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 Ski Area Review

    by anonymous_user - 15th March 2008

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    Alta is the Holy Grail of skiing. I After the first day of skiing at Alta, I decided I never wanted to ski anywhere else. Alta is designed for skiing, pure ... Full review

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  • 5

    Life changing experience....

    by jarrodfu - 13th February 2009

    Pros: Powder, powder, powder; spctacular views; skiers only.

    Cons: None.

    My wife and I ski in upstate NY and Vermont almost every weekend during winters. It was our first time skiing in Utah (8-day skiing there). We went to a few... Full review

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  • 5

    Alta Ski Area Review

    by anonymous_user - 8th November 2007

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    10 Days till the proposed season opener!! Unfortunately all the snow making machines in California and any other ski town outside of Utah can't produce what... Full review

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  • 5

    Great Mountain

    by Cynwyd Guy - 22nd February 2009

    Pros: Location, Terrain, Great Place for Experts

    Cons: Lifts can cause some lines

    The perfect neighbor to Snowbird, Alta provides some fantastic expert terrain and some decent intermediate options. There is some hiking involved with a bi... 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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  • 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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