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PROTECT
OUR
ALTA

The purpose of Friends of Alta is to protect our natural resources for generations to come.

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Gondola LCC

Friends of Alta is Leading the Fight Against the UDOT Gondola Proposal in Little Cottonwood Canyon

In collaboration with a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to finding sensible and less damaging solutions for transportation bottlenecks in Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC), Friends of Alta has filed a lawsuit challenging the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) decision to install a Gondola system. Please help us protect and preserve Little Cottonwood Canyon by donating today.

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Conservation Easements in Albion Basin

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Volunteers 

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Trees Planted in Albion Basin

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Earth for Us to Protect

About Friends of Alta

Our mission is to protect and preserve Alta’s unique environment, heritage, and character.

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Programs

Explore all the programs Friends of Alta has to offer.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

Join the efforts of residents, visitors, businesses and others like you who love Alta and want to protect its unique environment and character.

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All the Latest News & Updates

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Get to Know Us

Meet our Board of Directors and Staff.

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Upcoming Events

  • 2024 Wasatch Wildflower Festival
    2024 Wasatch Wildflower Festival
    Sun, Jul 28
    Alta
    Jul 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Alta, Alta, UT, USA
    Jul 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Alta, Alta, UT, USA
    Join us for the annual Wasatch Wildflower Festival organized by the Cottonwoods Canyon Foundation, and hosted here at Alta. Come for the day to catch sight of the brilliant wildflowers as they are in full bloom, check out some great organizations, and head out for a guided hike to learn more.
  • FOA / AEC Volunteer Day
    FOA / AEC Volunteer Day
    Wed, Jul 31
    Albion Basin Parking Lot - Alta Ski Area
    Jul 31, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Albion Basin Parking Lot - Alta Ski Area, Alta, UT 84092, USA
    Jul 31, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Albion Basin Parking Lot - Alta Ski Area, Alta, UT 84092, USA
    Join us for Alta's Community Volunteer Days. We will be doing all types of mountain restoration work, including planting native vegetation, weed pulling, or tree harvesting from 3–5pm. The temperatures will be cool and the company pleasant. Bring your friends and family!
  • 2024 Stargazing Party
    2024 Stargazing Party
    Fri, Aug 02
    Alta
    Aug 02, 2024, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    Alta, 10520 E Day Lodge Rd, Alta, UT 84092, USA
    Aug 02, 2024, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
    Alta, 10520 E Day Lodge Rd, Alta, UT 84092, USA
    Join Friends of Alta and Salt Lake Astronomical Society in our 3rd annual stargazing party! Guests will go from telescope to telescope to view what the astronomer is focused on. Throughout the evening each astronomer will zoom in on several objects. Each scope will be different.
  • 2024 Alta Kids Day
    2024 Alta Kids Day
    Fri, Aug 09
    Alta
    Aug 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Alta, Alta, UT, USA
    Aug 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Alta, Alta, UT, USA
    Bring your kids to enjoy a fun-filled educational day in the mountains on August 9th. Different partner organizations will have several activity booths set up for all kids to enjoy. Each booth has a different activity teaching different aspects of the environment.
  • Mountain Forests in a Changing Climate
    Mountain Forests in a Changing Climate
    Wed, Aug 14
    Our Lady of the Snows Center
    Aug 14, 2024, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
    Our Lady of the Snows Center, 10189 E Hwy 210, Alta, UT 84092
    Aug 14, 2024, 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM
    Our Lady of the Snows Center, 10189 E Hwy 210, Alta, UT 84092
    Join Friends of Alta and Professor William Anderegg from the University of Utah for a presentation and discussion on the future of western US forests in a rapidly changing climate.
  • Utah Air Quality
    Utah Air Quality
    Date and time is TBD
    Alta
    Date and time is TBD
    Alta, 10420 Little Cottonwood Rd Suite #1, Alta, UT 84092, USA
    Date and time is TBD
    Alta, 10420 Little Cottonwood Rd Suite #1, Alta, UT 84092, USA
    Join Friends of Alta and John Lin from the University of Utah for a presentation and discussion on Greenhouse gases, Air Quality, and Future of the Wasatch Front.
  • 2025 Calendar Photo Donation
    2025 Calendar Photo Donation
    Time is TBD
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    Time is TBD
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    We are in need of some new photographs for our 2025 calendar! You'll get our 2024 Calendar, FOA Sticker, and our 2025 Calendar as a thank you for your donation. Photo Requirements: 300 DPI Submit to: https://forms.wix.com/f/7057079917338427491

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10201 East Hwy 210

Alta, UT 84092

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