See Snowbird for more info. Alta is a Mecca for powder skiers. It is small by western standards but gets more dry powder then almost any place in the world. Salt Lake City is a wonderful place to stay and the shuttles to the four mountains runs regularly. If you love powder skiing, Alta is a must. One word of caution; the skiers at Alta are mainly snow hounds and excellent . If you are going to Alta to be seen, forget it. If you are going just for great skiing, GO FOR IT!