Alta Joins Snowbird & Brighton as the First Resorts to Open


Alta Ski Area joins fellow Little Cottonwood Canyon resort, Snowbird, and Brighton as the first Utah ski resorts to open for the season. With 67-inches of total snowfall to date and a settled mid-mountain base of 29-inches, Alta is ready to make it happen.

The resort will feature limited terrain off the Collins, Sunnyside and Sugarloaf lifts starting Saturday, November 15 as a weekend-only opening. The resort will open for the season (daily operation) on Friday, November 21 with more terrain and lifts opening based on conditions.

Looks like Turkey Day skiing will be a reality for Little Cottonwood… we’ll see how the rest of the resorts fare between now and Thanksgiving.

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