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The Top 5 Burritos of Alta
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The Top 5 Burritos of Alta

| 0 Comments | April 4th, 2019 | By Adam Fehr


As long as skiers have looked to the mountains for fun and adventure, they have also looked for ways to stay properly nourished on long days. From cheese and crackers to granola to processed meats to energy bars to pocket bacon, every skier has their favorite. One of the best ski meals is a hearty breakfast burrito. They’re convenient, calorie dense, portable and delicious.

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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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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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