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“Skiers Only!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alta Ski Resort

Alta Ski Resort
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$246.00*
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Ski Salt Lake City Super Pass: Discounted Lift Passes, Rental and Free Transport
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.
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Skiers Only!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

A gorgeous resort with tons of fresh, lovely powder! I like the fact that it only allows skiers, no boarders! My family and I always have a great time there.

Visited March 2013
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Skiing Value in Utah”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

The family went to Utah for the 1st time. Everyone is an intermediate to expert skier. I do love this place. Its got varied, yet challenging terrain. Even though its "old school", it has everything that you could want in a ski resort at the right price. We are looking forward to coming back soon

Visited March 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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122 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful and tons of snow”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Killer Slopes with Consistent Snow Quality”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Skier's paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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