Destination guide

Travel to beautiful Alta

The mountains, lake and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation 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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation 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 cozy vacation 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 center:

  • 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

Travelers 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 20.64 inches and temperatures average 10°F.

Natural features

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 center:

  • 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

Transportation 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 center. 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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Alta?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 5,267 house rentals around Alta. From 1,010 Houses to 2,740 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Alta is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alta:

  • Alta Ski Area: 5,309 vacation rentals
  • Snowbird: 141 vacation rentals
  • Canyons Resort: 1,292 vacation rentals
  • Deer Valley Resort: 2,926 vacation rentals
  • Park City Mountain Resort: 1,946 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Alta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Alta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Collins Ski Lift: 6,026 home rentals
  • Sunnyside Ski Lift: 6,111 home rentals
  • Wildcat Ski Lift: 6,025 home rentals
  • Cecret Ski Lift: 5,956 home rentals
  • Albion Ski Lift: 6,101 home 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Alta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,010 Houses in Alta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alta include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,740 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 47 lodging choices
  • Chalets: 26 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Alta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,759 vacation homes with pool available in Alta.

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