2013 is Alta Ski Area's 75th Anniversary. We are celebrating it with interesting Fireside Chat presentations and the Alta Time Capsule. The time capsule is an opportunity for everyone to be a part of Alta's 75th anniversary by sharing pictures and videos of your time at Alta. Click here to learn more about it.
Our new "Search" function allows website visitors to locate information from Alta Powder News articles by subject. To begin a search, go to Database Search.
Explore our new Geology of Alta web page including an in depth description of Alta's geological history and how it relates to our outdoor experience.
Special Winter Edition 2009 of the Alta Powder News dedicated to the Alta's snow safety history.
Welcome to the Alta Historical Society
Listen to Alan Engen on Radio West with Doug Fabrizio talking about the rich history of Alta featured in the new film The Alta Experience
The goal of the Alta Historical Society (AHS) is to preserve Alta’s rich history, from the mining era of the mid-1800s to the development of Alta as one of the world’s finest skiing destinations. (Mission Statement) Through our web site, we highlight past events, stories about notable characters, photographs, and a map of historical sites in Alta.
The Alta Historical Society, Friends of Alta and ACE hosted the Alta Gala 2012, a fund raiser for Alta’s three non-profit organizations at La Caille on Friday April 5th. Thanks to all the supporters and everyone who attended it was a great success again. Each year the Alta Gala selects an individual, or individuals, to give the Stellar Award in recognition for their contributions to Alta's environment, culture and history. This year we honored Jaeann Tschiffely & John Guldner for all their many contributions to Alta. Put Alta Gala 2013 on your calender.This year it will be on Friday April 5th.
We are especially pleased to be celebrating the fourth ski season of the re-creation of the Alta Powder News, Alta’s newsletter highlighting current events in our town and featuring a section on Alta’s history. View our past newsletters on the link above, Alta Powder News Archives. The Winter 2011 Edition is now available for your viewing.
We hope you find our website informative and entertaining. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments by visiting our Contact AHS page