Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Alta Ski Area

Planning a ski trip to Alta Ski Area? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Alta Ski Area stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Alta Ski Area review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 4.1

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 3.8
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 63
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.1
  • Nightlife
  • 2.2

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 72%
  • Beginner
  • 18%
  • Families
  • 53%
  • Intermediate
  • 64%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 67%
  • Advanced
  • 71%

Helpful Highlights:

We lived in Holladay for a few years. Visited most ski areas but always I mean ALWAYS returned to Alta. Never any attitude, just altitude!. Who needs nite l...

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  • 5

    No frills, just skiing

    by misplacedTexan - 16th December 2011

    Pros: Terrain, snow, no snowboarders

    Cons: No base development

    Alta is a place you go to for incredible skiing. They are not a family-oriented resort, but they don't claim to be. There is no base village or nightlife,... Full review

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  • 4

    Sweet but a bit overrated

    by UtahRips - 19th November 2011

    Pros: Great snow, Best for intermediates

    Cons: Endless traversing to best terrain, big winds, pretentious locals

    Alta's got quite a reputation, and most of it is well-deserved. But it's often labelled as an experts-only paradise, and that is just not so. Most of the te... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Powder

    by ztt94 - 2nd May 2011

    Pros: Deep powder

    Cons: No snowboarding

    My family and I went up to Alta a few weeks ago and found it really family friendly and great Utah powder.... Full review

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  • 4

    No snowboarders but beware of locals

    by TomTahoe - 4th March 2011

    Pros: No snowboarder packed powder

    Cons: bullying locals

    I live and ski Lake Tahoe so I looked forward to ski at Alta where no snowboarders are allowed; in Tahoe the wide boards especially on beginners who leave 3... Full review

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  • 5

    Snowboarders forbidden... Wow!

    by Tremblay - 27th February 2011

    Pros: Snow, terrain, no snowboarders, steep, no line ups, close to the city

    Cons: Some old lifts...

    Ski at it's best. Free parking close to the day lodge (old school), lift ticket absolutely not expensive like everywhere else in Utah. Restaurant not real... Full review

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  • 5

    Fantastic skiing!!

    by pengowin - 22nd February 2011

    Pros: Great snow, no boarders!!

    Cons: Too far from Central Kentucky

    I'm an intermediate at best. I was told to stick to greens because they were even tough. Not at all!! After a couple greens, the blues were easy (I'm stil... Full review

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