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Overview

Alta Ski Area, located in the Little Cottonwood Canyon region of Utah, is must visit for anyone that calls themselves a true skier. Alta strives to preserve and protect their skiing tradition, and for that reason they do not allow snowboarders on the mountain. Although home to some of North America’s most challenging terrain, Alta also has trails that are suited for beginner and intermediate skiers. In addition, Alta also provides lodging, dining, church services and helicopter and backcountry tours for their guests. With 560 inches of annual snowfall, more than 116 trails and 2,200 acres of skiable terrain, Alta is a world class ski resort.

Altitude

  • 3374m
    Summit
  • 774m
    Vertical Drop
  • 2600m
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 6
    Total

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Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    15%

  • Intermediate Runs

    30%

  • Advanced Runs

    55%

  • Expert Runs

    0%

  • Runs

    119

  • Longest Run

    2.2 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    1058 ha

  • Snow Making

    57 ha

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season29/11/202019/04/2020
  • Days Open Last Year
    156
  • Projected Days Open
    142
  • Years Open
    82
  • Average Snowfall
    1389cm

Gallery: Alta Ski Area

Alta Ski Area Reviews

atkinson_246
7th February 20202
It's official: the Ikon Pass has ruined both Cottonwood Canyons, but most especially Alta. The volume of traffic going up the mountain...Full review
ccherrick3
31st January 20205
We go every year for 1 week. This will be our 8th year. Just an overall great experience. Doesn't matter if it's...Full review
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Ski and snowboard enthusiasts from around the world:

We have been proud to provide you with free access to snow reports, resort guides and more, and we are beyond grateful for your readership and contributions to our community over the years.

Unfortunately given the changing media landscape, Mountain News Corporation has experienced financial declines in recent years. With additional economic challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic now facing our business, it is not financially viable to continue operating.

Mountain News Corporation and our OnTheSnow and Skiinfo websites will be shutting down. We will explore the possibility of selling, partnering, or contributing assets to another media outlet if there is an opportunity to allow for a consistent or enhanced online experience. For inquiries about Mountain News Corporation, please email Feedback_OTS@mountainnews.com.

We want to thank our loyal employees for their tireless work over the years to bring great information to all of you. We take comfort knowing that our collective passion for the sport of skiing and snowboarding will certainly live on.

We’ll see you on the mountain.


– Mountain News Corporation