Summer at Alta is all about slowing down and taking in the beauty of the mountains. While summer amenities are very limited, there are still a few great food options open in the summer—ranging from the Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge to brunch at the Alta Lodge to the Alta Store conveniently located in the Albion Base Area.
Hours of these establishments vary and it is always a good idea to come prepared with plenty of food and water when venturing into Little Cottonwood Canyon.
The Alta Store in the Albion Base Area | cLOSED FOR THE SEASON
The Alta Store is now closed for the season. Thanks for a great summer.
Located in the Albion base area, the Alta Store will be open for hikers, bikers, campers and anyone passing through the Albion Basin.
- Ice cream and other frozen treats
- Grab-and-go snacks
- Cold and hot drinks
- Cold beer
- Alta-branded gear
- Custom Albion Basin summer t-shirts
- Hiking essentials: maps and wildflower books
- Camping supplies: firewood and bug spray
Dining in the Town of Alta
Sundays: 9:30am–2pm | Final Sunday Brunch: October 8th
Don't miss Sunday brunch at Alta Lodge. The Alta Lodge brunch is a great excuse to spend a summer morning in the mountains. It’s a long-standing tradition. Relax and enjoy Sunday brunch surrounded by spectacular mountain views of Mt. Superior, Alta’s High Rustler and Mt. Baldy.
Brunch features over 40 buffet selections including traditional breakfast fare, house-baked goods, fresh salads, savory entrees, desserts, and cooked-to-order specials.
- Indoor and outdoor seating—fresh air and mountain views
- Alcohol service is available starting at 10:30am
The Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge
Open Sunday–Thursday | Noon–9pm
Open Friday–Saturday | Noon–10pm
The Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge is open seven days a week. Enjoy a spot on the patio or order food to go. With a unique menu, casual atmosphere, and a wide variety of beer, wines, and cocktails, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a summer day in the mountains. Check out their events calendar for live music in the evenings.
Swen's Restaurant at Snowpine Lodge
Breakfast: Monday–Friday | 7–10am
Breakfast: Saturday–Sunday | 7–11am
Dinner: Thursday–Saturday | 5–9pm (reservations required)
Swen’s Restaurant inside Snowpine Lodge is open for breakfast every day and is the perfect way to fuel up your exploration of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. When you return, retreat to Swen’s and enjoy delicious meals, swap stories from the day’s adventures, and take in the majestic views from the stunning floor-to-ceiling windows.
Summer Dining at Snowbird
A little further down Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird has a variety of food and drink options. From grab-and-go items at General Gritts to a great brunch at The Atrium or even a swanky diner experience at SeventyOne, Snowbird has plenty of food and drink spots.