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ALTA SKI RESORT

Alta provides a unique setting for unforgettable experiences with family, friends, and the mountain itself. Alta officially opened as a ski area in the winter of 1938-39. Throughout the years, Alta’s philosophy has been to offer a quality skiing experience for a fair price. The focus is on skiing, earning Alta accolades as a “purist’s mountain.” It's one of the three remaining areas in the United States to be a skiers-only mountain. Ski Magazine's Reader Resort Survey ranked Alta #1 for Overall Satisfaction. Alta, along with Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, proudly celebrate 10 years of offering America’s first lift-served interconnect. Come and enjoy the excitement of the AltaSnowbird experience. With the AltaSnowbird “one ticket,” skiers have access to 4,700 acres. AltaSnowbird was voted the #1 resort in the U.S. by Skiing Magazine for five years running.

NUMBER OF RUNS: 116

Beginner Terrain: 25%
Intermediate Terrain: 40%
Advanced Terrain: 35%

LIFTS: 10

Average Snowfall: 560in
Base Elevation: 8,530ft
Summit Elevation: 10,550ft
Vertical Drop: 2,020ft
Miles to Major Airport: 32mi

PRICES

Area Day - Adult $79.00
Area PM - Adult $62.00
Area Day - Child 12 and under $42.00
Beginner Area Day - Adult $42.00
Alta-Snowbird $105.00

RESTAURANTS

Watson Shelter
Alf's Restaurant
Collins Grill

SKI SCHOOL: YES

RETAIL/RENTAL: YES

FEATURED ACTIVITIES

Alta Nordic Skiing
Enjoy classic or skate skiing on the 5 km groomed track.

Cat Skiing
A unique adventure of guided off-trail skiing in the Grizzly Gulch Bowl.

Introductory Telemark Workshop
For experienced alpine skiers. Instructors will get you started with the basic telemark moves on green and blue slopes.

Ski Free After 3
At 3 p.m., Alta opens the gates to allow all "Ski Free After 3" participants to access the lift. No pass is required.

Racing
Alta hosts recreation racing on Fridays and Saturdays. All abilities welcome.

Ski with a Ranger
Learn about local mining history, public lands, watershed, and winter ecology. The free program operates weekends and holidays, December-March.

*Alta Ski Area does not allow snowboarding.

Lodging

Plan a winter getaway by staying at one of Alta's ski-in/ski-out lodges. Lodging packages include breakfast and dinner. Some guests insist on returning year after year just for the dining experience. Each lodge has fireplaces, ample gathering spaces, and friendly staff. If you're looking for a private home or condo, you can expect luxury properties with fully equipped kitchens, mountain views, and free shuttle service to the lifts. Chef service and food stocking options are also available.

On-Mountain Dining

Alta's mountain dining options range from a white tablecloth dining experience with cuisine featuring organic lamb, duck, rabbit, seafood, hearty soups, salads, creme brulee, and truffle-filled chocolate cupcakes to outdoor deck dining offering hamburgers, delicious deli sandwiches and salads, pizzas, soups, cookies, brownies, and fresh fruit. Guests may choose from three restaurants at mid-mountain and several base area cafeterias. Four of the lodges also offer lunch for non-lodging guests.

 

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