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Famous for steep and deep with 3,000-foot vertical runs from the top of the tram. Now interconnected, Snowbird and Alta collectively offer some of the most dramatic terrain in the country with steep chutes, wide- open bowls, long groomers and plenty of deep powder. The two ski area’s have recently linked and you can ski […]

Famous for steep and deep with 3,000-foot vertical runs from the top of the tram. Now interconnected, Snowbird and Alta collectively offer some of the most dramatic terrain in the country with steep chutes, wide- open bowls, long groomers and plenty of deep powder. The two ski area’s have recently linked and you can ski them both on the one pass.

The Snowbird tram gets you to the summit in eight minutes, so you can ski your heart out. New this season is the Peruvian High Speed quad providing access to a 600 foot tunnel (with a four-minute “people mover” style lift through it – you don’t have to walk) and the best intermediate terrain of Mineral Basin. Aptly named, Snowbird really does have “the greatest snow on earth” and plenty of it.

Alta is one of those areas that never changed its desire to preserve and protect the ski experience of its guests. The Alta “skiing emphasis” attempts to match the number of skiers with its facilities. Check out the new Wildcat Base Area – Alta’s first big facelift in years. There is little question that the small cluster of classic ski lodges atop Little Cottonwood Canyon is home to one of the finest ski experiences in the world.

And if you need a big city fix, Salt Lake City is just 35 minutes down the canyon. The city has inexpensive winter lodging and makes an ideal base for a “ski safari” to all the area resorts.

Resort Statistics

 

SNOWBIRDDates and hours of operation:
Mid-November through Mid-May
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

Terrain:
2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain
Vertical drop of 3240 feet
Base elevation: 7,760 feet
Summit elevation: 11,000 feet
Uphill capacity: 17,400 skiers per hour

Runs:
35% Advanced/expert
38% intermediate
27% beginner

89 Named Trails on the map

Snow: Average of 500″/year
ALTA

Note – Snowboarding is not permitted at Alta.

Dates and hours of operation:
November 21, 2008 – April 19, 2009
9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Terrain:
2,200 acres/890 hectares
Base Elevation: 8,530 ft./2,600 m
Summit Elevation: 10,550 ft./3,216 m
Lift Capacity: 22,386+ skiers per hour
Lift-Served Vertical Drop: 3,845 feet/1,172 m

Runs
25% Beginner
40% Intermediate
35% Advanced
Total Trails: 116+

Snow: Average Annual Snowfall 500″/1,270cm

 

 

 


SLOPESIDE

 

THE GOLDMINER’S DAUGHTER

The Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge is a rustic, unassuming lodge situated in the world class Alta Ski Area. The friendliness and comfort of the Lodge, combined with the unique dining experience, have created traditions for generations of families, and has been the birthplace of many friendships. Our ideal location at the base of Alta’s main lifts and ticket office offer the best ski-in, ski-out access on the mountain.
A full breakfast and a la carte dinner are included in the room rate, which means you don’t have to look around for restaurants for dinner, or worry about where to eat breakfast

 

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ALTA LODGE

The ideal mountainside location affords ski-in, ski-out convenience to all of Alta Ski Resort. The Alta Lodge takes pride in a tradition of excellence, providing unsurpassed dining, the finest in accommodations and attentive service.
Our Modified American Meal Plan includes a full breakfast, afternoon tea, and four-course dinner.
Amenties: Hot-tubs
Mens/womens saunas
NO televisions in rooms
Wireless internet
Afternoon tea in the lobby daily from 3:30-5 pm
Sitzmark Bar

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