Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Alta Ski Area

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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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  • 4

    Alta's free-after-three-program is a great start to a skiing vacation

    by fonixmunkee - 18th February 2011

    Pros: Snow, terrain, no snowboarders

    Cons: None

    We usually fly into Salt Lake for our yearly pillgrimage to the Wasatch early enough to take advantage of Park City's QuickStart...a program that lets you s... Full review

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  • 5

    1st Time at Alta and Awesome

    by aaron belina - 16th February 2011

    Pros: Steep,Fast,No lift lines

    Cons: A few slow lifts

    Alta is truley a well kept secret, I had skied every where in Utah except Alta. I decided to try Alta this year and loved it. The parking was good, the staf... Full review

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  • 4

    Great hill despite rotten trail map and signposting

    by billapter - 9th January 2011

    Pros: Snow, gullies, variety, powder

    Cons: Rotten trail map, poor on slope signposting

    Spent a day at Alta last week with my 15 y o son. We loved the snow quality (powder) and quantity (lots), the variety of slopes and lack of queues. This was... Full review

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  • 5


    by Jason chambers - 29th December 2010

    Pros: snow, terain.

    Cons: none

    This is probable the best resort I’ve EVER been to its amazing but i would only recommend it for advanced skiers because snowboarding is not allowed and its... Full review

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  • 5

    A True Ski Resort

    by kermit888 - 27th December 2010

    Pros: Great terrain, Snow, Layout, Access. Eclectic lodging

    Cons: Too far from NY

    I love this mountain. I've been here many times during my 4 trips to Utah. The terrain is fantastic - It's got everything. Open Bowl, cruisers, trees, ... Full review

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  • 5


    by dhay - 24th December 2010

    Pros: great snow, beautiful, good food

    Cons: Takes forever to get from one base to the other

    Alta is the most beautiful mountain I have skied at. It has good food compared to most areas and also no lift lines.the area has an efficient lift system an... Full review

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