It all started with a hot chocolate stop at the Peruvian, over 30 years ago. Don and Judy Norquist have been bringing their family to stay at the Peruvian Lodge ever since. This year they have nearly 30 people ranging in age from 7 to 79 years. Don is looking forward to skiing Alta for free next year, when he turns 80.
Santa traded in his sleigh for a ride on the magic carpet this morning. The kids at the Alf Engen Ski School were overjoyed by his jolly visit and for the chance to place some last minute gift requests.
Ten-year-old Theo Mallo started skiing at Alta when he was just two years old. He lives in Hong Kong but his family comes to Alta every winter to ski. That's his mom, Eva Lind-Mallo, skiing behind him.