Alta Ski Area is 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 has been spinning lifts since 1939 and is one of Americas oldest ski resorts. The Alta Ski Area is one of the three remaining resorts still to ban snowboarders from its slopes. Known for its high base altitude (2,600m) and serious skiing this charming resort has a touch of nostalgia to it with a lively après scene and great value lift tickets.
The resorts close proximity to Salt Lake City and recent partnership with Snowbird resort have created one of Utah's premier resorts.
At Alta, a variety of awesome terrain and snow conditions provide skiing opportunities for every level of skier, including beginners. Families can enjoy the slopes together no matter the ability or expertise. More uniquely, Alta has teamed up with Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort to enable skiers to have access to double the terrain, which means more fun for everyone.
Alta is located 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, State Highway 210, approximately 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.