Alta is now closed to uphill traffic as we prepare the mountain for opening day on Friday 11/23. Access to Catherine's pass via the summer road is still allowed.


Last updated: 11:00AM 11/18/2018

2018-19 SEASON PASSES ON SALE Opening Day is November 23rd.
Ski, sleep, ski again.
At Alta we like to take a back to basics approach: ski, rest, repeat.
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18 Nov

Join ACE and Alta Ski Area for s’mores around a bonfire celebrating the winter season. A great time to pick up your Alta pass! 

Head on up to Our Lady of the Snows to bring in the stoke for winter with the best winter photography and videos from our local heroes. Local, live music and a huge raffle to win the goods.

20 Nov

Alta Community Enrichment presents TGR's "Andy Irons: Kissed By God"

23 Nov

Join us for the first day of the 2018-19 season. First chair loads at 9:15am.

*conditions permitting

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The Central Wasatch Commission and Grizzly Gulch

The Central Wasatch Commission, the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Act (HR 5718) and Grizzly Gulch

Greetings to you all and it’s safe to say that we are all excited to see cooler temps in the forecast. Speaking of cooler temps, we will all be skiing in less than 85 days with our opening day slated for November 23rd.  

I am writing this piece to reduce confusion and misunderstanding regarding Alta Ski Area’s position regarding the re-introduction of the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Act (HR 5718). 

More (real) news from Alta Ski Area


In honor of Veterans Day, here’s a photo of 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. . After the conclusion of six weeks of training, Durrance was quoted “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.” . While Company B of the 503rd Battalion never saw on-snow warfare, the concept of a skiing light infantry was later proven to be a monumental success with the creation of the Tenth Mountain Division. 📸: Alan Engen Ski History Collection

Location: Alta Ski Area

Photo of the Day Archives

Nov 16

One week until we ski. Opening day is Friday 11/23. See you at Alta. #AltaMagic 📷: @rockomenzyk

Nov 15

We are stoked to unveil the trailer for our latest video series — Steeped in Tradition. Stay tuned this season as w…

Nov 15


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