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Alta

Alta

Whatever your ability, Alta is for you! Alta Ski Area provides the skiing, with access to all you need, including lodging, dining areas, helicopter and backcountry tours and church services. Deep powder, a variety of terrain, and spectacular scenery make Alta world-renowned. Its best kept secret is the great beginner and intermediate terrain.

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In a world full of copies, here's to the originals. Opened in 1939 and one of the few remaining skiers-only resorts in the US, Alta maintains the ambiance of an old-time ski area. Its devotees would not have it any other way. Laid back and unpretentious, it refuses to refer to itself as a result, and instead, uses the “ski area” distinction. Bogner one-pieces are conspicuous by their absence, but duct tape is de rigueur. Despite its reputation for challenging terrain, Alta boasts one of the best learning areas in Utah.

Accolades: Best Overall Terrain, Off-Piste and Powder, Fobes #2

Mountain Statistics

STATS

elevation and vertical drop of ski resort
Summit: 10,550 ft
Vertical: 2,020 ft
Base: 8,530 ft
Annual Snowfall: 560 inches
Number of Trails: 116
Acres: 2,200 Skiable Acres
Longest Run: 1.35 miles
Terrain Park: Yes
Night Skiing: No

TERRAIN

difficulty of ski runs black diamond, blue square and green circle by percentrage
35% Expert
40% Intermediate
25% Beginner

MOUNTAINS BY STATE

LIFTS

  • 11 total:
  • 0 Gondolas/Trams
  • 0 Hi-Speed Quad/Other
  • 2 Regular Quad
  • 2 Triple
  • 3 Double
  • 4 Surface

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Whatever your ability, Alta is for you! Alta Ski Area provides the skiing, with access to all you need, including lodging, dining areas, helicopter and backcountry tours and church services. Deep powder, a variety of terrain, and spectacular scenery make Alta world-renowned. Its best kept secret is the great beginner and intermediate terrain.

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