Wildcat Basecamp

Jun 29 - Sep 2, 2019

Wildcat Basecamp


The Wildcat base area is your Alta summer Basecamp; providing all of the essentials—from snacks, beverages, bathrooms, free parking, knowledgeable mountain hosts and more. Mountain hosts will be on-hand to provide summer information as well as shuttle passes to the Cecret Lake Trailhead.

Shuttle (July 20th–September 2nd):
Weekends & Holidays: 9am–6pm

Basecamp Concession Hours (June 29–September 2nd):
Weekdays: 10am–7pm
Weekends & Holidays: 8:30am–7pm

Summer FAQs

Summer starts June 29th and runs through September 2nd, 2019 (conditions permitting).
The summer road is scheduled to open on July 15th.

Free parking at the Wildcat base area.

Need some food? Head to the wildcat basecamp. The Gulch at the Snowpine Lodge is open daily from 3–9pm, while Swen's restaurant at the Snowpine Lodge is serving brunch from 8am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Don't miss Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch at Alta Lodge.

Where is the best place to access hiking trails? You guessed it, the Wildcat base area. Parking and hiking trail access to the Albion Basin via the Wildcat base area is always FREE! If you don't have the energy to hike from the Wildcat Base Area, you can pay $5 to ride a shuttle or pay to drive into the Albion Basin.

Why is the Albion parking lot, Sunnyside lift, Albion Grill and Alta Java closed this summer? Due to construction projects and infrastructure upgrades in the Albion lot and Sunnyside lift maintenance.

Why is there an $8 Amenity Fee per vehicle to drive into the Albion Basin? This money helps fund maintenance of the summer road, parking lots, trash removal, hiking trails and maintenance to bathroom facilities on-mountain. In past summers, Alta was not responsible for maintaining the summer road.

What's the deal with the shuttle? Starting July, 20th the shuttle will operate on weekends and holidays from the Wildcat base area to the Cecret Lake trailhead. The shuttle will leave the Wildcat base every half hour on weekends and holidays. The cost will be $5 per person.

Knowledgeable mountain hosts will be available at the Wildcat base area.

Winter season passes, information and public restrooms will be available at Skier Services at the Wildcat base area.

Business Office Hours: Monday--Thursday, 7:30am--4:30pm.


Alta Ski Area PO Box 8007 Alta, UT 84092 U.S.A.

Contact Us

Phone: 801.359.1078
Email: info@alta.com