Alta Ski Area, UT, adjusts uphill travel times after impatient skiers interfere with mountain operations

No more butchering in the dark at the Alta ski area, for your safety and that of the employees. 1 credit

Recent snowfall in Utah has woken up the powder monster among enthusiastic skiers and snowboarders so much that Alta Ski Resort has had to adjust its ascent times.

In a social media post yesterday, the resort wrote that “The number of skiers in our parking lots and on the mountain – in the dark – interfered with our snowmaking operations on the mountain and at night. In order to ensure the safety of all, skiers and workers, uphill travel will now only be authorized between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the day from the Wildcat and Albion car parks. The Flagstaff and Grizzly grounds remain open 24/7 for uphill travel.

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100 cars? Yesterday morning in Alta. 1 credit

SnowBrains arrived in Alta early yesterday for a dawn patrol and was surprised to see 50 cars in the parking lot and 100 on the way down.

We are delighted with the recent snowfall. To prepare for our 85th winter, Alta Ski Resort employees and equipment are working day and night.

Recently, the number of skiers in our parking lots and on the mountain – in the dark – has interfered with our snowmaking operations on the mountain and at night. For everyone’s safety, uphill travel will only be authorized between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the day.

The Wildcat and Albion car parks will be closed from 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. The Flagstaff and Grizzly lots will remain open. Uphill Travel is available 24/7 to Grizzly Gulch and Catherine’s Pass via Summer Road.

Please respect these times so that we can continue to provide uphill travel during the day.

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