FAQs – THE TRAVIS HOME
How do I find out about the latest weather , road and ski conditions ?
Fore road and interlodge updates you can call the town of Alta at 801.742.3403 or visit their website at www.townofalta.com .
For the latest weather and ski conditions visit Alta's Ski Area's Website.
If you plan on backcountry skiing we highly recommend checking in with the UTAH Avalanche Forecast Center first.
However your caretakers will be the first to inform you of all conditions to ensure your safety and awareness.
Is Smoking allowed in the Travis Home ?
No. Please note that Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Can I Bring my pet, Dog or Cat ?
No . Alta and Alta Ski Area are located within a protected culinary watershed so Pets are strictly prohibited by law.
What sort of vehicle should i drive to Alta ?
If you Rent a car or travel to Utah by vehicle, you are required to have Snowtires on your vehicle upon entering Little Cottonwood Canyon ( Hwy 210 ) and either 4-wheel drive or chains for backup .
In addition , parking is limited in Alta and guests are responsible for shoveling out their own vehicles. We highly recommend taking a Shuttle to Alta for your stay . Once in Alta there are free shuttles during the day to transport you to the ski areas and many restaurants are just a short walk from the House.
Are there any grocery stores or gas stations in Alta ?
No . We recommend you make sure you have enough gas to get down the canyon and that you do your grocery shopping prior to arriving at Alta Ski Area if you are not using our grocery service.
For last minute items , there is a small convenient & liquor store at Snowbird called "General Grits " Located in the Snowbird Center at Entry 2.
Can I mail items ahead of time to the Travis Home ?
Yes. the contact information is in the right hand menu of all pages on this site. Please contact us to arrange.
Is there a doctor in Alta in case someone gets sick or injured ?
Yes. You can either contact the Alta Clinic or the Snowbird Clinic. Snowbird also has a pharmacy located in the Snowbird Center at Entry 2.
What is the elevation of the Travis Home ?
The Travis Home elevation is approximately 8500 feet .
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