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10/2/20
Lodging Questions

What is a Caretaker?

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What is a caretaker? Alta receives over 500 inches of snow per year and there are from time to time road closures due to avalanche danger. Due to this unique environment, caretakers are an integral part of the town of Alta. The jobs of the caretakers are as follows: Shovel snow to allow for access in and out of the house Work with snow removal to insure that driveways are...

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10/2/20
About the Area

Alta Snowbird Area Transportation

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Once you are at Alta and Snowbird, there is no need for a vehicle. During the daytime, both the Free Alta Resort Shuttle and the public bus (UTA) offer service within the ski areas. At night, the on-call shuttle service run by the Snowbird Cliff Lodge Bell Desk will bring you to and from restaurants at Alta and Snowbird.   Free Alta Resort Shuttle (Within Alta along Bypass Road during...

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09/29/20
Lodging Questions

Where should I stay?

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Many times I will answer a reservation call and a client will tell me they want to stay at Alta and not at Snowbird. Whenever I receive this question, it is an indication to me that the person has probably never visited our area. So, if you are already familiar with Alta and Snowbird, skip this post otherwise read on for my spiel. 1. Yes, the Alta Ski Area and...

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09/29/20
Skiing

Do I need to be an expert skier?

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I grew up and learned to ski in the Northeast – New Hampshire, Maine, Canada and Vermont. My earliest memories of skiing are at Stowe VT. I was fearless on the slopes but terrified of the T-Bar…at the time my only option for getting up to the top of the beginner area. For every run I took, I had about 5 unsuccessful tries to load the T-Bar with my dad....

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09/29/20
About the Area

Getting a Drink in Utah?

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There are many misconceptions about being able to get a drink and purchase alcohol in Utah. Many of the more restrictive laws have changed over the past few years making things much easier than they used to be. Below are some of the things to know: 1. All wine, beer (over 3.2%) and hard liquor must be purchased at a Utah State Liquor Store. The prices are surprisingly reasonable (typically...

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09/29/20
Lodging Questions

From The View to the Resorts?

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Yes, the View is ski in/ski out to Snowbird – arguably the best ski in/ski out there is to Snowbird. You don’t need to be an expert skier but, you do need to be an intermediate skier to be able to take advantage of this access. So, how do you ski to Snowbird? The View is located at the very end of Blackjack Road. The trail to Snowbird starts at...

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09/29/20
Skiing

What kind of lift ticket?

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Purchasing lift tickets has become somewhat of a moving target due to fluctuating pricing and the variety of lift ticket options. Many resorts have moved to a system that prices tickets in a manner similar to airline and hotel pricing – the higher demand, the higher the ticket price and vice versa. The best deals on ticket prices are when you purchase in advance. The following are some guidelines that...

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09/29/20
Lodging Questions

Do I Need a Car?

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We are frequently asked if people should rent a car when visiting Snowbird and Alta. Some guests find that they never use their rental cars once they are at Alta while others can’t imagine not having a car. While there is no clear cut answer to this question, there are a number of questions you can ask yourself that will help you to make your decision. Below is a list...

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09/29/20
Lodging Questions

What is Interlodge?

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“Interlodge” is a term most visitors to Alta have never heard before unless they have visited our area in the past. Little Cottonwood Canyon, where Alta and Snowbird are located, receives an average of 500 inches of snow each season. While this is what we all want and why we are considered to have the “greatest snow on earth”, it can also create avalanche conditions. There are many factors that...

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09/29/20
Lodging Questions

Is it ski in/ski out?

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We are asked multiple times if our properties are ski in ski out or if a property is located at Alta or Snowbird. If you have been to Alta and Snowbird before, you will know that this is not a simple explanation. 1. Alta and Snowbird are connected with the bases about a mile apart. Alta is located up-canyon from Snowbird. 2. You can ski back and forth between the...

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