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Alta Ski Resort

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Address: State Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
Phone Number: 801-359-1078
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Alta turns 70 next winter. Alta's place in the ski world is unique, its...

Alta turns 70 next winter. Alta's place in the ski world is unique, its history storied. Alta's culture blends this past with the future as it presents, along with Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, America's first lift-served interconnect. Alta and pure, unspoiled skiing are synonymous. Alta's wide variety of terrain, breathtaking alpine scenery and superb snow conditions combine to create a unique setting. Alta continues to offer a ski-only experience.

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Well deserved reputation as one of the best ski areas in the USA

Don't know what to say. Powder steeps challenge. The only thing it lacks is a town at the base but everyone knows that and accepts it. I was very lucky to ski Vail, Stowe, Mad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Clarksville, Maryland
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St. Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Alta Ski Resort is definitely a throwback to the days when you just wanted to…well…ski. Nothing’s pretentious or fancy here. It’s old-school skiing at its best. If you want to ski the super fresh powder, plan on hoofing or traversing it to get to where you need to be. No lifts that conveniently and strategically drop you off at the... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Don't know what to say. Powder steeps challenge. The only thing it lacks is a town at the base but everyone knows that and accepts it. I was very lucky to ski Vail, Stowe, Mad River Glen, Magic (VT) Snowbird and Alta this year. Alta is by far my favorite (MRG was damn good as well- Go Vermont!

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Was lucky enough to visit on a day when the resorts had a 19-inch storm! Didn't arrive until 11:45 am though, the road to the resort was so bad. Terrain here is a skilled skier's dream. Nearly everything is steep, ungroomed, gnarly and just plain fun. I would NOT recommend that beginners or lower-intermediate skiers visit this resort. There is... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We left a very very snowy Boston and headed to Utah for a week of skiing over Presidents week. Unfortunately, when we arrived in Utah we discovered that Utah had received far less than its normal amount of snow as of mid-February. Nevertheless, Alta managed to provide very good skiing conditions and we had a great day of skiing. Not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Not trying to start a war between skiers and boarders but it is extremely pleasant to have a mountain exclusively for skiers and Alta does it right. It is 'old school', the mountain is great no matter what your experience level. Many new things to discover on each visit. A local introduced me to Eagle's Nest today - excellent. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

There is a nice mix of runs here. The thing that we found strange was all of the roped off areas with limited openings to areas that were in bounds. Next to the openings were signs with dire warnings - cliffs, unmarked obstacles, double black runs, experts only. We finally decided to go thru one of these openings and what... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Skiing Alta, even in bad snow conditions, is awesome. The lifts are fast, the staff is friendly and genuinely enthusiast, and the trails are great. The biggest difference between Alta and somewhere like Aspen is the style of skiing. When you get to the top of the mountain at Alta, you can ski down a hundred different ways. There are... More 

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Marietta, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

There is nothing fancy about Alta...just good skiing for all levels. Great snow conditions and lift lines were quick and easy during the week. No snowboarders allowed! No major hotels here so house rentals or basic hotels. This is a slope for skiers!

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Penfield, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

This may be our favorite ski area and we have skied all over the west. We love the variety of terrain and the down to earth feel of the place. It is less expensive than the ritzier resorts and attracts friendly people who come to ski, not hang at a fancy resort. We actually drive 2 minutes up to Alta... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a simply fabulous trip to Alta. From the shuttle ride in the morning until hitting the pillow, Little Cottonwood Canyon was perfect for us. We rented a condo and skied every day. Not much night life in that area which suited out group of three couples fine. Alta is incredible. One can ski an expert slope and have... More 

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