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7 Feet In 10 Days
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7 Feet In 10 Days

| 0 Comments | January 28th, 2019 | By Adam Fehr


Just in time for the MLK holiday weekend, a winter storm cycle made its way to the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Between January 16 and January 25th, Alta received over seven feet of snow—approximately the height of a polar bear standing on its hind legs. Needless to say, that's a lot of snow.

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Posted in: #Snow #Photo/Video


Rocko Menzyk's Top 5 Alta Moments of 2018
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Rocko Menzyk's Top 5 Alta Moments of 2018

| 1 Comment | December 26th, 2018 | By Adam Fehr


My name is Rocko Menzyk and I am the staff photographer for Alta Ski Area. Originally from the Seattle area, I fell in love with ski photography in high school. After a brief stint in college, I packed my camera bag and made the move to the bright lights and twinkly snowflakes of Alta, Utah.

Moving to Alta was the best decision I've ever made.

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An Insiders Guide to Alta Ski Area
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An Insiders Guide to Alta Ski Area

| 0 Comments | December 19th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger


The resort’s motto "Alta is for skiers" is a profound understatement. Blessed with geography that invites some of the best snow quality in the west (and copious amounts of it, the average is 547 inches per season), spread over more than four square miles, and lift-served terrain of more than 2,000 vertical feet, Alta is a skier’s paradise.

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Posted in: #Tips


Alta Vacation Homes
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Alta Vacation Homes

| December 17th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger


This gem of a ski area nestled within Utah’s Wasatch Mountains (about 45 minutes outside of Salt Lake City) has 12 vacation properties that range from cozy two-bedroom cabins to massive mountain chalets that can fit up to 20 people. Although the Alta Ski Area also features condominium rentals in addition to the five ski-in/ski-out, hotel-style lodges with breakfast and dinner dining included, these vacation homes provide more seclusion and a true alpine escape.

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Posted in: #PlanYourTrip


Six "Must Eats" at the Collins Grill
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Six "Must Eats" at the Collins Grill

| 0 Comments | December 12th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger


Located mid-mountain on the third level of Watson Shelter, Collins Grill specializes in hearty European-style bistro fare served in an unpretentious atmosphere. Strip off your ski boots, change into cozy slippers, and take in mountain panoramas while you dine on chef-prepared cuisine paired with an extensive list of wine and spirits.

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Posted in: #PlanYourTrip #Tips


503rd Parachute Battalion
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503rd Parachute Battalion

| November 12th, 2018 | By Adam Fehr


In honor of Veteran’s Day, here’s are some photos 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.

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Posted in: #AltaHistory


The Definitive Guide to the Dining Scene at Alta
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The Definitive Guide to the Dining Scene at Alta

| October 29th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger


Alta is one of the world’s last remaining ski-only resorts, and its traditional vibe and fresh pow keep skiers coming back season after season. While you won’t find night clubs or a bumping all-night party scene, Alta does deliver in the dining and drinking department. From a quick breakfast to start the day to fine dining on the mountain, Alta has lots of options for skiers looking for good food and drink to make their experience even more pleasurable.

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Posted in: #PlanYourTrip


So, Exactly What Makes Alta's Snow So Good?
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So, Exactly What Makes Alta's Snow So Good?

| 1 Comment | October 23rd, 2018 | By Guest Blogger


Lots of ski resorts like to brag about their snow. But if deep powder that skis like nothing you have ever experienced before is what you crave, there’s no better place in the country than Alta, located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The state of Utah uses the slogan the Greatest Snow on Earth™, and Alta epitomizes that bold claim. In both quality and quantity, Alta consistently delivers.

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Posted in: #Snow


Alta is Mother Nature's Best Friend
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Alta is Mother Nature's Best Friend

| 0 Comments | August 25th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger


In partnership with TreeUtah, Alta continues its aggressive revegetation program by planting another 1,500 saplings this year. It's planted 10,000 trees over five years -- and it annually plants thousands of wildflowers and shrubs. The work is done by enthusiastic community volunteers, Alta employees, and Alta's environmental staff.

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Comments on Alta's Master Development Plan
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Comments on Alta's Master Development Plan

| April 18th, 2018 | By Connie Marshall


To the Alta Family,
As we approach the end of our 80th ski season we want to thank you for your support of Alta Ski Area. While Mother Nature was a little stingy with the snowfall this season, we believe that we had the best snow and skiing in Utah, which was confirmed daily by visitors to Alta. We are open for skiing for three more weekends. The forecast is for unsettled weather during the next three weeks so more face shots may be a possibility. If not snow, we are looking for sunshine and spring skiing conditions. We hope you take the opportunity to carve a few more turns before putting your skis away for the summer.

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Posted in: #AltaNews


The Ikon Pass and Alta. A Message From Our GM, Mike Maughan.
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The Ikon Pass and Alta. A Message From Our GM, Mike Maughan.

| February 25th, 2018 | By Connie Marshall


At Alta, we strive to provide authentic skiing experiences in a natural mountain environment. An important part of the Alta experience is having an appropriate balance between the number of skiers on the mountain and the terrain open for skiing. It is something we consider in every decision we make that may impact visitation to Alta.

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A Message From Our GM, Mike Maughan
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A Message From Our GM, Mike Maughan

| February 3rd, 2018 | By Connie Marshall


Why the Baldy Tram?

• Currently Alta Ski Area uses artillery, avalaunchers and helicopter bombing to do avalanche mitigation work on North and East facing Mount Baldy. The use of artillery and avalaunchers for avalanche mitigation work is being phased out and may not be available in the future. If we are unable to do avalanche mitigation work on Mount Baldy a significant amount of terrain we currently ski would be closed frequently.

• Artillery and avalauchers cannot be used for avalanche mitigation work on Mount Baldy during the day when Alta and Snowbird are open to the public. Consequently, we are often required to close this area during a storm or wind cycle. A tram will reduce the number of daytime closures.

• The Mount Baldy tram supplemented with remote avalanche control devices will allow Alta to do avalanche mitigation work on Mount Baldy without the use of artillery and avalaunchers.

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