Alta Ski Resort

Alta Ski Resort

Resort Info

Ski Area Snow Report

Resort Statistics

Average Snowfall 516 Feet Annually
Base Elevation 8,530 Feet
Top Elevation 10,550 Feet
Vertical Drop 2020 Feet
Skiable Acres 2,200 Feet
Lift Count 12 Lifts
Lift prices $49-$89

Alta is a ski area located in the Wasatch Mountains east of Sandy, Utah.  Opened in 1939, Alta is among the oldest ski resorts in the nation and is one of only two resorts that limit access to skiers; snowboarders are prohibited at Alta.  Mad River Glen in Vermont is the only other skiers-only resort.  In 2002, Alta formed a partnership with nearby Snowbird Resort to offer patrons joint passes that allow access to both resorts.

Today, Alta is a perfect combination of retro charm and modern technology.  In 2007, Alta introduced an Axess RFID electronic ticketing system, a wireless, more efficient method of ticketing patrons.  Patrons may also track their vertical and lift data online.  Furthermore, Alta has eight chairlifts (three of which are high-speed), four tow ropes, and snow-making machines.  Beyond its technological advances, Alta offers patrons many lodging accommodations, including Rustler Lodge, Alta Lodge, Goldminer Daughter's Lodge, and, our favorite, the Peruvian Lodge.

At a base elevation of 8,530 feet, Alta receives an annual average snowfall of 514 inches.  Alta has 2,200 skiable acres, and the terrain is varied to accommodate skiers of all skill levels.  With the partnership with Snowbird, skiers have access to 26 lifts and a total skiable area of 4,700 acres.

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