Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Alta Ski Area to Open Monday, November 23rd

Alta is beyond excited for the lifts to begin spinning for the 2020-21 ski season on Monday, November 23rd.

We are beyond excited for the lifts to begin spinning for the 2020-21 ski season on Monday, November 23rd. With our season cut short last year, we can all get back to doing what we love most—skiing. The snow dances have worked, delivering 57" of snow with more on the way. Check our Lift and Terrain Status page for projected terrain openings as we kick off our 83rd winter. 

Skiing will look different this year. Be patient. Be kind. We're all in this together. Explore Alta's thoughtful COVID-19 response.

Alta is offering Off-Peak and Peak pricing this winter. Day tickets can be purchased daily at any ticket window. Pre-purchased tickets can be bought at, with savings up to 20% off the ticket window price. Tickets FAQ's.

Road and Parking

Skier capacity will be managed daily through available parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Mountain capacity will be based on weather, snowpack, available terrain and our indoor facilities' capacity. Know before you go. Alta's newly created parking forecast provides skiers the necessary road and parking updates ahead of a busy winter.

Learn More.

Grab-And-Go Food Options

Located in the Wildcat and Albion Parking lot will be grab-and-go breakfast and lunch options. Eat in your car to practice social distancing while refueling for skiing.


The two-year expansion of the mid-mountain Alf's Restaurant is complete. Additions include a new Alta Ski Shop and coffee shop serving waffles. All day lodges, Alf's Restaurant, Watson's Shelter and the Albion Day Lodge, will be limited to 50% indoor capacity. Collins Grill will remain closed for the 2020-21 season. We are asking our skiers to limit their time in restaurants to 30 minutes or shorter. Dining options at Alta

Alf Engen Ski School

The Alf Engen Ski School will start the season offering private lessons only. Reservations are suggested. Please contact the Alf Engen Ski School at 801.799.2271 for information.

Alta Ski Shops

The Alta Ski Shop is open daily at the Albion Day Lodge. Skiers can rent skis, pick up Alta-branded gear, or demo performance skis at the Albion Day Lodge. Ski rentals at the Wildcat Ski Shop are available with reservations by 2 pm the day before only.

Town of Alta

Part of the uniqueness of the Town of Alta and Alta Ski Area is Alta's historic lodges that significantly contribute to Alta's character and uniqueness. In a typical winter, these lodges offer a vibrant Après scene after a day skiing powder. This year, due to COVID-19, only lodge guests are permitted in these world-renowned watering holes. The Shallow Shaft Restaurant will not open for the season. 

Alta's Beloved Sunnyside At 3 Program

Alta is proud to keep our Sunnyside At 3 program vibrantly running. Between 3-4:30pm, skiers can access our beginner lifts with no blackout days with the purchase of a season adult or child Sunnyside At 3 card online for only $59.

Continued Partnerships

Alta is excited about our continued partner pass offerings with the IKON Pass and the Mountain Collective Pass. With 547" snowfall average and 542" last season, join us this Monday as we kick off the 2020-21 ski season.

We are all excited to click back into our skis. Please remember to be kind to other skiers and Alta employees. We're all here, for one thing, our love for skiing Alta.

Alta Ski Area—since 1938.

Come for the skiing. Stay for the skiing.

Alta Ski Area Mountain Cams

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About Alta Ski Area: Since 1938, this marks Alta Ski Area's 83rd winter in operation. Originally a mining town, Alta was the first ski area in Utah to install a lift. Alta is a skiers-only mountain with majestic scenery, diverse terrain and a renowned snowfall average of 547". There is a spirit to Alta we call #AltaMagic. Come for the skiing. Stay for the skiing.