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Snowy trees on a sunny winter day at Alta Ski Area

Trees and Skis

Held on the first and third thursday of each month.

Spend an hour learning about the gentle giants that live here. The trees at Alta help tell the story of Alta’s history and provide a picture of the current forest health. They are benchmarkers for current and past events in their environment and much like all of us, the trees weather the seasons—from cold, windy, winter nights to dry, hot, summer days. Stay in the loop with event schedules and additional details by following our Alta Environmental Center on Instagram or Facebook Page.

2023–24 TREES & SKIS

This winter, we decided we wanted to hang out in the trees a little bit longer. The Alta Environmental Center (AEC) is partnering with TreeUtah to offer an exploratory winter tour of the forest on the first and third Thursday of each month. Join Ian Peisner, TreeUtah’s arborist, for a ski exploration of Alta’s forest ecosystem. During the tour you will learn about the tree species that are found at Alta, forest ecology, threats to forest health, and the efforts that the Alta Environmental Center and TreeUtah implement at Alta to promote a healthy forest.

  • Tour is open to skiers of all abilities and ages—so bring the whole family!
  • Tours are free and run from 11am–12:30pm.
  • Meet at the top of Sunnyside at 11am.


  • December 7th, 2023
  • December 21st, 2023
  • January 4th, 2024
  • January 18th, 2024 - Cancelled
  • February 1st, 2024
  • February 15th, 2024
  • March 7th, 2024
  • March 21st, 2024
  • April 4th, 2024
  • APRIL 13th - Alta Earth Day

Tours are weather conditions permitting.

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