Skiing At Alta
Alta Ski Area
There is a spirit to Alta. Perhaps it is because generations of skiers have been able to pass on their love for the mountain to family and friends. Alta became a ski area the winter season of 1938-39. A passionate group of local businessmen and relief from the tax burdens of a long-time Alta miner were the catalysts for the formation of Alta. Alta was the first ski area in Utah to install a lift, two years behind Sun Valley, Idaho’s installation in 1936. Alta grew slowly, building new lifts as the numbers of skiers grew and working with businesses in the area to provide day shelters and eventually lodging.
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Lodging at Alta
Alta's Rustler Lodge
Alta’s Rustler Lodge is located in the town of Alta, Utah. It is at the base of the Alta Ski Resort, which boasts of 500 inches of “the greatest snow on Earth” annually.
We are a traditional, historic ski hotel with ski-in, ski-out access at the base of Alta Ski Area, and only one mile from Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort.
Nestled at the foot of Alta Ski Resort and a short shuttle from Snowbird, the Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge is your home away from home.
Alta Peruvian Lodge
The Peruvian is a traditional European-style all-inclusive ski lodge in Alta that offers nostalgic charm, top-notch dining and enough powder to delight.
Alta's Snowpine Lodge
Alta’s finest year-round luxury hotel, the Snowpine Lodge provides guests with a superior mountain experience. The magnificent views, unsurpassed dining and much more.
Since 1995, Alta Chalets has managed an expansive selection of Alta and Snowbird lodging options, from private home and cabin rentals to ski condos and chalets.
Canyon Services manages the best vacation rentals and ski condos in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah’s spectacular powder skiing destination.
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Big Picture Rate
Please consider the Big Picture when you decide how to get to the mountain.
By booking SmartShare, we can all reduce congestion and pollution, while getting great ski tips from fellow skiers.
ShareShare goes straight to the resorts with no stops along the way.
For groups of three or more, we offer an extra discount for you and we also donate two percent of your fare to Friends of Alta!
It is all about the journey and this journey matters!
If you need to stop somewhere along the way, or you just want to get going and not share a ride with others, book a private vehicle.