Utah Department of Transportation

A UDOT Project

Welcome to the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) central transportation information resource for Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Follow @UDOTCottonwoods on X (formerly known as Twitter) or Instagram/Facebook stories for road status updates.

Cottonwood canyons ski Resorts //

Snowbird Resort and Alta Ski Area are located in Little Cottonwood Canyon (SR-210). Brighton Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort are located in Big Cottonwood Canyon (SR-190). Each resort has individual visitor management policies and parking systems.

**All resorts have digital signs at the mouth of the canyons to notify visitors of their parking lots status (limited, full, etc.). Please read these signs before driving up.

Ski Utah provides daily snow reports for your favorite Cottonwood Canyons resorts, including the Powder Alert. Visit their website, follow @SkiUtah on social media or download the Ski Utah app so you know where to find The Greatest Snow on Earth.

Reservations are required Friday–Sunday, along with holidays and closing weekend from 8am–1pm., beginning on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023 and ending Sunday, March 31, 2024. Holidays include Dec. 22, 2023 – Jan. 1st, Jan. 15 & Feb. 19.

All parking in the Wildcat, Flagstaff (South Side), Grizzly and Albion lots will require a reservation Friday–Sunday & holidays.

Alta Ski Area’s  X (Twitter) and Instagram accounts provide parking availability and mountain status updates.

Snowbird offers a variety of ways to park at the resort, including the ability to park in free lots on a first-come, first-served basis, pay for reserved daily parking in advance or purchase a Preferred Parking Pass.

The Snowbird App allows you to see parking lot updates, real-time chairlift wait times along with chairlift and trail status updates, and opt-in to push notifications for weather, resort info and more.

Snowbird’s X (Twitter) and Instagram accounts provide parking availability and mountain status updates.

Brighton Resort has a paid parking reservation system containing elements of paid ($20/day) and free parking (80% of their lot is free), as well as carpooling incentives.

Parking reservations are required for any vehicles parking at the resort prior to 1 p.m on weekends and holidays:

  • All Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays, effective Friday, Dec. 15 through closing day
  • Daily, Monday, Dec. 25 through Tuesday, Jan. 2
  • Monday, Jan. 15
  • Monday, Feb. 19

BRIGHTON SEASON PASSHOLDERS WILL PARK FREE, but reservations are required. Season Passholders will receive a certain number of free, reusable reservation vouchers to use throughout the season.

Brighton’s X (Twitter) and Instagram accounts provide parking availability and mountain status updates.

Paid parking will be in effect daily from 12:01 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the winter season.

From Dec. 15, 2023, to April 14, 2024, reservations will be required Friday – Sunday, and holiday periods until 11:00 a.m. Solitude and Ikon Pass holders can ride the UTA Ski Bus for free.

Outside of times, parking reservations are required, parking payment can be submitted via TAP N SKI mobile payment or with one of the many payment kiosks located throughout our lots.

Solitude’s X (Twitter) account provides parking availability and mountain status updates.