Skiers wait to load the UTA Ski Bus

Public Transit &
Private Shuttles

Private shuttles, public transportation and ride-sharing apps to get you to Alta.

Transportation Services to and from Alta.

Many private companies provide ground transportation from the airport to Alta, which is a great option if you are staying in the canyon. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) also has scheduled public ski buses that carry skiers to and from Alta all winter.


Cottonwood Connect

Returning for the 2023–24 ski season, Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle is a convenient, comfortable, safe and reliable way to get up the mountain this winter. Reservations are required to ride the Cottonwood Connect—to ensure your stress-free ride up the canyons, make your reservation today.

  • Starting December 22nd through January 1st and then Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through April 14th.
  • Morning departure times: 7:00, 8:00, 9:30 and 10:30am
  • Return times: 2:00, 2:30, 4:30, and 5:00pm
  • Cost: $20 round-trip per rider/$10 per rider, one-way
  • Passengers can choose their time of departure and return pickup times from the resorts
  • Passengers must keep their reserved schedule. Switching bus routes or return times will not be allowed.

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Utah Transit Authority Ski Bus

Alta Ski Area is easily accessible via public transportation, from the airport, hotel or home. When parking is full, the UTA Ski Bus may be the best way to get to Alta on busy days. UTA operates a free Ski Bus route between Alta and Snowbird.

Ski Bus Route 994 – Historic Sandy Station to Alta

  • Start Date: November 26th, 2023
  • End Date: April 13th, 2024
  • 30-minute service
  • Service begins at 6:01am and ends at 6:09pm

Your 2023–24 Alta season passes include the UTA Benefit—including Ikon passes—and receive free ridership on all UTA Ski Bus Routes. Includes Trax and other UTA bus services only when used in transit with a Ski Bus Route.

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Airport & Canyon Shuttle Services

There are many companies that offer shuttles services to, and from, Alta. Little Cottonwood Canyon is often restricted to 4X4 vehicles with snow tires or chains. Please make sure your transportation company can get you to and from Alta during road restrictions and through inclement weather.

to/from Airport to/from SLC to/from Park City to/from Snowbird
Alta Shuttle 866.274.0225 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alta Town Shuttle Free
Alpine Transportation Yes Yes
Canyon Hop
801.860.7544 Yes
Canyon Transportation
800.255.1841 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Park City Transportation 800.637.3803 Yes
Public Transportation (UTA) Free
877.277.4587 Yes Yes Yes
Resort Transportation
800.604.1525 Yes Yes

Ted's Transportation


Yes Yes Yes

Tri M Transportation


Yes Yes Yes
Wave Transportation
801.532.1433 Yes Yes Yes
Yellow Cab
801.521.2100 Yes Yes Yes

Ride-Sharing Apps

Uber and Lyft provide service in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Make sure to order an UberSki or Lyft Ski Rack if transporting ski gear. Please consider 4WD/Chain restrictions when utilizing a ride-share app and wear a mask.

Transportation within the Alta-Snowbird Area

Alta Shuttle

The Alta Resort Shuttle has operated for years within the Town of Alta, serving wintertime skiers and guests while providing transportation options as an alternative to renting a vehicle. New this year, a second shuttle is now running to accommodate for UTA Ski Bus shortages. This enhanced service is funded by UTA, Alta Ski Area, local businesses, and the Town of Alta.

Alta Town Shuttle | Photo: Chloe Jimenez

  • The Alta Shuttle runs from 7am–6pm
  • The Alta Night Shuttle runs from 6–10pm
  • Shuttle pick-ups occur every 30 minutes
  • Alta Shuttle stops:
    • Goldminers Daughter
    • Alta Lodge
    • Rustler Lodge
    • Snowpine Lodge
    • Albion Grill
    • Alta Peruvian Lodge
    • Hellgate
    • CliffLodge
    • Bypass Road

Call 801.301.0122