Posted By: Solitude Mountain, October 16, 2017
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.
Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, November 22, 2016
Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, October 20, 2016
Last year, Solitude landed at No. 30 in these rankings and here it is rising up to No. 21. Is this the touch of its new Deer Valley owners? The food definitely improved this past season (No. 19), and there was a night-and-day difference in the extent and quality of the grooming (No. 9). But the realignment of the high-speed Apex lift to access a new high-speed Summit chair was a game changer. While old-timers grumbled (“Don’t spoil a good thing…the addition of the high-speed Summit lift was not an improvement”), the rest of us were thrilled to trade a long ride on two ancient lifts for two high-speed hops to the top of Honeycomb Canyon. (“The new Summit lift is wonderful. It opens up the best terrain with a good reliable lift.”)
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