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.
UTA Ski Bus & Public Transportation
Alta Ski Area is easily accessible via public transportation. From the airport, hotel or home. From Ogden to Park City to Provo, UTA has a way to get you to the mountains. We anticipate reduced carpooling, limited capacity on the UTA Ski Bus and an increase in backcountry skiing. All of these variables will make parking and getting to Alta more complicated than what we've grown accustomed to.
UTA will be implementing additional safety measures for Ski Bus service to help you stay safe all season long. These efforts include limiting the number of riders per bus, enforcing mask-wearing at all times and creating socially distanced lines at key bus stops.
When parking is full, the Ski Bus may be the best way to get to Alta on busy days. Plan ahead.
UTA Ski Bus Benefits for Season PassHoldersSeason passes that include the UTA Benefit (now including Ikon passes) 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.
Free UTA SKi Bus rides between Alta & Snowbird
UTA operates a free Ski Bus route between Alta and Snowbird.
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.
|Company||Call||to/from Airport||to/from SLC||to/from Park City||to/from Snowbird|
|Alta Town Shuttle||Free|
|Park City Transportation||800.637.3803||Yes|
|Public Transportation (UTA)||Free|
Alta Ski Area and the Town of Alta are easily accessible via popular ride-sharing apps, such as Lyft, Uber, or the free Ride Space app.
Uber & Lyft
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.
Ride Space App
The Ride Space App will not be available during the 2020-21 season due to the global pandemic.
Designed to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and traffic congestion, the new Ride Space app is a free ride-sharing app from Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude in order to encourage ride-sharing in the Cottonwoods. With it's proximity to the Salt Lake Metropolitan Area, you can help the environment and score sweet perks when you participate in The Ride Space program!