What’s New

cleaning help

September 17, 2018

The Town of Alta is looking for someone to do weekly house keeping in two of our buildings. Please contact Piper Lever at the town office  385-449-1887 or plever@townofalta.com for details.

Albion Basin Recreation Use Rapid Assesment Report

August 16, 2018

In late July of this year, Dr. Glenn Haas, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, visited Alta to conduct a Rapid Appraisal of Recreation Use and Management in Albion Basin on behalf of the Town of Alta. Dr. Haas spent several days observing conditions in the Basin, and meeting with individuals with a wide range of experience in managing Albion Basin and in using the recreation system currently in place. Dr Haas prepared a report summarizing his observations and providing several recommendations for future management decisions in Albion Basin, and the report can be found here.

Alta Planning Commission: Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance Amendments

June 15, 2018

The Alta Planning Commission will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting on June 26th at 3 PM on a package of amendments to the Town of Alta zoning ordinance. These amendments have been in development since 2016. A summary of the ordinance sections to be revised can be found here, and the full text of the amendments can be found here.

Alta Post Office Ballot Drop Box

May 31, 2018

The Town has worked with the Salt Lake County Elections Office to install a dedicated ballot drop box in the Town of Alta Contract Post Office. While you may still mail your ballot through U.S. mail, you may also choose to drop your completed, signed ballot in the stainless-steel drop box affixed to the east wall of the Alta Post Office lobby. This ballot drop box can only be opened by Salt Lake County Elections Office staff, and using it will be a safe and reliable method of ensuring that your completed ballots are counted. If you are a registered voter in Alta, you will receive a ballot in your P.O. box beginning the week of June 4th, 2018.

SR 210 Paving Project: Summer 2018

May 25, 2018

Please see the following information on UDOT’s upcoming paving project on the Little Cottonwood Canyon Road:

Project Overview
UDOT plans to renovate SR-210 (Little Cottonwood Canyon) from SR-209 to the top of the canyon. Construction is scheduled to begin in early June and is expected to continue through September.*

This project will resurface the roadway and replace various sections of rolled gutter. By completing this project UDOT is able to preserve Utah’s infrastructure by applying cost effective treatments before major rehabilitation is required.

– Most construction activities will take place between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday (with occasional weekend work).
– Expect one-way traffic and stopped traffic during construction work hours.
– Cyclists are restricted during construction work hours.

Residents, business and commuters can expect one-way traffic restrictions, construction equipment in the area, and an increase in noise, dust, and vibration.

Construction Activities: May 29 – June 1
*Construction schedules are subject to change due to utility, material, weather and equipment delays.

– Beginning Tuesday, May 29 crews will begin to lower the utility access covers in the roadway in preparation for paving operations. This activity will start on the Alta Bypass Road and then progress down the canyon through mid-June.
-Motorists can expect one-way traffic near construction operations.
-Cyclists are restricted in the canyon between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Upcoming Activities
– Paving operations are expected to begin as early as June 18 and continue through August. *
– Various lane shifts and lane closures will take place. Please be alert and follow the traffic changes when traveling through the construction zone.

Pedestrians and Cyclists
Pedestrians and cyclists are restricted between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Stay informed:
-Sign up for project emails to stay up-to-date on construction progress, details and impacts by emailing adeslis@utah.gov with “LCC Paving” in the subject line.

Note:  If you wish to stop receiving email updates, reply to this email with “Remove from LCC Paving Email List.”

Amalia Deslis-Andrews
Public Information Manager


May 21, 2018

HELLGATE GAZEX CONSTRUCTION CLOSURE:  UDOT will commence construction of Phase II of the Avalanche Safety Improvement Plan in the Hellgate area on May 21, 2018. The project consists of eight Remote Avalanche Control Systems (RACS) permanently installed in the starting zones above the Hellgate cliffs. In the interest of public and worker safety, the entire construction zone will be closed to public access for the duration of the project. This includes the runout zones below where rock fall, both natural and work related, may impact.

The climbing and construction areas are located on private land and at the request of the landowner, will be CLOSED. These areas include, all of the Main Slidepath Area, Main Wall, Tower 3, 2, 1, Hell is for Children, and Altaworld.  The Condo Wall and The Clamshell will remain OPEN for the entire project.

The projected completion date and subsequent reopening of the climbing areas is planned for mid-October 2018. Please respect the closure and stay clear of the area.

For more information regarding the closure and the project go to:  www.udot.utah.gov/avalanche

2018 Canyon Clean Up Day

May 14, 2018

The Town of Alta and Snowbird Ski Resort are hosting 2018 Canyon Clean Up Day on Wednesday, June 6. The event begins along SR 210 in front of the Alta Lodge at 830 AM and ends at Snowbird on the Tram Deck at about 12 PM. For more information contact Chris Cawley at 801-742-6010 or Ccawley@townofalta.com.