It’s all about skiing at Alta Ski Resort. With 116-plus runs and 2,200 skiable acres (890 hectares), the variety of the terrain provides skiing for all levels. A quarter of the terrain is for beginners, 40 percent dedicated to intermediate skiers and 35 percent for the advanced set. Average yearly snowfall is 551 inches (1,400 cm). A rare skier only mountain, snowboarding is not allowed.
You can learn more than just ski skills at Alta. The resort offers a unique free program called Ski with a Ranger. On weekends and holidays skiers can learn about a variety of topics including the watershed, winter ecology and local mining history while traveling down a groomed run.
Alta is located southeast of Salt Lake City at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, about 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.