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OK, I get January has been driest snow on earth month, but plenty of the other UT resorts still seem to be managing reasonable grooming. Scalping down to dirt, unven seams and variable width for no apparent reason? Come on, lift the game & lose the fake groom.
The "Unmarked obstacles" sign on the trash can does not cut it when there are huge unmarked rocks sticking out proud of the groomers in random spots - perhaps someone could bother to jam a few stakes to prevent a serious injuy (or worse). ... Full Review
Solitude WAS a wonderful place but now IKON has completely ruined it by making the smallest resort in Utah its base resort. With little amenities and parking, very limited food options and the Squirrel (bar) being closed due to Covid. The entire place is congested beyond belief. It's been dubbed "Crowd'itude"... there is no more solitude at Solitude.
The IKON Pass has brought more rear wheel drive trucks and "SUV's" in from out-of-state and into the narrow BCC. These cars get stuck and block the two lanes when it snows. It's become an utter joke with the locals, who are PISSED at the IKON for the Disneyland-like crowds and the Denver'ing of SLC.
And good luck finding a parking spot from Thursday-Monday. Enjoy parking on the side of the road while cars whizz by you (even with a paid parking season pass). If I were from out of town visiting-Park City or Deer Valley are better options for staying, eating and skiing. Solitude, thanks to IKON, has VASTLY outgrown itself.
Personally, this is my last season at Solitude. I cannot imagine paying $100 plus dollars to ride 900 acres with shoulder-to-shoulder traffic.
If IKON were to make Snowbird it's base resort (way bigger and way more amenities) the problem of crowding would be reduced greatly-and if IKON made Solitude a 3 or 5 day IKON resort this would be a win-win... but Snowbird is not stupid enough to fall for the mistake of Solitude's agreement with Lucifer.
Have fun on the 25 minute up and down the canyons, it's now 1-2 hours without a crash. There are a lot of other resorts that provide true solitude.... Full Review
Bad snow that was hard and icy, narrow cat tracks, and low chairs.... Full Review
Solitude was a wonderful ski area (about 9 a out of 10) five years ago. Before the corporation bought it and made it an IKON season pass area. Locals call it MULTITUDE now not Solitude any more, it is a complete shit show every time it snows with 20 or 30 minute lift lines and the small acreage ski area is skied out in 3 hours and then no more powder. Driving up the canyon n a snow day is ridiculous and the chances are that you will get stuck behind some dope with 2 wheel drive who slid off the road and you will have to sit for hours till they clear it.
The truth is the corporation screwed it over and it is nooo longer a hidden gem of the Wasatch. Unless you are from California and are used to such crowds.
Don’t buy and IKON and don’t support Corporate skiing. They suck.... Full Review
Solitude is an undiscovered gem in Utah. We love the zero lines and the variety of terrain. ... Full Review
I love this place - make a point of getting over here at least once per year, usually driving from Park City. It is wonderful for families as you really can't get lost as all trails lead back to one of 2 base areas. The terrain is very good, not expansive but enough to keep you interested and challenged for a couple of days. It's intimate compared to the larger resorts in LCC or PC and worth the drive... Full Review
The value of Solitude has tanked tremendously with the crowds coming on the ikon pass, parking fees, no decent liftopia deals, elevated snow sports school pricing, and raised age of "Free to ski" (used to be 6 and under). Last season, the were still friendly folk. Brighton has the same snow and much more to offer in terms of terrain, snow school instruction, "free to ski" (10 and under) and ticket pricing. See no reason to come to Solitude as there's not any solitude...
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Great lifts with easy access to all mountain areas Including expert areas. Low traffic on the mountain let's you ski at your own pace and sometimes feels like you are alone on the run. Gets crowded around the holidays and weekends and lodging seems unable to accommodate the influx of people. ... Full Review
visited salt lake city to ski snowbird however snowbird was closed for 2 days so took the bus to solitude
had a great 2 days, nice soft utah powder great tree runs, some very steep terrain
only con was the lifts although fast it was impossible to do the best runs back to back without going all the way back to the bottom
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I like reading that out of state posers don't like Solitude. Spoken like a non-skier! Go to some big resort like Alta?? Good one. Out of towners, follow that advice. Solitude is just what it claims to be. No frills, and all the posers go to snowbird and park city. That suites the locals just fine. Keep it up Solitude! You get better every year.... Full Review
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