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Skicow has calculated an excellent rating of 4.1 out of 5 for the Alta ski area. This is based on several criteria such as the size of the ski area and the services provided. Note that we do not have all the required data, such as the total trail length, which is necessary for a comprehensive rating calculation and consequently the calculation will be slightly inaccurate.

 (4.1 moos out of 5)


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

Alta is a ski area located in the Wasatch Mountains about 45 minutes driving time east of Salt Lake City.

Alta is one of the few remaining ski resorts in the world that prohibits snowboarders.

Alta and Snowbird offer a joint day pass and a joint season ticket, allowing skiers to fully access all of the terrain on both mountains.

Alta has a quite a good vertical rise (2,021ft). As a guide, skiers will typically stop 3 or 4 times when skiing top to bottom. Alta has a good range of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. With an amazing 116 trails, make sure you get hold of a trail map before you set out.

Note: Alta is part of the composite ski area AltaSnowbird.

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

For further information, visit the Alta web site.

Alta ski trail map

Alta ski photo

Ski Area Statistics for Alta

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

Activity Overview

Downhill skiing? Yes
Snowboarding? No
Night skiing? No
Snowcat skiing? Yes
Cross country skiing? Yes
Snowshoeing? Yes
Snow tubing? Yes


 Beginner: 25 %
 Intermediate: 40 %
 Advanced: 20 %
 Expert: 15 %


Number of trails: 116
Total trail length:  ? 
Longest trail: 3.0 miles
Number of bowls:  ? 
Number of half pipes: 0
Number of terrain parks: 0
Length of cross country trails: 3.1 miles

Mountain Statistics

Vertical rise: 2,021 ft
Base elevation: 8,530 ft
Top elevation: 10,551 ft
On piste area: 2,199 acres
Snow making area: 49 acres
Annual snowfall: 500.0 in


Uphill capacity: 10,750 pph
Passenger cabin lifts: 0
High speed chairs: 3
Standard chairs: 4
Surface lifts: 8
Total lifts: 15


Ski lessons? Yes
Snowboard lessons? No
Ski rentals? Yes
Snowboard rental? No
Childcare? Yes
Number of mountain restaurants: 4

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