Recreational racing at Alta Ski Area


Here's your chance to go for the gold on Race Course Hill, located off the Sunnyside lift.

Alta offers recreational racing for all skiers on most Saturdays starting in late January— weather permitting. Races are sometimes also held on Fridays.

Racing will start once the Sunnyside lift is open.

Recreational racing is held at the Sunnyside Race Arena, located off the top of Sunnyside lift. Skiing gates is not only fun, but it also affords an excellent way to hone your skiing skills. Gold, silver and bronze Alta pins are awarded on a handicap system by age and gender determined by a pace setter's time. If your time does not qualify for a medal, you will receive an Alta pin for participating.


  • Single Run: $3
  • Unlimited Runs: $10

Results and pins may be picked up at the Ski School Office—located in the Albion base area—after 4pm.

Please register at the Albion Ski School Office or at the top of the Race Arena. Please note we can only accept cash at the Race Arena.

2022–23 Recreational Racing Calendar

Weather & Conditions Permitting

January 2023

Racing will start once the Sunnyside lift is open.

Stay tuned for updates

February 2023

  • Saturday, February 4th
  • Saturday, February 11th
  • Saturday, February 18th
  • Saturday, February 25th

March 2023

  • Friday, March 10th
  • Saturday, March 11th
  • Saturday, March 18th
  • Saturday, March 25th