Alta Mountain Statistics
- Average Annual Snowfall: 545″
- Vertical Drop: 2,020′
- Base Elevation: 8,530′
- Top Elevation: 10,550′
- Hours of Operation: 9:15AM-4:30PM
- Lifts: 2 quads, 3 doubles, 2 triples
- Skiable Acres: 2,200′
- Terrain: 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced/expert
- Number of Runs: 115
- Terrain Parks: 0
- Acres of Snowmaking: 50
- Nursey/Child Care on Premise: Yes
- Adapative Skiing Program: -
- Uphill Capacity: 11,248 people per hour
- Miles to Major Airport: 32
A skier’s mountain-Alta and pure, unspoiled skiing are truly synonymous. Respected for its classic powder skiing, challenging terrain and spectacular views. Alta also offers great beginner and intermediate skiing. Known for deep powder and superb terrain, Alta is a definite locals favorite! Located at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta promises beautiful scenery and panoramic views from its slopes.
Alta’s philosophy has been to offer a quality skiing experience for a fair price. The focus is on skiing, earning Alta accolades as a “purist’s mountain.” It is one of the three remaining areas in the United States to be a skier’s-only mountain. Snowboarding is not allowed.
Alta, along with Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, proudly celebrate 10 years of offering America’s first lift-served interconnect. Come and enjoy the excitement of the Alta-Snowbird experience. With the Alta-Snowbird “one ticket”, skiers have access to 4700 acres. Alta-Snowbird was voted the #1 resort in the U.S. by Skiing magazine for five years running.
The Alta Environmental Center is the outgrowth of Alta’s last twenty years of sustainability practices. Alta is committed to discovering innovative new ways to be sustainable and improve our environment. Alta believes an efficient, profitable company is a necessary foundation to support many worthy environmental efforts. The Alta Environmental Center will guide these efforts towards sustainability and will look after the natural environment.
Alta is located 25 miles (40km) southeast of Salt Lake City at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, State Highway 210, approximately 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.