Alta Ski Area Trail Map
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 2,614 acres to explore and more than 116 runs, 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. The base elevation is 8,530 feet, and the top elevation is 11,068 feet with 2,538 feet of vertical drop. Average snowfall is 547 inches bolstered by 140 acres of snowmaking. The breakout of the runs is 15% beginner, 30% intermediate and 55% advanced. These are serviced by six chairlifts, including three high-speed quads, one high-speed trip and two fixed doubles.