Solitude - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Solitude - American Ski Resort (2440m to 3060m)
The only Utah resort catering for both cross country and Alpine skiers (prepared trails). Construction of a European-style base village took place in the late 1990s.
Key Facts for Solitude
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The American ski resort of Solitude has direct access to 63 individual pistes, served by 7 ski lifts.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 7 Ski Lifts of Solitude are able to uplift 11,200 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Solitude are perfectly feasible. Salt Lake City Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
Skiing in Solitude
The season usually runs from early November through to late April with an average annual snowfall of 405 inches. There are 63 named runs and 3 bowls plus 400 acres of off-piste skiing in pristine Honeycomb Canyon. 20% of the runs are for beginners, while half the mountain is suitable for intermediates and 30% for advanced skiers.
The resort operates a joint Slobright ticket in conjunction with neighbouring Brighton ski area, it is possible to ski between the two.
Solitude is the only Utah resort which caters for both alpine and cross-country skiers with 20km of prepared nordic trails. The Solitude Nordic Centre, located 1.5 miles (2km) above the main ski area, is a full-service area offering cross-country rentals and lessons.
Snowboarding in Solitude
Solitude is highly rated by Snowboarders.
Solitude Aprés Ski
The Main Lodge at Entry No 2 houses the Solitude Club (for members) and the Thirsty Squirrel. There's locally brewed beer, wine, mixed drinks and comfortable surroundings and is the gathering place for the Yurt and Roundhouse dining departures. The Thirsty Squirrel is where local skiers gather and reflect on the day's powder skiing.
In 2009 a new law came into effect changing Utah’s bar scene. In the past purchasing a temporary membership was required to get into a bar or club. Bars, pubs and clubs now have an open door policy to welcome all comers over 21 and no longer require customers to purchase a temporary membership.
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Solitude in brief
Solitude Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.
Solitude Season Dates
Opened : November 16, 2013.
Closes : April 13, 2014.
Usual opening - Mid Nov.
Usual closing - Mid April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Solitude.