Perfect powder and thousands of acres of diverse terrain to enjoy in Utah.
Known for its deep powder and a couple of thousand acres of terrain to enjoy, Alta is the stuff skiers’ dreams are made of. With a mega 545” of annual snowfall, you can be sure to be satisfied at any point in the season. A small ski area that’s been family-run since 1938, Alta has managed to hold onto its small-town charm and friendliness. Sitting 8,530 feet above sea level at the top of Little Collingwood Canyon, and only a quick 45 minutes to Salt Lake City, it's hard to find a better combination of quaintness and convenience in Utah. One thing to keep in mind is that Alta is strictly skiers only. It is one of three ski areas in the United States that do not allow snowboarding.
Three miles down the road from Alta is Snowbird ski area, which of course, enjoys the same excellent snow conditions, and also has the longest season in all of Utah. Where Alta has charm, Snowbird has options. Boasting all the amenities and comforts of a larger ski resort, Snowbird will sort you out, from heated outdoor pools to snowmobile tours.