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12/23/20
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Your COVID Ski Sanctuary

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Your ski sanctuary: staying pandemic-safe in a private vacation rental. 2020 may have pressed the pause button on many things, but, with a little strategic decision-making, your ski vacation doesn’t have to be one of them. If you find a way to skip the crowded day-lodges, lunch lines, and hotels, you’ve cracked the code. The solution: staying in a peaceful vacation rental with just your family—and a kitchen, complete with...

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10/2/20
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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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09/29/20
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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
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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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09/21/20
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Alta Chalets COVID Update

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COVID 19 UPDATES 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. Alta Chalets takes the safety of our staff and guests seriously.  We are continuing to monitor the latest health and safety recommendations and make adjustments as necessary and/or...

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09/21/20
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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
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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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