Alta Utah

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Trails

Beginner
25%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced / Expert
35%
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Overview

When Utah coined the slogan “Greatest Snow on Earth” they probably meant Alta. The no-frills ski area, tucked deep in Little Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City, averages over 500 inches of the stuff annually! Its elevation and dry air make it some of the lightest and fluffiest powder you can find anywhere, and it serves it all up on some of the best terrain in the west.

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Lifts

High Speed Quads
2
Triple Chairs
2
Double Chairs
3
Surface Lifts
4

Elevation

Base
8529 feet
Summit
10550 feet
Vertical drop
2021 feet

Terrain

Total runs
116
Terrain Parks
0
Longest Run
1.0 mile
Skiable Terrain
2200 acres
Snowmaking Area
50 acres

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Advanced

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Accessibility

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Lifts

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Snow

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KLKelly L.
advanced skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Dec 02, 2017
It is the best resort there is for skiing! I love snow and the terrain and easy access from Salt Lake City and feel it is the best value for the money.... More
GKGavin K.
advanced skier
Good!

3.6 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
alta alta alta, land of no boarders. well snowboarders that is. thats right alta remains one of the last resort to uphold its rule that snowboarders are not allowed to ride its mountain.... More
MGMathew G.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Dec 01, 2017
A skiers paradise, uncrowded slopes with lots of dry powder. It has great runs and link to snowbird make it a resort worth visiting in the magic cottonwod canyon, dont miss it!... More
ZCLZachary C L.
expert skier
Superb!

4.5 / 5

Nov 29, 2017
Alta is a fantastic resort for powder seekers with terrain for the most beginner and expert skiers. The ease of location, amenities, relatively low crowds, and best snow on earth, there's no doubt Alta is a world-class resort that provides a unique side-country experience you... More
BSBenjamin S.
expert skier
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
Alta is a ski resort. That's it. It you want your feet rubbed go somewhere else. If you like dressing up in funky ski outfits go somewhere else. If you think you ski pretty and want others to be impressed go somewhere else. If you like snow under the snow and some more on top... More
EFErich F.
expert skier
Good!

3.6 / 5

Nov 21, 2017
Skied all over the globe and nothing beats Alta if your goal is a great skiing experience coupled with some of the best powder on the planet. You won't care about the apres ski scene or the wine list cause you'll be passed out with a smile on your face dreaming about dropping... More
DQDan Q.
expert skier
Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 19, 2017
Alta is a ski only resort that is a great deal. The snow is always great and the scenery is hard to beat as well. They have a lot of steep terrain as well as a good beginner area.... More
ZKZak K.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
My favorite spot in the states, old school feel with mind blowing snow and I love the peruvian where your stay includes meals. Easy drive from salt lake and the liftys have a lot of character.... More
DADavid A.
advanced skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
I worked and played at Alta when I was younger and consider it to be the cream of the crop when it comes to skiing! It’s a 30 minute ride from SLC to the greatest snow on earth! I love Alta❄️... More
FGFrank G.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
Alta is truly a place for skiing, not any of that resort bs , actual skiing. It's a paradise. If you're lucky to shownup on a powder day oh boy get ready because you may just end up having the run of your life. Terrain is amazing. Vibe is amazing. Alta doesn't disappoint. ... More
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