Driving Directions to Alta Ski Area

Comprehensive and detailed driving directions so you can spend less time driving and more time skiing at Alta Ski Area.

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Alta Ski Area

Alta Ski Area is world renowned for having excellent snowfall combined with some of the most diverse and challenging terrain in North America. Located about a mile up the road from Snowbird in the Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta Ski Area features 2,200 acres of skiable terrain and averages 560 inches of snowfall each season. 

Alta is one of the oldest ski areas in the United States and has been spinning the lifts since 1939. Alta Ski Area restricts access to skiers only.

Air Travel:

The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), with nearly 450 daily departures to over 100 nonstop destinations, is a major hub for Delta Airlines. Other major carriers include American Airlines, Continental, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, United Airlines, and US Airways. You can often fly and ski on the same day in Utah. Show your boarding pass for that day upon arriving at your resort, and you could ski free.

By Car:

Alta is located just 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Use State Highway 210. It's merely 45 minutes from the airport.

Ground Transportation:

There are literally a slew of companies that will gladly deliver you the 45 minutes it takes to get from SLC to Alta. Find them all by clicking http://www.alta.com/pages/transportation.php

Getting Around:

Look for the free white bypass shuttle bus from 8:30-11 a.m. This bus runs continuously and stops at all major lodging properties as well as the Collins and Wildcat ticket offices. The same system sits at the bottom of Collins chair from 3-5 p.m. to return weary skiers to their lodging.

The Utah Transit Authority also offers a free connection between Alta and Snowbird. Call 801-RIDE-UTA, or visit RideUTA.com.

Taxi & Limo:

Yellow Cab: 801-521-2100
Ute Cab Company: 801-359-7788

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