Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah

Written by Greg and Heather Burke

Classic boutique resort with a convenient luxury ski village just steps from the lifts, that's what you find at Solitude Mountain Resort. And as the name implies, you won't find a lot of skiers - you will discover fabulous un-crowded big mountain skiing to offset the "small" mountain resort feel at the base. Deer Valley has purchased Solitude and has replaced the Summit Quad with an Express lift, accessing the sweet snowy terrain in Honeycomb Canyon. There will be more Deer Valley touches to come, like upgrading the lodging and food service to this lesser known ski resort with big powder and huge potential.

Solitude features high-speed quads with awesome cruisers and a great beginner area on the lower mountain. Solitude's upper mountain offers corduroy cruisers, some super steep expert areas and the bonus of back country skiing with no hiking in the stunning Honeycomb Canyon's 400 acres. The lack of crowds on a fresh snow day at Solitude equals more powder for you. Solitude abuts Brighton Resort, so you can ski both resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon via the Sol-Bright trail, but Solitudes 1,200 acres is plentiful. Eventually, with the Utah Interconnect, also called ONE Wasatch you will be able to ski from Deer Valley, Park City, Canyons, Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, and Brighton - 18,000 ski able acres with 100 lifts and over 750 ski runs.

Solitude provides skiers and riders with high alpine adventure and a quality compact luxury slope-side village, designed by Intrawest, with all of the amenities at day's end. The Inn at Solitude is closest to the lifts, with its own outdoor heated pool and St Bernard's Restaurant. Club Solitude and Eagle Spring offer quiet condominium style lodging. There's no frenzy here, just friendliness and a little elbow room. It may be peaceful and less popular than other Utah ski resorts, but Solitude sure packs punch!

We give Solitude two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Elevation

Base
8004 feet
Base
Summit
10035 feet
Summit
Vertical Drop
2031 feet
Vertical Drop

Lifts

High Speed Quads
4
High Speed Quads
Quad Chairs
2
Quad Chairs
Triple Chair
1
Triple Chair
Double Chair
1
Double Chair

Terrain

Beginner Runs
10 %
Beginner Runs
Intermediate Runs
40 %
Intermediate Runs
Advanced Runs
36 %
Advanced Runs
Expert Runs
14 %
Expert Runs
Total Runs
77
Total Runs
Terrain Parks
0
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
3 miles
Longest Run
Skiable Terrain
1200 acres
Skiable Terrain
Snowmaking Area
150 acres
Snowmaking Area

Opening and closing dates

Season Open Date Close Date
2017/2018 11/25/2017 (estimated) 04/15/2018 (estimated)
2016/2017 12/02/2016 04/16/2017
2015/2016 11/21/2015 04/17/2016
2014/2015 11/21/2014 04/12/2015

Lift ticket and season pass prices

Category Age restrictions Price (USD unless otherwise stated)
Adult 14 - 64 $88
Child 6 & under Free
Child 7 - 13 $56
Senior 65 & over $62
Season Pass $1,199

Overall Rating

4.4 / 5 based on 10 reviews
Connor

Solitude is an aptly named resort, a great place to find yourself alone on extreme terrain on a powder day. I've skied a couple weekend and holiday powder days at Solitude and they looked like weekdays at nearby Brighton or most other resorts. However, you do need to be prepared to hike if you want to get all the goodies and the layout of the lifts is strange at best, you can't really take laps on most of the sweet spots without working your way across the whole mountain repeatedly.

Posted on Nov 23, 2017
Christian Paul

Solitude is the gem of the Wasatch. Great snow, terrain, and no lift lines. Honeycomb Canyon is like having lift served backcountry. The frontside caters to beginners to advanced riders and skiers. The mid mountain lodge is comfy and has some of the best Himalayan food in Utah. Hit the village for pizza and apres beverages. If your gonna pick resorts to visit in Utah make sure Solitude is on your list!

Posted on Nov 07, 2017
Kenneth Daniels from Utah

While it's one of the smaller Wasatch Mountain resorts, Solitude offers deep powder intermediate runs with minimal crowds. The lodging and food are kept at high standard for reasonable price. A great value!

Posted on Oct 21, 2017
Glynda from Florida

easy to get too, nonstop flight available from ft. lauderdale, can ski the same day arrive. Incredible snow & NO LIFT lines. We love the ski-in ski-out and wonderful people. Great ski/snowboard school too.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013
Greg from Nevada

feb 15 th 3 % moisture snowfall was some of the best snow I have ever seen and have been skiing for 45 years . I used to live in steamboat with the champane powder they have nothing on solitude also the people at ski school do a woderfull job with little kids my 50 month kid skis great solitude ski school has a large part of why that is so ski school director is very freindly and has done a very good job picking his staff .

Posted on Nov 09, 2010
Daniel garland

Salt Lake City’s best kept secret 500 inches of dry powder snow recently purchased by deer Valley resort deer Valley resort has sold itself this year so the quality deer Valley management now hangs out at Solitude and has made many improvements in the last few years

Posted on Nov 09, 2017
Ryan Short

As the name says, Solitude is what you will experience at this Resort. The powder from big dumps sticks around for days in the woods and chutes on the resort's back side. While Alta and Snowbird get all the press about the toughest terrain, there are certainly some runs here that will make you do a double take before dropping in. Also fantastic side/back country.

Posted on Nov 06, 2017
Kevin Nowlin from Utah

Solitude truly lives up to its name, with so many runs and never a wait in the lift lines. And the new high speed summit lift gets you to the action even quicker.

Posted on Oct 18, 2017
Jill from Illinois

Also enjoyed the runs not too crowded, great snow. but more diffcult to get to when snows very heavy.

Posted on Aug 29, 2011
Mike from Georgia

The terrain is varied and challenging. The accomadations and food are great. Price is right and the people are friendly and helpful. Family oriented, yet singles or couples can have a blast.

Posted on May 31, 2005