Alta skiers walk from the parking lot in a snowstorm at Alta Ski Area

Parking & Road

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parking capacity and traffic updates.

Alta Ski Area is not requiring parking or skiing reservations, capacity will be monitored closely and parking will be adjusted daily to match conditions and lift capacity. Much like a snow report or weather conditions, it is highly recommended to check Parking and Road status before leaving the house. We anticipate reduced carpooling, limited capacity on the UTA Ski Bus and an increase in backcountry skiing. All of these variables will make parking and getting to Alta more complicated than what we've grown accustomed to.

Updated 3/1 @ 8:10am

Parking: Available

Parking is expected to be available Monday.

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When Parking is FULL, are drop-offs allowed?

No, drop-offs are not allowed as cars will be turned around when parking is FULL.

UTA Ski buses, shuttle transportation companies and skiers with ski school lessons will not be turned around. Alta skiers with a reservation for a private lesson or those enrolled in one of our ski school programs such as Learn to Ski, Junior Explorers or Alta Youth Club will have their names on a list that parking personnel will check. Thank you again for your tremendous patience.


Overnight parking is NOT allowed in Little Cottonwood Canyon, with the exception of designated registered lodge guests and employee parking zones. If you are staying in Alta, it is not necessary to have a car. Most lodges and condominiums are slopeside or provide transportation. Avalanche and watershed restrictions prohibit overnight camping and dogs.


Not available for the 2020-21 season. Carpooling is an extremely important vehicle in a normal year. We will offer our carpooling program for winter 2021-22.

Wildcat Base Area

A great starting place for intermediate and advanced skiers.

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Albion Base Area

A family-friendly starting place for beginner and intermediate skiers.

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Little Cottonwood Canyon Road status

State law requires you to have snow tires on your vehicle or carry chains in your vehicle between November 1st and May 1st. At times the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) may restrict travel on the canyon road, State Highway 210, to snow tires, chains, 4 wheel drive only. Dial 511 on a cell phone to get current Utah Road Conditions information.

UDOT Signs

Mouth of LCC Sign | UDOT

Mouth of LCC

Little Cottonwood @ 3335 E | UDOT

LCC @ 3335 E

Town of Alta Portable | UDOT

Town of Alta

Avalanche Warning | UDOT

Avalanche Warning

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UDOT Traffic Cameras


Mouth of LCC

Upper Vault

Upper Vault

Lisa Falls

Lisa Falls

Seven Turns

Seven Turns

Tanners Flat

Tanners Flat

White Pine

White Pine

Upper White Pine

White Pine Lot

Alta Bypass

Alta Bypass

Town of Alta Cam | UDOT

Town of Alta

SR 210 & Wasatch Blvd | UDOT

Highway 210 & Wasatch Blvd

Wasatch Blvd @ 9800 S | UDOT

Wasatch Blvd @ 9800 S

Wasatch Blvd & Bengal Blvd | UDOT

Wasatch Blvd @ Bengal Blvd

Little Cottonwood Canyon Traffic Map | UDOT >

UDOT Commuterlink | UDOT >

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