Recent snowfall in Utah has reawoken the powder monster in eager skiers and riders so much so that Alta Ski Area has had to adjust its uphill hours.
In a social media post yesterday the resort wrote that “the number of skiers in our parking lots and on the mountain—in the dark—has interfered with our on-mountain snowmaking and nighttime operations.” In order to ensure the safety of everyone, skiers and workers, uphill travel will now only be allowed between the daytime hours of 7:30 am and 6 pm from the Wildcat and Albion parking lots. Flagstaff and Grizzly lots remain open 24/7 for uphill travel.
SnowBrains arrived early at Alta yesterday for dawn patrol and was surprised to see 50 cars in the parking lot and 100 on our way down.
We are excited about the recent snowfall. To prepare for our 85th winter, Alta Ski Area employees and equipment are working day and night.
Recently, the number of skiers in our parking lots and on the mountain—in the dark—has interfered with our on-mountain snowmaking and nighttime operations. For the safety of everyone, Uphill Travel will only be allowed between the daytime hours of 7:30am and 6pm.
Wildcat and Albion parking lots will be closed from 6pm–7:30am. Flagstaff and Grizzly lots will remain open. Uphill Travel is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Grizzly Gulch and Catherine’s Pass via the Summer Road.
Thank you for abiding by these hours so that we can continue to provide uphill travel during the day.