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Alta and Snowbird question

post #1 of 8
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First, does a single day lift ticket give you access to lifts at both areas?

 

Second, can you access both areas from one another?  e.g. If I start at Snowbird can I get to Alta without a long distance traverse and visa versa?

 

Third, Do I need to purchase multi-day pass to have access to both areas?

 

Thanks,

 

first time coming up in 48 hours:)

 

T

post #2 of 8

The regular tickets only cover one resort.  But, there is a more expensive ticket you can buy that gives access to both.

 

There is an on-mountain connection between the two.  You'll have to look and see if it's open.

post #3 of 8

There are three types of lift tickets: Alta only, Snowbird only, Alta/Snowbird combined.  Needless to say, pay a premium to ski at both on the same day.  For a first-timer, that's not worth it.  Can get one for just a day, or upgrade a day pass at any time.

 

No traversing between Alta and Snowbird.  Either blue or black runs.  Most people go over the top of Sugarloaf to/from Mineral Basin.  Of course, sometimes MB is closed so the link is closed.  Time for you to look at the trail maps online.

 

SuperPass is a good deal if you know how many days you want to ski at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and/or Brighton.

 

http://www.visitsaltlake.com/superpass/

 

post #4 of 8

The traverse you are likely to want to take is at Alta.  To get from the Albion side (Sugarloaf, Supreme) to the Wildcat side (Collins, Wildcat), it's much better to take the traverse from the top of Sugarloaf.  The alternative is the surface tow rope between the bases.  Note that Sugarloaf closes at 4pm and Collins closes at 4:30.

post #5 of 8

The Combo ticket's not really a bad idea this time of year.    Snowbird open's earlier and Mineral Basin is the first thing soft in the am, but the last ride up the tram is like 3:15-3:30.

Collin's stays open till 4:30.

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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

The Combo ticket's not really a bad idea this time of year.    Snowbird open's earlier and Mineral Basin is the first thing soft in the am, but the last ride up the tram is like 3:15-3:30.

Collin's stays open till 4:30.


How much earlier?  I usually stay at Alta Lodge, but I'm curious for future reference.

 

post #7 of 8

It's only 15 minutes. But this time of year, I would guess that Mineral Basin softens a hour earlier than most terrain at Alta.

post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

It's only 15 minutes. But this time of year, I would guess that Mineral Basin softens a hour earlier than most terrain at Alta.


Good to know.  Last April, there was a special deal at Alta Lodge for a combo lift ticket for the same price as Alta alone.  So I did get over to MB one day.  But later in the week the visibility was too poor.  This time there is a Spring Season Pass starting April 1, so will probably just stay over at Alta.

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