The 2020-21 season will see some changes at Alta Ski Area and Little Cottonwood Canyon. 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 1/23/2021 @ 4:53pm
We are expecting Sunday to be another festive and busy day. Plan to arrive early or consider skiing in the afternoon.
Wildcat Base Area
A great starting place for intermediate and advanced skiers.
- Collins and Wildcat lifts (no beginner terrain)
- Skier Services Building - Main Season Pass Office
- Wildcat Ticket Office and restrooms
- Alta Ski Shop - Wildcat
- Base Camp Kitchen Food Trailer
- Goldminer's Daughter Lodge
Albion Base Area
A family-friendly starting place for beginner and intermediate skiers.
- Sunnyside and Albion lifts (beginner and intermediate terrain)
- Albion Ticket Office and restrooms
- Albion Grill
- Alta Ski Shop - Albion
- Alf Engen Ski School
- Alta Children's Center
- Alta Java
- Cecret Mercantile Food Trailer
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