Alta is the oldest ski resort in Utah and has a reputation for the best snow and more of it! Alta is at a higher elevation than the other ski resorts in Utah, so even in a slow snow year, the snow is pretty great! As a confident beginner, I struggled at Alta where they believe in powder skiing for everyone! The lifts don't have footrests which wore me out within a few hours. Be very aware that Alta does not allow snowboarding. Also, be aware that one of the lifts opens up for free to the public at 3pm, and the lines are instantly nightmarish. If you paid for a lift ticket, it's a little frustrating. There is a very long tow-rope connecting 2 of the main ski areas which is a nice place for total beginners to try to glide down the small incline. Although I didn't ski well here, I loved the vibe in the restaurants and the bar--very European. If you are looking for a challenging ski experience, this is one of the best places in the world.