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03/19/24
Skiing

Alta Snow Report: February’s Record Snowfall Spells Good News for the Alta Ski Area

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With quality powder and incredible mountain scenery, it’s no wonder the Alta ski area has a reputation for great skiing. For over 80 years, Alta has been one of America’s prime destinations for skiers of every skill level. New snow accumulation in the 2023/24 ski season proves it is still one of the best ski experiences. So far, Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon has seen one incredible powder day after...

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02/19/24
About the Area

8 Amazing Things to Do in Snowbird Utah in Summer

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As the snow melts and temperatures rise, Snowbird Utah becomes a prime destination for summertime adventures. Visitors will find a wide array of summer activities, including the Alpine Slide, mountain biking, and some of the most incredible hiking Utah has to offer. Get your heart pumping on the Mountain coaster or help the kiddos conquer the mini ropes course and build lasting family memories. Whatever you decide to do, the...

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01/19/24
Tips

Everything to Know About the Snowbird Altitude & Alta Altitude

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Although some people feel the effects of altitude sickness more than others, the majority of visitors to Utah have no symptoms or only experience a minor headache for a day.  The Snowbird and Alta ski areas offer some of the best powder skiing in North America. Located only about 30 minutes North of Salt Lake International Airport, the Snowbird ski resort area is a popular destination for all kinds of...

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12/20/23
Skiing

Where Can I Find the Best Skiing in Utah?

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With thousands of acres of ski terrain and what enthusiasts call “the greatest snow on earth,” it’s no wonder Utah attracts skiers from all over the world. In fact, the 2022-2023 ski season was the snowiest on record, with over 903″ of snow in the Alta ski area alone! That much snow makes for some pretty stunning scenery and incredible ski spots – if you know where to look. Read...

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11/8/23
About the Area

The Best Snowbird Restaurants

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Imagine a destination where the majesty of the Wasatch Mountain peaks serves as a backdrop to your dining adventures! While we offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury at Alta Chalets with food stocking, gourmet kitchens, and private chef services, there are some compelling reasons to venture out and explore the local resort restaurants in Alta and Snowbird.  The Alta and Snowbird ski towns boast a treasure trove of culinary...

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10/20/23
About the Area

The Best Way to Get to Snowbird (Plus, Where to Park!)

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Nestled within the majestic Wasatch Mountains of Utah, Snowbird stands as a true winter paradise for skiers, snowboarders, and off-slope adventurers. The Snowbird Resort area is located just 27 miles from the bustling heart of Salt Lake City along Utah Highway 210, more commonly known as Little Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Drive.  With over 500 inches of snow and 60 avalanche paths, Little Cottonwood Canyon Drive is considered one of the...

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09/15/23
About the Area

Fall Colors in Utah: Guide to the Best Places to See Fall Foliage

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As summer bows gracefully to the crisp embrace of autumn, there’s a reason nature enthusiasts and leaf peepers across the globe turn their gaze toward the Beehive State. Utah is known for its breathtaking natural beauty which transforms into a tapestry of vibrant colors in autumn, setting the stage for unforgettable adventures and fall foliage experiences.  There are endless ways to experience fall colors in Utah. Explore any of the...

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09/12/23
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Best Trails for Hiking Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Whether you’re seeking natural beauty, exhilarating outdoor activities, or a glimpse into the past of Utah’s storied valleys and canyons, Little Cottonwood Canyon has it all! Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons are nestled in the Wasatch Mountains on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, an easy drive from Salt Lake City yet a world apart, offering captivating beauty and serene seclusion.  Little Cottonwood Creek Trail  Stretching 3 miles from the...

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06/21/23
Events

From Powder to Patriotism: Spend 4th of July in Alta-Snowbird

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This 4th of July holiday weekend, why not pack up the car, pick your favorite patriotic playlist, and leave the city lights behind on a scenic road trip to celebrate Independence Day in the wildflower-filled Wasatch Mountains? Who knows, you could be making history snowboarding or skiing the slopes of Snowbird Resort on July 4th!    Summer in Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons is heaven on earth for hikers, bikers, and nature lovers...

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04/21/23
About the Area

Relax & Rejuvenate at the Cliff Spa at Snowbird Resort 

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Whether you need to soothe your ski legs after a day on the slopes or are simply seeking the simpler pleasures in life, the Cliff Spa at Snowbird is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate during your stay with Alta Chalets in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon.  Perched slopeside on the 9th and 10th floors of the Cliff Lodge, the Cliff Spa at Snowbird features 21 treatment rooms, a fitness...

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03/29/23
About the Area

Alta’s Scenic Mountain Biking Trails

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Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons are known for their world-class ski resorts with the “Greatest Snow on Earth” and some of the steepest inbound runs in America, but what lies beneath the powder stashes of Alta-Snowbird is equally appealing!  Some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in Utah’s Wasatch Front begin right here in the higher reaches of the Little Cottonwood Canyon. Spring thaw and mud season begins around mid-May...

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02/20/23
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Top Golf Courses Near Alta to Enjoy This Summer

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Situated high in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, the Alta Ski Area is simply awe-inspiring in any season! As the snow melts, powder hounds trade their skis for hiking boots and mountain bikes to venture out on the trails, plan fly fishing trips along the rivers, mountain climb the jagged peaks, and enjoy world-class golf on some of the most scenic high-elevation golf courses in the nation.  Whether you’re a golfing family...

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01/19/23
About the Area

Summer Fun On The Snowbird Mountain Coaster

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There’s more to Snowbird Utah than 2,500 acres of world-class ski slopes boasting the greatest snow on Earth. Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is one of Utah’s best destinations for summer fun!  Situated at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s scenic Wasatch Mountains, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort offers alpine adventures in all four seasons. Alta and Snowbird’s laid-back ski culture, iconic snow conditions, and diverse inbound and...

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12/23/22
Skiing

Top 8 Steepest Ski Runs at Alta

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What a start to the 2022-23 winter ski season in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon! We received over 100 inches of snow before November’s opening day, with a series of double-digit snowfalls following closely behind. At last reading, the Alta Ski Area had a seasonal total of 203” of snow, a base depth of 95”, and deep powder to really earn your turns! Mother Nature is staying busy this winter season. ...

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11/29/22
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Village at Sugarplum to Resorts

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Yes, The Village at Sugarplum is ski in/ski out to Snowbird. You don’t need to be an expert skier but, you do need to be an intermediate skier to be able to take advantage of this access. So, how do you ski to Snowbird? The Village is located almost at the very end of Blackjack Road. The trail to Snowbird starts at the end of this road and is called the Condo...

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11/28/22
Skiing

Can You Snowboard at Alta?

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Does Alta Ski Area Allow Snowboarders? Nestled at the top of Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon, only 25 miles from Salt Lake City, the Alta Ski Area is one of the top-rated ski resorts in the US, and one of only three skier-only resorts remaining in the nation. Welcoming 350 skiers for their first ride on the Collins Chairlift back in 1939, the Alta Ski Area is also one of the...

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10/23/22
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Best Ski Runs at Alta

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Ski Magazine recently announced the Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West for 2023 and the Alta Ski Area continues to climb the ranks of top rated US ski resorts. Nestled at the top of Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon, the Alta Ski Area is renowned for a classic old-school ski vibe centered around the skier only  slopes, powder-filled bluebird days, and 500+ inches of annual snow dubbed the greatest snow...

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09/29/22
Skiing

When is the Best Time to Ski in Alta, Utah?

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Salt Lake City is known for its many ski resorts, but none as unique as the Alta Ski Area. Nestled at the end of the Little Cottonwood Canyon, only 28 miles from Salt Lake City, the Alta Ski Area is consistently ranked the #1 Ski Resort in North America and one of the top powder destinations in the world!  Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons are powder traps for what is known as...

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08/31/22
About the Area

The Ultimate Guide to Getting to Alta

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The town of Alta and the world-renowned Alta Ski Area are located at the top of the Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s scenic Wasatch Mountain range. Alta is less than 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and accessible only on a single stretch of road – Utah’s Scenic Highway 210, aka Little Cottonwood Canyon. Scenic Highway 210 is a glacier-carved corridor that winds up through the Little Cottonwood Canyon...

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08/3/22
Events

Ultimate Guide to Oktoberfest in Snowbird, Utah

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Raise a Glass at Snowbird Resort 51st Oktoberfest Anniversary The Oktoberfest celebration originated in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig called for a five day festival to celebrate his marriage to Princess Theresa of Saxony-Hildburghausen. This was the beginning of what is today known as the annual Munich Oktoberfest, the world’s largest party attended by over 6-million visitors annually.  Can’t catch a flight to Munich?...

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06/29/22
About the Area

Guide to Wildflowers in Alta, Utah

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Situated at an elevation of 9,500 feet at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Albion Basin sits above the Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Resort and is one of the most spectacular and renowned destinations in the Wasatch Mountains (and the US!) for wildflower Alta viewing.  The wildflower season in Albion Basin is world-famous and draws thousands of visitors to the summer slopes of the Alta Ski Area and Snowbird...

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06/14/22
About the Area

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Alta

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The Alta Ski Area near Salt Lake City is known for its authentic ski experiences with world-famous ski slopes, an old school ski town, and spectacular alpine scenery high in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. From a bygone era of silver mines, saloons and ski pioneers to a bucket-list destination for year-round outdoor recreation, here’s 10 things you likely didn’t know about Alta, Utah – and endless reasons to add...

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04/29/22
About the Area

All About Alta, Utah

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The town of Alta sits at an elevation of 8,530 feet at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, an alpine splendor only 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. One of the highest cities in Utah and the US, Alta is world-famous for the greatest snow on earth, alpine adventures, and a laid back way of life that makes Alta unique to other US ski resorts. ...

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03/21/22
About the Area

Top Fishing Spots in the Wasatch Mountains

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The town of Alta is nestled in the beautiful Wasatch Mountain only 28 miles from Salt Lake City. Surrounded by towering peaks, steep walled canyons, granite cliffs, secluded trails for hiking and biking, and miles of creeks, streams and high-altitude alpine lakes, Alta is near to some of the top fishing spots in Utah and the Wasatch Mountains. Alta is renowned for its world-class skiing and perfect powder, but the...

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