Alta Ski Area

Alta ski area is one of the United State's best ski resorts. From beginner trails at Albion Base to black diamond bowls off Sugarloaf, Alta has great variety, stunning scenery and dry snow quality.

Alta is recognized not only for its variety of terrain but also for stunning scenery and dry snow quality. There is plenty of beginner and lower intermediate terrain, as well as some steep chutes and powder bowls that you will have to hike to. Most of the beginner trails are accessed from Albion Base, with intermediates scattered around the mountain and some great advanced black diamond bowls off the Sugarloaf quad lift.

Any discussion of Alta begins and ends with snow. 500"+ of it fall annually and it's amongst the lighest, fluffiest snow anywhere in the world. "Cold Smoke" is a term often used to describe the snow here, but it hardly does it justice. In fact, the snow is so light that Alta actually publishes not only the snowfall total in inches, but the water content of the snow. Anything under 6-7% is considered to be very dry. Alta often records snowfall in the 4-5% range, which borders on vapor. Skiing Alta's light snow is truly a pleasure for all ability levels of skiers.

Neighboring Snowbird is the more aggressive of the two ski areas, though Alta's ski area still has plenty to test advanced skiers.

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Recommended Hotels at Alta

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    Alta Peruvian Lodge

    Alta Peruvian lodge is a three-star hotel just a few hundred yards downhill from Alta ski resort base area.

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    Alta Rustler Lodge

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    Goldminer's Daughter Lodge

    Goldminer's Daughter Lodge in Alta is a ski in ski out hotel directly adjacent to the Collins Lift at Alta ski area.

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    The Snowpine Lodge

    The Snowpine Lodge at Alta is a ski in ski out hotel at the base of Alta ski resort. The historic Snowpine Lodge opened in 1938.

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  • Alta Lodge

    Alta Lodge

    Alta Lodge offers a throwback ski vacation experience - no TV's to be found in these guest rooms; the world-famous Sitzmark Club ski bar provides the entertainment.