Alta is one of my favorite ski areas

by: Ryan Pringnitz - Feb 8, 2010

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: Snow - Terrain

    Cons: If you are looking for Deer Valley like lodging...this isn't it.

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2009

Full review

One of my first powder days in Utah was at Alta, and it was a blast.

Little Cottonwood Canyon has some of the best terran in Utah I think. After skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon and Park City I enjoyed the variable terrain found at Alta and Snowbird the most.

I liked how most of Alta's terrain was open right away. I mention this because Snowbird has a ton of great terrain, but if you are looking to get to that terrain, a lot of the access points are not open right away because ski patrol has to do avalanche control.

Go through the access points at Alta and you are going to be in heaven. I would love to discuss where to go at Alta, but unfortunately I don't want to give up any secret stashes.

I highly suggest for anyone visiting Utah to ski, 2 days at Snowbird, 2 days at Alta.....