Town of Alta Newsletter
March 2023


Be Prepared for Big Storms and Spring Runoff

Alta and the entire State of Utah are experiencing one of the snowiest winters in recorded history. As deep snow continues to stack up around town and on the steep slopes above SR 210, please prepare yourself for extraordinary circumstances and help your community endure a challenging season by considering the following:

--As of March 17th, SR-210 has closed overnight due to avalanche hazard 22 times this ski season. 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."

--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.

--On March 15th, a child was buried when snow slid off the roof of an Alta residential property. Thanks to a swift and expert response by personnel from the Alta Marshals Office, UDOT Avalanche Safety, Unified Fire Authority, Unified Police Department, and Alta Ski Patrol, the child was extricated and flown to a hospital in stable condition. Make sure you and your friends and family are aware of the potential hazard posed by roof avalanches and stay out from underneath snow-covered roofs and cornices. 


Town of Alta Dog License Program Update

At the recent meeting on March 8, 2023, the Alta Town Council 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 between Saturday, April 1st and 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

Alta Reading Room: Please Take a Survey About Library Services in Alta

The Town of Alta and Salt Lake County Library are looking for your feedback on the Alta Reading Room.  We are evaluating the services provided and looking for opportunities to enhance the programs made available to the Alta Community.  Please help us by clicking the link below to take a survey by March 31:

Visit the Town of Alta website for more information about the Alta Reading Room:


Follow Along with The Utah Community Renewable Energy Program

Utah 100 Communities, a.k.a. the Community Renewable Energy Agency, has hit several milestones over the past 2 years, and the next step is for each participating community to sign a utility agreement with Rocky Mountain Power. Why do we need a utility agreement? Get the answer in the February 2023 newsletter at Plus, find details about the Intermountain Sustainability Summit and check out a new feature, Sustainability Spotlight, which highlights more ways participating communities are supporting renewable energy.

Utah 100 Communities is working to develop new renewable energy resources to serve our communities, so that by 2030, the amount of electricity we use annually will be matched by renewable generation. Alta is one of 18 communities participating in this first of its kind effort.


Alta Town Council and Planning Commission Meetings

The Alta Town Council meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Between December 2022 and April 2023, council meetings will begin at 2 PM, with work sessions beginning at 1 PM as needed. 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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