Utah’s Alta Lodge Welcomes Generations of Skiers with Free Kids Programs

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Alta Lodge has long hosted generations of skiers on family ski vacations in Utah. Built in 1940 as Alta’s first lodging property, Alta Lodge has been family-owned and operated in the spirit of a traditional mountain lodge for over 60 years. Family time on and off the slopes is at the core of who we are.

Alta Lodge guests are welcomed to an authentic and unique home away from home experience (minus the cooking and cleaning.) Nightly lodging rates include a wonderful chef-prepared hot breakfast and four-course dinner (with child-friendly options), which means real vacation time for the entire family.

Kids ready to ski at family friendly Alta Lodge in Utah
Kids ready to ski at family friendly Alta Lodge in Utah

Nestled slopeside at Alta Ski Area, a big mountain with a small-town feel, Alta Lodge has comfortable accommodations and ski-in/ski-out access to Utah’s self-proclaimed “greatest snow on earth.”  Often referred to as a “skier’s mountain,” Alta is one of the country’s three skiers-only mountains and, in addition to legendary skiing, welcomes newcomers of all levels and ages.

Although snowboarding is not permitted at Alta Ski Area, Snowbird resort is just a mile down the road and easily accessible for guests. Skiers can also enjoy the combined Alta-Bird experience and ski both resorts on one upgraded lift ticket or venture farther to sample some of the region’s other great ski resorts.

Family Dinner Alta Lodge
Family Dinner Alta Lodge

If you’re craving open spaces, fresh mountain air and an adventure this winter, now is a great time to start your own Alta family ski vacation tradition. New for the 2020-21 season, Alta Lodge is offering special savings with our Kids Stay Free program. Every month of the winter season we have one week and longer windows where families can ski, stay and save!  

With more flexibility and remote learning options, it’s the perfect time to redefine recess and spend a non-peek week at the Lodge. Families can save even more by traveling during our early (Nov. 20 – Dec. 17, 2020) and spring (April 4 – 17, 2021) seasons, dates when we offer the lowest rates of the season, in addition to Kids Stay Free pricing.

Family in Snow atAlta Lodge
Family in Snow at Alta Lodge

To take advantage of the offer, book a 4-night minimum stay in a standard room or better during our Kids Stay Free dates, and children ages 12 and under stay in your room at no additional charge. With two children, this is a savings of over $200 per night!

At Alta Lodge, the fun doesn’t stop once the ski day is over because there’s a complimentary Kids’ Club throughout the winter season. After a full day on the slopes, the Lodge staff is ready to keep everyone in your family entertained and engaged until bedtime. From teatime to sledding to indoor activities our younger guests can enjoy on their own timeframe, to après ski or an adult only dinner, we truly have something for everyone. 

This year, more than ever, not only are we committed to your family’s health and well-being, we are ready to customize the experience to meet families at their comfort level. With advance reservations for lift tickets and parking required at many Utah mountain resorts, guests will also benefit from staying slopeside and maximizing the fun time at Alta.

Family in Alta Lodge Lobby
Family in Alta Lodge Lobby

And while some things may be a little different this winter, so much of the Alta Lodge experience and time-honored traditions have remained the same. Expect comfortable mountainside accommodations, intimate lodge atmosphere, amazing food, incredible skiing and your home away from home.

Book now and see why generations of families come to Alta Lodge for a great ski vacation and memories that last a lifetime.

Author Rosie O’Grady is an avid skier and contributed this blog and photos on behalf of Alta Lodge, Utah.

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