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Alta

Alta Ski Resort Guide

Alta, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 5 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowfall and Apres-Ski.
Highest Lift3,374m11,070ft
Resort Height2,600m8,530ft
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Alta

Famous for the snowfall (which averages 46 feet / 14 metres annually!), Alta has a world-class reputation.

Summary

The American ski resort of Alta is at an altitude of 2,600m8,530ft.

Alta has direct access to 119 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,600m8,530ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,374m11,070ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Alta?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm3in, expected on 9 November.

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Ski Area Stats

Alta Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
65
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
30
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
36
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
18
Cross Country
Total Length
15km9 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
6

Altitudes

Alta Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,374m11,070ft
Lowest Piste2,600m8,530ft
Resort Altitude (Alta)2,600m8,530ft
Max Vertical774m2,539ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Alta
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snow
Apres-Ski

Skiing

Whilst famous for the regular powder snow, Alta has terrain suited to every level of skier with around 15% of its 2,614 acres aimed at beginners.

The top of Sugarloaf gives spectacular views in all directions, and accesses a range of intermediate and advanced ski runs.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

No snowboarding is permitted at Alta. Neighbouring Snowbird, a mile down the road, does allow boarding.

Location and Map

Where is Alta?

This ski resort is in Nokomis, Buena Vista, United States.

Map

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How to get there

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 11,248 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Alta open?

 Open from : November 21, 2020.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Alta, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Alta Tourist Office for the latest.

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