Share | April 18th, 2018 | By Connie Marshall
To the Alta Family, Read
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.
Share | April 7th, 2018 | By Connie Marshall
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is conducting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding transportation solutions for Little Cottonwood Canyon. Read
Share | 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. Read
Share | 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. Read
Share | December 19th, 2017 | By Connie Marshall
Written by Jesse Weber for RootsRated Media
Where to go first: Take Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Highway 210 all the way to Albion Base. The adventure begins from the lifts just behind the ticket building, so get your passes and rentals here. You can also check into a two-hour ski lesson with the Alf Engen Ski School, or check the kiddos into daycare. To fuel up in the morning try the breakfast specials at the Albion Grill or stop by Alta Java for a hand-crafted coffee and a pastry. Read
Where to warm up: Time to hit the slopes. Hop in line for Sunnyside lift and ride it up for your first chance to sit and take it all in. The starting point for beginners is the Crooked Mile, which cruises back down to the bottom of Sunnyside. Intermediates should warm up on Blue Bell or Race Arena. Experts should take Vail Ridge. All of these set you up to lap Sunnyside lift until you are sufficiently warmed up and ready for the rest of the mountain.
Share | December 5th, 2017 | By Connie Marshall
Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon just outside of Salt Lake City, Alta is world-renowned for its bountiful, fluffy powder and home to many iconic runs. Read
Share | August 17th, 2017 | By Connie Marshall
Close Your Eyes and Imagine Epic Powder Read
Share | | June 27th, 2016 | By Connie Marshall
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