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
  • 3.2
  • 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

    True skiing

    by ratushny - 10th November 2010

    Pros: no boarders, amazing snow, terrain

    Cons: small vert

    This is a true skiers mountain, if you want the best terrain, they make you earn your turns, so be prepared to do some hiking when you get here. Nice wide t... Full review

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  • 3

    From my experience

    by Conn8 - 8th November 2010

    Pros: Big, fast lifts, no annoying snowboarders, blacks

    Cons: very icy, no good terrain park, really hard, cost

    Well my ecperience wasn't as I expected. I visited here in Febuary and it snowed a little bit the night before. It was my last day and we decided to shell... Full review

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  • 5

    Ski here

    by xtian117 - 22nd October 2010

    Pros: Snow quality, steeps and tree

    Cons: If you hate champagne powder, don't ski here

    Well, Alta is simply amazing. Mid-April, 65º in Salt Lake City, 14 inches of Utah pow up in the Little Cottonwood Canyon. Unreal. Great steeps and some nice... Full review

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  • 5

    Alta is for skiers

    by bthayer - 23rd March 2010

    Pros: Friendly and unique

    Cons: Had to hike for some advanced terrain

    We visited on Feb.23 and found a resort that compliments The whole Utah expierance. Although we expected a resort that would not be friendly towards anyone... Full review

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  • 4

    As expected - great

    by jim8588 - 2nd March 2010

    Pros: Great snow

    Cons: parking limited

    Went on Sunday 2-21-2010. Crowded in the lodges and parking, but not on the hill. Was snowing all day, fresh powder was great. Many challenging runs with a ... Full review

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  • 5

    Alta is one of my favorite ski areas

    by Ryan Pringnitz - 8th February 2010

    Pros: Snow - Terrain

    Cons: If you are looking for Deer Valley like lodging...this isn't it.

    One of my first powder days in Utah was at Alta, and it was a blast. Little Cottonwood Canyon has some of the best terran in Utah I think. After skiing ... Full review

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