A dad gives his son a high-five while skiing the beginner slopes of Alta Ski Area

At 3

Alta's Sunnyside At 3 program allows skiers the ability to ride our beginner lift, Sunnyside, from 3-4:30pm daily.


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.

Alta's Sunnyside At 3 program allows skiers to ride our beginner lifts, Sunnyside and Albion, from 3-4:30pm daily. This program offers one of the most affordable ways to ski in the state of Utah.

The Sunnyside At 3 program is available as a daily lift ticket or a season pass

2019-20 Sunnyside At 3 Lift Ticket = $15

Available only from the Alta ticket windows in Albion base area (not available online), the daily Sunnyside At Three lift ticket is $15 per day for adults and children. Simply swing by the ticket window and receive a pass to ski after 3pm on Sunnyside and Albion lifts. Catch the last chair on Sunnyside at 4:30 and you’re looking at almost two hours of skiing. That’s plenty of time a novice skier to get a little more comfortable on the slopes. It’s also a great deal for the occasional skier looking for an afternoon escape in the mountains.

2020-21 Sunnyside At 3 Card = $49 online | $59 at a ticket window

The Sunnyside At 3 card is your season pass to afternoon skiing on Alta’s beginner terrain. Available on Alta.com for just $49, you have direct-to-lift access to Sunnyside and Albion lifts after 3pm, all season long. That’s over 150 afternoons and 225 hours of skiing—plenty of time to progress your skiing abilities on Alta's beginner terrain.

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The true goal of the Sunnyside At 3 program is to progress your skiing ability

The Sunnyside At 3 Card also Provides a 20% discount on access to Alta’s other lift tickets

Looking to ski a full day on Sunnyside and Albion? With your 20% discount applied to a Beginner Area Day ticket, you can ski from 9:15am-4:30pm on Sunnyside and Albion for 20% off the $56 window rate.

While the Sunnyside and Albion lifts offer great terrain for beginner skiers, there is so much more to explore at Alta as your skills progress. Blue Bell and Race Hill are blue square trails accessible from the top of Sunnyside lift. These are great stepping stones to more advanced terrain. Vail Ridge, the black diamond area located directly under the Sunnyside lift, is a proving ground for those that have mastered the toughest terrain the Sunnyside At 3 program has to offer.

Riding the Sunnyside lift at Alta, you can’t help but notice the surrounding slopes, peaks, lifts in the Albion Basin. The Sunnyside At 3 Card is ideal for the day you feel ready to expand your skiing horizons, providing a 20% discount and direct-to-lift access to Supreme, Sugarloaf, Collins and Wildcat.

Apply your 20% discount to the $52 Late-Afternoon pass, and you’ll have access to every lift at Alta from 2:30-4:30pm for $41.60.

This discount also applies to the Afternoon ($82.40) and All-Area Adult rates ($100).

2019-20 Adult Sunnyside At 3 Card rates:

Ticket Type

Window Rate

Sunnyside At 3 Card Rate

Area Day Ticket



Afternoon Ticket (12:30-4:30 pm)



Late Afternoon Ticket (2:30-4:30 pm)



Beginner Area Day Ticket



Ski After 3 on Sunnyside



The Sunnyside At 3 Season Card allows you direct-to-lift access to the Sunnyside lift. Please note that this product is required to be tied to a credit card. The pass is $59 at the ticket window or $49 if purchased online.

Yes. The Sunnyside At 3 Card can also be used as a charge card at Alf's Restaurant, Watson Shelter, Albion Grill, Alf Engen Ski School & all Alta Ski Shop locations. Because your Sunnyside At 3 card is attached to a credit or debit card, you or your children can use the card to pay for on-mountain food. No need to send the kids out with cash or a credit card, just have them charge purchases on their Sunnyside At 3 Card.

Yes. Your Sunnyside At 3 Card also allows free skiing on Albion lift when it is in operation (typically holidays and peak-season weekends). You also have access to Supreme, Sugarloaf, Wildcat or Collins lifts. Your Sunnyside At 3 Card is direct-to-lift via RFID technology and is attached to a credit or debit card. Your card will automatically be charged for the corresponding ticket upgrade, less the 20% discount.

Refunds will not be given if you accidentally ride another lift.