Alta Ski Resort

Alta's micro climate, 2,200 acres and 2,020 foot vertical gain bring over 500 inches of fresh snow for skiers year after year after year after year. This resort reserves all the good nostalgia of yesteryear and combines it with the best of modernity to make sure you really get to know "the best snow on earth" on a very, very personal level. And, remember, Alta is for skiers. Read more...



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Alta Ski Resort Overview

Known for deep powder and superb terrain, Alta is a definite locals favorite! A great powdery environment, less expensive lift tickets and close proximity to Salt Lake City make Alta one of Utah's premier resorts. Located at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta promises beautiful scenery and panoramic views from its slopes.

Alta takes skiing seriously. No frills - just the best snow Utah has to offer! In fact, Alta offers two ski-in ski-out restaurants and a rental shop! Snowboarding is not permitted here.

At Alta, a variety of awesome terrain and snow conditions provide skiing opportunities for every level of skier, including beginners. Families can enjoy the slopes together no matter the ability or expertise. More uniquely, Alta has teamed up with Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to enable skiers to have access to double the terrain, which means more fun for everyone.

Alta is located 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, State Highway 210, approximately 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.

At a Glance

Terrain: 25% Beg., 40% Int., 35% Adv.
• Open 9:15 A.M. — 4:30 P.M.
• Ski Free After 3 Program
• Base Elevation: 8,530 ft. (2,600m)
• 2,200 Skiable Acres
• 116+ Runs
• 500+" Average Annual Snowfall
• Little Cottonwood Canyon, 45 minutes from Salt Lake City or Park City

Historical Weather


38F 17F Average Temperature
1.5" Avg. Precipitation (inches)
17.1" Avg. Snowfall (inches)
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