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

    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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  • 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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  • 5

    One of the best

    by sledbred - 20th February 2013

    Pros: Snow quality, terrain, proximity to airport, value

    Cons: Wish it were bigger so it didn't get tracked out so fast

    Alta is one of those iconic ski areas that must be experienced, preferably on a powder day or better yet interlodge! There's terrain for every level althoug... Full review

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  • 5

    Winter wonderland

    by bjarvis - 26th January 2010

    Pros: Terrain, Snowfall, layout, price

    Cons: Crowds, skiers only

    Alta is the classic challenge. I really do love this mountain. It is set up absolutely perfectly. A wonderful combination of steeps and cruisers and wide op... 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


    by caswellmax - 16th December 2008

    Pros: no riders, great terrain, friendly people

    Cons: nothing really

    this was an amazing place to ski, the snow was great and it was a nice change to have no riders on the slopes i never realized how much of a difference it m... Full review

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