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03/19/24
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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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12/20/23
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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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12/23/22
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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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11/28/22
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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
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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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02/26/22
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Where to Find Kids Ski Lessons at Alta

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Choosing the right ski resort for your family vacation can be a painstaking process and for many parents it comes down to one thing – finding a fun and safe learning environment for the kids to play on the mountain! Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon is home to two of the top powder destinations in the USA, the skier-only Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski Resort, a powder haven for both...

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02/1/22
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Essentials to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Alta

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The Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains is an awesome winter sports destination famous for the “Greatest Snow on Earth”, world-class skiing at Alta and perfect powder at Snowbird, one of the top freeriding destinations in the US! Packing for your winter vacation requires preparation! The Little Cottonwood Canyon is a magnet for winter storms, receiving over 500 inches of snow a year, and some of the best powder...

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01/20/21
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Work, Study, Ski, Repeat….

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Working remotely never skied so good. We can all agree this year–and this winter–looks very different than what we’re used to, and there are many things we miss.  But, there are also many things we can find. Like weekday powder turns under Utah’s clear blue skies, all while holding down a big-city job. Or sending your kids to a half-day of ski school in lieu of recess. Because, thanks to...

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09/29/20
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Do I need to be an expert skier?

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I grew up and learned to ski in the Northeast – New Hampshire, Maine, Canada and Vermont. My earliest memories of skiing are at Stowe VT. I was fearless on the slopes but terrified of the T-Bar…at the time my only option for getting up to the top of the beginner area. For every run I took, I had about 5 unsuccessful tries to load the T-Bar with my dad....

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09/29/20
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What kind of lift ticket?

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Purchasing lift tickets has become somewhat of a moving target due to fluctuating pricing and the variety of lift ticket options. Many resorts have moved to a system that prices tickets in a manner similar to airline and hotel pricing – the higher demand, the higher the ticket price and vice versa. The best deals on ticket prices are when you purchase in advance. The following are some guidelines that...

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