I love reading the reviews of those who will NEVER go backto Alta. Yippee! the more for me -- and less negativity on the mountain. Every year we try to go at least one place other than Alta, but we always miss it and always come back. Every run is like the first time you've ever skied it. As for the night life, if you really NEED to drink tough after a day at Alta, you did not rip it up enough or possibly you need to go back to Killington.