Alta is truley a well kept secret, I had skied every where in Utah except Alta. I decided to try Alta this year and loved it. The parking was good, the staff great, conditions were awesome, I skied the entire resort from top to bottom and loved it. You can spend all day there and still want more! The locals were very helpfull, alot of the crowd is older adults that are there to ski, and have had season passes for years. Probably not the first choice for beginners, but they have a ski school and I saw alot of students. I will now add Alta to my list of resortrs I visit every time I go to Utah. Alta is a completely differnt feel than the canyons or deer vally but that is what makes it so great, every one we talked to were hard core skiers looking for great terrian.