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if one is travelling alone,which of the alta dorms provides the best accomodations re. space for gear,clothes,sleeping conditions,etc.
post #2 of 13
They all have a range of room sizes and options. Focus on which one fits your budget and go from there. Location is important too. I like the GMD because the cost is reasonable and the location is good. Peruvian is expert ski-in only (have to walk across a parking lot or shuttle to the lifts to get on the snow, and do the same if you can't ski the wildcat trails to get back home).

BTW, at least at the GMD, the extra cost for a private room is reasonable, and I see no real reason to go for a dorm room unless you want to play roommate roulette.
post #3 of 13
I stay at the Peruvian quite a bit. It has a nice atmosphere, good food and probably the best bar in the canyon.

Early and late season you can get a private Nordic room for only a slight premium over the dorm. But high season is double occupancy only.

The large dorm at the Peruvian is pretty roomy. They have an overflow nordic room with two bunks, that is really cramped with four people. Ear plugs aren't a bad idea.
post #4 of 13
Love the GMD. Is the Peruvian bar really better? Never made it over there.
post #5 of 13
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Love the GMD. Is the Peruvian bar really better? Never made it over there.
Yes, at night it is! But that's not really saying much!
post #6 of 13

bar

Remember the bar scene in the first star wars movie? There are times when the P-dog's bar reminds me of that. A blend of locals and guests. Good fun, very reasonable prices, but definitely not trendy.

I haven't stayed in the dorms at the Peruvian. However, everybody gets lockers for their skis and everyone puts their ski boots in the hall, so all you have to worry about are clothes.
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Yes, at night it is! But that's not really saying much!
Doesn't the GMD bar shut down at like 5:26(pm)? Tall boy PBR's = $3 @ pdog.
post #8 of 13
pdog is pretty good. Loud bar until around 11. Food is great!

The traverse up to the Collins lift doesn't seem like much but ... you are at 8300 or whatever and it's the length of the parking lot - I was winded the first time skating over. You can usually get down Wildcat OK - it's gnarly in spots but there's nothing like coming down over there when you can see the pool etc at the bottom enticing you at the end of the day.

I stayed in the dorm at Peruvian and got a book stolen. Seems like a stupid thing probably a mistake but ... you should lock all your stuff anyway. They give you a locker but I just thought who would steal a book?
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Doesn't the GMD bar shut down at like 5:26(pm)? Tall boy PBR's = $3 @ pdog.
Upstairs (2nd floor) bar closes at 10pm I think. I have to admit, I'm usually not checking my watch at that point...
post #10 of 13
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You can usually get down Wildcat OK - it's gnarly in spots but there's nothing like coming down over there when you can see the pool etc at the bottom enticing you at the end of the day.
On a real good day, even the last run down to the GMD from the top usually destroys me -- I get to the bottom with my tongue hanging out and legs wobbling. It pains me to admit this, but after a killer powder day in April last year, I skied down the greens on the Albion side for my last few runs and took the rope tow back just to try and preserve some energy for beers. I did get a couple face shots on one trail over there (Patsy Marley I think) so it was a fair tradeoff.
post #11 of 13
Many hostels have communal kitchens, do any of the dorm accommodations have cooking facilities?
post #12 of 13

meals included

At the Alta base lodges, (definitely at the Peruvian, and I think at all of the lodges with dorm space) all meals are included in the price (even lunch if you want to come down for it). The dorm guests get the same fancy meals as the folks paying top dollar for regular rooms. You don't need a kitchen.

Sometimes the Peruvian will offer a "guest worker" deal: Three hours of work a day in return for an empty bunk in employee housing or maybe in the dorms, plus employee meals, which are not the same as what the regular guests eat. Lift tickets aren't part of this deal, but it is still pretty good.
post #13 of 13
Stan from Pa, thanks for the information on the dorms. The guest worker deal is intriguing.
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