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Skiing And Snowboarding

Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Resort are known for world class skiing with epic snow. Consistently ranked the #1 ski resort in North America by both Outside Magazine as well as Skiing Magazine, Alta, Utah delivers over 500 inches of snowfall annually, and features 2,200 skiable acres. There are over 116 runs to choose from, with 25% beginner terrain, 40% intermediate and 35% advanced. Snowbird Resort also features over 500 inches of fluffy snow each year, along with 2,500 skiable acres of terrain on 85 runs. Beginners enjoy the beautiful snow on a wide variety of terrain that is perfect for the person learning to ski. For the intermediate to experts there is something for everyone, long groomed runs or fun off piste options.

Alta and Snowbird are year-round Utah resort destinations, with an abundance of loding, activities, and events for the whole family. Feel free to browse our Area Information as you start planning your Alta Snowbird vacation!

Alta Ski Area

ALTA SKI AREA Nestled in the heart of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta is truly a skier's paradise. One of the oldest ski areas in the US, Alta has maintained its historic mountain spirit since opening in 1939. Renowned for its world-class powder and unbeatable terrain, the resort provides terrain for both powder hounds and beginners alike, with plenty of slopes dedicated to intermediate and family-friendly trails. With more than 500 inches of snow each year and phenomenal alpine scenery, your Alta vacation promises to be unforgettable. Summertime at Alta brings a transformation of climate and scenery, and outdoor activities abound as the resort's extensive trail system comes into play. Experience this wildflower haven with sweeping views of snow-capped peaks and colorful foliage, with hiking and mountain biking for all levels. Base Elevation: 8,530 feet (2,600 m) Top Elevation: 10,550 feet (3,216 m) Vertical Drop: 2,020 feet (617 m) Skiable Acres: 2,200 acres (890 hectares) Number of Runs: 115 Average Season Snowfall: Over 500 inches Terrain: 25% Beginner/40% Intermediate/35% Advanced Open Daily: 9:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort

Snowbird features access for both skiers and snowboarders, making it an ideal choice for families and groups with both. Enjoy more than 2,500 acres of ski terrain for all ability levels, along with the excitement of après ski restaurants, festivals and entertainment. Then, return to the comforts of your Alta Chalets condominium for food, fun and a wonderful night's rest. Truly the vacation of your dreams! In summer, Snowbird transforms into a playground for the young and young at heart, with zip-lines, ropes courses, mountain bike competitions, live outdoor music, and much more. Base Elevation: 8,100 feet (2,468 m) Top Elevation: 11,000 feet (3,352 m) Vertical Drop: 3,200 feet (975 m) Skiable Acres: 2,500 acres (1,011 hectares) Number of Runs: 169 Average Season Snowfall: Over 500 inches Terrain: 27% Beginner / 38% Intermediate / 35% Advanced Open Daily: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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