Alta's Rustler Lodge

Live the dream in Alta, Utah

Alta's Rustler Lodge is the premier lodge in the town of Alta, Utah. It is at the base of the Alta Ski Resort, which boasts of 500 inches of "the greatest snow on Earth" annually. We pride ourselves on "Service Above All".

Alta is a small town in the Wasatch Mountains resting at 8600 ft above sea level with surrounding peaks of 11,000 ft! Alta is 35 miles from the Salt Lake City International airport, 1 mile from the Snowbird ski resort and within 90 minutes of Park City and 5 other local ski resorts.

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About Alta's Rustler Lodge

Alta’s Rustler Lodge has 85 guest rooms and is the premiere lodge in Alta. The Rustler prides itself on “service above all”. We have the finest cuisine in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alta’s Rustler Lodge is on the modified American food plan, which includes breakfast and dinner in the room rates. Lunch is also served at an additional cost. The lodge caters to our “in-house“ guests, providing a range of services from children’s programs, apres ski activities & more! Most guests feel like they are returning home when they arrive at the lodge.

Much effort is put into maintaining this feeling and the management team that has been with Alta’s Rustler Lodge for over 30 years makes it possible!

Working at Alta's Rustler Lodge is the ULTIMATE SKI JOB! You get to ski every day!!!!

The Employee Experience

Working at Alta's Rustler Lodge is an experience like no other! With 70 employees living on site we quickly become a family. Many lifelong friendships are made over our 5 1/2 month winter season. We have a diverse staff from ages 18 yrs to 60 yrs old. Our common ground is a love for the outdoors (skiing in particular) and providing top notch customer service. "Service above all" is our motto and it shows every day. The management team has been in place for over 30 years and we treat the Rustler as our home. We take pride in what we do and we love the life we have in Alta. We are ski in/ski out so this is a REAL ski job!! All schedules allow for ski time daily and it's as easy as going to work, finish your shift, head out to the slopes. For those off site a personal and shared ski locker is provides so the same convenience is available. Come to join us for the best 5 1/2 months of your life!

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is hardworking, self-motivated, customer service orientated and has a passion for the outdoors and skiing! Alta is a small town and skiing is what is going on. Living on site affords employees the ability to ski before, after and between shifts. It's the perfect work/play balance. What we lack in nightlife, shopping, etc. is well made up for in our snowfall! Most employees live on site so the ability to get along with and respect others is imperative. There is a community center that holds events, and Salt Lake City is only a bus ride away depending on the weather.

Room and Board

Room and board is available for most positions at $125/every 2 weeks. Dinner is prepared nightly for employees and there is 24-hour access to food in our employee dining area. Full time employees not living in the lodge receive full time food privileges along with a personal locker. On site housing is dormitory style with 3- 4 people sharing a room with a bath down the hall. Certain supervisory positions have double or single room options.

Off site housing is available in a limited capacity for certain positions at $100/every 2 weeks. A snow worthy vehicle is recommended as public transportation to Alta ends at 6 p.m. 

Incentives are given to those who choose to find their own housing.

Employee Perks

Employee Perks include an Alta or Snowbird season pass. Please note that Alta does not allow snowboarding. A deposit is required for the pass and monthly deductions apply. All are fully refunded upon completion of contract with Alta's Rustler Lodge. As a live in employee you are ON the hill with ski in /ski out access to some of the greatest skiing in the world. Ski before, after or between shifts! 

Other perks include the use of all lodge amenities (during specified hours): outdoor pool, indoor jacuzzi, exercise room & sauna. 24/7 access to food, a shared ski locker, and the chance to be a part of a great team!! Group employee activities are planned after January and occur about once a month.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Transportation from Salt Lake City International airport, bus station and train station to the lodge provided upon arrival.

Your ski pass accesses the UTA ski bus during the ski season which goes to Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.

For Fun


Alta's Rustler Lodge is ski in/ski out. You are able to maximize your ski time before, after and in between shifts!!!

Alta has a community enrichment center  (ACE) that hosts a variety of events for us in the winter. These vary from music, movies, arts & crafts, speakers and healthy well being. Your ski pass works on the UTA  bus which can get you to Snowbird which is one mile down the road and into Salt Lake City for free. No evening service.

Lifelong friendships are made in our ski season. Come and have the best winter of your life at Alta's Rustler Lodge! 

How to Apply

Follow the links below to our online application and to learn more. Please consider while applying that full employment history details and references are important. Our season goes from late Nov - mid April. We ask for a full season commitment of all applicants. There is monetary compensation for completing the season in addition to your ski pass refund!

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