Alta Utah

Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 73 reviews

Trails

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

The Good 

  • Skiers only
  • High volume of light and fluffy snow - an average of over 500 in per year!
  • World-class extreme terrain
  • One of the best ski schools in the US
  • No-frills ski area; lift ticket prices are lower than most major US ski resorts

The Bad 

  • Skiers only
  • Some old-school two-seat fixed chairs still operating
  • No-frills ski area; nightlife and shopping are a bit lacking

Find Freshies: Get your fix on the tree runs off the Wildcat lift; after a storm the area retains fresh powder for a day or two! All the bowls are also great for freshies. Easier-to-access bowls such as Ballroom and Devil's Castle get tracked out quickly so opt for the area between Greeley Bowl and Yellow Trail Area.

Ditch the Crowds: You won't find many crowds at Alta, but if you do, it'll probably be around Christmas time. 

Local's Pick: Check out Rock n' Roll, a great curvy cruiser and other intermediate trails off the Supreme lift. For the more adventurous, the terrain off the High Traverse such as Race Course and Sunspot are sure to impress!  

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Fabulous

4.5 / 5

based on 73 reviews

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BSBill S.
intermediate skier
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
We had a wonderful spring break at Atla. My wife, myself and our 3 boys skied 5 days at Alta last March for spring break. The resort is very easy to navigate and had a terrific mix of runs for skiers of all abilities.... More
CAEC. Andrew E.
expert skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
I've been skiing in Utah during family ski vacations for over 30 years. Alta has been a family favorite for much of that time. Their facilities are good, but don't expect the extravagance and luxury you might find at other resorts. Alta has improved some areas with more modern... More
NSNick S.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 10, 2017
If you're looking for a ski only resort with all levels of terrain go to Alta. I especially would recommend this resort to eastern skiers who ski around 1 week a season. It's an amazing place to learn, they have top of the line instructors and if you are more advanced you can... More
MGMitch G.
advanced skier
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 08, 2017
Alta is one of the great Ski resorts you Have to see and ski. It is everything and more than what you have heard. There were little to no lines when we were there in March and plenty of snow!... More
NNathan
expert skier
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
"Greatest Snow on Earth" is not a gimmick. Skiing-only resort with plenty of above the tree-line terrain. Some flat areas (which some include in the discussion against boarding). On a powder day, this place is top 1% in the country. Within 45 min of SLC and public busses that... More
NNathan
expert skier
Superb!

4.7 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
"Greatest Snow on Earth" is not a gimmick. Skiing-only resort with plenty of above the tree-line terrain. Some flat areas (which some include in the discussion against boarding). On a powder day, this place is top 1% in the country. Within 45 min of SLC and public busses that... More
RSRyan S.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
Love this place all around ! Great snow great people and high speed chairs . I️ would deffintely recommend this resort to the whole world . They also have great food !... More
KHKenneth H.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.5 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
This mountain is what you think of when you dream about the truly perfect ski mountain. The access road to get to the mountain can be scary at times. But they offer a ski bus from the mouth of the canyon for people who don't want to drive it. This mountain also has some of the... More
IWIan W.
advanced skier
Fabulous!

4.3 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
One of the most challenging resorts in America. Also, has some of the best snow on earth, and the new lift over at Supreme this year is going to make this resort so much better.... More
WGWilliam G.
expert skier
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
This place is really fun to ski. The area is suited to all levels which makes it perfect for skiing with Diverse group of friends. The snow was plentiful and dry, which made the skiing even more fun. The facilities were excellent as well. I would recommend this place to... More

Lifts

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

Elevation

Base
8,529 feet
Summit
10,550 feet
Vertical drop
2,021 feet

Terrain

Total runs
116
Terrain Parks
0
Longest Run
1 mile
Skiable Terrain
2,200 acres
Snowmaking Area
50 acres
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