Photo Credit: US Forest Service
Photo Credit: US Forest Service | Cover Photo: Alta Ski Area

Alta is for skiers and now it appears as though the Little Cottonwood Canyon ski area may be home to an aerial tram in the future reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

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As of April 22, Alta Ski Area received initial approval from the US Forest Service for what could include sweeping improvements. Those improvements include a new aerial tramway to the top of Baldy, a high speed quad to replace the Supreme and Cecret lifts, as well as a new lift named “Flora,” which will remove the need to use the East Greeley traverse between Sugarloaf and Collins.

And those are just 3 of the 12 possible improvements.

Other significant developments include a revamped transportation plan to ease canyon traffic, Albion lift replacement, and GazEx avalanche mitigation sites; including one on Patsey Marley

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Albion Basin | Photo Credit: Sumanch 

Alta Improvements

  • Albion/Wildcat base parking. 
  • Tram from Germania Pass to the top of Mt. Baldy. 
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New tram from Germania Pass to the top of Mt Baldy | Photo Credit: US Forest Service
  • GazEx or other equivalent technologies to replace artillery and avalauncher. 
  • Replacement of Albion and Sunnyside lifts. 
  • Replacement of Cecret and Supreme lifts. 
  • Replacement of Wildcat lift.
  • Flora lift from bottom of Sugarbowl to the top of Collins lift.
  • Supreme terrain work.
  • Alf’s restaurant building addition.
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Expansion of Alf’s restaurant | Photo Credit: US Forest Service
  • Watson Shelter building addition.
  • Equipment storage facility.
  • Lake restoration at the top of Glory Hole.

Find the entire proposed plan here: Alta Improvement Plan