Solitude Ski Resort

Solitude Ski Resort is great for powder hounds
Ski Solitude for the amazing powder
Solitude Mountain Resort
Powder Skiing Solitude Utah
Solitude Mountain Resort: Photo - Michael Brown
Solitude Utah is very family friendly
There are two swimming pools at Solitude
Solitude has some amazing terrain
Delightfully deep powder (Photo: Michael Harp)
Solitude Village
Solitude Village
The pizzeria in the middle of the village
Freshies can last a while out here
Solitude has plenty of mellow slopes near the base
Solitude Utah
Utah blower powder
Solitude has some fantastic sidecountry and backcountry terrain
It snows a lot at Solitude
Solitude ski school
The powder is deep at Solitude Utah!

Solitude Ski Resort

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Solitude Ski Resort Review

Solitude Utah is renowned for uncrowded slopes and plenty of powder, the perfect combination for powder hounds. “Solitude” describes the calm and quietness of the relatively undiscovered Solitude Ski Resort, especially when compared with the crowds at nearby resorts. The resort’s old mottos of “their ignorance, your bliss” and “if only you knew” pretty much sum up how quiet this ski resort is.

The Solitude Ski Resort Utah remains fairly unknown possibly because it used to be a mere local ski hill. Millions of dollars have lead to a major transformation into a destination resort with a pedestrian-only European style village. Despite the development, Solitude has to compete with the famous ski resorts in the next canyon over, so it predominantly remains a mountain for locals. Thankfully Solitude doesn’t have the associated local attitude but rather has a culture that is completely laid-back. Others that make the most of the “solitude” are families who want a quiet ski vacation, and true powder hounds who enjoy the high likelihood of finding fresh tracks.

Pros and Cons of Solitude Utah

  • It remains a mystery as to why Solitude Utah is still somewhat of a secret compared to neighbouring resorts. However the low profile tranquility of Solitude Ski Resort is what makes it such a great resort, especially for powder hounds, so shhhhh….. don’t tell anyone.
  • The Solitude snow quality and quantity is excellent.
  • Solitude Ski Resort has a decent spread of terrain for all ability levels.
  • The resort is very family friendly and the proximity of the Solitude accommodations to the slopes is a major bonus.
  • Like some of the other Utah ski resorts, its proximity to a major airport is a bonus.
  • Solitude Resort is very reasonably priced (so far), especially relative to the Park City resorts and Snowbird.
  • Solitude is small relative to some of the other Utah ski resorts, but it’s interconnected with Brighton to make it a decent sized ski area.
  • The lift layout is awkward.
  • Après ski activities and nightlife are very subdued in the Solitude village, and evening dining options are rather narrow.
  • Activities other than skiing are also limited, and if you’re looking for plenty of shopping opportunities then you’d better head to Park City instead.
Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective
  • Solitude Utah is on the Ikon Pass which may mean that more powder poachers will turn up. 

Solitude Ski and Snowboard Terrain

Typical for Utah, Solitude Ski Resort has light dry powder and an average of over 500 inches (12.7 metres) of snowfall annually. The Solitude Mountain Resort terrain includes open bowls, steep chutes, groomed cruisers, and great fall line skiing through the trees. Solitude Utah is fairly small at only 1,200 acres, but the size is somewhat misleading. There is enough terrain to satisfy all ability levels and the best thing about Solitude Mountain is that you don’t have to share it with too many others.

Another 1,050 acres of skiing terrain is available at Brighton Ski Resort, although the term “skiing terrain” is not fully apt because Brighton is very popular with snowboarders. The two resorts are interconnected via the SolBright run using a joint lift ticket.

Where is Solitude Utah?

Solitude Ski Resort is located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, only 29 miles from downtown Salt Lake City and a 40 minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport, and only 30 miles from Park City. Brighton Resort is 2 miles up the road from Solitude and is interconnected via the slopes, and there are many other Utah ski resorts that are an easy drive away.

Solitude Lodging

The village of Solitude is petite and very pretty, especially at night time. Most of the Solitude lodging consists of condos that are just a couple of minutes walk to the slopes or ski-in ski-out. The Solitude condos (such as the Eagle Springs Lodges) have access to some great facilities. The lovely hotel, the Inn at Solitude, is conveniently ski-in ski-out.

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Tours In/Near Solitide

Cat Skiing Tours

Park City Powdercats - Day Cat Skiing
Located near Park City Utah
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Any snowcat skiing is awesome, but cat skiing Utah is phenomenal. Park City Powdercats offer daily tours in the backcounry so you can snort as much Utah powder as you wish! Packages include 8 - 12 epic guided runs, lunch, snacks & use of avo beacon.
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