Last updated: 2:00PM 11/14/2019

Getting Here

Getting Here

Alta Ski Area is located in Utah's Wasatch Mountains at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Just 32 miles from Salt Lake International Airport.

The drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport to Alta is 32 miles, or approximately 45 minutes in regular traffic.

From downtown Salt Lake City or Salt Lake City Int'l Airport, head east on I-80, then south on I-215. Take the 6200 South exit (which turns into Wasatch Boulevard). Follow the signs to Alta.

Find your way to Alta from the Airport, Salt Lake City, Park City, and more:

GPS Coordinates: 40 35'19.34"N 111 38'20.82"W

Transportation Services To and From Alta Ski Area

Many private companies provide ground transportation from the airport to Alta, which is a great option if you are staying in the canyon. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) also has scheduled public ski buses.

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Parking and Shuttle Information

Alta has free parking at both the Wildcat and Albion base areas.
The Albion Base parking area provides great access for beginners and families. The Wildcat Base parking area is well suited for intermediate and advanced skiers.

Preferred Carpool Parking

New this season, Alta is providing prime parking spots in the Wildcat base area to vehicles arriving with three or more persons. Snag a great spot while limiting emissions and reducing canyon traffic. The VIP spots are first-come, first-served and run all day, every day.

alta carpool parking

Alta Town Shuttle

A Free, fast and easy way to get around the Town of Alta. From 8:30am--5:30pm the Alta Town Shuttle makes a continuous loop servicing the Blackjack Condos, the View, Powder Ridge, Superior Point, the Bypass Road homes, upper and lower Sugarplum Village and the Wildcat Base parking area

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View the current Road Information.

aerial view of Alta Ski Area

You may call UDOT's Hotline at 511 for more information while you are in the canyon.
There are times when the Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, SR 210, may be restricted to travel. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has an extensive avalanche control program in the canyon, restricting travel when control work is in progress.

State law requires that you carry chains in your vehicle or have snowtires on your vehicle from November 1st through May 1st.


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