Summer FAQs

Summer FAQs

Frequently asked questions regarding all things summer at Alta Ski Area

You have questions. We have answers.

Summer operations are underway, including the Summer Road opening as well as the Alta Camp Store located near the Cecret Lake trailhead. The Albion Basin campground will open in early July and is currently accepting reservations.

Summer at Alta is about hiking in a beautiful alpine environment that naturally lends itself to social distancing, however, it is everyone's responsibility to keep at least 6' between you and all other humans. Trails are made for moving, so please do not congregate at trailheads. Please stay at home if you are feeling sick or under the weather.

Alta is committed to following the guidance from the CDC and local/state health departments and is dedicated to the following precautions:

  • We are working towards providing a contactless payment option at the Summer Road fee booth. At this time we prefer Credit Card payment over cash.
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitization of bathrooms.
  • Alta employees will wear face masks at the fee booth, Skier Services and the Alta Camp Store.

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic, Summer Stewardship event planning has been delayed. Please check back regularly for updates as we navigate these uncharted waters and attempt to organize socially-distanced events that comply with local and federal guidelines.

For additional questions, please email the Alta Business Office at info@alta.com.

Summer at Alta is about hiking in a beautiful alpine environment that naturally lends itself to social distancing, however, it is everyone's responsibility to keep at least 6' between you and all other humans. Trails are made for moving, so please do not congregate at trailheads. Please stay at home if you are feeling sick or under the weather. 

Alta is committed to following the guidance from the CDC and local/state health departments and is dedicated to the following precautions:

  • • We are working towards providing a contactless payment option at the Summer Road fee booth. At this time we prefer Credit Card payment over cash.
  • • Frequent cleaning and sanitization of bathrooms.
  • • Alta employees will wear face masks at the fee booth, Skier Services and the Alta Camp Store.

With the Albion lot temporarily closed for construction, free parking is available in the Town of Alta and the Wildcat base area.

View the Summer Trail Map for more info >

 

While hiking in the Albion Basin, visit the Alta Camp store located near the Cecret Lake trailhead for light provisions. 

The Gulch Pub at Snowpine Lodge will be open from 11-8pm daily, enjoy Saturday lunch and 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 >

Hiking trails start from four areas. The Wildcat base area, the Town of Alta, the Albion base area (temporarily closed for construction) provide free parking. The Catherine's Pass and Cecret Lake trailheads via the Summer Road require an $8 amenity fee.

Due to construction projects and infrastructure upgrades in the Albion lot and Sunnyside lift maintenance. The Albion parking lot should open in July or August 2020. 

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

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.

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.

We are planning on opening the Albion Basin Campground as soon as the snow melts and the COVID-19 situation is under control. Reservations can be made online.

Yes, The Summer Road fee booth is the best place to gather information for your day in the mountains.

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

Business Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-4:30pm.