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Alta Travel Guide

Alta is a winter wonderland where skiers enjoy a snowy getaway. The town in Salt Lake County, Utah is famous for its ski resort, welcoming vacationers every year to the Wasatch Mountains. In fact, it is one of the oldest resorts in the United States. While the resort does not allow snowboarding, there are tons of activities on the mountains to suit everyone. There are also a selection of bars and saloons to relax in the evenings as well as great dining options.

Things to Do in Alta

The Alta Ski Resort is the main attraction of the town, and welcome skiers from across the world for a winter holiday. There is everything from beginner to advanced slopes to suit skiers of all experiences, with 2,200 acres to explore. There is even the opportunity for skiing lessons to improve your technique.

For hikers, make your way to the Cecret Lake Trail -- the climb is challenging but offers rewarding views at the top. Hiking tends to be more of a summer activity in Alta as this is the best time to spot moose and other wildlife on the way.

Best Time to Visit Alta

The winter season is the best time to ski in Alta, generally from November to April.

Price and Availability Index in Alta

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Alta is in December, while the cheapest month is in November. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Alta is in the high season in February. Alta has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Alta tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Alta tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Alta

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Alta. The warmest months in Alta are June and July, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -11 ˚F. The wettest month in Alta is January with 4.69 inches of rain, while the driest month is October with 0.3 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Alta

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. We have 420 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Alta ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Alta is available at $40 per night. On average, a place to stay in Alta will cost you $422 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Alta, then you can choose from over 122 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 7 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 48 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. Driving to Alta? Then choose one of the 105 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 33 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

In Alta AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 85 places to stay from Airbnb, 27 accommodations from VRBO and 27 places to stay from Homeaway.

115 of our places to stay in Alta have been rated by previous guests. They rated 39% as excellent or good. 151 accommodations allow instant booking.

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