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Alta Ski Resort Guide

Alta, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift3,374m
Resort Height2,600m
 Nearest AirportSalt Lake City
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Famous for the snowfall (which averages 46 feet / 14 metres annually!), Alta has a world-class reputation.


The American ski resort of Alta is at an altitude of 2,600m.

Alta has direct access to 119 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,600m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,374m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Alta?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Alta.

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Ski Area Stats

Alta Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Alta Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,374m
Lowest Piste2,600m
Resort Altitude (Alta)2,600m
Max Vertical774m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Alta
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers


Whilst famous for the regular powder snow, Alta has terrain suited to every level of skier with around 15% of its 2,614 acres aimed at beginners.

The top of Sugarloaf gives spectacular views in all directions, and accesses a range of intermediate and advanced ski runs.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


No snowboarding is permitted at Alta. Neighbouring Snowbird, a mile down the road, does allow boarding.

Location and Map

Where is Alta?

This ski resort is in Utah, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Alta is Salt Lake City, 62 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 11,248 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Alta open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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