Alta Ski Resort
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Alta and pure, unspoiled skiing are indeed synonymous. Alta's wide variety of terrain, breathtaking alpine scenery and superb snow conditions combine to create a unique setting for unforgettable outdoor experiences with family, friends and the mountain itself. Alta becomes a place where visitors have all the time in the world to feel both a sense serenity in a pristine alpine environment as well as a sense of excitement and fun in being outdoors in the clean mountain air. Alta continues to offer a ski-only experience.
Whatever your ability, Alta is for you. Alta Ski Area provides Alpine & Nordic skiing, guided snow cat skiing, ski school lessons and programs- and mid-mountain dining; private businesses provide the rest, including lodging, dining, a ski-in coffee hut, helicopter & back country touring, community arts programming, massages and church services. Alta has a worldwide reputation for its powder skiing. Deep powder snow, rugged terrain and spectacular scenery established Alta's fame.
- Base Elevation: 8,530 ft. (2,600 m)
- Top Elevation: 10,550 ft. (3,216 m)
- Vertical Drop: 2,020 ft. (617 m)
- Skiable Acres: 2,200 acres (890 hectacres)
- Number of Runs: 116+
- Average Seasonal Snowfall:560" (1,422 cm)
- Snowmaking: Yes
- Snowboarding: No
Location - 29 miles 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