Paid Parking Reservation FAQs
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Alta's paid parking reservation system is only in effect on weekends & holidays (December-March).
• Paid parking reservations are only needed 43 days out of a typical 152-day season
• 109 Alta days are still first-come, first-served, like it's always been.
Turning away cars on busy weekends and holidays should no longer be part of a day of skiing. Our goal is to help guarantee that skiers with a paid parking reservation will have a place to park. This should ease early morning traffic congestion resulting from limited parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis and allow us to better manage the amount of skiers on the mountain during peak periods.
Parking reservations are now live and can be made online at any time.
Overnight parking is NOT allowed in Little Cottonwood Canyon, with the exception of designated registered lodge guests, designated private cabin 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.
Yes. You’ll need to secure your parking reservation before booking your lesson. Parking reservations are required Friday–Sunday and Holidays from 8am–1pm.
If you are not able to make a parking reservation, please call the ski school office at 801.799.2271.
Failure to cancel free Alta season passholder reservations may the passholders ability to make future reservations. If you are ill or have an emergency, email email@example.com. We understand that life happens and we are more than willing to work with you in most unplanned situations.
Cancellations made before 8am the day of your parking reservation are eligible for refunds.
No, from 8am–1pm Alta's paid parking reservation system is only in effect Friday–Sunday & holidays (December 16 - Closing Day). This means that 90+ Alta days are still first-come, first-served, just like it's always been.
Yes, a $25 parking reservation fee applies to the Grizzly, Flagstaff (South Side), Wildcat and Albion lots Friday–Sunday & holidays from 8am–1pm. Consider carpooling or riding the UTA Ski Bus.
No, the parking reservation will allow the skier to park in any of the designated lots, it does not guarantee a specific parking spot or parking in a specific lot.
Yes. In addition to your parking reservations, Alta passholders can purchase additional weekend & holiday reservations for $25 per day.
Free parking reservations for qualifying Alta passholders. Qualifying Alta passholders will receive code(s) that can be used to book parking reservations. Reservation codes may be reused once the active reservation date has passed.
- Qualifying Alta passes: Family Package, Adult, 65+, 80+, 18-25, Military, Gold Card, Powder Card & 10-Day Card.
- Qualifying Alta-Bird passes: Family Package, Adult, 65+, 18-25 & Military.
Reservations are verified by your license plate. It's that simple. There are no physical kiosks or booths to slow the flow of traffic in the canyon or at Alta.
Yes. Contact the ski school office to purchase a parking permit valid for the dates of your child's program.
If the canyon closes due to weather, you will not be penalized for a no-show.
Yes. Please work directly with your ski lodge or lodging property and they will advise.
Yes, parking reservations are required on weekends & holidays. Alta's parking crew will make every effort to provide our best available parking to those individuals with ADA plates or placards.