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.

Recreational Racing at Alta.

Recreational racing is open to the public on Saturdays from 11am–3pm. The Sunnyside Race Arena is located off the top of the 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.

2023–24 Recreational Racing Calendar

Weather & Conditions Permitting

January 2024

  • Friday, January 12th
  • Saturday, January 13th
  • Saturday, January 20th
  • Saturday, January 27th

February 2023

  • Saturday, February 3rd
  • Saturday, February 10th
  • Saturday, February 17th
  • Saturday, February 24th

March 2023

  • Saturday, March 9th
  • Saturday, March 16th
  • Saturday, March 23rd
  • Saturday, March 30th