Alta Ski Area
Alta and pure, unspoiled skiing are indeed synonymous. Alta's wide variety of terrain, breathtaking alpine scenery and superb snow conditions combine to create a unique setting for unforgettable outdoor experiences with family, friends and the mountain itself. Alta becomes a place where visitors have all the time in the world to feel both a sense of serenity in a pristine alpine environment as well as sense of excitement and fun in being outdoors in the clean mountain air. Alta continues to offer a ski-only experience.
This is a great place to ski! The back country access is nice and you could spend an entire season or two learning the ins and outs. I was a skier and then moved on to snowboarding when all of my friends switched over. Then I went to Alta and spent a couple seasons skiing the area and this rekindled my love for skiing. It is nice to have a place that isn't like the rest of the resorts. There is a bunch of hate on here about discrimination. Alta isn't keeping anyone from enjoying this mountain; accept the challenge and just learn to ski. You might even like it.
Alta has a no frills, local ski hangout kind of feel. There is no big resort center to hike through between parking and the slopes, just a ticket window, locker rooms and restaurant. The skiing is excellent. Some of the steepest groomed hills I have seen. I especially loved all the runs down the Collins lift.
No snowboarders. excellent. Also, gorgeous Terrain and some superb snow conditions. I really love coming there and like how they preserved the old ski vibes from when people were kind and connected to the mountain in a way that would not negatively affect others.
One of my favorite places. It has soul and history and a very dedicated staff. Nothing plastic or glitzy here, but it has the classiness that comes with authenticity. There are opportunities for skiers of all levels to have fun.
Alta is simply the best. The best snow, the most snow, the best terrain, the most varied terrain, the best views. Nothing fancy, just great skiing.