Altitude: 2600 Meters

Alta in short

  • 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City Airport
  • Hardcore ski culture
  • No snowboarding allowed

Alta is populated with people who live and breathe to ski, and you’ll find a hardy yet welcoming crowd on your visit here. When it combines its terrain with nearby Snowbird resort - which is owned by a different company but offers the possibility for a combined ski pass - the resulting ski area is one of the largest in the US. Alta receives 14m of powder a year, making it legendary among skiers who gloat about the chance to ski powder without snowboarders “wrecking” it…

Alta is all about the skiing, and this is reflected in the somewhat sparse village facilities. This is not a place you come to relax in the spa or go crazy at the après-ski. Accommodation is mostly in the form of traditional ski lodges, in close proximity to the slopes. Despite the admittedly austere description, Alta remains a favourite with true skiers who are looking for awesome terrain and don’t care so much about the frills.

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Alternate activities

Non-skiing activities at Alta are quite limited. The resort offers backcountry climbing and touring, catskiing, heli-skiing, ski racing facilities and early-bird skiing. Notice a common theme?

Restaurants and bars

There is a handful of restaurants and cafes scattered throughout the various bases at Alta, including the Watson Cafe at mid-mountain which serves up hamburgers with a view of Mount Superior and Mount Baldy. Most of the restaurants are quite swank so don't expect a rowdy après-ski scene; head to Salt Lake City if you want more nightlife.

Families

Alta is a good destination for families who are interested in skiing. The Alta Children’s Centre offers childcare for children as young as 6 weeks old, and ski lessons are available for children starting from age 4.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Alta

Restaurants 12 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 1 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Alta

No. of ski schools - Private ski lessons; -
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessons -
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessons -
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing -

 Facilities Alta

No. of hotels 5 Supermarkets -
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks -
Total no. of beds -

 Tourist information for Alta

Name
Alta Ski Area
Email
Telephone
+1 - 801 - 3591078
Website

 Distances from Alta

Railway station
Midvale Fort Union Station approx. 40 km by bus
Airport:
Salt Lake City Intl approx. 45 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 20 km

 Alta for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet -
Playground - Ski lift for children -
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Alta

Public saunaFootpaths -
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding - Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run -
Squash court -
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Alta Ski Area

Alta Ski Area
Total slopes 116 (km)
Blue slopes 29 km
Red slopes 46 km
Black slopes 41 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (9 )
Drag lifts 3
Chair lifts 6
Gondola lifts 0
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