Alta Ski Resort boasts some of the best snowfalls of any ski resort in the world. It also happens to have an incredible diversity of terrain for all types of skiers (but not snowboarders).
The lack of snowboarders keeps the powder from deteriorating quickly. Coupled with the abundance of varied ski runs, Alta has been a local favorite for a long time. After 3 PM, the Sunnyside lift is rideable for free, which appeals to families with small children who tire quickly.