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Alta Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Utah
  • Resort Altitude (metres):  2605m
  • Ski Season: November to April
  • Mountain Range: Wasatch Mountain Range
  • Number of Lifts: 13
  • Highest Lift (metres): 3216m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 2600m
  • Number of Slopes: 54
  • Snowboarding: No
  • Cross Country (km): Skiable Acres 2,200

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Little Cottonwood Canyon is famous for its summer wildflowers and the hiking trails leading through the lovely scenery of the area. There are also a number of biking trails, golf opportunities, and at Snowbirds world-class spa there are daily yoga and exercise classes. In nearby Salt Lake City there is also the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the temple.

  • Languages: English
  • Temperatures: November High 34 Low 17.
    December High 29 Low 11.
    January High 26 Low 9.
    February High 28 Low 10
    March High 31 Low 13.
    April High 36 Low 19
  • Driving: Drive on the right hand side of the road.
  • Emergency contact numbers: All Emergencies 911
  • Population: 397
  • Religion: Christian
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For your apres ski, there are eight restaurants to choose from, where you can enjoy traditional American cuisine, a taste of France, or grab some hamburgers from the fast food joints Collins Grill is the place to kick back and relax at this quaint little restaurant, where you can enjoy wine or sip espresso by the fireside, and generally be pampered and cosseted at this full service European mountain cafe.


Alta is a skier’s mountain and snowboarding is not allowed. The deep powder snow and rugged terrain make it a prime destination for hard-core skiers, but it also has great beginner and intermediate terrain, and provides opportunities for every level of expertise. There are all the usual services in the area with helicopter and backcountry tours, lodging, dining and church services.

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