Ski & Snowboard News / Start your Alta hike with a lift ride
Jul 02, 2018 03:52PM
By Harriet Wallis
New! The Sunnyside lift runs weekends and holidays. Happy hiking! / photo: Harriet Wallis
Families love to hike at Alta -- and for the first time in its 80 years it's running the Sunnyside lift so hikers can get to the vast Albion Basin quickly and disperse onto trails from there. The lift rides are especially helpful for families with small children who sometime tucker out quickly before they get to the intended hike.
Summer lift rides are a pilot program in conjunction with Alta, the Town of Alta, and the U.S. Forest Service. The goal is to offer the alpine experience to all while minimizing the environmental impact. The Sunnyside lift is scheduled to operate on weekends and holidays through Sept. 3.
Lift tickets are sold in the Albion Grill base lodge. $10 for adults. $5 for those 12 and younger. The tickets are good for s round trip. However, there is no cost if you just want to ride down. Season passes are not valid for a summer lift ride.
The lift ride is also ideal for family
members who don't hike but who who would like to enjoy an
on-the-mountain "skier experience" riding a lift. As a
bonus, the wildflowers are starting to bloom at the top in the Albion
You can buy snacks and beverages in the base area at the Albion Grill
and Alta Java.
When you go:
Take sun glasses and a jacket. The
temperature on the mountain is often a lot cooler than in the valley.