbird Center. This award-winning restaurant serves up prime cuts served sizzling on your plate and the freshest seafood, with an extensive wine list, a kids menu, and cozy booths to enjoy a family affair. 

The Lodge Bistro 

The Lodge at Snowbird

Phone: (801) 933-2145

Open for Dinner 

The Lodge Bistro is a perfect place to enjoy a cozy dinner or unwind after a day on the slopes. With a menu featuring elegant French-inspired dishes, a more casual selection of sandwiches, salads, and burgers available in the lounge, and tempting aprés drinks, there is something for everyone at the Lodge Bistro in Snowbird.

The Atrium 

Cliff Lodge

Phone: (801) 933-2140

Open Daily: 7 am to 11 am

Situated next to the Snowbird Center, The Cliff Lodge is Snowbird’s flagship hotel with a great selection of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Atrium is an indoor slopeside restaurant serving artisan coffees, pastries, breakfasts, and hearty lunches year round with inspiring views of the slopes of Snowbird.


Cliff Lodge

Phone: (801) 933-2025

Open Daily: 7 am – 10 pm 

Experience the ski culture of the 70s at The SeventyOne at Cliff Lodge! This retro, 70s-themed restaurant and bar is open all day with an amazing breakfast buffet, a wide choice of classic American fare for lunch and dinner, and a fun apres ski atmosphere that welcomes the whole family! 

The Aerie

Cliff Lodge

Phone: (801) 933-2160

Open Daily: 4 pm – 10 pm 

Perched on the top floor of The Cliff Lodge, The Aerie Lounge & Restaurant is a casual yet upscale spot to end a day playing at Snowbird Resort. Warm up with aprés ski drinks, sushi, snacks, and live music around the fireplace in the lounge, followed by Snowbird’s flagship fine dining experience in the Aerie Restaurant. From the views to the vibe, everything about The Aerie is spectacular!

Creekside Café & Grill 

Creekside Lodge

Phone: (801) 933-2222 

Open Daily: 7:30 am – 3 pm  

Situated in Creekside Lodge at the base of Gad Valley, the Creekside Café & Grill sits slopeside and is open throughout the ski season. Warm up inside or find a seat on the sunny slopeside deck for coffee, pastries, or a breakfast burrito to start the day or loaded mac & cheese, soups & chilli, or grill specialities for a hearty lunch. Creekside Café stays open till 4:30 pm to pick up grab & go snacks or an ice cold beer for aprés ski on the deck. 


Iron Blosam Lodge

Phone: (801) 933-2230

Open Daily: 4 pm – 10 pm 

The Wildflower is a family-friendly Italian restaurant inside the Iron Blosam Lodge with the best pizza and pasta in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon! Enjoy half-price aprés ski happy hours, shoot some pool, and indulge in Italian cuisine surrounded by stunning alpenglow views. 

Alta Chalets has a stunning collection of luxury ski-in/-ski-out homes and condos in the Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Resort. From matching you with the perfect home for your vacation in the Little Cottonwood Canyons to assisting with airport transportation, filling your fridge, or even private chef services in the comfort of your vacation home – our mission is to create unique and personalized experiences for our guests. Alta Chalets provides the perfect getaway!