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Alta Ski Resort

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State Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-359-1078
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Skier paradise...

When I first arrived in Alta I did not realize that this as a skier only area. For a ski... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2016
Krakow, Poland
Best powder in the world!! (a true claim)

We have been going here for last 5 years now. This place has best snow, charming atmosphere, great... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2016
Dallas, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“off piste” (8 reviews)
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State Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-359-1078
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

When I first arrived in Alta I did not realize that this as a skier only area. For a ski enthusiast, like myself, it was absolute paradise. Alta offers a wide variety of ski options - off piste trails, challenging black runs and easier blue...More

Thank AE G
Reviewed February 7, 2016

We have been going here for last 5 years now. This place has best snow, charming atmosphere, great slops, lots of backcountry, black and blue runs. Also has decent runs for beginners as well. Ski school is excellent, both our kids learned ski at Alta...More

Thank BinnyNM
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

This is a ski only resort which is desirable. The terrain is challenging and well marked. Clubhouse is a bit dated and the food and beer was the most expensive on the trip.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed February 5, 2016

The terrain at Alta is fantastic and well-serviced by reasonably quick lifts. Alta is in a fairly unique position where it catches and holds storms in its bowl. The end result is massive amounts of snow averaging over 500" every year! But, this also means...More

Thank calebc481
Reviewed February 4, 2016

If you want the vive and feel of what it felt like to Ski 30 years ago, Alta is for you. Unlike many of the ski resorts that have merged and become mega resorts with $$$$ lift tickets, Alta has stuck to its roots. Here...More

2  Thank hudseez
Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here for two days in January and had a fantastic time. The lift lines were way shorter than you would get at park city or deer valley. Lift passes were a little cheaper too. The runs were fun and there were plenty of groomers...More

Thank Mayson C
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Alta has lots of fun and challenging terrain, with hidden nooks and powder caches. Because it is ski-only, the snow surface stays in good shape longer, not as scraped off as can happen with snowboards.

Thank Neva F
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Skied Alta, as well as dozens of other great mountains, many times. Alta is my pick for great terrain and the best, most consistent snow anywhere in-bounds on the continent.

Thank Josh E
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We did not know anything about skiing, from the equipment you need to all the technique involved in putting a pair of skis. This is the right place to learn, the best snow we ever seen in United States, qualified people to tech you from...More

Thank diegogonzalezbriones
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Alta is an awesome ski resort: incredible skiing, great people. My one complaint is the lack of foot rests on the lifts. I have a bad left knee and it just can't tolerate the weight of my skis and boots after a couple of hours....More

Thank Tim S
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How is the drive to Alta from Cottonwood Heights compared to the drive to Solitude? Is it similar as far as time and difficulty? Thank you.
February 19, 2017|
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Response from vsbrinkman | Reviewed this property |
It's about the same. Download the UDOT app (Utah Dept of Transportation) and sign up for the text alerts. The app will notify you of closures and when you are required to have 4WD/chains. You have to figure that during... More
Jim C
I was surprised to see that the Alf Engen ski school doesn't take reservations. We have 3 young kids who don't know how to ski. So booking a trip to Alta only to not get them into ski school would be a huge problem. We are going January 1. 2017 for a few days. Anyone have an opinion on likelihood we would not be able to get into the ski school?
September 24, 2016|
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Response from Headedwestboy | Reviewed this property |
Very, vey likely. Go about 20 minutes early just to be sure.
Hello- we are long time beginner/lower intermediate skiers who like long slow scenic runs down- is this place for us? We want to ski there on 2-3 January 2016. Does this place rent skis and boots? Thank you:-)
November 21, 2015|
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Response from FDA61 | Reviewed this property |
Alta seems to be a little more advanced, I would hesitate to take my family there that doesn't do steep and fast. Same with Snowbitd.