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Ski Accommodation: Alta

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Skicow has calculated an excellent rating of 4.6 out of 5 for Alta ski accommodation. This is based on several criteria such as the services provided and proximity to nearby ski areas. Note that we do not have all the required data, such as whether various facilities are provided, which is necessary for a comprehensive rating calculation and consequently the calculation will be slightly inaccurate.

 (4.6 moos out of 5)

Alta Ski Accommodation Overview

In addition to the overview provided here, please also see our review of Alta.

Alta is located in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Cache National Forest which is is about 45 minutes driving time east of Salt Lake City. Alta offers terrain and snow conditions for all levels of skiers and is one of the few remaining ski resorts in the world that prohibits snowboarders.

Alta is an experience set apart from the rest and is noted for some of the best snow conditions and terrain in the world. 

Established in 1871, Alta is one of the oldest resorts in North America. It was predominantly a mining town, but grew rapidly adding a post office and restaurants. A fire destroyed Alta in 1878 followed by an avalanche in 1885. The town was never completely rebuilt and eventually brought mining to a halt in the early 1900’s. The Forest Service had a growing interest in the area for skiing, and development of the resort began in 1937, building the Alta Lodge and adding the first chairlift. Additional chairlifts and lodges have been added over the years, making Alta what it is today. 

Alta offers a limited range of facilities for visiting skiers and snowboarders. Alta offers great services to skiers and snowboarders such as rentals, transport to lifts and slopeside accommodation.

Note: This page only contains ski accommodation information. You may also be interested in Alta ski area information.

For further information, visit the Alta web site.

Ski village photo at Alta

Ski village photo at Alta

Ski village photo at Alta

Ski Accommodation Facts for Alta

Detailed ski accommodation statistics for Alta are presented in the boxed sections below.


Accommodation type: Ski village
Altitude:  ? 
Winter population:  ? 


Public lodging? Yes
Restaurants? Yes
Supermarkets? Yes
Pharmacies (drug stores)? Yes
Post offices? Yes
Childcare? Yes
Public gym?  ? 
Public swimming pool?  ? 
Specialty shops?  ? 

Ski support

Ski rentals? Yes
Snowboard rental? Yes
Public ski-in/ski-out lodging? Yes
Free transfers to lifts/ski areas? Yes

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Town of Alta. Lodging information. Ski lodges

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