Town of Alta Newsletter
April 2023


Be Prepared for Big Storms and Spring Runoff

Alta and Little Cottonwood Canyon are experiencing one of the snowiest years in recorded history. As our historic snowpack continues to linger on roofs and steep slopes around town, please prepare yourself for extraordinary circumstances and help your community endure a challenging season by considering the following:

--Big spring snowstorms and historic snow cover throughout Little Cottonwood Canyon create the potential for destructive avalanche cycles and spring runoff events that could lead to prolonged road closures. Alta residents, guests, and property owners should always be prepared for long-duration disruptions to SR-210, Alta's only point of egress, by maintaining several days worth of food, water, essential medication, clothing, and any other supplies necessary to be in Alta for an extended period of time.

--In March, a child was rescued after being buried by snow sliding off a roof at a home on the Bypass Road, and on April 17th, a person was killed by a roof slide in Brighton. Stay away from snow covered roofs, and if you need to remove snow from a roof, consider hiring snow removal professionals who are trained and equipped to do so safely.

--As of April 21st, interlodge restrictions have been implemented 33 times this season, and SR 210 has been closed 41 times. Make sure you are connected with Alta Central through Twitter and Instagram so that you have the latest information about plans for road closures and interlodge travel restrictions. If you are present in Alta during a period of interlodge travel restrictions, remain indoors until Alta Central posts or transmits an official message lifting interlodge travel restrictions. Click here to see a television interview with Alta Marshal Mike Morey about "interlodge."

Message from the Mayor

Click here to read a message from Mayor Bourke to the Alta Community commending the extraordinary and heroic work of the Town’s public safety team and other employees of the Little Cottonwood Community during March and April of 2023.


Town of Alta Dog License Program Update

The Alta Town Council recently passed Resolution 2023-R-3 to authorize a drawing for Town of Alta dog licenses. There will be two (2) dog licenses available in 2023: one (1) Class A license will be available to registered Alta voters and residents, and one (1) Class B license will be available to individuals with ownership interest in improved commercial or residential property who live part-time in Alta. The Town is accepting applications for these licenses now through Friday, April 28th at 12:00 PM noon, and will hold a drawing on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at 1:00 PM via Zoom.

For more information on the Town of Alta Dog Licensing Program, and to learn how to apply for one of these licenses, visit


2023 Local Election

Are you interested in giving back to the Alta Community? 
We want to encourage you to run for town council!  There are two 4-year terms to be voted on in the upcoming election.

Primary Election: August 15, 2023 (if applicable)
General Election: November 7, 2023

The following positions are to be voted upon in the town of Alta 2023 Municipal Election.

--Council Seat At-Large, four-year term
--Council Seat At-Large, four-year term

Dates for filing a Declaration of Candidacy:
Thursday June 1, 2023 and ends Wednesday June 7, 2023

Click here for information on eligibility requirements
Click here to visit the Town of Alta website elections page
If you’re interested, contact Alta Town Clerk, Jen Clancy: / Office: 801-742-6011


Alta Town Council and Planning Commission Meetings

The Alta Town Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Regular meetings begin at 4 PM, and if necessary, work sessions or other supplementary meetings usually begin at 3 PM. Click here for for more information about town council meetings. The Alta Planning Commission is tentatively scheduled to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month but does not meet when there is no business before the commission. Click here for more information about Alta Planning Commission meetings.

Contact the Town:
801-363-5105 or 801-742-3522
Town of Alta
10201 E Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd
PO Box 8016, Alta UT

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