Some of the Best Snow Conditions in the World
Alta is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Cache
As one of the country's first ski areas (1938), Alta's philosophy has
been to strive to offer a consistent quality ski experience for all
levels of skiers.
Nestled in a naturally beautiful setting and graced with splendid light,
dry powder, Alta is an experience set apart from the rest and is noted
for some of the best snow conditions in the world.
Alta receives an average seasonal snowfall of 500 inches. And the
terrain offers something for everyone: 25 percent beginner, 40 percent
intermediate and 35 percent advanced.
At first glance, Alta looks intimidating, but there is probably not a
finer ski area to learn powder skiing. Or for new skiers, Alta offers a
variety of groomed runs too. At Alta you get the best of both worlds!
If you have never skied powder, or need some fine-tuning, it is best to
take a lesson at the Alf Engen Ski School. Founded in 1948 by ski
legend, Alf Engen, the ski school offers a wide variety of lessons for
all skill levels. For an alternative ski experience, consider a private
lesson focusing on free heel techniques using Telemark skis.
At Alta's Children's Center, children age 6 weeks to 12 years can play,
learn, explore and create in various environments within the center. A
special area is dedicated in the center to meet the needs of even the
smallest of infants. The center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reservations are requested, especially during holidays.
Alta Ski Lifts Company owns and operates the ski area. All other
businesses are privately held. This unique approach enables Alta to
focus on skiing and allows each lodge, restaurant, ski shop or other
related business to offer its best.
Located only 45 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport. Alta
is a memorable destination and easy to get to, you can ski in the same
day you arrive!
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