Pros: BIG ski area, convenient commute, wonderful snow
Cons: None I can think of!
Went to Alta for the fourth time 1/18/2011 - 1/23/2011. Alternating days of 15"/day snowfall and bluebird days. Had an awesome time on the mountain, snow was fluffy and light, no lift lines. Also not too cold, temps didn't get below 20F the whole time. Good selection of intermediate/advanced terrain, and a great ski school. Cheaper to get to than many other places, I typically stay in the SLC suburbs of Sandy or Midvale. There's a free ski bus that will pick you up from any of those suburb's hotels and drive you to the resorts and back, or rent a car when the weather is good. When it's snowing you NEED 4x4 or chains+good tires, the road to Alta is just 8 miles from mouth of canyon,...(read more)