The key to Alta for me (as a non-local being completely unfamiliar with the mountain) was taking one afternoon all mountain clinic and one afternooon powder clinic. The instructor guided the 4 or 5 of us through the various traverse's and yes, we hiked a few steps, but it was well worth it. This helped open up some of the gems of Alta to me and helped to keep my heart beating evenly on the way to skiing Greely and Devils' Castle, etc. If I did not do this, I would have spent way too much time trying to figure out what to ski and how to get to it.
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2/24/07 at 4:58am