Within the beautiful alpine setting of Alta, many opportunities exist for recreation. In the winter, downhill skiing at Alta Ski Area, alpine ski-touring on the world-class terrain above town, and snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the Albion Basin Summer Road (closed and snow-covered during the winter) are all extremely popular. The long days of summer are perfect for hiking, biking, picnicking and sightseeing/wildlife viewing. The Summer Recreation Map provides lots of great information about trails and summer amenities in Alta.