Food & Nightlife

Alta Restaurants & Dining

Evening dining is largely limited to the Alta lodges, with most guests partaking in meals at their accommodations since these are included in the nightly rates. These restaurants are also open to non-guests with reservations.

Most of the Alta lodges have multi-course gourmet feasts for dinner. The Alta Peruvian Lodge has a good wine list and incredibly appetizing food. The menu changes regularly but examples of dishes include New Zealand lamb and home-made ravioli in a decadent sauce. The first three courses will more than satisfy you, but you’ll surely find room for one of the amazing desserts.

At the Snowpine Lodge, dinner is a delightfully extravagant 4 course affair, and the wine list is very reasonably priced.

The Shallow Shaft, across the street from the Alta Lodge, is a fancy restaurant with fancy prices. They have a large wine list and a creative menu.

For budget meals, the only option is the bars.

For on-mountain eateries for daytime dining, see the Alta ski resort facilities page.

Alta Bars & Nightlife

Alta Utah is not party-central and you won’t find any discos or nightclubs. Nightlife doesn’t seem important to most people who visit Alta and are serious about their skiing. Many go to bed early to rest up for the skiing adventure of the next day. Jokes have been made that the Alta nightlife is so boring that the book shelf at the Alta Peruvian is the highlight of the evening activities! This is a gross exaggeration as there is definitely an après ski and bar culture at Alta, it’s just not too over the top and the main focus is on the pre dinner drinking.

The saloon at the Goldminer’s Daughter is a great place for après and bar food such as pizzas. The views across the slopes are fantastic, and the ambience of the bar is marred only by the big television screen.

The Alta Peruvian Lodge bar is definitely worth a visit. A locals’ favourite that is also frequented by the lodge guests can become quite lively during après and continue on into the evening.

The Sitzmark bar at the Alta Lodge is also popular for après joviality, or if you’re frocked up and in need of a quiet yet sophisticated drink then visit the Eagle’s Nest Lounge (Alta Rustler Lodge).

Salt Lake City is the other alternative for nightlife. You could also go to Snowbird ski resort down the road, but it isn’t much more vibrant than Alta.

Tours That Include Alta Ski Area

Utah Powder Tour
Solo Traveler Tour Utah