Destination guide

Travel to scenic Alta

The mountains, lake and forests are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in Alta. Well known for its skiing, hiking and snowboarding, this scenic city won't disappoint. Alta Ski Area and Park City Mountain Resort are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Alta

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Alta has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Alta Ski Area (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Park City Mountain Resort (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Deer Valley Resort (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Peruvian Express Ski Lift (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Snowbird Ski Resort (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Brighton Mountain Resort (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Alta

Travellers enjoy Alta for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, December or April, when snowfall averages 52.43 inches and temperatures average -12°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Alta

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Alta is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Big Cottonwood Canyon (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Wasatch Mountain State Park (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Homestead Crater (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Dimple Dell Nature Park (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Southfield Park (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Alta

The nearest airport is in Salt Lake City, UT (SLC-Salt Lake City Intl.), located 23.6 mi (38 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Provo, UT (PVU), which is 24.6 mi (39.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Alta?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,134 holiday rentals near Alta. From 997 Houses to 2,655 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alta for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alta?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alta:

  • Alta Ski Area: 5,106 holiday homes
  • Park City Mountain Resort: 1,883 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,765 holiday homes
  • Canyons Resort: 1,262 holiday homes
  • Deer Valley Resort: 2,835 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Alta. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Supreme Ski Lift: 5,860 holiday rentals
  • Collins Ski Lift: 5,950 holiday rentals
  • Sunnyside Ski Lift: 5,830 holiday rentals
  • Wildcat Ski Lift: 5,952 holiday rentals
  • Cecret Ski Lift: 5,886 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Alta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 997 Houses in Alta. Our other popular types of Alta holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,655 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 46 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 25 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,687 holiday homes with pool available in Alta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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