Summer FAQs

Summer FAQs

Frequently asked questions regarding all things summer at Alta Ski Area.

Summer at Alta starts once the snow melts—typically in late June or early July.

You have questions. We have answers.

Summer at Alta is filled with beautiful hikes in an alpine environment that blossoms after laying dormant each winter under Alta's deep snowfall. We hope that you can join one of the Alta Environmental Center's many summer stewardship programs.

Summer FAQs

Yes, Alta Summer Hosts will be available on weekends and holidays at the Albion Base (Upper Albion meadows trailhead) from 8am-6pm

Hiking trails start from four areas. The Wildcat base area, the Town of Alta, the Albion base area provide free parking. The Catherine's Pass and Cecret Lake trailheads via the Summer Road require an $10 amenity fee.

The Wildcat parking lot will be closed during the month of June and all hiking in the bottom portion of Collins Gulch will be closed Monday–Thursday, 7am–5pm due to construction June–September. 

The Alta Camp Store located near the Cecret Lake trailhead will open this summer. Dates and hours TBD.

The Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge will be open from 11-8pm daily, enjoy Sunday brunch at Alta Lodge beginning in August or grab a take-out pizza from Goldminer's Daughter any weekend.

Check out our Summer Food and Drink page for more information >

Due to construction in lower Collins Gulch this summer the Wildcat parking lot will be closed the first three weeks of June, Monday–Thursday from 7am–5pm. 

June through September, the bottom portion of the Collins Gulch trail will be closed Monday–Thursday from 7am–5pm.

In recent years the basin has been over-loved. Vehicle access into Albion Basin is being limited to balance visitor use with available amenities and natural resource protection as the ultimate goal.

Reservations can be made online at

This money helps fund maintenance of the summer road, parking lots, trash removal, hiking trails and maintenance to bathroom facilities on-mountain. In past summers, Alta was not responsible for maintaining the summer road.

Free parking is available in the Town of Alta, Albion base area and the Wildcat base area.

View the Summer Trail Map for more info >


No. Little Cottonwood Canyon is a Salt Lake County protected watershed area that supplies drinking water to Salt Lake residents.

Yes, winter season passes, information and public restrooms will be available at Skier Services at the Wildcat base area.

Business Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-4:30pm.