Motherlode Powder House


Open 8am-6pm seasonally.

The Motherlode Powder House is located at Alta Ski Area's Wildcat Base, with slopeside access from inside the Goldminer's Daughter Lodge.

The Motherlode is home to our largest selection of rental & demo skis, outerwear, and Alta logo souvenirs. Our knowledgable and friendly staff will help you find the perfect ski gear to let you have the most fun and get the most "face shots" out of your Alta experience. 

As with all of our locations, we are sure to staff experienced custom boot-fitters all day, everyday. Whether you are in need of a new pair of ski boots, or are looking for enhanced comfort and performace in your current pair, Dusty and the crew will have you skiing better and more comfortable than ever. Our convenient slope side access allows you to test the results immediately, and come back in for quick adjustments. 

Enter the demo shop directly from the Wildcat Base parking lot and see the largest and best tuned fleet of demo skis in Alta. Our demo program allows you to check out this years best skis from Volkl, Blizzard, Rossignol, Salomon, and Armada. By allowing you to try multiple skis, the demo program is a great option for skiers of all abilities; identify which charicteristics you like in a ski, test out your dream ski before you buy, or simply choose the best ski for that day's conditions. Our expert ski technicians will guide you through every step of the process.

Pricing - Alta Locations - Motherlode, Rustler, Deep Powder House

  • Two days of demo may be applied toward the purchase of equipment.
  • Save 10% on four or more consecutive days of demo or rental.
  • Half-day rates begin or end at 12:30 pm.
  • Binding release check required for all boot only rentals (included in price).
  • Ski tunes will be completed overnight and available the following morning, unless noted otherwise.

Rental & Demo Rates

Demo Rates Full Day Half Day
Demo Package
-includes skis, high performance boots, poles
$64.50 $54.50
Demo Ski Only $52.50 $44.50
High Performance Rental Rates Full Day Half Day
High Performance Rental Package
-includes skis, high performance boots, poles
$44.50 $34.50
High Performance Rental Ski Only $32.50 $24.50
High Performance Rental Boot Only
*(BFT)- Mandatory Binding Function Test - Fee on first day only
$24.50 + $30(BFT)* N/A
Junior Rental Rates Full Day Half Day
Junior Demo Package
-includes junior demo ski, boots, poles
$39.95 $29.95
Junior Demo Ski Only $29.95 $19.95
Junior Rental Package
-includes junior ski (140cm ski or smaller), boots, poles
$19.95 $15.95
Junior Ski Only $15.95 $12.95
Junior Boot Only
*(BFT)- Mandatory Binding Function Test - Fee on first day only
$15.95 + $30 (BFT)* N/A
Other Gear Rental    
Pole Rental $5.95 N/A
Helmet Rental $12.95 N/A

Tune & Repair Rates

The Race Tune - $94.95 (*and up)


  • Base work & welds
  • Pre-grind: Flatten base w/ structure blanking
  • Hand sidewall planing & shaping
  • Side edge beveling by mahine w/ hand finish
  • Side edge polish with Montana disk edge polisher
  • Montana Challenge® stonegrind w/ Vario race structure
  • Hand pulled base edge & polish
  • Hot iron flouro wax & brush finish

*Other waxes, base preps & race finishes available at an additional charge.

Wasatch Pro Tune - $74.95 Our Best Seller!

Our Full Tune plus:

  • Montana Challege® stonegrind w/ Vario race structure
  • Hand edge polish
  • Flourocarbon wax

Full Tune - $59.95


  • Pre-grind on wet belt: Flatten base
  • Minor p-tex work (No welds/core shots included)
  • Montana Challege® stonegrind with linear structure
  • Side edge beveling by machine
  • Base edge beveling by machine
  • Wax Future® w/ "wax of the day" & roto brush finish
  • Detune (optional)

Other Ski Tune Options

  • Hot Wax - $19.95
  • Base welds/Core Shots - $20 Flat Rate
  • New Ski Prep - $35
  • Edge Repair - By Quote Only - $75 minimum

Boot Fitting

A la Carte Pricing:

  • Ski Boot Assessment (15 minutes) - $15
  • Thermo-mold Liner - $50
  • Boot Punch - $40/ea
  • Boot Grind - $30/ea
  • Boot Plane/Stance Alignment - $200 per pair
  • Buckle Repair - $30 per buckle and up (depending on buckle model)
  • Pads & Shims - Prices Vary
  • Misc Boot Fitting Labor - $60/hr
  • Custom Insoles - $180
  • Custom Liners - By Quote

Other Services

  • New Ski Binding Mount - $50
  • Ski Binding Remount - $60
  • Ski Binding Adjustment & Function Test - $30
  • Heli Coil - $10/ea
  • Misc. Ski Service - By Quote or $60/hr