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Bring your family. Bring your friends. Or just bring yourself, and experience a natural mountain environment with a rich history of deep powder.

  • Trip Checklist
  • Activities & Events
  • Getting Here
  • Maps of Alta
  • Vacation Planning Q&A
  • Trip Checklist

    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.

    Lift Tickets

    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. 

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    Alta boasts a collection of unique, independently owned lodges, condos and vacation homes with incredible views and ski-in/ski-out accessibility.

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    Ski Lessons

    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.

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    Child Care

    Need a break from the kiddos? The Alta Children's Center is a full-service childcare facility for infants and young children.

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    Activities & Events

    While you won't find a mountain-top concert from your favorite headlining act, the Alta Events Calendar is home to myriad fundraisers, community events, holiday festivities and environmental stewardship opportunities. Whether you're a long-time local or just in town for the weekend, check back often for all of the events that make Alta feel like home.

    Opening Day

    While skiing will look a little different this winter we are still excited for the return of winter. Our projected opening date is set for Saturday, November 21st, 2020 conditions permitting.

    Getting Here

    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.

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    Bus and Shuttle Info

    Consider leaving the driving to the pros. Hop on a UTA Ski Bus, hire a shuttle from the airport and even take advantage of the free Alta Town Shuttle once you arrive.

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    Parking Info

    Alta provides free parking at both the Wildcat and Albion base areas. Carpooling is highly encouraged. Vehicles with 3+ skiers can score prime parking spots in the Wildcat lot.

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    Road Conditions

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    Vacation Planning

    To make your ski trip to Alta as seamless as possible, here are answers to our skiers' most frequently asked questions.

    A: 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

    A: 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.

    A: 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.

    A: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 available

    A: 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.