parking basics

RESTORING ALTA'S WEEKEND & HOLIDAY SKIING EXPERIENCE.

Our passion is providing authentic skiing experiences in a natural mountain environment. The skiing experience on weekends & holidays has changed in recent years as skier demand has outpaced our capacity. The past few seasons, skiers have started arriving before sunrise to claim a parking spot. Others have been turned away because our parking lots have filled up on weekend & holidays. Turning around cars filled with a family, a group of friends or someone hoping to ski Alta for the first time is not the experience we want anyone to have.

 

We are implementing a parking reservation system on weekends & holidays to ensure that Alta skiers will have a place to park.

 

We understand that parking reservations represent a big change for Alta and will require more planning from our skiers. While parking reservations will be required on weekends & holidays from 8am–1pm, there are 100+ days of winter that require no parking reservations.

HOW TO MAKE A PARKING RESERVATION Step By Step.

This step by step tutorial will walk you through the parking reservation process. Qualifying Alta and Alta-Bird season passholders and lift ticket purchasers will receive a parking code via email. All other skiers, including Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders, can purchase a $25 parking reservation without a parking code.

WEEKEND & HOLIDAY PARKING RESERVATIONS. WHY?

  • Provides Alta skiers the assurance that there will be a parking space before driving up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

  • Eases early morning traffic congestion resulting from limited parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    • Alta skiers will no longer need to arrive hours before first chair to secure a parking spot on weekends and holidays.

    • Ski area employees will be able to arrive on time and prepare the ski area and parking areas for you.

  • Manage the ski experience by limiting the number of skiers to available terrain and lift capacity.

WHEN ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?

  • Weekends & Holidays from 8am–1pm. Parking is not permitted in Alta lots from midnight to 8 am.

    • Saturdays and Sundays: December 18 - April 3 and closing day.

    • Holidays: Winter Break (December 23 - January 2), MLK Weekend (January 15-17), President's Weekend (February 19-21).

    • Reservations will be required on approximately 40 days during 2021-22 season.

  • All parking in the Wildcat, Flagstaff (South Side), Grizzly and Albion lots will require a reservation on weekends & holidays. 

  • Looking for early morning parking in the Town of Alta before 8am? 6am early morning parking reservations are available daily.

  • Parking reservations can be made online at anytime during the ski season.
     

WHEN ARE RESERVATONS NOT REQUIRED?

  • First-Come, First-Serve Parking

    • Monday through Friday (excluding holiday periods).

    • Opening day through December 17 and April 4 - April 16.

    • Not required after 1pm on weekends & holidays.

    • Parking will remain first-come, first-serve on 100+ days during the 2021-22 season.

RESERVATIONS CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED ONLINE:

  • Reservations are available for $25 per day.

  • Purchasers of Alta.com lift tickets are eligible to book parking reservations for $10 per day.

  • Qualifying Alta and Alta-Bird passholders are eligible for FREE parking reservations.

  • Parking reservations are verified by your license plate.

  • FREE parking reservations for qualifying Alta passholders:

    • Qualifying Alta passholders will receive parking code(s) that can be used to book free parking reservations. Parking codes may be reused once the active reservation date has passed.

WHAT PARKING BENEFITS DO I RECEIVE AS AN ALTA OR ALTA-BIRD PASSHOLDER?

  • Qualifying Alta and Alta-Bird passholders will receive parking codes that can be used to book free parking reservations. Parking codes may be reused once the active reservation date has passed.

  • Qualifying Alta passes: Family Package, Adult, 65+, 80+, 18-25, Military, Gold Card, Powder Card & 10-Day Card.

  • Qualifying Alta-Bird passes: Family Package, Adult, 65+, 18-25 & Military.

 

WHAT PARKING BENEFITS DO I RECEIVE AS AN ALTA LIFT TICKET PURCHASER?

  • As an Alta Lift Ticket purchaser you will receive a parking code for a $15 discount off your parking reservation when you purchase your Alta Lift Ticket online.

  • Please note, discounted passes do not qualify for discounts on parking reservations.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Failure to cancel free Alta season passholder reservations may result in pausing future passholder reservation benefits. Please note that if you are ill or have an emergency, email altaparking@interstateparking.com so that you do not need to drive up the canyon. We understand that life happens and we are more than willing to work with you in most unplanned situations.

  • The fine for parking without a reservation will be $75.

how to make a parking reservation - step by step

 

with a parking code

STEP 1. Visit Alta Parking and click 'Redeem parking code.'

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STEP 2. Enter your parking code and click 'Submit' or log in to view your account.

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STEP 3. Select Login if you have an account or Create Account.

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STEP 4. Select the parking code you would like to use:

A - For Alta or Alta-Bird Passholders: Season Pass

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B - For Alta Lift Ticket Purchasers: Day Ticket Disc 1 Day

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STEP 5. Select your date and choose your parking option.

A - For Alta or Alta-Bird Passholders: Season Pass Reservation

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B - For Alta Lift Ticket Purchasers: Priority Reservation w/ code 

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STEP 6. You will be redirected to the Checkout page.

A - For Alta or Alta-Bird Passholders: Click 'Park For Free'.

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B - For Alta Lift Ticket Purchasers: Click 'Pay $10.00 and Park'.

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STEP 7. To complete your reservation  follow these steps:

A - For Alta or Alta-Bird Passholders: Double check your license plate and click 'Confirm'. Your reservation is complete. Happy Skiing!

B - For Alta Lift Ticket Purchasers: Click here to follow steps 6 - 10 under 'Without a Parking Code' to complete your purchase. Your reservation is complete. Happy Skiing!

without a parking code

STEP 1. Visit Alta Parking Login and click 'Reserve a parking spot.'

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STEP 3. Choose 'Paid Reservation'.

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STEP 5. Add your vehicle information.

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STEP 7. Enter your card details and click 'ADD CARD'.

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STEP 2. On calendar view, select the day you plan to ski. Remember, reservations are only required on weekends & holidays from 8am–1pm.

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STEP 4. Select Login if you have an account or Create Account.

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STEP 6. Click 'Add Credit Card' to add payment. Click 'Credit or Debit' to select a card previously saved to your account.

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STEP 8. You will then be redirected to the payment page:

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STEP 9. Click 'Select Payment Method' to choose your card and click the 'Pay and Park' button.

STEP 10. Double-check your license plate and Click 'Confirm'. 

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STEP 11. Your parking reservation now is complete. Happy skiing! 

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alta parking map

Your parking reservation will allow you to park in any of the designated lots, it does not guarantee a specific parking spot or parking in a specific lot. Click map for directions.

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