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Photo by Sherri Harkin.

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Bet the House On White

Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017

“The Greatest Snow on Earth®.” The 500-inch annual average snowfall that graces the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah have long held this claim. It’s a combination of the geography and snowy climate that produces frequent storms, a soft underlying surface, and right-side-up snowfall (meaning the snow starts out wet and dries out as it stacks up).

According to Jim Steenburgh, an avid skier and atmospheric scientist at the University of Utah (known as “Professor Powder”), these variables, along with other specific meteorological details give the Wasatch its unique weather. In his book, Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, Steenburgh comments that few places exist like it in the world.

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Far East in the West

Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017

A classic Wasatch blower storm was winding down, dropping over 40 inches in two days as the parting clouds began to mix with glimpses of sun. It hadn’t stopped snowing all winter, just brief windows of clearing that typically accompanied a day of sun sandwiched between storm cycles. I was running on fumes, having not taken a day off in close to a month and in need of something to eat—a good problem to have given the winter’s stellar conditions.

The racks of skis outside Solitude’s on-mountain restaurant, the Roundhouse were packed. Apparently the rumors of the best Himalayan food in Salt Lake City were true. I had spent the morning catching up with friends who were visiting from out of town, lapping knee-deep powder, serendipitously timed with the opening of Evergreen. The conditions were surreal, yet the day wasn’t even half over. So I was looking forward to finally tasting the acclaimed cuisine while I waited for the Highway to Heaven backcountry gate to open.

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Après 101

Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017

“Do they even have normal strength beer in Utah?” Though it’s a common misconception muddled by old state liquor laws, the answer is, in fact, yes. Today, many first-time ski vacationers to Salt Lake City have yet to lift the preconception. And on a trip to Solitude, you can study up and learn how to navigate the après scene. After all, a cocktail or microbrew post-skiing is synonymous with the sport.

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Solitude’s Family Secret

Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017

“Utah’s secret slopes.” This is a term that is used to describe Solitude Mountain, a world-class resort with a base area village, easy access to Salt Lake City, and truckloads of snow. Solitude has everything required for a seamless ski trip and there’s plenty to do when the lifts stop spinning or when your legs need a break from all that powder skiing.

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Discovering Solitude

Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017

The Wasatch Mountains rise sharply above Salt Lake City. Rolling, brushy foothills give way to peaks cloaked in high alpine firs, laden with chutes and open faces beckoning to be skied. Unlike other small ski towns, Salt Lake is a city, home to over one million people. Yet it boasts some of the easiest access for locals and visitors with six ski resorts within a 45-minute drive of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Toss in 500-plus inches of annual snowfall, and you have a powder skiing paradise with plenty of options. Yet somehow Solitude Mountain remains undiscovered, a world-class resort devoid of the crowds.

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Take It From a Solitude Local - Grete Eliassen

Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017

Grete Eliassen is a household name for park and slopestyle skiers. At 17, she was the first woman to win the US Open of Freesking. She later went on to win the competition four times, coupled with six X-Games medals, a win at Red Bull Cold Rush, plus ESPN’s Best Female in Action Sports award. She also holds the world record for female biggest air.

Today, Eliassen calls Solitude home. Originally from Minnesota, her choice to live in Big Cottonwood Canyon and ski Solitude is a departure from the norm for freestyle skiers, who typically set up camp in other states and resorts. Most likely it was for the community, powder, and natural features, but we chatted with the local pro to see why.

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Solitude’s Three Steepest Ski Runs

Posted By: Nick Como, September 25, 2017

You know those bumper stickers that say “London Paris Tokyo”? I think it’s about designer clothes or something. Anyway, I have always dreamed of creating one that says “Chamonix Jackson Solitude” to remind other skiers just how steep it is at Solitude Mountain Resort. While Soli doesn’t have Cham’s glaciers or Jackson’s 4,000’ of vert, we do have some runs steep enough to get even a pro skier’s adrenaline running.

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#SolitudeMountain Local

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, July 27, 2017

Summer at Solitude is a great time to enjoy the mountain air, wildflowers and cool evenings.​

Solitude Mountain Resort's Marketing/Communications Manager, Sherri Harkin, was in the right place at the right time when she captured these wonderful photos of a #SolitudeMountain local. 

 

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Season Passes And Ticket Paks Now On Sale

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, July 25, 2017

Solitude Season Passes and Ticket Paks are now on sale online, in-person at the Powderhorn Ticket Office and by phone!

Don't miss out on new Season Pass savings! Save more when you purchase your Season Pass before Labor Day, September 4, 2017. Beginning September 5 through October 31, 2017, Season Pass prices will increase.

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Solitude Joins 2017-2018 Wasatch Benefit Program

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, July 6, 2017

Enjoy Shared Pass Privileges with the 2017-2018 Wasatch Benefit Program!

The Wasatch Benefit Program returns for its fifth consecutive winter season with the addition of Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

The Wasatch Benefit Program is a collaboration between Alta Ski Area, Deer Valley Resort, Snowbird and Solitude Mountain Resort to offer two complimentary day tickets to the other three resorts to qualifying season pass holders. 

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Summer at Solitude Mountain

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, June 26, 2017

Summer at Solitude is a great time to enjoy the mountain air, wildflowers and cool evenings.

Our slopes have transformed to bring you an array of lift-served mountain biking and hiking with stunning views, scenic chairlift rides, a beautiful 18-hole disc golf course and more. With a variety of accommodations, excellent cuisine and unbeatable mountain views, we invite you to discover Solitude this summer.

Season dates: June 23 through October 1, 2017, weather and conditions permitting

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Solitude Mountain Resort Relaunches Web Presence as SolitudeMountain.com

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, June 9, 2017

Solitude Mountain Resort launched SolitudeMountain.com today as the new address for the resort’s website. The resort’s main website was moved from skisolitude.com to solitudemountain.com to better reflect that Solitude Mountain Resort is a year-round destination offering an array of on-mountain sports, activities and events.

In addition, the resort’s social accounts will also be updated to reflect the new URL: Instagram: @SolitudeMTN
Twitter: @SolitudeMTN

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Solitude Mountain Resort Special Summer Packages

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, May 16, 2017

As spring and summer temperatures begin to rise, rates at Solitude Mountain Resort start dropping. For summer fun that includes lift-served mountain biking, hiking, scenic rides, alpine disc golf and events, Solitude Mountain Resort delivers with Pure Summer Solitude. With a large selection of accommodations in the Solitude Mountain Resort base area, Solitude Resort Lodging specializes in creating tailor-made, personalized trips planned by local experts. Participating properties for summer packages include The Inn at Solitude, Creekside condominiums, Powderhorn Lodge, Eagle Springs condominiums, The Crossings townhomes and a variety of private luxury homes.

“Solitude Resort will host several exciting events this summer, such as the Alphorn Festival, Salzsee European Auto Show and Taste of the Wasatch culinary event,” said Kim Mayhew, general manager of Solitude Mountain Resort. “Vacations scheduled around fun events provide lasting summer memories. An escape to our mountains at any time of the summer season, guarantees an ideal combination of adventure, relaxation and a connection to nature that feeds the soul.”

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Solitude Mountain Resort Delivers Summer Fun

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, May 12, 2017

Solitude Mountain Resort will soon transition its mountain offerings from winter to summer, providing visiting guests a wide variety of alpine activities for summer getaways. Opening Friday, June 16, many summer operations at the resort run seven days a week through Sunday, October 1, and weekends for lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic rides.

“Summers at Solitude offer guests a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature, enjoy outdoor recreation, challenge themselves physically, create family memories, and, naturally, to find Solitude,” said Kim Mayhew, general manager for Solitude Mountain Resort.

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Making a Solitude Photograph

Posted By: Eric Nelson, April 14, 2017

I love taking photographs of Solitude Mountain Resort and the surrounding Cottonwood Canyons. Getting a great photograph of these places is part luck and part hard work. In this article, I will describe a backcountry tour up the ridgeline across from the Moonbeam base area. I travel this route several times each year, often getting no photographs worth sharing. Every once in awhile though, the conditions result in a really nice image. I'll share some of the photographs I've taken from this spot over the years and describe a little about how they are made.

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Community Rocks - Get Social With Us!

Get Social With Us

Get Social With Us!

Provide feedback, share the good times, request a resort trail map or brochure, be part of the conversation. Find quick links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TripAdvisor.com and more! Join the conversation now.

Community Photo/Video Gallery

Community Gallery

Share your photos and videos of your great times at Solitude Mountain Resort on Twitter or Instagram tagged with #FindSolitude, #SkiSolitude or #SolitudeMountainResort and they may appear in our online gallery. Share now~

Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Submit your photos on social media, tagging them with #FindSolitude and your photo might be featured on our homepage here.

Prefer email? Send photos to marketing@skisolitude.com.