“Leap off a small cliff onto one of the longest and concurrently steepest runs in the U.S.”
— Adam White
Type: In Bounds (completely
inside ski area boundary)
Closed often during avalanche danger or low snow conditions due to the need for jumping off small cliff/rock to dive into the chute.
Need to Know
Take Collins at Alta and follow the High Traverse to the top of the run. Depending on snow, getting there can be half the "fun". Expect big whoop-de-doos, exposed rock, and some tricky spots.
Unbelievable powder when accessible on powder days down a LONG, STEEP 'n DEEP, legendary run. Superb bumps a few days after a storm. Outstanding sight lines and view of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Alf's High Rustler ranks among the top ten best and concurrently long runs in the United States. It is truly a legend... perhaps the beating heart of Alta.
History & Background
Named after Alf Engen, famous ski jumper and one of the original pillars of Alta.