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Getting Here

You won’t need a car in Alta – everything you need is right here!


Our Location

Alta Lodge is only 32 miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport, usually about an hour via airport shuttle.

No Car Needed

Due to high snowfall amounts and limited public parking in Alta, a car is not recommended during the winter. (Insider tip: The “greatest snow on Earth” is more fun to ski in than drive in.) We recommend leaving your vehicle down-canyon and using a professional shuttle service for transportation to/from Alta.

Alta Shuttle Reservations

We encourage our guests to use Alta Shuttle for door-to-door transportation to/from Alta Lodge. The experienced team at Alta Shuttle will track your flight arrival, road conditions, and restrictions and provide you with comfortable, safe, and reliable transportation – both in the winter and summer seasons.


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Driving to Alta

State law requires that all vehicles traveling in Little Cottonwood Canyon from November to April be equipped with proper tires or have traction devices such as chains installed when the traction law is in effect. 2WD Vehicles must have 3PMSF-rated tires on all wheels or chains on all drive wheels. 4WD + AWD Vehicles must have 3PMSF or M+S-rated tires or chains on all wheels.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and law enforcement agencies, such as the Unified Police Department, determine when road conditions require the use of these devices. Travelers are notified via road signs, message boards, the UDOT traffic app, and UDOT Cottonwood Canyons’ social media.

Follow UDOT Traction Law Tips Road Status/Traffic Cams


Overnight Parking

Due to limited parking (and the potential of “digging out” after a storm), please consider leaving your vehicle down-canyon and taking the shuttle up to Alta.

Alta Lodge guests with a confirmed reservation do not need to purchase parking in advance through Alta Ski Area. Overnight parking permits are available for our Lodge guests ($25 per night). Please inquire at the Front Desk upon check-in for assistance with overnight parking during your stay.

If you bring a vehicle to Alta, please note that overnight parking is in uncovered areas, and parking regulations are strictly enforced.


Parking Map

Base Area Shuttles

We offer complimentary shuttles to and from the Albion Base Ski School (beginners’ area) in the morning and afternoon. Both Alta Lodge and resort community shuttles are available throughout the day for the Alta area.