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Welcome to Alta, an independent ski area and family-owned since 1938. Alta is proud to be a ski area and not a ski resort. Nestled at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon deep in the Wasatch mountains, Alta is known around the globe for its powder skiing. With an annual snowfall average of 547” powder days are a way of life here. It’s a magnetic way of life that draws the same employees and guests back to Alta’s community each winter.

Come for the skiing. Stay for the skiing.

Where Is Alta Ski Area Located?

Alta ski resort is located 32 miles or about 45 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). It is in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. You can rent a car or book a shuttle, or you can take advantage of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) public ski buses. There is free parking at the Wildcat and Albion base areas.

Plan Your Trip

Alta Ski Area Lodging
Lift Access

Best Time for Snow

Total Snowfall

160"
100"
67"
33"
0"
0"
Nov
58"
Dec
72"
Jan
133"
Feb
57"
Mar

Terrain Overview

119
Runs in Total
1.3 mi
Longest Run
1624.3 ac
Skiable Terrain
140 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 6

0
Gondolas & Trams
0
Eight Person Lifts
0
High Speed Sixes
3
High Speed Quads
0
Quad Chairs
1
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
0
Surface Lifts

Elevation

11068'
Summit
2538'
Vertical Drop
8530'
Base

Important Dates

November 20, 20212021/11/20

Projected Opening

April 25, 20222022/04/25

Projected Closing

142

Projected Days Open

156

Days Open Last Year

1938

Years Open

547"

Average Snowfall
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