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60 Inches in 100 hours
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60 Inches in 100 hours

| February 14th, 2019 | By Adam Fehr


While probably a minor footnote in the storied history of Alta snowfall, this past week saw some of the best skiing in recent memory. Between noon Saturday and Thursday morning, 60 inches of new snow fell on the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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Opening Alta
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Opening Alta

| January 29th, 2019 | By Adam Fehr


Here's a look into a typical morning at Alta that shows the tireless work of the parking crew, the meticulous work of the grooming crew, the sizzle of bacon in the kitchen and hustle of Alta ski patrol and lifties.

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7 Feet In 10 Days
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7 Feet In 10 Days

| 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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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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Posted in: #Powder #PeopleofAlta


Alta Vacation Homes
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Alta Vacation Homes

| December 17th, 2018 | By Adam Fehr


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: #Lodging


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

| December 12th, 2018 | By Adam Fehr


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: #Dining


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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The Lift Ticket That Changed Everything
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The Lift Ticket That Changed Everything

| June 23rd, 2015 | By Adam Fehr


I recently came across the saved ticket while packing and moving in Salt Lake. Storm total 30 inches – interlodged, it read. I’ve experienced deeper cycles since, but this one was special. “Snowbird shut down the tram,” said one guy on the chair. The whipping wind and steady snow was too much to handle, and yet Alta was relatively quiet. Couch surfing at photographer Re Wikstrom’s house, who had recently learned the ins and outs of Alta’s stashes, our posse zipped across the High-T.

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Goodbye Alta, Hello Powder Magazine
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Goodbye Alta, Hello Powder Magazine

| June 2nd, 2015 | By Adam Fehr


I have moved away from the Wasatch for now, to Southern California, but just for the summer. It seems wild, but I moved here to continue chasing my love and passion for the sport of skiing. I will be working as the Editorial Intern at Powder Magazine. I may be 750 miles away from Alta, but these are just the people and just the environment that understands why I didn’t hesitate when I chose to ski Main Chute this past weekend.

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Posted in: #AltaStories


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