Last updated: 2:00PM 11/13/2019

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THE COUNTDOWN TO ALTA’S WINTER Chairlifts start spinning November 23rd

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Bring your family. Bring your friends. Or just bring yourself, and experience a natural mountain environment with a rich history of deep powder.

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16 Nov

Bonfire and s'mores | 3-5pm | Wildcat base area

Short films and slideshow | 6:30-8pm | Our Lady of the Snows

23 Nov

Opening Day of Alta's 82nd winter. Join us for a fun day of skiing, chairlift rides, hot chocolate mustaches, smiles, high-fives and more! Purchase your Opening Day tickets online and save.

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Last season was one of the snowiest on record. What will this winter bring? November 23rd, 2019 is Opening Day of Alta's 82nd winter.


Winter is on its way. In fact, it's pretty much here already.

Winter Is Coming
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Nov 13

Alta Ski Area: #25 Ski "Resort" #1 Skier's Mountain Sounds about right. #ComeForTheSkiingStayForTheSkiing…

“By the end of that winter we came to the conclusion that maybe a third of them would become pretty good skiers, the middle third could get by, and the remaining third had better stay in the paratroopers and forget it.” - Dick Durrance on Company B of the 503rd Parachute Battalion that trained at Alta in 1942. 🎖🎿 Before the creation of the famed 10th Mountain Division, the 503rd sent 175 paratroopers to train for potential on-snow combat in the Alps. In order to train the Company B of the 503rd from Fort Benning Georgia, the Army recruited Dick Durrance, head of the Alta Ski School and manager of the Alta Lodge. Durrance enlisted the help of eleven ski instructors to teach 175 soldiers—some of whom had never seen snow—to ski and navigate in the high alpine. The troops learned mountain travel, snow camping, parachute landings on snow, and downhill ski techniques. . Learn more about the Company B of the 503rd Battalion this Veterans Day (link in bio) 🇺🇸 . 📸: @alta_historical_society

Location: Alta Ski Area

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