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Snowy trees on a sunny winter day at Alta Ski Area

Trees and Skis

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.

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 the third Wednesday of each month.

Trees & Skis Dates

  • January 20th, 2021
  • February 17th, 2021 - RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 24TH
  • March 17th, 2021
  • April: TBD

Join Ian Peisner, TreeUtah’s arborist, for a ski exploration of Alta’s forest ecosystem. Spend an hour learning 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.

This tour is open to skiers of all abilities, so bring the kids and take a tour through the trees! Tours are free and last about one hour. Meet at the top of the Sunnyside lift at 1:00 PM.

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