Category Archives: Alta

Posts related to skiing/life in Alta & Little Cottonwood Canyon

Alta’s Top 10 (via

There you have it. Video embeds and caption snippets for Alta’s Top 10 most popular ski runs according to The Daily Pow (2014). High Boy – Otherwise known as High Rustler, this shot is the crown jewel of runs on any given powder day. Main Chute – Rarely opens but when Ski Patrol drops the… Read More »

Happy 75th Birthday Alta

Dave said it best in “Alta Magic“… “the characters of Alta keep me coming back as much as the snow.” Check out this great video edit of birthday wishes for Alta’s 75th. Nice work Casey Thorpe. Participate in the Alta Time Capsule!

Alta 75th Anniversary Ale

  This season officially marks 75 years of skiing at Alta! Of course before the ski area opened there were a select few “ultra humans” accessing Alta’s terrain via Park City & Big Cottonwood Canyon…including Alf Engen (Alan Engen interview by Johnny B), who was hired by the Forest Service in 1935 to determine the… Read More »

Alta in April

  As the Powder House Ski @Facebook person would say.. “If you’re not here for Alta in April, well, you’re blowing it. Check out the full event line up!” (for example) Click the image below. Nice work on that Alta Chamber & Visitors Bureau…tons of info on this page:

Generation Alta

  Here is a good one from Salomon Freeski TV. It’s about five minutes long, featuring some LCC local shredders who have been Alta pass holders since they were very small children. Fluid, natural, powder skiing…worth a watch.

November Cold Smoke

Let me give you an idea of what we’ve been up to in Little Cottonwood since the last post. BIG GRIN 🙂 This is Johnny B on The Daily POW…and you can tell just how cold it was that day by the silence, and the cold smoke.