Alta is now closed to uphill traffic as we prepare the mountain for opening day on Friday 11/23. Access to Catherine's pass via the summer road is still allowed.

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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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November Update from Alta's GM
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November Update from Alta's GM

| November 18th, 2017 | By Mike Maughan


Friendships are renewed, summer experiences are shared, policies, procedures and practices are reviewed, lifts and equipment that has been idle during the summer months is fired up tested and fine-tuned, weather forecasts are watched with renewed interest and dreams of skiing the “Greatest Snow on Earth” TM come with more frequency. We currently have a base of 20” of snow at mid-mountain, with snow forecasted mid-week. 

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Message From Alta's GM, Mike Maughan
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Message From Alta's GM, Mike Maughan

| 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.  

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The Keepers of the Land
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The Keepers of the Land

| September 27th, 2016 | By Colton Rice


We can all agree that the landscape here at Alta is a beautiful thing. It’s fall now and the plants are all changing, showcasing a mosaic of beautiful colors along the hills. What you may not know is that there is a substantial amount of effort going on behind the scenes to keep it this way.

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Alta Ski Area Clean-up Day is July 2nd
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Alta Ski Area Clean-up Day is July 2nd

| 0 Comments | June 27th, 2016 | By Connie Marshall


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A Man and His Chinook
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A Man and His Chinook

| March 19th, 2015 | By Joe Johnson


Parked at the far north end of the Wildcat parking lot, the retro Chinook camper stood out like a beacon of ski bum supremacy. Already on my way to the Peruvian Bar for apres, I figured I might as well stop by and get to know this person that was livin’ the dream.

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