Snow quality, terrain, proximity to airport, value
Wish it were bigger so it didn't get tracked out so fast
Alta is one of those iconic ski areas that must be experienced, preferably on a powder day or better yet interlodge! There's terrain for every level although strong intermediate and up skiers will appreciate it the most. The prices are reasonable. The people are very friendly. The ski school is excellent. Its easy to get to due to its proximity to SLC airport. The combined Alta/Bird ski area is among my top 3 places to ski. Go and you wont regret it.