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We'll be skiing at the above late March next year as part of our Mountain Collective road trip. Any tips on lodging suitable for a family of 4? Luxury not important - reasonable price and close to beer is the goal.
We stayed in SLC last year and found the drive up the canyon ok. Might splurge with on mountain accom next time.
Thanks in advance.
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We'll be skiing at the above late March next year as part of our Mountain Collective road trip. Any tips on lodging suitable for a family of 4? Luxury not important - reasonable price and close to beer is the goal.
We stayed in SLC last year and found the drive up the canyon ok. Might splurge with on mountain accom next time.
Thanks in advance.


The lodges at Alta that families like are the Alta Lodge, Goldminer's Daughter, and the Peruvian.  All three have a very friendly bar in the building.  Each has a different vibe.  Staying at any of one of them will spoil the entire family forever . . . in a good way.  What some families do is spend the first night and last night in SLC.  I've become a regular at the Alta Lodge for a late season trip.

 

Snowbird usually has spring deals.

 

How old are the kids?  Young, tweens, or teens?

 

For more about all the lodges at Alta:

http://www.epicski.com/t/125833/alta-lodges

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Hi

Thanks for the reply.

The kids will be 9 and 11. They don't require the services of a bar but their parents certainly do. They usually have their 'once a day while on holiday' soft drink after skiing and do their holiday journal on their ipads while we're sampling local craft beer.

They're (we're) particularly fond of GLC drinks at Whistler - they're mesmerised by the extreme ski videos on the big screen.

We're not into night life as such. After showering we normally go to dinner and head to bed about 8.30/9pm ready for an early morning the next day (that usually starts with a 6am gym session for me - so a 'fitness centre' in the lodge would be a massive bonus).

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Hi

Thanks for the reply.

The kids will be 9 and 11. They don't require the services of a bar but their parents certainly do. They usually have their 'once a day while on holiday' soft drink after skiing and do their holiday journal on their ipads while we're sampling local craft beer.

They're (we're) particularly fond of GLC drinks at Whistler - they're mesmerised by the extreme ski videos on the big screen.

We're not into night life as such. After showering we normally go to dinner and head to bed about 8.30/9pm ready for an early morning the next day (that usually starts with a 6am gym session for me - so a 'fitness centre' in the lodge would be a massive bonus).


Reason I asked about the kids is because I took full advantage of the free children's program at Alta Lodge when my daughter went as a tween (ages 7-12).  Parents can let their kids have a good time with supervision and dinner from 4:30 to 8:15pm.  Kids who would rather eat dinner with their parents can, or they can simply wander into the dining room in time to order dessert.  Fun to watch kids sledding from the dining room.

 

No gym in Alta Lodge, but there is a yoga session before breakfast every morning.  As far as I know, only the Rustler has a fitness center.  The Rustler is more in the "luxury" category.  I think it's pretty quiet in all the lodges by 10pm.  Folks who stay in Alta are the type who are there to  ski all day, enjoy a late afternoon snack or drink, maybe the hot tub or pool, eat a great dinner, sleep, and repeat.  Those who want night light stay in Park City.

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