Alta Ski Area is located in Utah's Wasatch Mountains at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, State Route 210.
The drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport to Alta is approximately 45 minutes.
If you are driving from downtown Salt Lake City or from the airport, go east on I-80, then south on I-215. Take the 6200 South exit (which turns into Wasatch Boulevard). Follow the signs to Alta.
Transportation Services To and From Alta Ski Area
Many private companies provide ground transportation from the airport to Alta, which is a great option if you are staying in the canyon. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) also has scheduled public ski buses.
Companies that offer transportation from the airport, downtown, Park City or Snowbird
|Company||to/from Airport||to/from SLC||to/from Park City||to/from Snowbird|
|Alta Town Shuttle: Free||Free|
|Park City Transportation
|Public Transportation (UTA): Free Zone||Free|
UTA Public Transportation
Free between Alta and Snowbird
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a ski bus route between Alta and Snowbird as well as from many locations throughout the Salt Lake Valley. The buses are designed to withstand the rigors of mountain driving. Because of convenient schedule times, skiers can enjoy a full day of skiing.
Parking at Alta
Alta has free parking.
For day skiers, the Wildcat Base parking area is well suited for intermediate and advanced skiers. The Albion Base parking area provides great access for beginners and families.
1st parking lot - Wildcat Base Map
Intermediate to advanced skiers
- Alta Ski Shop
- Collins lift
- Wildcat lift
- Main Season Pass Office (Skier Services)
- Wildcat Ticket Building
- Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
2nd parking lot - Albion Base Map
Beginner to intermediate skiers
- Alf Engen Ski School
- Alta Children's Center
- Albion Ticket Building
- Sunnyside lift
- Albion lift
- Ski After 3
- Alta Sports
- Albion Grill
- Alta Java
No overnight parking is allowed in Little Cottonwood Canyon, with the exception of designated registered lodge guests and employee parking zones. If you are staying in Alta, it is not necessary to have a car. Most lodges and condominiums are slopeside or provide transportation. Avalanche and watershed restrictions prohibit overnight camping and dogs.
View the current Road Information.
You may call UDOT's Hotline at 511 for more information while you are in the canyon.
There are times when the Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, SR 210, may be restricted to travel. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has an extensive avalanche control program in the canyon, restricting travel when control work is in progress.
State law requires that you carry chains in your vehicle or have snowtires on your vehicle from November 1st through May 1st.
Alta Town Shuttle Route Map
A Free, fast and easy way to get around the Town of Alta.
From 8:30 am - 5:30 pm the Alta Town Shuttle makes a continuous loop servicing the Blackjack Condos, the View, Powder Ridge, Superior Point, the Bypass Road homes, upper and lower Sugarplum Village and the Wildcat Base parking area.