Your Best Vacation Ever
Plan Your Trip
Bring your family. Bring your friends. Or just bring yourself, and experience a natural mountain environment with a rich history of deep powder.
Time in the mountains with your friends and family is time well spent, however, we all know that planning and packing for a ski trip is never easy. Consider this page your one-stop-shop for all your trip needs; from lodging to lift tickets and ski school to ski rentals. Ready. Set. Go.
Parking Reservations Required
To ensure that you have a parking space before diving up to Alta, parking reservations are required Friday–Sunday & holidays from 8am–1pm.Learn More
Purchase your lift tickets in advance for the deepest savings. If you plan ahead you can save up to 20%. Please remember Alta is a skiers-only mountain.Buy Online and Save
Alta boasts a collection of unique, independently owned lodges, condos and vacation homes with incredible views and ski-in/ski-out accessibility.Book Lodging
The Alf Engen Ski School invites you to come ski with us and take your skiing to the next level. We will help you ski smoother and with more control, unlocking more of Alta for you and we'll have a bunch of fun along the way.Why the Alf Engen Ski School
Rent, demo or buy gear at one of Alta's ski shops. Even if you brought your own, there’s no better time to try out the latest gear and retail offerings.Rent Some Gear
Need a break from the kiddos? The Alta Children's Center is a full-service childcare facility for infants and young children.Learn More
Activities & Events
Ski with a Ranger
The complimentary 45–minute Ski With A Ranger tour meets at the top of Sunnyside lift on Saturdays at 1pm. Ski down an easy run and learn about the Cottonwood Canyons' geology, history, winter ecology, watershed, wildlife, and more!
Trees and Skis
Come join us and learn about the tree species that inhabit Alta, forest ecology, threats to the forest’s health, and the ongoing efforts of Alta and TreeUtah to protect forest health plus what you can do to help. Held on the first and third Thursday of each month.
Alta Ski Area is located in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, The drive from Salt Lake International Airport is 32 miles or approximately 45 minutes with normal flowing traffic. Find your way to Alta from the Airport, Salt Lake City, Park City and more.
Bus and Shuttle Info
Due to hiring shortages, Route 994 is the only UTA Ski Bus serving Alta this winter. Route 994 will only service the Wildcat lot.
Parking reservations are required Friday–Sunday & holidays from 8am–1pm.
Road & Parking
Vacation Planning FAQS
To make your ski trip to Alta as seamless as possible, here are answers to our skiers' most frequently asked questions.
The lodging facilities in Alta are not owned or operated by the Alta Ski Area.
Alta Vacations 855-330-0095 can answer lodging questions and make reservations for you for various properties in Alta. You may also visit discoveralta.com.
There are a variety of lodging options, including base lodges, condos and vacation homes within walking or skiing distance of the ski area. There is also lodging at nearby Snowbird as well as in the Salt Lake Valley.
We have parking lots at the Wildcat Base and Albion Base. If you have beginner skiers in your group or need daycare or ski school services, we recommend the Albion Base parking lot. Intermediate skiers and advanced skiers are encouraged to park in the Wildcat Base parking lot. All lifts and runs can be accessed from either parking lot. Insider tip - intermediate & advanced skiers wanting to get to the Sugarloaf or Supreme lifts can use the Wildcat Base parking lot and ride Collins lift. It's quicker and more fun.
Paid parking reservations are required at Alta on weekends & holidays.
Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) is the closest airport, conveniently located 32 miles away. Travel time from the airport to Alta is approximately 45 minutes under ideal road conditions.
Parking reservations are required on weekends & holidays from 8am–1pm.
State law requires you 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. Driving directions and parking information.