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Alta Ski Resort Ski Resort

Opening
21Nov
Closing
26Apr
Best known forOld school skiers-only mountain with access to Snowbird on the AltaBird pass
Beginner runs 15%
Intermediate runs30%
Advanced runs55%
Summit elevation11,068 ft
Ski area2,614 ac

Lift Ticket Information

With so many lift tickets on offer at Alta Ski Resort, it can be hard to decide which one to choose. We've put together a comparison of all the lift tickets based on price, resort access and ski days so you can find a lift ticket that's right for you.

Ticket type
Best value for
Resorts access
Adult rates
Days valid at Alta Ski Resort
Available for purchase
Alta Lift Ticket
Skiing 1-10 days at Alta
Alta
Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $106 (online)
Set days purchased for
During ski season
Alta Season Pass
Skiing 11+ days at Alta
Alta
Season Pass starting from $1,099
Any days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
Ski City 3-10 Day Super Pass
Skiing 3-10 days at multiple resorts
Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude
3 Day Pass starting from $330
Activated on its first day of use and all remaining days left on the pass must be used within the following 14-days
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
IKON Base Pass
Skiing multiple resorts
Up to 5 days skiing across multiple resorts including Alta and Snowbird. Unlimited access to 14 other resorts.
Season Pass starting from $749
5 days during season except blackout dates*
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
IKON Pass
Skiing multiple resorts
Up to 7 days skiing across multiple resorts including Alta and Snowbird. Unlimited access to 15 other resorts.
Season Pass starting from $1,049
7 days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)
Alta-Bird Pass
Skiing multiple resorts
Alta and Snowbird
Season Pass starting from $1,599
Any days during season
Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Alta Lift Ticket

Best value for:

Skiing 1-10 days at Alta

Resorts access:

Alta

Adult Rates*:

Rates for the 20/21 season have yet to be released due to COVID-19. In the meantime here is an approximate price based on last season:
1 Day Ticket starting from $106 (online)

Days valid at Alta Ski Resort:

Set days purchased for

Available for purchase:

During ski season

Alta Season Pass

Best value for:

Skiing 11+ days at Alta

Resorts access:

Alta

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $1,099

Days valid at Alta Ski Resort:

Any days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Ski City 3-10 Day Super Pass

Best value for:

Skiing 3-10 days at multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Alta, Snowbird, Brighton and Solitude

Adult Rates*:

3 Day Pass starting from $330

Days valid at Alta Ski Resort:

Activated on its first day of use and all remaining days left on the pass must be used within the following 14-days

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

IKON Base Pass

Best value for:

Skiing multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Up to 5 days skiing across multiple resorts including Alta and Snowbird. Unlimited access to 14 other resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $749

Days valid at Alta Ski Resort:

5 days during season except blackout dates*

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

IKON Pass

Best value for:

Skiing multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Up to 7 days skiing across multiple resorts including Alta and Snowbird. Unlimited access to 15 other resorts.

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $1,049

Days valid at Alta Ski Resort:

7 days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

Alta-Bird Pass

Best value for:

Skiing multiple resorts

Resorts access:

Alta and Snowbird

Adult Rates*:

Season Pass starting from $1,599

Days valid at Alta Ski Resort:

Any days during season

Available for purchase:

Pre-ski season (usually until end of November)

*IKON Blackout Dates: Dec 26, 2020 to Jan 2, 2021, Jan 16, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021 and Feb 13, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021

Challenge Level

Alta is home to some of the world's best extreme terrain making it a must-visit for expert skiers. It's also known for it's good beginner terrain with wide and gentle slopes to get new skiers going! For intermediates, the resort serves up groomed blues off all its lifts.

Things To Do

Alta is all about the skiing so there isn't as many off-slope activities compared to other resorts. Activities at Alta include:

  • Backcountry Tours
  • Cat Skiing
  • Heli Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Accessibility

Alta’s close proximity to the airport means you can plan an arrival before mid-morning and be on the slopes just after lunch! A shuttle bus is your simplest and most reliable option if you’re staying in Alta’s village. Someone else does the driving and you don’t have to worry about overnight parking! If you have more than four people in your group or family, then renting a car may be a cost effective way to go. It’s also helpful if you want to visit anywhere other than Alta or Snowbird. Otherwise an Uber (or Uber Ski if you have gear) is an option as well.

Recommended Airport:

  • Salt Lake City Intl. Airport 32 mi (40 minute drive)

When To Go

Early January-mid March is the best time to visit Alta. Alta Ski Resort’s season usually begins in early December, but for best snow coverage – especially in advanced and expert terrain – consider going between early January and mid-March. This also keeps you clear of the Christmas vacation rush, when the mountain is crowded and rooms tend to be more expensive. Later in the season, there’s usually a powder storm or two in April and it’s easy to follow the sun to find the best conditions at different times of day. By the end of the season, it’s common for temperatures to get over 40 °F, which isn’t all that great for the snow, but does make for some pleasant outdoor eating and après!

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