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.
weekend & holiday paid parking reservations
As we plan for the 2021-22 season, Alta is making changes to help us manage skier demand to try and preserve the Alta skiing experience going forward. Implementing a paid parking reservation system on weekends & holidays is a step in that direction.
- 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
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.
PREFERRED CARPOOL PARKING
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.
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 Traffic Cameras