Destination guide

Travel to scenic Alta

The mountains, lake and forests are the perfect backdrop to your holiday 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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday 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 cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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

Travellers 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 52.43 inches and temperatures average -12°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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Alta?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,827 holiday lettings around Alta. From 2,407 flats & apartments to 90 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alta:

  • Downtown Park City: 1,782 holiday homes
  • Capitol Hill: 169 holiday homes
  • Downtown Salt Lake City: 222 holiday homes
  • People's Freeway: 51 holiday homes
  • Rio Grande: 107 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alta? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alta. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Collins Ski Lift: 5,602 holiday lettings
  • Supreme Ski Lift: 5,492 holiday lettings
  • Cecret Ski Lift: 5,498 holiday lettings
  • Wildcat Ski Lift: 5,594 holiday lettings
  • Sunnyside Ski Lift: 5,575 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alta listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Alta?

Yes, of course. offers 2,407 Flats in Alta. Our other popular types of Alta holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 90 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 42 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 929 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alta?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,474 holiday homes with pool available in Alta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Alta

    Park City
    4,860 holiday rentals
    4,535 holiday rentals
    Salt Lake City
    726 holiday rentals
    650 holiday rentals
    West Jordan
    779 holiday rentals
    Heber City
    4,726 holiday rentals
    583 holiday rentals
    Kimball Junction
    4,539 holiday rentals
    690 holiday rentals
    American Fork
    853 holiday rentals
    294 holiday rentals
    689 holiday rentals
    782 holiday rentals
    Saratoga Springs
    151 holiday rentals
    225 holiday rentals
    187 holiday rentals
    4,773 holiday rentals
    452 holiday rentals
    4,688 holiday rentals
    4,853 holiday rentals