For 30 years Alta has been our ski choice, I have been all over the west and Alta keeps suprsing me. Our trips each season last 7 to 8 days of hard advanced intermediate to expert sking. Of those 7 days on skis, at least 3 and probably 4 will be spent at Alta. No I really can't do the narrow spine tingling chutes at the top of the bowls, but otherwise I come close and those along with me are equally smilling. If someone were to set out to make Alta better, I think they would fail trying. Will be there again Tuesday, 3.11.08, and Wed, and Thurs..., that says it all.