|Location||Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta, Utah|
|Client||Alta Ski Area, Mr. Onno Wieringa, President|
|Master Plan Completed||2008|
|Project Status||Ongoing, 2001-present|
Detailed Site Planning
Ski Area Design
Ecosign initially collaborated with Alta Ski Area in 2001 providing advisory services on the connection with Snowbird for the Altabird ticket which has been successful. We worked with Alta management on replacing the Collins and Germania fixed grip chairlifts with a two section detachable quad chair with angle which was installed in 2004. We next evaluated different sites for the Watson’s Shelter mountain restaurant and provided programming and site planning services for the new building. The Collins Grill and Watson’s Shelter was constructed near the angle mid station during the summer of 2005 and fully open for business in December of that year. The Cecret – Supreme replacement chair was constructed and open for business in the 2016/2017 season.
Ecosign has also been involved in several base area planning projects at Alta. We developed programming and site design of the new Buckhorn building which was built in 2013 and contains skier lockers, meeting rooms, administrative offices and new shop for the Lift and Snowmaking Maintenance departments. Total Cost: $3.5 million. We have worked on several pedestrian and vehicular circulation enhancement plans in both the Wildcat and Albion Base Area.
Ecosign has continued working on plans to develop the Grizzly Gulch ski terrain on private land owned by Alta to enable a four season connection with the Solitude and Brighton ski areas in Big Cottonwood Canyon.