I came away from my first experience at Alta somewhat underwhelmed. I am an intermediate that prefers groomed terrain and Alta does not do much grooming. What little that was groomed was very crowded and I was tired of the same old runs by noon. There is plenty to be had for beginners but not near as much as I have experienced in CO or Tahoe. While I love the scenery that the mountain gives you, I was not once awestruck at the views like I am in CO or MT. Alta is a good mountain, but for me, it is not one of my favorites.