The Town of Alta is hiring for the position of Deputy Town Clerk. This is a full-time position with a wide variety of responsibilities. To view the job description and for instructions on how to apply, please click here.
January 13, 2022
Salt Lake County issued a public health order requiring every individual living within or visiting Salt Lake County, Utah, to wear a respirator (or until you are able to obtain a respirator, a well-fitting mask or face covering as an alternative) in public spaces while indoors or queueing outdoors. To read the full text of the order, please click here. The order expires February 7th.
January 2, 2022
Please click here to read a final message from Alta Mayor Harris Sondak, whose term in office expires Monday, January 3rd. Thank you, Mayor, for your service to Alta.
December 28, 2021
The Town of Alta and Salt Lake County Health Department will offer a walk-up testing event at Our Lady of the Snows On Wednesday afternoon, December 29th between 2 PM and 4 PM. Preregistration is encouraged: visit https://slco.org/health/COVID-19/testing/public-testing/ and select Salt Lake Public Health Center as your testing location. Our Lady of the Snows is located at 10189 E Little Cottonwood Canyon Road in Alta.
December 24, 2021
The Town of Alta and Alta Ski Area are preparing to offer parking permits that will be eligible for use in parking areas along the north side of SR 210. The Town and Alta Ski Area will offer a number of permits that is equivalent to the number parking spaces available within north side areas under each entity’s management. Please click here for a map that shows north side parking areas.
December 8, 2021
Since June of 2021, The Town of Alta has been working on a plan to manage parking during the 2021-2022 ski season in Alta. Please see below for an update on the situation. All details are subject to change:
–Please click here to read a mesage from Mayor Sondak about the status of the Town of Alta’s parking plan for the 2021-2022 ski season.
–The Alta Ski Area reservation program is set to go into effect on December 18th. A valid reservation will be required to park in ski area parking lots between 8 AM and 1 PM on weekends and defined holiday periods, including the period between December 23rd and January 23rd. Until then, public parking in Alta, including overnight parking, is occurring as it has in the past.
–The Town of Alta and Alta Ski Area did not reach agreement for Town of Alta-managed parking to occur on the Alta Ski Area US Forest Service special use permit. Overnight parking that has historically been allowed in the Grizzly Gulch area may be affected by this situation.
–Public parking areas outside the Alta Ski Area special use permit include the overnight parking area east of the Alta Post Office, overnight parking on the north side of SR 210 east of Our Lady of the Snows, and limited areas of day-use parking available along the SR-210 corridor. In total, about 95 spots are available in these areas for overnight use, and up to 62 spots are available for day use, subject to conditions including but not limited to accumulated snow or active snow removal operations. Click here to see a map that shows public parking areas in Alta that will remain outside the Alta Ski Area reservation program.
–The Town is considering whether to implement a version of the permit program it has been working to develop during the past 6 months given the likelihood that it may only be able to manage a more limited amount of parking. The Town has been working non-stop to understand its options to manage public parking in Alta during the 2021-2022 ski season. The Town will keep the community apprised of any changes to the status of public parking in Alta.
September 1, 2021
July 27, 2021
Unified Fire Authority is offering home assessments and chipper days to Alta homeowners. To sign up for a home assessment, click here to access a form. To participate in chipper days, stack a pile of excess fuels material on your property at a location a vehicle can access before Monday morning, August 2nd. Click here for a brochure that describes how to stack piles for the wood chipper.
July 16, 2021
The Utah Department of Transportation recently released the Draft Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement including two preferred alternatives for a proposed transportation project to improve safety, reliability, and mobility on SR-210 from Cottonwood Heights to Alta. Visit the project website here for all materials related to the Draft EIS, or see below for highlights:
- DEIS Executive Summary
- LCC EIS – PPSL Fact Sheet
- Enhanced bus alternative factsheet (w/o widening)
- Gondola B factsheet
- Key observation points for buses
- Key observation points for gondola
- Comparison of impacts and considerations across all alternatives
- Virtual hearing guide
- Register to speak at the virtual hearing
A comment period on the EIS is open until September 3rd. UDOT is hosting a virtual public hearing to recieve official comments on the Draft EIS and preferred alternatives on Tuesday, July 20th at 6 PM. Those wishing to provide an official comment must register in advance. Visit the project website to register and find a link to the Zoom meeting.
The Town of Alta urges Alta community members to review the EIS materials and provide official comments to UDOT. For information about how to provide effective comments on an EIS, click here.
May 20, 2021
The Town of Alta and Snowbird will host the 40th Annual Little Cottonwood Canyon Clean Up Day on June 15th. The event is open to Alta and Snowbird residents, employees, and their families. Sign up through your employer, at the Alta Post Office, or by contacting Chris Cawley at Ccawley@townofalta.com. Please sign up by May 28th to recieve a free commemorative T-Shirt. For more information about the event including a schedule, click here.