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As one of the oldest ski resorts in the nation, Alta is one of those ski destinations that every skier needs to experience at least once in their lifetime. During its impressive history of over 75 years, Alta was just the third resort in the United States to implement a chairlift, the original Collins Chairlift, and has remained one of only three resorts in the United States that does not permit snowboarders, along with nearby Deer Valley and Mad River Glen in Vermont.

Emanating a classical ski resort feel, Alta’s lodging is all owned independently of the resort, something you don’t find too often these days but ensures that each choice offers its own distinct design and feel. And while lodging options are not as abundant as many other resorts, what Alta does have to offer are simplistic accommodations reminiscent of skiing’s glory days.

Perfect for families or individuals seeking a no-frills getaway, there is still much that makes Alta a desirable choice for your next vacation. If you’re looking to shake it up a bit from the usual day of skiing, checkout a guided snowcat adventure or even some heli-skiing, a true opportunity you don’t want to miss. Famous among skiers and the industry as a whole is the down-to-earth après-ski at the Peruvian Lodge, and any mountain enthusiast will tell you that après-ski might be just as important as the slopes themselves. The dining options at Alta are more casual and great for families, though there is the ever present element of fine dining should the mood strike you. As for shopping, don’t forget to check out one of the fine retail establishments at the resort to grab yourself some Alta gear, letting everyone at home know what you’ve experienced. And, of course, after a few days on the mountain, be sure to head over to the Goldminer’s Daughter Spa or the Rustler Spa. Between massages that will help you melt those sore muscles and facials to combat the high-altitude, you’ll have your friends wondering how you can look that refreshed after all that skiing.

Sitting at the head of Little Cottonwood Canyon along with neighbor resort Snowbird, with which Alta shares Mount Baldy, not mention access points and lift tickets, Alta receives an average snowfall of 560 inches (1,422 centimeters) due largely to the micro-climate it occupies. Add that to the 2,200 skiable acres (890 hectares) and you’re likely to find yourself in a skier’s paradise that is seemingly always filled with fresh powder while it snows more often than not. The 116 runs are serviced by seven individual chairlifts and cater to skiers of all skill levels, with 25% of the terrain designated for beginners, 40% for intermediate levels and 35% for expert skiers. What’s more, advanced skiers looking for a change of pace will be delighted with the abundant side-country and hike-to spots that Alta has to offer. It’s certainly what draws many pro-skiers to the area, so don’t be too shocked when you spot one on the slopes. All-in-all, it makes for quite a skiing experience.

So, if Alta sounds like a place you would like to spend your next vacation, or if you’d like to get some more firsthand insight about the resort and all it has to offer, please give us a call. Our friendly, knowledgeable Destination Specialists are standing by to assist you.