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“Beautiful and tons of snow”
Review of Alta Ski Resort

Alta Ski Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Alta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful and tons of snow”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

These guys get blasted every year! Old school resort with some classic runs but the two different mountain sections can be kind of a pain to navigate sometimes. Definitely worth a visit as its a great resort but wouldn't recommend for a novice.

Visited January 2013
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Killer Slopes with Consistent Snow Quality”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Absolutely worth the trip if you are a serious skier. Alta is the only major domestic resort that has zero debt, so they don't have to sell out the land for real estate. As such, there exists only a small handful of slopeside lodging options. So, what it might lack in terms of five diamond restaurants, it makes up with the best skiing in Utah at an excellent price point. If you want to ski with skiers, this is where you should be.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Skier's paradise”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Born and raised in Utah, I have grown up skiing at Alta and even now that I have left the state, I still try to come back and get at least one day up on the slopes. Went skiing with my father this past weekend as the season was winding down. Even in April, the skiing was good, though maybe less powder than during the regular season. However, there were almost no lift lines. For those who have never skied Alta, it is great for all levels. They have a variety of nice wide green runs on multiple chairs, and then a range of blues that add some challenges either with steepness or deeper powder (less grooming). And for the avid skier, there is a ton of black diamonds and open chutes for the most adventerous. What is also great is that on most runs, there is an easier and harder way down, which means parties of different skill levels can temporarily split up and just meet up again at the bottom of the run, without having to just separate and meet at the lift.

But the best thing about Alta - no snowboarders!!!! For all those out there who haven't tried Utah or Alta skiing, get yourself out to the slopes next season for the greatest snow on Earth.

Visited April 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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366 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great Snow All Season Long & No Snow Boarders Too!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I always liked Alta, for it has Utah's most snowpack, till the end of the season. Longer lift lines, and Utah's highest prices, since it does not move as many people as Solitude, and it is skiers only. I like the back side, and have skied it in a blizzard, but beware of the top of one lift cliff, where I nearly died, many years ago, being force to go where no man or woman should go, left to a sheer trail to oblivion. Straight down, a sheer drop off!

Leady, a sketch artist in Seattle, had to have skied here, since he sketched a picture of it, calling his art "Deep S", where the skier was, where I had been, and spent, like forever, backing down backwards off the road to oblivion cliff. I bought two to hang in my bathroom's, of its deadly drop off, if you go left, instead of right of the chair lift.

So what is Alta? Great powder, no ice, the most snow, lots of parking, good food and a shuttle bus too. Plan on 30 min. drive up the canyon from Midvale, Utah. It is a two lane switchback road, with several traffic lights, so traffic can get tight on heavy ski days.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Snorkel skiing”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A little about my ski background. Current Ski Patrol Director from southern ca. Started skiing around the age of, 2.5 years old! consider my self a good judge of snow;-) quality... Alta, Uta. I am not sure of any dryer snow in the US with-ought heading tho Canada! Alta, has such a small town charm, home cooked breakfast better than moms use to make. Ok, almost as good as moms!!! FYI, Utah is a dry state on Sundays, BYOB... Staying slope side make the difference for relaxing tired muscles at the end of each day (a must). Why, first tracks and we climbed out of bounds to an area called Devils Cattle more than once a day;-) The snow is so dry and light, every deep pow turn I made I could feel I needed a Snorkel to breathe ;-) Inhaling in light deep pow takes some getting use to!!! Once you do, you have nothing but deep pow ahead. This is some of my favorite skiing, past and present. Snorkel On!

Visited November 2012
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