We always visit Alta at least once during our annual trip to Utah. This trip we went twice. The weather was just about the worst we've experienced on any trip but you can't fault the resort for that. This trip we did something we've never done before and hired a photographer for an hour to ski with us and take pictures of the family. We got quite a few good shots that are now proudly displayed on our "ski wall."
The resort is a favorite of my kids' because there is so much terrain to which they have access. They love the Sugarloaf chair and feel like real hotdog skiers skiing off that chair. They still enjoy skiing off the Sunnyside Chair and would be happy just skiing that all day.
We arrived about 20 minutes before the lifts started running on our first visit this trip and there were, no kidding, six other cars in the parking lot. We didn't wait in a lift line for more than 30 seconds all day. Our second visit was a carbon copy of the first. The weather was cold and overcast with off-and-on snowfall. It stopped early enogh in the afternoon both days for the road down the canyon was clear and easily passable.
This place is all about skiers! Whether you are looking for easy greens, blue cruisers or double black hair raisers, you'll find what you want and plenty of it. If you want fresh powder get there early after a big dump and elbow in with the locals.