Alta Resort

Alta Resort

Resort Description

Alta Ski Area is known for its quality of powder snow, diverse terrain and amazing beauty. Offering skiing since 1938, Alta is one of three ski areas in the United States that does not allow snowboarding. Its traditions of developing powder skiing technique, servicing its guests in warm, traditional lodges and the quest to preserve a quality ski experience have made Alta a destination for those looking for an authentic experience.

Terrain Breakdown

25 percent beginner; 40 percent intermediate; 35 percent advanced

The Bottom Line

While known for its incredible powder skiing, skiers come to Alta from around the world to enjoy terrain that has something for everyone.


State: Utah
Annual Snowfall: 551 inches
Vertical Drop: 2,020 feet
Ticket Prices: $89
Skiable Acres: 2,200
Number of Trails: 116
Number of Lifts: 7
Parks & Pipes: n/a
Backcountry Access Policy: Open Gates
Nearest Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport (40 minutes away).
Hotels/Lodging: 5 lodges, condos and private homes
Local Restaurants: Shallow Shaft, Alta Peruvian Lodge, Alta Lodge, Goldminers Daughter Lodge, Alta's Rustler Lodge, Snowpine Lodge, Collins Grill, Watson Cafe, Alf's, Albion Grill
Local Bars: PDog Bar @ Alta Peruvian; Sitzmark @ Alta Lodge; Salloon at Goldminers Daughter; Eagles Nest @ Alta's Rustler Lodge
Season Highlights: April 8-17, 2016: Alta in April. Events, lodging packages, demo days & fun. January15-16,2016:TellurideMountainFilmFestival.
Phone: (801) 359-1078
Twitter: @AltaSkiArea
Instagram: @AltaSkiArea