Alta's Rustler Lodge is located in the town of Alta, Utah. It is at the base of the Alta Ski Resort, which boasts of 500 inches of "the greatest snow on Earth" annually. Alta is 45 minutes southeast of both the Salt Lake International Airport and Salt Lake City. Alta is a small town in the Wasatch Mountains resting at 8600 feet above sea level with surrounding peaks of 11,000 feet! There are 400 local residents, 5 ski lodges, a few private homes and a number of condominiums. Alta is within National Forest boundaries and both the town and the Forest service regulate much of the activity. Alta is one mile from the Snowbird ski resort and within 90 minutes of Park City and 5 other local ski areas. Alta's Rustler Lodge is the premiere lodge in Alta is Rated #1 on Trip Advisor. Alta's Rustler Lodge prides itself on “service above all”. The Rustler has the best food in Little Cottonwood Canyon prepared by our chef, Ed McCall. Alta's Rustler Lodge has 85 guest rooms and operates on modified American food plan, which includes breakfast and dinner in the room rates. Lunch is also served at an additional cost. Most guests feel as if they are returning home when they arrive at the lodge. Much effort is put into maintaining this feeling and the management team that has been with Alta's Rustler Lodge for over 18 years makes it possible!
For 66 years, Alta's Rustler Lodge has taken pride in a tradition of excellence, providing unsurpassed dining, the finest in accommodations and attentive service. Experience the "Greatest Snow on Earth" and Alta's Finest!
After a delightful day of skiing, unwind in our outdoor heated pool, jacuzzi or eucalyptus steam room. Evenings, enjoy a spectacular Alta sunset; relax by one of our fireplaces and mingle at the Eagle's Nest Club. The Rustler Lodge dining room is noted for its excellent cuisine and for its magnificent views. The combination of Alta's light, dry powder and the Rustler Lodge's amenities assure a most memorable ski vacation.
Alta is for you, whatever your ability! Our deep powder snow, rugged terrain and spectacular scenery are world renown. Our best kept secret is our great beginner and intermediate terrain, which together comprise 65% of the area. The wide variety of terrain and snow conditions provide skiing opportunities for every level of skier. Snowbird receives an average of 500 inches of snow a year – enough to keep it regularly open over 200 days most ski seasons. They are the only ski resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon that offers world class snowboarding. The Snowbird Ski Area is located 1 mile west of Alta. We provide a complimentary shuttle to and from Snowbird daily. Wasatch Powderbird Guides is one of the world's most renowned helicopter skiing and snowboarding operations. WPG is nestled between Alta and Snowbird ski resorts (less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport). Our custom built heliport commands a spectacularly scenic site in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Since 1973 we have offered one of the most exciting recreational adventures anywhere.