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alta.com: Alta Ski Area | Best Skiing in Utah

Located just outside of Salt Lake City, UT, Alta is annually covered by 500+ inches of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Come ski Alta.

Page load speed analysis

  • 61/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    192 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    659 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.6 sec

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We analyzed Alta.com page load time and found that the first response time was 192 ms and then it took 2.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 40% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 54.6 kB
    Images 3.6 MB
    Javascripts 925.5 kB
    CSS 701.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of Alta.com main page is 5.3 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 45% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 3.6 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 54.6 kB
    • After minification 45.0 kB
    • After compression 9.8 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 9.7 kB, which is 18% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 44.8 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 3.6 MB
    • After optimization 3.5 MB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Alta images are well optimized though.

    • Original 925.5 kB
    • After minification 760.7 kB
    • After compression 232.2 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 693.3 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 701.8 kB
    • After minification 576.3 kB
    • After compression 94.1 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Alta.com needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 607.7 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • alta.com
  • www.alta.com
  • jquery-ui.css
  • styles.css
  • wejs
  • jquery.min.js
  • jquery-ui.js
  • bootstrap.min.js
  • alta.min.js
  • css
  • slippry.css
  • analytics.js
  • cross_sell_mega_menu_snow_report.jpg
  • CoE2015_WidgetAsset-14348-2.png
  • snow-background.png
  • alta-logo.svg
  • snowing.png
  • ski-school.jpg
  • rentals.jpg
  • pod.jpg
  • pod-large-arrows2.png
  • map-background.png
  • footer-background.jpg
  • social-sprite.png
  • us-forest-service-logo.png
  • alta-stio-logo-v3.png
  • swire-coca-cola-usa-v2.png
  • interim-logo.png
  • cross_sell_mega_menu_ski_school.jpg
  • ALTA_CROSSSELL_Template_500x250_VISIT.jpg
  • cross_sell_mega_menu_season_pass.jpg
  • Turville-Marquee-image.jpg
  • Marquee-image-winter-2-r.jpg
  • Turville-Marque--1a.jpg
  • Turville-Marque--2.jpg
  • MountainCollective_OffSale.jpg
  • Alta_misc_2015_6424-JPG-470-x-320.jpg
  • SkiingBirds_300x145b--2-.jpg
  • 20160228a.jpg
  • 20160228b.jpg
  • 20160228c.jpg
  • 20160228d.jpg
  • 20160227a.jpg
  • ASA15_HP_AN_302x145.A.jpg
  • ASA15_V_B_AN_302x145.A.jpg
  • ASA15_V_B_AA_302x145.A.jpg
  • WidgetEmbed-certificateOfExcellence
  • k3k702ZOKiLJc3WVjuplzInF5uFdDttMLvmWuJdhhgs.ttf
  • MTP_ySUJH_bn48VBG8sNSonF5uFdDttMLvmWuJdhhgs.ttf
  • DXI1ORHCpsQm3Vp6mXoaTYnF5uFdDttMLvmWuJdhhgs.ttf
  • glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff
  • collect
  • collect
  • cdswidCOE-v21462574883b.css%20%27%29%3B
  • cdswidFRR-v23865805545b.css%20%27%29%3B
  • cdswidgets_min-c-v23892882724b.js
  • cdswidCOE-v21462574883b.css
  • cdswidFRR-v23865805545b.css
  • ga-audiences
  • icon_top.png
  • sy-loader.gif
  • ui-bg_flat_75_ffffff_40x100.png
  • share-arrow.png
  • BackgroundRuleBlack.gif

Our browser made a total of 64 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 42% of them (27 requests) were addressed to the original Alta.com, 30% (19 requests) were made to Media.alta.com and 6% (4 requests) were made to Static.tacdn.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (840 ms) relates to the external source Media.alta.com.

Additional info on alta.com

Requests

The browser has sent 54 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Alta. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 8 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 6 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

8

Javascripts

40

Images

6

CSS

54

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

40

Images

1

CSS

12

Optimized

42

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.alta.com/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Alta.com uses IP address which is currently shared with 1 other domain. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Normal result

IP Trace

alta.com

local.alta.com

40.112.210.115

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

alta.com

40.112.210.115 3600
NS

alta.com

ns15.worldnic.com 7200
NS

alta.com

ns16.worldnic.com 7200
SOA

alta.com

3600 Mname: NS15.WORLDNIC.com
Rname: namehost.WORLDNIC.com
Serial: 118082817
Refresh: 10800
Retry: 3600
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 3600
MX

alta.com

alta-com.mail.protection.outlook.com 3600 Pri: 0

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Alta.com can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Alta.com main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Alta.com has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 94% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Alta.com that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Alta. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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