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Alta Ski Resort

State Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-359-1078
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World famous - skiers only

Skiers only! Alta always makes the list for one of the top ski resorts in the US. That's because... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Best powder on earth

Alta is for skiers and delivers amazing powder. The resort has terrain for all levels and always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great snow” (41 reviews)
“off piste” (8 reviews)
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State Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-359-1078
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Skiers only! Alta always makes the list for one of the top ski resorts in the US. That's because it is one of the best. The pucker factor can be very high if you choose to hike and drop into an insanely steep and narrow...More

Thank 1466martin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alta is for skiers and delivers amazing powder. The resort has terrain for all levels and always delivers on powder days. Little Cottonwood canyon can get crazy on a powder day so leave by 7am and head down by 3pm to beat the traffic.

Thank papasn0w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing for disabled in the massive parking lots which are an eyesore. However, the library there let me use their computer. Sandy, UT refused me.

Thank Gerardus S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This brunch was top of the line with so many great food choices. Great service and music also. So worth the ride there.

Thank teachergr8
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Unequaled snow conditions close to a major airport. What could be better? Don't fly into Denver and drive for hours, fly into SLC and drive 45 minutes. Not much night life, and no snowboards, Alta is for skiers!

Thank worldtraveler84103
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We stayed at the Rustler and skied Alta January 3-6 (Tuesday-Friday). This being immediately after the holidays, no one was there. Even better, it snowed like crazy every day -- several feet while we were out. One day it was snowing so hard I didn't...More

Thank skidisk
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We didn't intend to ski there but just to satisfy our curiosity to get to the end of 190 highway along Big Cottonwood canyon. It didn't take a lot of time. But when we got there we found blues sky, white snow and a lot...More

Thank onova2014
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I visit Alta nearly 30 days a year from the Delaware. It is very hard to find better snow conditions and terrain.

Thank wsargent61
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

One of the many places to go during the winter. Personally I would prefer going to the canyons or Brighton..but if you're in the area it's not a bad spot.

Thank Whitney T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is the place. Best snow in the world, great trails, not crowded awesome scenery. Demo skis are the way to go - switch out and try new things all day long.

Thank jrpard0
Nearby Restaurants
Shallow Shaft Restaurant
79 reviews
.04 km away
The Summit at Snowbird
28 reviews
1.43 km away
Alta's Rustler Lodge Dining Room
37 reviews
.33 km away
Alta Lodge Restaurant
19 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
429 reviews
2.03 km away
Big Cottonwood Canyon
823 reviews
4.48 km away
Brighton Ski Resort
254 reviews
4.66 km away
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20 February 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
25 September 2016|
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Response from Headedwestboy | Reviewed this property |
Very, vey likely. Go about 20 minutes early just to be sure.
22 November 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.