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There are precious few places in the world like Alta. The resort and its small base town grew organically around a united love of thrills on snow. Despite welcome upgrades, including higher-speed lifts and digital lift passes, Alta remains proudly rooted in its past, an icon of a time when skiing was less of a business and more of a way of life, an era of wooden skis and daredevil explorers in woolen gear who practically invented the sport.

The resort is one of America’s oldest and is home to some of Salt Lake’s most spectacular terrain, much of which can only be accessed by backcountry experts willing to hike for it. And the lift-accessed stuff is often steep and challenging. It will push the beginning skier, but the payoff is worth it. For those who learn to turn at Alta, thesaying goes, “If you can ski here, you can ski anywhere.”

Mike Brown Dex Mills Skiing Alta

But don’t worry. There are mellow runs, too, and Alta skiers are a welcoming bunch (to everyone but snowboarders; it's skiers only at Alta), eager to share their arcane knowledge of hidden powder stashes, down-mountain strategies, and the history and lore of this classic American resort.

All four of Salt Lake’s resorts have their devotees, fanatics, and worshippers. But Alta breeds Alta-tude. Watch for its practitioners as you head up Little Cottonwood Canyon—if you see a lone Alta symbol in the center back window of the car in front of you, you've found one.


Special Offer: Alta Lodge 75th Anniversary

Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 13, 2015, book a four-night stay at the Alta Lodge, and get one night at the 1940 rate: $11.40. Yep. Eleven dollars and forty cents. And that includes breakfast and dinner. Read about the Alta Lodge's history.


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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 After 3

Ski after 3 p.m. on Sunnyside, Albion and Cecret* Lifts for a $10 ticket or a $5 ticket reload. (*Cecret closes at 3:30)

Skiers must buy passes and use the gates. 

The three base area tows (Grizzly tow, Transfer tow, and Alta Lodge tow) are free all day, every day.

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.


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.

Alta Lodge - Taken from Alta's site

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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