Alta Summer Road

Alta & Snowbird

Brighton and Solitude

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

The typical uphill access at Alta, used for inbounds and backcountry terrain.

Resort Ski Touring Easy

Distance
5.4 km
Ascent
548 m
Descent
28 m
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
22˚
Alta Summer Road Map

Alta does not typically allow uphill access during the operating season, but the exception is Summer Road, which is outside the main resort area. It can be used to ski some inbounds terrain that's hard to reach by lifts, and also to reach popular backcountry zones.

Description

The road starts where State Road 210 ends at Alta resort. The first part of the road is generally groomed, turning into well-packed ski tracks the higher you go. Dropping anywhere from the road puts you into the resort, and skinning up anything to the north puts you in unpatrolled terrain. The road ends at Catherine's Pass in between Alta and Brighton. More backcountry zones can be reached from there, but it's most common for skiers to return through Alta to the car.

Summer Road can close periodically for avalanche control or other reasons. You can check for updates on Alta's Uphill Travel webpage.

Difficulty

Easy

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between November and June

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