The Alta Peruvian Lodge has a wonderful rustic atmosphere
The Alta Peruvian Lodge has a wonderful rustic atmosphere
The Snowpine Lodge provides boutique deluxe accommodations
The Snowpine Lodge provides boutique deluxe accommodations
A queen room at the Snowpine Lodge
A queen room at the Snowpine Lodge
Boutique Alta hotel
Boutique Alta hotel
The pool at Alta Rustler Lodge
The pool at Alta Rustler Lodge
Ski in ski out Alta lodging
Ski in ski out Alta lodging
Meals are included in the lodging packages
Meals are included in the lodging packages
Alta Peruvian Lodge
Alta Peruvian Lodge
Breakfast views at the Alta Peruvian
Breakfast views at the Alta Peruvian
Alta Lodge - ski in ski out
Alta Lodge - ski in ski out
One of the Snowpine Lodge lounges
One of the Snowpine Lodge lounges
Breakfast views from Snowpine Lodge
Breakfast views from Snowpine Lodge
Lounge area at Alta Peruvian
Lounge area at Alta Peruvian
Most of the Alta lodges are ski in ski out
Most of the Alta lodges are ski in ski out
Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
A lounge at the Snowpine Lodge
A lounge at the Snowpine Lodge
Alta Peruvian
Alta Peruvian

Accommodation Info

On-mountain Alta lodging is available in the sleepy village of Alta Utah. There are definitely no 5 star Alta hotels or luxury resorts, but rather traditional ski lodges and some condos.

Alternatively there is Snowbird lodging at the interlinked ski resort next door.

Alta Lodge Accommodation The five traditional lodges at Alta are an important component of the Alta ski resort experience and history. Most of them are not particularly luxurious, but are very comfortable, super friendly and have a culture of class about them. The people that stay in the lodges often return each year, and are unpretentious and very friendly.

Alta lodging is not super expensive but it’s not suited to those on a budget vacation considering that gourmet multi-course feasts are included in the package. One of the advantages of the provided meals is the opportunity to meet new and interesting people, and listen to Alta folklore.

The Alta lodges are scattered across the base area and are ski-in ski-out, or pretty much close to it. All the lodges are within walking distance of other buildings in the quiet village. Room types vary from dorm rooms to suites. The lodges have facilities such as shuttle buses (around the village e.g. to get to ski school or child care), hot tubs, saunas, lounges, bars and internet access.

It’s just as well that all the lodges have an all-inclusive nature because occasionally they are all on lock-down when the avalanche risk is high. Everyone has to stay inside and the usual camaraderie steps up a notch.

The Powderhounds have stayed at two of the Alta lodges and thoroughly enjoyed both. The Alta Peruvian Lodge is the pick if you want very social and rustic accommodations, or the Snowpine Lodge for delightful upscale rustic and boutique accommodations with great service. The Snowpine is the closest lodge to the beginners area and kids centre.

Alta Peruvian Lodge (3 Star)
 $$$
This Alta lodging has great food, a hopping bar, a heated outdoor pool, ski rentals & once you stay here, you’ll be hooked for life. The Peruvian is definitely an experience, not just a place to lay your head. 
Alta Rustler Lodge Alta Rustler Lodge (4 Star)
 $$$
Ski-in/out providing modest to elegant accommodations, fine dining and pampering spa services. Features include full-service ski shop, restaurant & bar, heated pool, steam room, games room, free wifi & free parking.
Snowpine Lodge Snowpine Lodge (4 Star)
 $$$
Ski-in/out with elegant private rooms & budget dorm room options. Features include hot tub, spa & massage services, free wifi & parking. Packages include breakfast and a gourmet 4 course dinner each day.
Alta Lodge Alta Lodge
 $$$
Ski-in/out lodge-style accommodations with private bathrooms. Amenities include a communal sauna, hot tubs, communal lounge, restaurant, a cozy bar & ski storage. Equipment rentals & lift passes also available on-site....

Alta Condo Lodging Towards the Snowbird end of the Alta village are various condominiums ranging from studios up to three-bedroom complexes. Most of them don’t have ski-in ski-out access to Alta, but some have SISO to Snowbird Ski Resort. 

Snowbird Accommodations Considering the ease of access between Alta and Snowbird, the other option is stay in one of the Snowbird hotels, although this is generally a more expensive option and doesn’t offer quite the same ambience and sociability as Alta lodging.

Alta Accommodations Cliff Lodge Snowbird (3 Star)
 $$$$
Ski-in/out. Hotel rooms with ensuites, tea/coffee making & views. Outdoor pool, poolside bar, hot tub, sauna, fitness centre, on-site restaurant, day spa, concierge, wifi internet, LCD TV, car parking......
Snowbird accommodations The Lodge at Snowbird (3 Star)
 $$$
Short walk to slopes & tram. Hotel style rooms with ensuites & tea/coffee making. Outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, on-site restaurant & lounge/bar, concierge, internet, cable tv, laundry & car parking...

Off-Mountain Accommodations

Another alternative is to stay at the bottom of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Cottonwood Heights and Midvale are located between the two Cottonwood Canyons where some great value hotels can be found. There are dining options in these suburbs, so you can choose to dine locally or go downtown.

Cottonwood Heights is 15 miles from downtown SLC and only 14 miles (25 minute drive) from the Alta ski area. The following properties are located in Cottonwood Heights.

Residence Inn by Marriot (3 Star)
 $$$
Studios, 1 & 2 bedroom suites with kitchens/kitchenettes. Includes complimentary buffet breakfast, free wifi & free on-site parking. Outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness centre & laundry facilities. Entire property is non-smoking.
Hyatt Place Cottonwood Heights (3 Star)
 $$
Offers a variety of guest rooms or suites with full kitchen & dining table, free wifi, complimentary breakfast, on-site cafe, laundry facilities, outdoor heated pool & hot tub, fitness center & cocktail bar.

Midvale is only 17 miles from Alta (about 30 minutes drive). Here are some options for Midvale hotels.

Otherwise you can stay in downtown SLC. See more SLC accommodations here>>

Just one word of warning; if you choose to stay in SLC you take the small risk of road closures up to Alta Ski Resort due to avalanche danger. The roads to other ski resorts in 
Park City (and possibly Big Cottonwood Canyon) are not likely to be closed, so you can make the most of a powder day at another resort.


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Price Legend$ - Budget
$$ - Moderate
$$$ - Deluxe
$$$$ - Premium
$$$$$ - Opulent

Alta Lodging $$$ Alta Peruvian Lodge
$$$ Rustler Lodge
$$-$$$ Snowpine Lodge
$$$-$$$$ Alta Lodge

Snowbird Accommodation$$$ Lodge at Snowbird