Each of the five Alta Lodges is historic and has a story to tell. Although we stayed at the Alta Peruvian Lodge in early December, I visited each of the other lodges. Here’s what I learned. The Alta Lodge Family friendly? You bet. Of the five lodges, the Alta Lodge caters most specifically to families […]
“We live in Utah, we don’t ski moguls,” my friend Marc told me. I looked at him with complete incredulity. “You don’t ski moguls?” I repeated quite slowly to make sure I had understood him correctly. “No, we don’t ski moguls,” he repeated. “We usually get so much snow that it covers up the moguls.” […]
“So what’s new at Alta this season?” I asked Connie Marshall, the resort’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations over lunch in December. So far this ski season, as I have talked to people and read press releases from other Rocky Mountain ski resorts, answers to the “What’s new?” question have included the new heated […]
We blew into Utah last week and ran headlong into the Pineapple Express. The Wasatch were getting pummeled with snow, but we were beginning to miss the sun. Finally, on our last day, the clouds parted as the Express moved on and ran out. This is my Pineapple Express Diary. Day Four, Alta: This was […]
Alta. Four little letters. One mythic resort. Alta is one of the cradles of American skiing and a visit to Alta can be a bit like a trip back in time – in a good way. Founded in 1938 in an old mining town, Alta is not so much a ski resort as an active, living shrine to the days when visiting a ski resort was not about shopping, not about spas and not about socializing. It was about skiing. Alta was built by skiers for skiers, so when you come to Alta, come to ski, period.