Alta Ski Area is truly a mountain gemstone, as precious as the silver that was once mined from its craggy peaks. Located at the head of Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Mountain range, this charming ski resort is a prime example of Northern Utah's
fantastic terrain and unbelievable powder. Our Alta Ski Resort lodging options offer both proximity to Salt Lake City
and Park City, providing guests easy access to multiple ski areas - you'll never be bored, and you'll never run out of powder here in Utah!
Our Alta Ski Resort lodging options are mainly concentrated in Cottonwood Heights
, just a short 20-minute drive from the mountain. Alta also offers a shuttle through Albion Basin during the busy winter months - you'll never have to hassle with parking! Alta offers visitors an amazing mountain, with over 2,200 acres of terrain and more than 116 runs for skiers of all levels to enjoy.
Alta Ski Area is one of three skiers-only resorts in the US today
(don't worry, snowboarders: Snowbird Ski Resort is literally right next door
). Alta even offers an exclusive deal with Snowbird, in an all-inclusive AltaSnowbird One Ticket, allowing pass holders to access both ski areas via the saddle between two basins (please note that each resort sells its own day passes separate of one another, and snowboarders must buy a Snowbird pass separately).
Alta's focus on combining quality with affordability means that you can have the posh and exciting ski experience you've always wanted without hurting your wallet. Enjoy a variety of ticket choices from day passes to seasonal passes; take lessons with the Alta Ski School - perfect for adults and children alike, and offering classes for all levels, from first-timers to professionals looking for some fine-tuning. Pit stop for lunch at Watson Shelter or Alf's Restaurant, or try Rustler's Lodge for fine dining and Shallow Shaft for casual mornings in Alta proper.
Alta Ski Area invites you to come play in the snow and breathe the fresh mountain air. Choosing a Vacasa vacation rental for your Alta ski resort lodging means not only will you get a memorable ski experience, but a warm hearth and all the comforts of home to come back to after a hard day on the slopes. Happy skiing - welcome to Alta!
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