Solitude Facilities & Services

Solitude Facilities & Services

The Solitude ski resort facilities and services are located across two base areas: the Moonbeam base (day trippers area); and the Solitude Village base (for overnight guests).

The Moonbeam base has the Moonbeam Lodge that houses a cafeteria, equipment rental, retail shop and lockers. Next door is the Snowsports Academy housing ski school and child care.

Other facilities are located within the village, which is very easily accessed from the Solitude lodging and the ski area. Lift tickets can be purchased at either base area.

Solitude Ski Rentals and Snowboard Hire

There are two equipment rental and repair shops. One of the Solitude ski rental shops is in the village in the Powderhorn Building and the other in the lower level of the Moonbeam Lodge. Rental equipment includes both recreational and performance gear for alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing, but there is not a huge range of gear within each discipline. Most of the Solitude ski rentals are very reasonably priced.

There are also various ski and snowboard shops on the outskirts of Salt Lake City near the mouth of the canyon.

Facilities for Children

Solitude Ski Resort is rather popular with families for both overnight guests who don’t need a vibrant nightlife, and local families who travel up for the day. The resort’s family friendliness is multi-factorial. The lower mellow slopes are relatively contained so it’s easy to keep track of the family, the prices are reasonable relative to other some of the other Utah ski resorts, and there are a few kids’ activities at Solitude.

Childcare is available at the Moonbeam base area for children 4 years and younger; either by the hour or for the full day. For children 2 to 5 years, a ski and play combo is available which includes private ski lessons (so it’s pretty expensive). It can be slightly inconvenient for overnight guests to get to the Moonbeam base with multiple children and ski equipment in tow, but there are frequent shuttles if you want to minimise the walk/ski.

Babysitting can also be organized for those staying in Solitude accommodations.

For day trippers, another option is the Brighton Child Care facility which is located a little further up the road near Brighton Resort and the Solitude Nordic Centre.

Solitude Ski School

The Solitude ski school offers tuition for all four snow-sport disciplines: alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemarking and Nordic skiing. For alpine skiing and snowboarding, the Snowsports Academy provides group and private lessons in fairly standard formats at prices that are “middle of the road” for Utah.

For kids ski school, standard group lessons are available for ages 5-12 for skiing and ages 8-12 for snowboarding.

Eating On Mountain

The Moonbeam Lodge has a cafeteria serving breakfast, lunch and après. It is located at the base of the Moonbeam lift, and prices are very inexpensive compared to the Park City resorts. You can also head into the pub for lunch.

Last Chance Mining Camp is good for lunch with a pizza bar, Mexican menu, baked goods and hearty soups.

For sunny days, the aptly named Sunshine Grill has burgers from the outdoor grill, hot dogs and snacks. It’s a great people watching spot located between Moonbeam and Eagle Express Lifts.

Considering the ease of access into the village, other good options for lunch are the Stone Haus Pizzeria or the Honeycomb Grill.
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