Solitude Resort Report
by Justin Mool
The last snowflakes of a three-day Wasatch storm lazily drift to the ground. You jump straight on the Moonbeam lift and sit quietly, hearing nothing but the falling snow and the occasional “woo-hoo” from below. You marvel at the varied terrain and copious amounts of untouched powder. Sweet Solitude: there isn't a hint of irony in the name.
After last year's 600+ inches, Solitude is well on its way to another epic season. The resort recently opened the Moonbeam Day Lodge, where day-trippers can warm their toes and have a snack next to the raging fire. Visitors can also dine in four-star restaurants and stay at ski-in, ski-out accommodations in the quaint European-style village.
Image by Steve Rafuse
Solitude is a family friendly resort with an exceptional ski academy for all ages and abilities. The new Moonbeam lift—with quick access to blue and green runs—makes it easier than ever for beginners and intermediates to enjoy what Solitude has to offer. Experts, meanwhile, will grin from ear to ear in the epic powder and terrain of Honeycomb Canyon—“Mother Nature's terrain park.”
The snow is still falling, so check out Solitude's website for the latest snow information, web cams, and lift ticket prices.
General Resort Information
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon
Solitude, UT 84121
Snow report: 801.536.5777
Road report: 801.536.5778
9am – 5pm daily
8 lifts: 1 High speed quad, 1 fixed quad, 2 triple chairlifts, and 4 double chairlifts. Total uphill capacity is 12,550 skiers per hour.
Early November through late April (conditions permitting). Solitude Mountain Resort is usually the first resort to open in Utah!
Over 500 inches (12.5 meters). For current mountain status, check the online Snow Report. For more information, please call 801-534-1400.
Difficulty of Terrain
20% Easiest (beginner/novice), 50% more difficult (intermediate), 30% most difficult (advanced/expert)
2,047 feet of continuously skiable terrain. Base elevation = 7,988 feet. Peak elevation = 10,035 feet.
64 designated trails and three bowls (over 1,200+ skiable acres) full of terrain for everyone: wide-open powder bowls, gladed tree runs, steep chutes, and gentle cruising boulevards. The longest descent is 3.5 miles down Honeycomb Trail.