Alta Ski Area in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, not far from Salt Lake City, is a world-renowned ski resort considered by many to have the best snow on the planet. Also one of the oldest ski resorts in the USA, Alta receives more than 500 inches of snow each year – ideal for powder skiing. Snowboarders are not permitted on Alta’s slopes, thus it has gained popularity as a haven for skiers of all ability levels. Maintaining an ‘old school’ feel, Utah’s Alta Ski Area brings authentic ski culture to life.
Alta Ski Area opens up an extensive snowy wonderland of 2 200 acres to skiers. Along with a total vertical of 2 020 feet and a summit elevation of 10 550 feet, Alta’s 116 runs network across this amazing landscape. The diverse terrain guides skiers down impressive steeps, challenging chutes and through the trees. Alta Ski Area has a run for everyone and its runs are categorized as follows: 25% beginner, 40% intermediate and 35% advanced. Eleven well-maintained ski lifts are at the service of Alta’s ski enthusiasts, carrying them to new heights. For expert skiers, Alta is a challenge they do not want to miss, an experience that they are unlikely to come across often. Baldy Chutes and Catherine’s Area take you to the extreme with some incomparable pitches and snow. Glory Hole is an exciting bowl and Wildcat Steeps features deep-powder tree skiing. Nordic skiers will be delighted with the 15 km of carefully groomed trails, leading across this stunning landscape. Although Alta Ski Area may appear more geared towards expert skiing, there is a world-class ski school with a variety of programs for people of all ages and ability levels. Everyone enjoys the sheer charm of Alta Ski Area.
Utah’s Alta Ski Area, best-known for its exquisite skiing, also offers all a skier could need off the slopes, including facilities such as equipment rental, retail stores, childcare, lockers, first aid, photography services and more. After spending a few hours gliding down the slopes of Alta you are certain to feel an empty spot in your stomach. Restore your energy reserves with a delicious snack or full meal at one of Alta Ski Area’s restaurants such as Alf’s Restaurant, Collins Grill, Watson Shelter, Albion Grill and Alta Java. At the end of a day, after having filled that gap in your stomach, a comfortable bed will await you at one of Alta’s fantastic accommodations. Choose from lodges, condominiums and vacation homes like Alta Lodge, Alta Peruvian Lodge, Snowpine Lodge, The View, Hellgate Condos, Blackjack Condos, Alta Alps Chalets and Black Bear Chalet.
When the snow begins to disappear off the slopes of Alta Ski Area and summer’s sun begins to shine, the good times go on with a number of summer activities. Try great summer recreation such as hiking, biking and much more.
Alta Ski Area is the year-round vacation destination of choice in the state of Utah. Skiers will want to test their limits on the thickly powder-covered slopes of Alta, the ultimate ski experience!