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Related Regions: Utah, North America, United States

Alta Ski Area Skiing

Open
Season Start/End: 2/12 - 23/4
Elevation
:
2599m - 3215m
Trails
:
25%| 40%| 35%| 0%
Lifts
:
11
Lift Tickets
:
N/A
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Alta Ski Area is world 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 is one of the oldest ski areas in the United States and has been spinning the lifts since 1939. Alta Ski Area restricts access to skiers only. 

 

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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 over 2,200 acres to explore, 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.

 

 

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Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort offer the Alta-Snowbird Pass which enables skiers to access both resorts' terrain. A connection gate at the saddle separating Alta's Albion Basin and Snowbird's Mineral Basin is used to move between the two resorts.

Elevation

  • 3215m
    Summit
  • 615m
    Vertical Drop
  • 2599m
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 11
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    25%

  • Intermediate Runs

    40%

  • Advanced Runs

    35%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    116

  • Longest Run

    2 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    890 ha

  • Snow Making

    20 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening: 02/12/2016
  • Days Open Last Year: 150
  • Projected Closing: 23/04/2017
  • Projected Days Open: 160
  • Years Open: 78
  • Average Snowfall: 1422cm

Alta Ski Area Reviews

  • Bobo Me


    • 3
    17th November 2016

    Full review

      Please note I am basing this off of my visit and my opinion. Thank you. The day I went to Alta was...
     
  • Alan


    • 5
    23rd February 2016

    Full review

      I have been to many places over my 50+ years of skiing but Alta is the best. Easy to get to, excellent...
     
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Tourist Office

  • Alta Ski Area

    P.O. Box 8007

    84092 Alta

    United States

    Phone: (801) 359-1078

    info@alta.com

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