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Skiers enjoy the Grand Opening of the new Sunnyside lift at Alta Ski Area on a sunny January morning

The new
Six-Pack Lift

By Alta Ski Area 12-01-2022

The new Sunnyside lift is now open.

After six months of construction time that spanned summer, fall and winter, Alta's newest chairlift opened on Saturday, January 21st. The new lift increases Alta's uphill capacity, providing a major boost to the Albion base area—Alta's hub for families, beginner skiers and the Alf Engen Ski School. The Albion Basin has welcomed skiers, of all abilities, for generations. Grab a friend—or five–and take a ride into the beautiful Albion Basin on the new Sunnyside Six-Pack. It's a quick five minutes to the top.

Sunnyside by the numbers:

  • 796' vertical rise
  • 66 chairs
  • 4,728" length
  • 1,000 feet-per-minute line speed
  • 16 towers
  • 5 minutes to the top
  • 54% increase in uphill capacity from the Sunnyside detachable triple

We would like to thank our skiers for your patience and would like to thank the countless workers who shouldered the heavy lifting and endless logistics to get the job done.

January 21st, 2023: Sunnyside Grand Opening

Sunnyside at 3

Since Alta’s humble beginnings as a ski area in 1938, Alta has worked to introduce the sport and culture of skiing to new skiers. A big part of that commitment is Alta’s Sunnyside At 3 program—allowing skiers to ride the Sunnyside Six-Pack from 3–4:30pm daily at a discounted rate. This program is one of the most affordable ways to learn to ski in the state of Utah and is one of the best ways to introduce skiers to the Albion Basin.

The new Sunnyside six-pack will significantly improve our Sunnyside At 3 program, increasing uphill capacity during peak periods and allowing Sunnyside skiers to spend more time on the slopes and less time in line and on the lift.

The Sunnyside At 3 4-Pack and Sunnyside At 3 lift tickets can now be used to ride the Sunnyside from 3–4:30pm daily. Alta Gold Card passholders can also enjoy the new Sunnyside lift for free from 3–4:30pm daily.

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Ribbon cutting for the new Sunnyside Six-Pack on January 21st, 2023 | Photo: Photo-John

Albion lift re-retirement

After serving as our primary lift from the Albion base area earlier this season, Albion will be on standby for the remainder of the season. The Albion lift will be re-retired and decommissioned at the end of the 2022–23 season. (Interest in purchasing Albion chairs far exceeded supply and chairs will not be on sale.)

Scroll through the photo gallery below to see how the new Sunnyside six-pack lift came to life: