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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.

2022–23 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 Sunnsyside at 11:00am.

2022–23 trees and skis DATES

  • January 5th, 2023
  • January 19th, 2023
  • February 2nd, 2023
  • February 16th, 2023
  • March 2nd, 2023
  • March 16th, 2023
  • April 6th, 2023
  • April – Alta Earth Day

Tours are weather conditions permitted.

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