Alta

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  • What!? America's BEST Skiing Is Also Its CHEAPEST?!

    Mar 22, 2001 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge snowfalls, amazing variety of terrain, and lift ticket prices that can't be beat!
    Cons: What a shame EVERY ski resort isn't as good

    Summary: I love skiing more than just about any other winter activity, and no winter is complete to me without at least one great ski trip. I was just beginning to think that winter would pass me by without a ski trip this year when I finally managed to ... read more

  • ALTA IS FOR SKIIERS

    Jun 20, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best snow in Utah
    No snowboarders!
    Cons: Expensive
    Short hours

    Summary: I have been skiing at Alta since I was 10 and everytime I go it is sooo awesome.  Crowds? Hardly.  Great snow?  All the time.  The glory about Alta is the snow.  In Utah it is always the ski resort that gets the most snowfall ... read more

  • Warning! Overvalued and Overated

    Mar 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent mountain terrain and snow; connection to Snowbird lifts
    Cons: Poor accommodations; extremely overpriced; poor upward mountain lift capacity; no apres ski at hotel

    Summary: We visited Alta Ski Resort for Spring Break (3/6-3/10). We stayed at the Goldminer's Daughter at the base of the Collins lift. The hotel is extremely overpriced for the caliber of accommodation. We paid $350/nt. (incl. b&d) for a room which was ... read more

  • After All These Years, Alta Can't Be Beat!

    Feb 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Varied terrain, atmosphere, snow, not crowded, skischool, accessibility, views, value.
    Cons: Barless lifts scare beginners, apres-ski activities.

    Summary: Alta has been around a while, but it still is one of the best. It is one of the most well-rounded ski resorts out there. While it might not be fancy or modern, it has an enjoyable atmosphere that you must experience. It is very low-key and easy to manage ... read more

  • Family fun, Dad can run, but the kids better know how already

    Sep 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Reasonable, fun, family terrain, no boarders!
    Cons: Poor ski school experience (see comments)

    Summary: OK, the slopes were fun. Lots of places for Dad to cut loose and challenge himself, while Mom had p ... read more

  • Nothing any better

    Jul 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Best skiing on the planet
    Cons: Driving up the canyon to get there

    Summary: The skiing here is the best of anywhere I have been. This includes Colorado, Wyoming, and all the o ... read more

  • The best powder skiing

    Jan 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bowls, powder, just plain awesome skiing. No snowboarders
    Cons: Lifts are slooooooooow and sometimes violent

    Summary: As mentioned in my review of Deer Valley, after 10 days in Utah my fiancee and I agreed that Deer Valley and Alta were our favorite two resorts in Utah. They are completely opposite, but each have their good points. Both happen to be ski only ... read more

  • Bless those bumps!

    Jun 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great mogul skiing all the time, incredible powder
    Cons: Harder to get to than Park City or Deer Valley on a snow day.

    Summary: Alta ski area is located at the top of little cottonwood canyon in the mountains above Salt Lake City, Utah. It is by far my favorite place to ski in this wide world (neighboring Snowbird is a very close second). I've been skiing Alta ... read more

  • Alta... its almost a religion.

    Sep 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Powder snow, excellent terrain and cheap lift tix.
    Cons: Liftlines are sometimes long, but can be avoided by visiting on weekdays during peak season.

    Summary: Being a local to SLC as of last year, Alta is my favorite resort of the 8 that are within 45 minutes of my house. Little Cottonwood Canyon is beautiful and the abundant powder snow offers the best conditions I've skied anywhere. There is much more to ... read more

  • Light and dry

    Feb 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great snow lots and light, lift tickets are relatively inexpensive.
    Cons: Slow chair lifts, (arguably part of the amazing atmosphere)

    Summary: Alta, the name rings a memory of a fresh powder day into my head. Alta located in Utah's cottonwood canyon is known around the globe for it's dumps of light fluffy stuff many of you call snow. It is true it dumps and dumps good (careful not to choke on ... read more

  • Alta -- Best Bang For Your Skiing Buck!

    Feb 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great snow, lots of terrain types, good parking, price
    Cons: No snowboarding allowed, limited services

    Summary: Prime Spot For Serious Skiers Alta is a great ski resort located at one of the highest elevations in the Salt Lake City area. Due to this elevation, it gets around 500 inches average snowfall each year! That pretty much guarantees ... read more

  • Novice to Expert...Got to Love it

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good for any skill level
    Cons: No high speed lifts

    Summary: Alta Ski Resort is a convenient 35-45 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City and has the absolute best facilities for a skier in the state of Utah. Personally, I have been snowboarding before, but I had never skied before in my life before ... read more

  • Alta is great for beginner skiers too!

    Dec 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, excellent skiing
    Cons: slow lifts

    Summary: I just moved to SLC from NJ and so, like everyone else around here, I'm learning to ski. Many of my new friends are locals and expert skiers and so they ski Alta and Snowbird. Other reviewers have covered that topic (expert skiing). Some say Alta is ... read more

  • Perfect for Everyone

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: less expensive, no snowboards
    Cons: less "well known" - not as likely to ski into a celeb. at Alta

    Summary: Alta is a perfect ski resort for skiers at any level. For a skier pining nostalgically for a quiet trip down a powdery run without the disruption of snowboarders, Alta is for you. Also, the clientele of Alta seem to be of a different nature than ... read more

  • A skier's reality, and snowboarder's dream

    Oct 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap lift tickets, No snowboarders, Great Terrain!
    Cons: Sometimes you have to fight lines.

    Summary: In a word, perfect! Alta is a skier's dream come true. Having lived and skied in Utah for eight years I can tell you that Alta is absolutely the best resort around, I will not ski elsewhere! However, a cautionary word to those who ski to sit by the ... read more

  • Heaven on Earth

    Jun 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Deep. deep Powder!
    Cons: None - we loved it!

    Summary: Our family skied Alta a year ago and we feel in love with the pristine deep snow. We have always gone to Colorado but decided to try Utah. The runs are excellent although I feel a blue in Utah is equivalent to a green in Colorado. The snow was just ... read more

  • 2Planker Valhalla

    Apr 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Alta is the way it should be. No cons.
    Cons: Whiney snowboarders, Altaholics Anonymous dues.

    Summary: Consistently the best snow on Earth, partly because there are no snowboarders. The whiney snowboarder in the epinions ad needs to drink a nice warm glass of SHUT THE HELL UP. If snowboarders were allowed there, they would quickly realize it is the ... read more

  • obviously...

    Apr 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: no snowboards
    Cons: to go next door to snowboard

    Summary: From the opinions from the majority, people are happy that Alta does not allow snowboarders. I've been snowboarding and living in a lodge in Alta for the last 4 years and I don't understand why snowboarders have to make such a fuss about the whole ... read more

  • Alta Highs

    Mar 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Snow, no snow boarders!
    Cons: Too many people know about it!

    Summary: My love affair with Alta began in 1983 when, just out of college, my travels took me to Salt Lake City. A ski racer by trade, I was confident that I would be able to handle just about anything Alta had to offer but man was I wrong! Since 1983, I ... read more

  • steep deep and cheap

    Mar 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: no snowboads
    Cons: no night life..but you dont go to alta for a nite ..also 3.2 beer but the alittude makes up for it

    Summary: alta is a one of a kind resort. no matter what abilty you are you can find it here.if you like the feeling feedom and like skiing out in the wildness alta and the forest service have kept alta and the terrain just to suit you. if you dont mind doing a ... read more

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