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Alta Snowbird Blog

New Stories from Utah's Wasatch Moutains

Welcome to Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah’s world-famous mountain destination. Canyon Services has managed properties in this special place since 1985. Our Alta Snowbird Blog is dedicated to documenting the many amazing stories of Little Cottonwood Canyon. When planning your trip to Utah, be sure to see what’s happening at Alta Snowbird. 

Winter is Coming

Canyon Blog had intended to post this month on the ski conditions and early season to instill jealousy in readers from distant lands. Sadly, such is not the case. The snow gods are punishing Little Cottonwood Canyon (and more importantly and deservedly, Park City) for...

Friends in High Places

One of the things about being a writer is the hours. By that you can infer they’re terrible. At any time, inspiration may come to you and you’ll find yourself up at 2 AM or conversely, dragging yourself through a slow afternoon. The upside is, when...

Little Cottonwood Canyon 4x4 Required

Whether this will be your first trip to the beautiful slopes and perfect powder of the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City or you’re a seasoned veteran who comes in July for the wildflowers, there are always questions that come up. That is what our new series on this blog will aim to address.

Summit Crew

They gathered. From across the nation and even the sea: Madison, Wisconsin; Cody, Wyoming; Auburn, Washington; LA; even Seefeld, Austria. Card wielding gladiators at one of the world’s elite annual poker summits. 2017 found the combatants in Canyon Services digs in Alta, duking it out...

Totality

Dateline: August 21, 2017, Alta (Wyoming, population 394).

Even to the remote wilds of the Idaho/Wyoming border they descended. RV’ers from Hungary. Local rednecks. Or Salt Lake City, in the case of Tommy and Katie, a wonderfully pleasant couple who’d staked out their spot early...

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