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Related Regions: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, North America

Overview

Alta Ski Area is world renowned for having excellent snowfall combined with some of the most diverse and challenging terrain in North America. Located about a mile up the road from Snowbird in the Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta Ski Area features 2,200 acres of skiable terrain and averages 560 inches of snowfall each season. 

Alta is one of the oldest ski areas in the United States and has been spinning the lifts since 1939. Alta Ski Area restricts access to skiers only. 

 

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Elevation

  • 11068ft
    Summit
  • 2538ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 8530ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 7
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    15%

  • Intermediate Runs

    30%

  • Advanced Runs

    55%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    116

  • Longest Run

    1.3 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    2614 ac

  • Snow Making

    140 ac

More Info

Located up the Little Cottonwood Canyon within the Wasatch-Cache National forest in Utah, Alta Ski Area receives abundant snowfall due to a unique microclimate surrounding the area. The snow is extremely dry and light and has been heralded as The Greatest Snow on Earth®.

The terrain at Alta is a skier’s dream with spectacular scenery, great powder and amazing steep lines. With over 2,200 acres to explore, Alta offers up a wide variety of unique natural features that are world renowned and should be a must-ski for any serious skiing enthusiast. Alta also has some great intermediate and beginner terrain that sometimes gets overlooked.

There is no differentiation between black diamond and double black diamond terrain. Skiers should scout lines from the chairlift before heading into unknown territory.

 

 

Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort offer the Alta-Snowbird Pass which enables skiers to access both resorts' terrain. A connection gate at the saddle separating Alta's Albion Basin and Snowbird's Mineral Basin is used to move between the two resorts.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/23/201804/28/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    150
  • Projected Days Open
    140
  • Years Open
    80
  • Average Snowfall
    545"
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Alta Ski Area Reviews

Keith Hinze
17th April 20185
Skied Alta on Thurs and Fri 4/12-13 with 28 inches of Utah essence. Powder was medium density and nice very quality for...Full review
Robert Hicks
30th March 20183
I have been coming to Alta regularly since 1980. I was really sad to see the Cecret lift gone this year. That...Full review
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