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Alta Ski Resort

State Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-359-1078
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Great Resort with many good runs

Great smaller resort with many good and challengng runs. The infrastructure is a bit old but well... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2016
Nicovon v
Chicago, Illinois
Little bit of Heaven

The hubby and I just got back from Alta/Snowbird and had a blast. Alta is beginner friendly (has a... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Atlanta Ga
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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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“off piste” (8 reviews)
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State Highway 210, Alta, UT 84092
+1 801-359-1078
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Great smaller resort with many good and challengng runs. The infrastructure is a bit old but well functioning

Thank Nicovon v
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The hubby and I just got back from Alta/Snowbird and had a blast. Alta is beginner friendly (has a fabulous ski school) and has a ton for advanced/expert skiers to run too. This is our second visit to the area. Our first was about 10...More

1  Thank GeorgiaGirl59
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I wish I could live in Utah to hit Alta every day of my life. As they say, greatest snow on earth. There is something about the ambience there as well. And no snowboarders!!! sorry guys...no offence :)

Thank leo_arg
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Alta is my very favorite ski resort. It is not the biggest and doesn't have the best amenities but it has a cool vibe, beautiful scenery, great terrain and usually a lot of snow. Keep in mind no boarders allowed. If you are nearby try...More

Thank araPhiladelphia
Reviewed 17 February 2016

When I first arrived in Alta I did not realize that this as a skier only area. For a ski enthusiast, like myself, it was absolute paradise. Alta offers a wide variety of ski options - off piste trails, challenging black runs and easier blue...More

Thank AE G
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We have been going here for last 5 years now. This place has best snow, charming atmosphere, great slops, lots of backcountry, black and blue runs. Also has decent runs for beginners as well. Ski school is excellent, both our kids learned ski at Alta...More

Thank BinnyNM
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This is a ski only resort which is desirable. The terrain is challenging and well marked. Clubhouse is a bit dated and the food and beer was the most expensive on the trip.

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The terrain at Alta is fantastic and well-serviced by reasonably quick lifts. Alta is in a fairly unique position where it catches and holds storms in its bowl. The end result is massive amounts of snow averaging over 500" every year! But, this also means...More

Thank calebc481
Reviewed 4 February 2016

If you want the vive and feel of what it felt like to Ski 30 years ago, Alta is for you. Unlike many of the ski resorts that have merged and become mega resorts with $$$$ lift tickets, Alta has stuck to its roots. Here...More

2  Thank hudseez
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Came here for two days in January and had a fantastic time. The lift lines were way shorter than you would get at park city or deer valley. Lift passes were a little cheaper too. The runs were fun and there were plenty of groomers...More

Thank Mayson C
Nearby Restaurants
Shallow Shaft Restaurant
79 reviews
.04 km away
The Summit at Snowbird
30 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
434 reviews
2.03 km away
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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
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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.