Share | 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. Read
Share | | 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. Read
Share | August 25th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger
Dig this! Alta plants about 7,000 tiny seedlings and tree saplings every year that set their roots into the mountain's stony soil. It's a tough life for the little plants, but they like it that way. They were born here.
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.
Share | January 27th, 2018 | By Guest Blogger
But world champion Alf Engen was banned from competing in the 1936 Olympics because of a Wheaties cereal box. It was just the fourth time that countries faced off against each other in wintertime Olympics. Competition included just four sports: bobsleigh, ice hockey, skating, and skiing. Twenty-eight countries sent their best athletes to the IV Olympic Winter Games. As background, Engen came from Norway to the United States in the 1920s and he played professional soccer. By the 1930s, he was acclaimed for his ski jumping feats, he joined a ski jumping team, and he soon won 16 national ski jumping titles. Many of his jumps set world records. He also won national titles in all four ski disciplines: ski jumping, cross country, downhill and slalom skiing. Read
Share | August 23rd, 2017 | By Guest Blogger
When the campers arrive at Keely’s Camp for Girls, they are quiet and unsure of what to expect. Parents’ drop their girls off at the Mazama hiking lodge in the forest above Government Camp, Oregon. As a coach, my job is to greet the new campers and coax them away from the comfort of their parent’s car and into the jungle that is the thirty girl bunkroom where the campers will be spending the week. “Get settled,” I tell them. “Dinner at 6:00pm and camp meeting directly after.” Read
Share | July 11th, 2017 | By Guest Blogger
For those who don't know, I became Alta's fourth GM and President in early June. I began at Alta in 1990 and was tasked with moving accounting in-house and creating Alta's IT department. Eventually I became the CFO and have been part of the management team of the ski area for many years. The past 27 years have deepened my understanding and love of Alta, its culture and the people who live, work and visit this special place. Read