Located just 12 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude Mountain Resort feels different than other resorts...looser, less crowded somehow. Solitude has over 1,200 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from groomed runs to powder glades and Nordic trails.
Solitude also offers a variety of lodging options and dining choices. The mountain averages 500 inches of snowfall per year.
This Utah ski resort is located 34 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which is serviced by most major airlines. Once you get into the city, you can rent a car or find space on a one of the shuttles that goes to the resort. You can also take advantage of the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) standard or ski bus service.
Solitude Mountain Resort has 80 named runs with 8 chairlifts (4 high-speed quads, 2 quads, 1 triple and 1 double) along with 11 Nordic trails. The longest run is Honeycomb Trail at 3.5 miles. Total vertical is 2,494 feet with a top elevation of 10,488 feet. The base elevation is 7,900 feet.
The ski resort receives on average 500 inches of snow bolstered by snowmaking on 150 acres. There are four terrain parks for freestylers. The trails are 10% beginner, 40% intermediate and 50% advanced/expert. Glade skiing is available at Honeycomb Canyon, Headwall Forest and Evergreen.
Solitude is divided into two areas from which to begin your ski and snowboard day – the Moonbeam and Village base areas. The Moonbeam area is designed for day skiers and offers services, such as the Snowsports Services office, Moonbeam Restaurant and Argenta Pub. The Village base area is home to most of the resort’s lodging and features the majority of Solitude’s dining options.
Moonbeam Express accesses most of the beginner terrain. Summit Express lift will take you to the famous Honeycomb Canyon as well as rugged, advanced terrain. Quality blue runs can be found off Eagle Express. Group and private lessons are offered at the Youth Ski & Ride School for children ages 3 to 13. There is also an Adult Ski and Ride School.