Powder, Steep, Hikable terrain, One of the best resorts anywhere.
I skied Alta on January 1st and 2nd this year. Wow! Amazing amount and quality of challenging accessible terrain. I was lucky enough to enter the avalanch control gate into the Ballroom as the ski patrol dropped the gate. After hiking up to top of the Baldy Shoulder, I found myself in waist deep powder. Both days, I found knee deep powder stashes on the High Traverse, the Backside, in Catherine's Area, and in the Glory Hole Area. Best ski area in Utah, by far. Easily one of my top 10 resorts anywhere.