Home to some of the best powder in the United States, Alta is the prototypical ski resort haven. Visitors here will be excited to find some 2,200 acres of slope to ski, all of which are expertly maintained. This city was originally established as a mining town way back in 1865, and in 1937, the Mayor of Alta made some moves to take advantage of the perfect conditions here and transform the city ... read more
into a skiers paradise. Home to the second ski lift ever constructed in America, the list of skiing and snowboarding attractions here is truly extensive. The city itself is located fairly close to Salt Lake City, making it a popular place for the city's more than 180,000 residents to head over for a romp in the snow. There are slopes here suitable for a variety of experience levels, and even during the summer months, the beautiful scenery and lush vegetation make hiking and camping another popular recreational activity. Whether heading over from Salt Lake City or across the country, you'll be sure to improve your skiing technique on Alta's slopes.