Activities & Tours

Activities & Tours

Alta Utah is a magnet for those who love their skiing, so not surprisingly the main Alta activities are….. well skiing.

Alta Ski Tours and Activities

Alta Resort offers guided snowcat skiing in Grizzly Gulch for advanced to expert riders via a 5 run package. The terrain area is only small (325 acres), but the chances of skiing untracked powder are much higher than in the resort. Amazingly, the Alta cat skiing is open to snowboarders, so long as they don’t venture across into the resort. Contact the Alta ski school for more information and reservations.

Other backcountry skiing opportunities are with local guides who offer trips varying from half a day up to a week. They use the Alta chair lifts to access the backcountry areas, but you’ll still have to work hard for your powder reward.

No hiking is required for backcountry skiing with the Interconnect Tour. Perhaps a little side-stepping, and plenty of traversing, but no actual hiking! This skiers-only tour covers multiple Utah ski resorts as well as the backcountry areas between them.

Cross-country skiing is also available at Alta. The track is only 5km long, but considering the tightness of the Little Cottonwood Canyon, this is pretty impressive. Tickets are available at the Wildcat Base ticket office, and the rental shops rent out X-country gear as well as snowshoes.


Alta has a day spa at the Rustler Lodge. The menu has mainly a range of yummy massage options including hot stone therapy and therapeutic massage. Prices aren’t as ridiculous as those at the nearby Cliff Lodge (Snowbird), but prices are even better with Cottonwood Canyon Massage who makes house calls. Day spa massage services are also available at the Snowpine Lodge.

Many of the Alta lodges and condos have hot tubs and other relaxation facilities such as saunas.

Also see the Snowbird activities page for further information on things to do in the area.