Alta's employee cafeteria with a hot lunch bar

Employee Housing and Transportation

Information and resources about employee housing or transportation options available at Alta Ski Area.

Housing and Transportation Resources

Employee Housing

Alta Ski Area has a limited number of on-site and off-site beds for full-time essential employees. Please review the available positions for a complete explanation of housing options. Alta is located 30 minutes from Salt Lake City.  

Other Housing Resources

There are many housing options including private homes, apartments and rooms to share. The local "go-to" for classified housing listing is KSL News Classifieds. When looking for housing, consider finding a location that is near Utah Transit Authority (UTA) ski bus stops. Your employment with Alta Ski Area includes free use of the UTA ski bus, UTA Rideshare Vans (check with your supervisor for schedules and pick up locations) and carpool incentives.  

Getting to Alta Ski Area


Alta Ski Area is located in Utah's Wasatch Mountains at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Just 32 miles from Salt Lake International Airport. 

The drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport to Alta is 32 miles, or approximately 45 minutes in regular traffic. 

From downtown Salt Lake City or Salt Lake City Int'l Airport, head east on I-80, then south on I-215. Take the 6200 South exit (which turns into Wasatch Boulevard). Follow the signs to Alta. 

Find your way to Alta from the Airport, Salt Lake City, Park City, and more:

Many private companies provide ground transportation from the airport to Alta, which is a great option if you are staying in the canyon. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) also has scheduled public ski buses. 

Ride-Sharing Apps

Uber and Lyft provide service in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Make sure to order an UberSki or Lyft Ski Rack if transporting ski gear. Please consider 4WD/Chain restrictions when utilizing a ride-share app. 

Airport and Canyon Shuttle Services

Companies that offer transportation from the airport, downtown, Park City or Snowbird

to/from Airport to/from SLC to/from Park City to/from Snowbird
Alta Shuttle 866-274-0225  √  √  √  √
Alta Town Shuttle: Free       Free
Alpine Transportation  √    √  
Canyon Hop
Canyon Transportation
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Park City Transportation800-637-3803      √  
Public Transportation (UTA): Free Zone        Free
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Resort Transportation
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Ted's Transportation

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Tri M Transportation

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Wave Transportation
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Yellow Cab
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Employee Transportation around Alta

Alta Town Shuttle

A free, fast and easy way to get around the Town of Alta. From 8:30am5:30pm the Alta Town Shuttle makes a continuous loop servicing the Blackjack Condos, the View, Powder Ridge, Superior Point, the Bypass Road homes, upper and lower Sugarplum Village and the Wildcat Base parking area

Utah Transit Authority Ski Bus

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) operates a ski bus route between Alta and Snowbird.

Have more questions? Check out Alta's Employee FAQ page