We have been traveling to Snowbird & Alta for over 20 years and usually stay at the Lodge at Snowbird as we like the convenience of a kitchen in room and the ability to walk to the lifts. Through craigs list, we were able to book unit F at Hellgate which is a 2bdrm+2bd loft unit for 1/2 the price of what the lodge charges. Alta is about 1 minute away and Hellgate has complimentary shuttle service to both resorts. 1/2 of the properties at Hellgate are New the result of rebuilding after a fire and the balance are in the original section which is where we stayed. Every unit is individually owned and furnished so I can only speak to the condition of unit "F" and the common areas. Our unit was very clean and comfortable. The carpet, couches, chairs, appliances and bathrooms were all recently updated and the unit appeared to have a relatively fresh coat of paint. The layout was a bit quirky and tables, dressers, kitchen cabinets and general decor were straight out of the 70's think vintage. It was fine for 4 guys looking to ski hard all day, come back to a comfortable place to relax and prepare a meal before turning in early. But perhaps this unit isn't ideal for the wives. Prior to booking, the staff was more than happy to answer our questions and emailed us images of our unit which I suggest you do. The hot tub was great and never crowded , laundry on site and great internet service. We certainly will return and considered our stay an exceptional value. I would not hesitate in recommending Hellgate, next time we intend on booking a more fully updated unit with a better layout..
The staff was great and I highly recommend having groceries delivered prior to your arrival.