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