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Storm Skiing Alta

Posted on by Shawn Grant

Storm skiing here at Alta is something very special. The solitude and oneness one feels with the mountain is incredible. The skier’s powder caked grins in the lift lanes are huge. The snow just keeps piling up run after run after run. Free refills!.. they say. There’s nothing to hold you back, it’s just you, the mountain, and the liftie with a mustache. By the way. Did you know that an Alta liftie’s mustache not only looks cool but will also help float the liftie’s head above the snow in an avalanche? Yep.

So yeah, that first step outside into the storm can be really tough. There is obviously some well rooted ancestral gene involved in the decision process here. Something probably like… cave warm, snow cold, stay in cave! And let’s admit it, lounging next to the fire in the cozy lodge… or cave, sippin’ hot cocoa and watching the snow pile up outside is very appealing and satisfying as well. In fact, it’s just too appealing for most. But if you can manage to escape the gravity-like pull of the ancestral gene, then you’re in for a treat.

Storm Skiing Alta

A brief break in the storm allows the sun to peak through – Wildcat Ridge – Alta, UT

The ride up the lift during an all-out Alta snow storm is quite religious. The snow seems to pile up on you providing a warm insulating layer letting you forget about the cold. The elation of the insane powder run you just had keeps going through your mind. You make mental notes, your next run is going to be even better. (more…)

The Backside - Alta Ski Resort - Alta, Utah

We did a survey here once and the results were as expected. 100% of our guests preferred getting hit in the face by Alta powder snow over any other powder snow.

Well it’s that time of year again. The crisp autumn mornings have arrived and the first dusting of snow has blanketed the high peaks of Alta. All the locals should have purchased their season ski passes by now. And all the wildlife is getting ready to hunker down for the winter. Now what should you do? Book your Alta ski vacation at the rustic Alta Peruvian Lodge… of course.

We’re looking forward to a great snow year and can’t wait to see all the familiar faces, the new faces, and of course, all the smiling powder faces. Here at the lodge we’ve made a few improvements (more…)

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Alta is a wonderful holiday destination because there are a variety of activities available during each season of the year. Although we may be famous for our world class snow conditions, there is also great rock climbing facilities in the area, which are suitable for all ages and skill levels. Utah Mountain Adventures are highly recommended for their climbing activities and they are known for their safe, professional and fun service. Read below for some more information on Alta mountain climbing. (more…)

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Summer is sadly ending, but the upcoming fall season is a beautiful time to experience Alta’s amazing outdoors and explore some of the wonderful hiking trails in the area. There are dozens to choose from for a variety of skill levels and many are only a few minutes from our Alta resort. While taking a hike, you may also spot some of our local wildlife including moose, coyotes, deer, fox, eagles, and more.

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restaurants to visit on your alta vacation

 

After a long day of skiing on the famous Alta Mountains, there is nothing better than a nice warm drink or a satisfying large meal to recuperate for the next day. Whether you are going out with friends or family, there are a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes which are perfect for a fun night out before heading back to the hotel.

Enjoy dining while on your Alta vacation

Alta Java – For a hot drink and a tasty snack, look no further than Alta Java. They have one of the best coffee selections in the area and also have some tasty cookies or biscotti.

The Albion Grill – This brilliant grill has been in business for 21 years and for a very good reason, they make delectable homemade food.  Their soups, wraps and even cookies are all made from mouth-watering custom recipes.

Baldy Brews – If you’ve worked up a thirst after a day of skiing, Baldy Brews is the place for you. Their selection of Local Uinta micro brews and domestic beer is a great way to relax on the mountain.

Alf’s Restaurant: This restaurant is conveniently located at the base of the Sugarloaf lifts in one of the most scenic dining spots. They serve a range of food such as charbroiled hamburgers, baked treats, fajitas and also claim to have the best fries in the area!

Watson Shelter: Near the Collin’s Lift Angle Station is the Watson Shelter Cafeteria. The famed 100-percent grass-fed Utah beef hamburger is a must try for any hungry visitor.

Shallow Shaft: This intimate dining experience has breath-taking views of the Wasatch Mountains and an eclectic menu with local and organic ingredients. They have won several awards and are now in their 34th season for creative meals such as the Wild Salmon Au Poivre and Niman Ranch Lamb T-Bones.

Why not enjoy your Alta vacation at the Alta Peruvian Lodge?

The Alta Peruvian Lodge has been the preferred destination of holiday makers since 1948 and offers a combination of rustic charm and stylish modern accommodation. We are located directly underneath the mountain with ski-lifts right by our front door. For easy access to some of America’s best skiing conditions and great restaurants, come stay in luxury at the Alta Peruvian Lodge.