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Welcome to Alta, Utah
Welcome to the Alta Chamber and Visitor's Bureau and discover the timeless magic of Alta, Utah! Once you've visited our quaint mountain town, you realize that something's different here. It's not just the superb snow conditions, the friendly spirit of our locals, or the generations of guests that call Alta, Utah their home away from home—it's the romance and experience that embodies Alta. Alta Ski Area is one of the few remaining ski towns in the United States where the true feel of mountain living and lodge life have not been lost.
Along with epic skiing, visitors and locals can find an abundance of Alta activities, events, and recreation year-round. There are several hiking and mountain biking trails to explore—the trails are well maintained, and many lead to pristine mountain lakes surrounded by lush wildflowers, open meadows, and streams. Mountain biking in Alta is another favorite summer activity, and snowshoeing is a popular choice for winter recreation in the area. Alta is home to moose, deer, fox, marmots, pica, and other mountain wildlife, and visitors are sure to see some of these creatures while enjoying time outdoors in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Alta ski resort hosts a few festivals throughout the year, including the Alta Wildflower Festival, the Snowflake Festival, and more! Special events like these make everyone realize how truly unique this resort is! Visitors and locals enjoy a wide range of cuisines at the surrounding Alta restaurants, and there are many unique options for nightlife and entertainment throughout the area. When planning a vacation, choose from a variety of lodging options, including condos, townhomes, private homes and the famous Alta lodges. With Alta Ski Area conveniently located so close to Salt Lake City, Alta is one of the easiest ski resorts in Utah to get to, and it is easy to come up for a quick get-away, a weekday conference, or a spectacular summer adventure. If you're looking for what to do in Alta and how to plan your trip, everything is right here to help you get started. Discover the magic—discover Alta!