I usually ski twice a year for a week to ten days at a time. I have been skiing Alta once a year for around eighteen years. I have skiied most of the ski resorts in The West and Alta is hands my favorite. When I first started coming to Alta I was a terminal intermediate skiier. With the help of the one of the best instructors in the world and the best snow and terrain in the world, I have become a pretty good advanced skiier. Alta is definately a skiiers mountain. If your main interest is nightlife and apres-ski don't come to Alta. If you are a serious skiier, its the best.