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First Time Visiting Alta? Here is Your Toolkit for Success
November 26, 2019 First Time Visiting Alta? Here is Your Toolkit for Success Getting Here Take a shuttle from Salt Lake City International Airport directly to your slopeside accommodations. Little Cottonwood Canyon is known for its impressive snowfall (why you are coming in the first place!), which means the road conditions are unpredictable, and the law requires 4WD with snow tires or chains. You won’t need a rental for your…
Winter Comes Early to Alta
October 23, 2019 Winter Comes Early to Alta The first winter storm of the season hit this past weekend. There were two different rounds of snowfall. The first came on Thursday October 17th and delivered eight inches of snow. More started Saturday and went into Sunday delivering another thirteen inches. A picture tells a thousand words as they say. So take a tour…
Are You Ready For Ski Season?
October 22, 2019 Are You Ready For Ski Season? While some skiers anticipate the arrival of ski season many months in advance, many of us find ourselves scrambling to get fit, make sure our ski gear is up to snuff, and confirm our work and family schedules will allow for a few good ski trips or perhaps a longer ski vacation. Even though it’s…
5 Reasons to Brunch at 8,000 Feet
August 21, 2019 5 Reasons to Brunch at 8,000 Feet There’s a new brunch player in town this season and you won’t want to miss the tasty menu at the Snowpine Lodge. People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we’re here to remind you not to forget about the ever essential, BRUNCH. “Brunch at Swen’s is meant to be a…
See a Moose in Alta
July 20, 2019 See a Moose in Alta While Alta’s fantastic wildflowers often get prime billing when it comes to our summer attractions, many repeat visitors to Little Cottonwood Canyon consider seeing a real, live moose to be an annual bucket-list item. Much like human beings, moose are drawn to the upper elevations of the Wasatch Mountains during the summer season, where temperatures…
Summer Recreation in Alta
June 15, 2019 Summer Recreation in Alta After an incredible winter season in Alta, we are ready for summer recreation. With warmer temperatures and clear skies, Alta offers summer activities for everyone. Whether you’re looking for leisurely hikes, epic climbing routes or mountain biking trails, Alta is your go to outdoor recreation spot. Alta’s steep rocky faces, which provide great skiing in…
Summer Lodging in Alta
May 31, 2019 Summer Lodging in Alta As of late June, Alta is slowly emerging from beneath one of our deepest winter snowpacks in many years. At lower elevations, summer feels much closer, and many of us are already planning our weekends and vacations several months in advance. Little Cottonwood Canyon is a perfect destination for a getaway from the heat of…