Alta is a pretty great place for beginning skiers especially ones light on cash.
They have a Beginner Area Day Pass (3 lifts Albion, Sunnyside & Cecret) $38 for a reloadable card and then each time after that $33 They even have a Late Afternoon Pass thats good from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm New reloadable card $30 after that $25.
They also have a program that is very cheap for skiing after 3pm until Close. They give you three lifts to chose from. Albion, Sunnyside, and Cecret (Cecret closes at 3:30, so only one maybe two runs on this one). These are all green and blue runs, and I must say going to different resorts when I was learning, Altas Green Runs are quite advanced in comparason to others. Price is $10 for a reloadable ticket, then $5 each reload after that. Or you can buy a season pass for this After 3 program for $25!
Also wonderful for beginners They have 3 area tows (Grizzyly tow, Transfer tow and Alta Lodge tow) these are free everyday all day and is definitely the best place to start if you are nervous to go straight up the lift. Use the tow ropes, learn to stop, and turn, then get your pass at 3 and have a great time!
Albion: 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Cecret: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
Collins: 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Sugarloaf: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Sunnyside: 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Supreme: 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
Wildcat: 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Transfer Tow: 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Alta Lodge Tow: 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Rustler Lodge Lift: 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
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