Bill Levitt bought the Alta Lodge in 1959 with the idea to simplify the family ski vacation. He wanted the Lodge to be a place where families were always welcome and where parents could relax and enjoy their vacation with their children. Since then, multiple generations of many families have returned to Alta Lodge for their annual ski experience together.

Now, families have another reason to return to Alta Lodge: kids ages 18 and younger stay free April 12 - 19, 2009. With a reservation for a minimum of four nights, two kids stay in their parents' room at no additional charge. Full breakfast and four-course dinner are included daily at no charge. With two kids, this is a savings of over $200 per night.

Alta Lodge always has a free supervised Kids' Program with activities after skiing, a special kids' dinner, after dinner activities and shuttle service to and from the Alta Ski Area Children's Ski School, which also has a full-time day care service for non-skiing children.

No car is needed at Alta Lodge, either to get there or after you've arrived. Shuttle service can be arranged from Salt Lake City International Airport, bringing guests to the door of Alta Lodge in less than an hour. When it's time to go skiing, just head out the back door, step into your skis, and ski to the lifts.

More information is available online or by phone at 800-707-2582 for reservations.