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Alta Resort Guide

The Alta resort guide summary is: Alta has 13 lifts within its 890 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 615m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 250 trail at Alta.


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Alta Resort Guide

The Alta resort guide summary is: Alta has 13 lifts within its 890 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 615m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 250 trail at Alta.

Vertical:

Top: 3215m
Arrow
615m
Bot: 2600m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

250
25%
40%
35%

Hectares of Ski:

890
Snowmaking: 2%

Alta Lifts:

  • drag lift icon5
  • ski lift icon8
  • cablecar icon
Total lifts = 13
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Visiting Alta

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Alta.

  • Season opens
    5 Dec 2020
  • Season closes
    5 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    8 | 5
  • Nearest Airport
    Salt Lake City
  • Nearest Train Station
    Salt Lake City
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +8013591078

Alta Features

The terrain at Alta includes:

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
    5.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Alta resort?

Alta in the United States (Utah State) is a large resort with 13 lifts (8 chair lifts, 5 surface lifts) that offers skiers an impressive 615 metres (2019 feet) of vertical descent. Alta has 2200 acres of terrain over 250 trails. Alta is best suited to intermediate skiers but there is also some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. Alta is one of three resorts in the world where there is a total ban on snowboarding. There are 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of cross country ski trails at Alta. A small proportion of the trails at Alta are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Salt Lake City and the nearest train station to Alta is at Salt Lake City. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Alta.


Explore Alta Location Map

Interactive Alta trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Alta?

JanuaryAverage: 3.2 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Alta is week 2 of January. There are typically 3.2 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Alta Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Alta

Overall: 3.5 Based on 5 votes and 8 reviews

  • Snowsure 5.0
  • Variety of pistes 5.0
  • Off-piste 4.8
  • Scenery 4.6
  • Apres-Ski 2.5
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Pat lines from United States writes:

I've been coming to Alta for over 20 years. It's a skiers paradise. Today was a powder day. I am happy that there are no boarders, but I am also disappointed in the skiers who throw things at the very nice employees who board backdrop Snowbird. They do not cause a problem really. The Peruvian is hot. Two outdoor hot tubs and one warm swimming pool, also outdoors. Not ski out, but experts can ski back, and the walk is not bad, and shuttle to the base is fine. Lively bar scene, and a movie every night. Who cares if there's no nightlife.

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