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The population of Alta is approximately 400 (1995), 383 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 171 (1990), 156 (2010).

The amount of land area in Alta is 10.493 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.02 sq kilometers.
The distance from Alta to Washington DC is 1902 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 24 miles. (as the crow flies)
Alta is positioned 40.57 degrees north of the equator and 111.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Alta elevation is 8,550 to 10,550 feet above sea level.
Alta median income is $28,750.

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Alta location: near Salt Lake City in Little Cottonwood Canyon on State Highway 210

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Alta history:

After the discovery of silver in 1865, Alta was a wild mining town of 5,000 people, but its natural territory for ski runs, the first of which opened in 1940, have made it a premium ski area in the State of Utah. The devaluation of silver in 1873 ruined the silver run in Alta
The settling of Alta: 1865
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Alta attractions:

Alta Ski Resort, (801) 742-3333
Vertical - 750' to 2,100' feet. 6 double and 2 triple lifts, There are 25% beginner, 40% intermediate and 25% advanced runs. There are 2,200 skiable acres. In addition to the slopes, Alta includes ski rentals, a ski school, restaurants, child care, and lodging.

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