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06/29/22
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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
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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
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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
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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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12/30/21
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The Best Restaurants in Alta, Utah

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Alta has a classic ski culture with cozy lodges for fireside dining, patios with views for bluebird days, casual family-style restaurants, upscale bistros, and laid-back slopeside aprés ski saloons and bars. From kick-starting your day with a shot of caffeine slopeside to shot skiing at a late-night aprés ski venue (and everything in between), there’s plenty of cafés, restaurants, and fun aprés venues to indulge in Alta! And … to...

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09/29/21
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Planning Your Winter Vacation in Alta

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You’re about to embark on a trip to the “Top Powder Destination in the USA” and one of the most scenic mountain destinations in Utah, the Cottonwood Canyons. Big Cottonwood Canyon is home to the Brighton and Solitude Ski Resorts and nestled at the end of the Little Cottonwood Canyon are Alta and Snowbird, a ski area paradise for powder hounds with winter activities for the whole family. Travel looks...

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06/24/21
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Alta’s Top Road Trips

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Alta is a historic mining town and famed Utah ski resort nestled in the heart of Utah’s scenic Little Cottonwood Canyon, surrounded by the beauty and wilderness of the Wasatch Mountains. The Alta/Snowbird area offers an abundance of outdoor activities year-round with the “Greatest Snow on Earth” in the winter and miles of secluded and scenic wilderness in the spring, summer and fall.   Whether you’re travelling for world-class winter...

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05/12/21
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Best Things to Do Near the Town of Alta in the Summer

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Even though Alta, Utah, is known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding, the summer season is a peaceful time to watch the area come alive with colorful wildflowers, diverse wildlife, and summer sports.  Don’t miss the chance to explore the Albion Basin without the distraction of winter tourists. Here are a few ideas of fun things to do in the Town of Alta during the summer!    Hiking    Hiking...

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05/10/21
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Summer Guide to Cecret Lake in Utah

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Escaping to the mountains for a winter ski getaway may be the most popular thing to do in Alta, Utah—but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do during the other seasons, too!   One of the most popular outdoor activities you can’t miss when visiting Alta during the summer and fall is exploring Cecret Lake. Here’s everything you need to know about this fun, scenic destination!    Where is Cecret...

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01/5/21
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Drinking local in the Wasatch

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Our favorite Salt Lake area breweries and distilleries. After a steady daily diet of powder, sunshine, and joy on the slopes of the Wasatch, Alta Chalets guests may not realize how many excellent options they have for washing it all down. Despite a history of pious teetotaling that once gave Utah a dry reputation, the state is now home to dozens of fantastic microbreweries and distilleries, about 30 of which...

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10/2/20
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Alta Snowbird Area Transportation

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Once you are at Alta and Snowbird, there is no need for a vehicle. There are very easy ways to get around the ski areas, during the day or in the evening. Free Day Alta Resort Shuttle (Within Alta along Bypass Road during daytime hours) The Alta Free Resort Shuttle runs continually during the daytime (8:30am to 5:00pm) from mid-December (12/17/21) until to mid-April (4/10/22). This shuttle stops at all...

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09/29/20
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Getting a Drink in Utah?

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There are many misconceptions about being able to get a drink and purchase alcohol in Utah. Many of the more restrictive laws have changed over the past few years making things much easier than they used to be. Below are some of the things to know: 1. All wine, beer (over 3.2%) and hard liquor must be purchased at a Utah State Liquor Store. The prices are surprisingly reasonable (typically...

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