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Last updated: 5:00AM 12/10/2019

Alta Earth Day

Alta Earth Day

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Alta Earth Day

Alta Earth Day is a collaborative effort by
organizations and members of the Alta Community.

alta logo   CCF logo ACE logo TreeUtah tracy aviary logo   friends of alta logo    altaence logo

The day's events for 2019:

Eco-friendly Vendors

Naturalist Tours & Ski Recycle

2019 Après Earth Day at GMD Patio

And Thanks to Our Sponsors! 


2019 Eco-Friendly Vendors  

If you would like to participate as a Vendor or Sponsor for 2019 contact

   Xistential Love  Salt Lake Community College

Citizens' Climate Lobby  Meier Skis Factory Farming Awareness Coalition  

eco minded goods logo    PE logoPistenBully 

momentum logo     Utah Recycling Alliance    SLC Bicycle Collective 

OLIGIE     Intergalactic Hydrogen

2nd Tracks - Level 9 Sports   Nu-Tech Heating and Cooling

2018 Naturalist Tours & Ski Recycle

ski gear
Mini-CHaRM! Recycle Skis & Snowboards

Wildcat Base - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
We are happy to partner with Utah Recycling Alliance Mini-CHaRM - Collection of Hard to Recycle Materials. Dig deep and take advantage of spring to clean out your space of old skis and snowboards. Recycling is a difficult and costly good deed, to help our non-profit friends at URA we are suggesting a $3 donation with your drop-off. 

SLC Bicycle Collective
Fix-It Clinic - BIKES ONLY 

Bottom of Collins lift - 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Don't forget your bike along with your skis! The Salt Lake Bicycle Collective will be on-site at Alta with volunteer coaches ready to help and teach attendees about bike tune-ups and repairs. While we hope to be able to fix all repair needs on-site we may have to refer some to the Bicycle Collective for parts and repair needs not available at the Earth Day event.

group of people on an Alta bird tour
Birding Ski Tour & Nest Box Survey

Bottom of Collins lift - 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Join Tracy Aviary expert birders for a 1½ hour tour and introduction to the birds of Alta. Meet some feathered residents, summer breeders, and maybe some migrating visitors stopping in for a quick rest. The early bird catches the worm in our morning  exploration. Registration is preferred and guarantees we won't leave without you.

Alta Bird Nest Box Study
Nest Box Survey on Snowshoes

Skier Services - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Join Tracy Aviary for a 1½ hour snowshoe around Wildcat Base to survey owl nest boxes. Meet some feathered residents and learn all about our fascinating citizen science bird activities. Registration is preferred and guarantees we won't leave without you.

snow shoe tour
Snowshoe with a Naturalist

Albion Grill east entry - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Join Cottonwood Canyons Foundation in exploring Alta's wild side. Nestled under a deep blanket of snow, experience the Wasatch through a winter lens on snowshoes with trained Naturalist guides through a variety of beginner and avalanche safe terrain.  Come celebrate Alta Earth Day the way it's meant to be, naturally! Complimentary snowshoe rentals available! For more information email or register today!

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Tour with a Ranger 

Top of Sunnyside lift - 1:30 pm
After some morning turns come join Cottonwood Canyons Foundation's naturalists on a ski tour to go back in time and learn how Alta was created to how the wild survive the extreme winters. You will learn about the trees and the rich history of the Wasatch. Tours are only a 1/2 hour and free, but lift ticket is needed. All area lift tickets and season passes are valid for the tour. If you are 80+, you ski FREE! 

Arborist Ski Around

TreeUtah table at Wildcat Base
TreeUtah will have a table and tent on the snow for those interested in volunteering and gaining some tree advice or general information on Utah's trees. At your convenience, TreeUtah's arborist will lead groups into the woods on skis for a tree ecology tour of the ski area. Learn how to identify the different trees you see in the Wasatch mountains and how they interact with the environment around them.

2019 Après Earth Day

Alta Earth Day - ON THE SNOW

Goldminer's Daughter Lodge Patio (Outside!) - 4:30 to 7:00 pm: Join us for complimentary appetizers and drinks après ski (drinks after 5pm). We welcome skiers and community members to toast the evening and effort with some live music of of course our annual opportunity drawing sponsored by all our vendors and sponsors listed below. More details coming soon!

Thank you Sponsors for your support!

REI  DPS Skiis    Natural History Museum of Utah 

Porcupine Pub & Grill   Arc'teryx

If you would like to participate as a 2019 Vendor or Sponsor contact


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