Alta ski resort in Utah is not known as a shopping destination, but for such a sleepy village there are surprisingly numerous Alta ski shops that cover more than just the basics.
Alta Ski Shops
Powder House has 3 locations and two of the shops have a good focus on retail as well as rentals. Deep Powder House adjacent to Alta Lodge is a treasure trove of goodies that powder hound skiers would like including an abundance of Arc’teryx outerwear. They also have a great boot fitting service and a ski demo program to try before you buy. The Motherlode Powder House shop at the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge (Wildcat base) is decent sized and has some similar products as well as more mainstream ski gear and accessories.
The Alta Ski Shop at the Wildcat base is absolutely jam packed with gear, so much so that you can hardly walk through the place to browse.
Alta Sports on the lower level of the Albion Day Lodge is a large shop that has plenty of variety, caters well to kids, and like other shops is happy to let you demo skis prior to purchase.
The ski shop at the Alta Peruvian Lodge is a shadow of its former self. It now just sells a few basic ski accessories.
Most of the Alta shops selling ski gear and accessories also double as souvenir shops. Alta logo-wear abounds, including t-shirts and caps. There are also lots of quality ski brand mid-layers from Spyder and Marmot that have been emblazoned with the Alta logo. Lots of other logo souvenirs are also available in most of the Alta shops.
Some of the shops sell basic snacks and drinks, but for those who are staying in condos, a grocery stop in Salt Lake City will be required. Or there’s a small grocery store at Snowbird.