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

Parking & Road

Parking reservations are required Friday–Sunday & holidays this winter.

Parking and ski area facilities open at 8am.

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Alta parking reservations & HIGHWAY 210 Info.

Much like a snow report or weather conditions, it is highly recommended to check the Parking and Road status before leaving the house. Please be mindful of parking reservation requirements in Alta for this winter:

Alta parking reservations for winter 2023–24

  • Parking reservations are required Friday–Sunday & holidays from 8am–1pm.
  • Parking reservations start Friday, December 15th through Sunday, March 31st and Closing Weekend.
  • Parking and ski area facilities open at 8am.
  • 6am early parking reservations are available daily starting December 15th, 2023.

Why is Alta continuing to implement parking changes?

  • Provides Alta skiers the assurance that there will be a parking space before driving up the canyon.
  • Eases early morning traffic congestion.
  • Alta skiers will no longer need to arrive hours before first chair to secure a parking spot.
  • Manage the ski experience by limiting the number of skiers to available terrain & lift capacity.

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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.

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.

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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

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