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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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09/25/20
Lodging Questions

Private Homes to Resorts?

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How do I get from the Peruvian Acres private homes to Alta and Snowbird? The Peruvian Acres private homes are located very close to where the Bypass Road rejoins the State Highway 210 (the main road), below the Alta Peruvian Lodge. The Chalet Day Johns, the Black Bear Chalet and the Fort House are on the upper side of these neighborhoods and The Cabin, The Manley and the Travis Home...

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09/21/20
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Alta Chalets COVID Update

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COVID 19 UPDATES (October 10, 2020) To stay up to date with what is happening with COVID-19 in the area, please visit Salt Lake County’s website.   In addition, you can also visit the Alta Ski Area COVID page and the Snowbird Ski Area COVID page.    Also be sure to view and reserve parking at Snowbird. Alta Chalets takes the safety of our staff and guests seriously.  We are continuing...

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09/21/20
Lodging Questions

History of the Alta Photohaus

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A frequently asked question at Alta is “Who took that famous photo of the late Alf Engen jumping over the road, with Mount Superior in the background?” The answer…Tom Plofchan, who has played an important part of Alta’s storied history since the late 1950s. Tom is the owner/proprietor of the Photohaus, across the road from the Alta Lodge and next to the Shallow-Shaft restaurant. He built the building in the...

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09/21/20
Lodging Questions

Should I hire a private chef?

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The last thing you want to be doing while on vacation is grocery shopping, meal planning, and cleaning up the kitchen. You should be out enjoying long days of powder turns at Alta and Snowbird, and come home to cold cocktails and a steamy hot tub. It can be difficult to coordinate restaurant reservations for a large group and ensure that everyone is happy. Let Alta Chalets take care of...

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09/21/20
Lodging Questions

Powder Ridge to the Resort Areas?

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How do I get from the Powder Ridge to Alta? The Powder Ridge properties are the only true Alta ski in/ski out condominiums. From the Powder Ridge driveway, you can ski across a very short cat track to access the Wildcat/Collins base area. At the end of the day, you can utilize this same cat track to return or you can ski down an advanced run to your front door....

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11/16/17
Lodging Questions

Superior Point to Resort Areas?

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How do I get from the Superior Point Condominiums to Alta and Snowbird? Superior Point Condominiums are located just above the Wasatch Powderbird Heliport right along the Bypass Road, above the Cliff Lodge and Snowbird Center. The Bypass Road starts at Snowbird Entry Four and follows the curve of the mountain on up to Alta. Although technically located in the Town of Alta, these condominiums are physically closer to Snowbird....

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