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Renting a car in Alta

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...

Alta Summer

Alta Chalets is excited to share some exciting information for the 2018 summer season.  On weekends and holidays, starting on June 30th, Alta Ski Lifts Company will be running their Sunnyside chairlift for lift served hiking in Albion Basin.  Lift rides are available from 9am...

Imagine yourself skiing down Alta ski area's famed slopes through champagne powder to the door of your luxury chalet. You enter the chalet, put your boots on the boot heaters so that they will be toasty for the next day, then head into the great...

I have lived in Utah for more than twenty six years and just visited the UMFA for the very first time last week. In my defense, the museum had been closed for the past 18 months while it underwent a major renovation. The museum is...

When I think of Alta in the summer I think of unwrapping presents at the holidays. As the snow melts, the true majesty of the mountains is revealed: Breathtaking granite cliffs; beautiful meadows covered in wild flowers; the peacefulness that can only be found in...

Spring Skiing in Alta

April can bring some of the best conditions of the season along with warm temps and lots of sun. As it is spring and we all know "April showers bring..." – this means snow in the mountains, so it is just as possible to get...

Utah Liquor Laws

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...

Alta vs Snowbird

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...

Why stay at Alta and Snowbird?

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,...