The Motherlode Powder House is located adjacent to the Wildcat Base and Alta's main parking area in the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge. The Motherlode is convenient to both the Collins and Wildcat Lift making it the perfect location for testing out 2009-2010 demo skis. A large fleet of high-performance rental and children's equipment, appropriate for all ages and ability levels, are available here. The Motherlode is a drop-off for the Powder House Ski Shops's state-of-the-art repair shop and offers access to our Masterfit Certified boot fitting professionals. The Motherlode also has a large collection of Alta logo T-shirts, hats, fleece and accessories.
The Rustler Powder House is located within the Rustler Lodge on the dining room level. A full selection of demo, high-performance rental and children's rental equipment is available here. This location is also a drop off point for the Powder House Ski Shops's state-of-the-art repair shop and offers access to our Masterfit Certified boot fitting professionals. The Rustler Powder House also offers a full line of outerwear, clothing and accessories.
The original Deep Powder House is located adjacent to the Alta Lodge mid-way between Wildcat Base and Albion Base. This shop is our main boot fitting location and is home to our most seasoned Masterfit Certified custom boot fitting professionals. The Deep Powder House offers a full selection of demo and high-performance rental equipment, the most state-of-the-art repair shop in Alta and a complete line of clothing, outerwear and accessories.
Great for a pitcher, nachos, or hot chocolate after a day of worthy skiing
Stop here and pop off your skis for a nice cup of warmth on a cold day
Home to Alta Ski Resort and legendary Utah powder.
Alta is a small town on the outskirts of Salt Lake City. It is primarily a ski resort at which snowboarding is prohibited. The resort is for both local skiers and avid outsiders wanting to enjoy the mountain.
While Alta exists only as a ski resort today, the town has an interesting history. It was a mining town in the 1800s to 1900s. The first verified silver claim in Alta was staked in 1865. In 1937, the mayor of Alta gave acres of surface rights to the U.S. Forest Service for development of a ski area. Norwegian skiing legend Alf Engen was hired to help develop the area, and Alta opened its first ski lift in 1938. The first Collins lift was constructed in 1938 out of pieces of old aerial mining tram. As home to the second chairlift in US history, Alta played a major role in the creation of the modern day ski resort model. Skiing remains the main industry in the town.
In addition, Alta keeps up with the modern times, and is going green. The Alta Environmental Center states its primary goal is to strive for sustainability and to continuously investigate viable ways to decrease Alta Ski Area's carbon while maintaining a healthy business.