Last updated: 2:00PM 11/21/2019

Vacation Planning FAQs

Vacation Planning FAQs

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Is there a central reservations number for lodging?
The lodging facilities in Alta are not owned or operated by the Alta Ski Area.

Alta Vacations 877-215-6611 can answer lodging questions and make reservations for you for various properties in Alta. You may also visit

What type of lodging options are available? Is ski-in/ski-out lodging available?
There are a variety of lodging options, including base lodges, condos and vacation homes within walking or skiing distance of the ski area. There is also lodging at nearby Snowbird as well as in the Salt Lake Valley.

Where should I park?
We have parking lots at the Wildcat Base and Albion Base. If you have beginner skiers in your group or need daycare or ski school services, we recommend the Albion Base parking lot. Intermediate skiers and advanced skiers are encouraged to park in the Wildcat Base parking lot. All lifts and runs can be accessed from either parking lot. Insider tip - intermediate & advanced skiers wanting to get to the Sugarloaf or Supreme lifts can use the Wildcat Base parking lot and ride Collins lift. It's quicker and more fun.

What do I need to know if I am driving to Alta?
State law requires you have snow tires on your vehicle or carry chains in your vehicle between November 1st and May 1st. At times the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) may restrict travel on the canyon road, State Highway 210, to snow tires, chains, 4 wheel drive only. Dial 511 on a cell phone to get current Utah Road Conditions information. Driving directions and parking information available.

Do I need to rent a car to come to Alta?
It is not necessary. A variety of transportation services are available to access Alta from the Salt Lake Valley or within Little Cottonwood Canyon. If you do choose to rent or bring a car to Alta, please be aware of and comply with the road restrictions (snow tires, chains, 4 wheel drive) and overnight parking regulations. 

Which airport do I fly into to get to Alta? How long does it take to get from the airport to Alta?
Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) is the closest airport, conveniently located 33 miles away. Travel time from the airport to Alta is approximately 45 minutes.


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