Solitude Mountain Resort Blog


Opening Day Check-In

Posted By: Matt Farinelli, December 14, 2016

In my experience, opening days are usually exciting but at the same time generally forgettable. As far as my all-time first days go, most have seen more icy groomers than pow turns. Well not this year. Not at Solitude.


I wasn't there for true opening day on Friday, December 2, which I was certainly bummed about since Utah just finished up a 40-inch-plus storm cycle earlier in the week. Then a little bird told me (via @skisolitude on Instagram... hint, hint) that PoHo (Powderhorn) and Eagle Express weren't opening until first thing on Saturday, December 3, and things were suddenly looking up.

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ARGENTA VS THIRSTY SQUIRREL

Posted By: Matt Farinelli, March 2, 2016

This honestly isn’t much of a fight. If it is a fight it’s Daniel San vs the Cobra Kai. Sure, they both knew karate. Perhaps it’s Mike Tyson’s come back “fight” against “Hurricane” Peter McNeelly. Those guys were both boxers. That’s about where the similarities start and stop though. Tyson put McNeelly down in a matter of seconds. While it was nice to see him fight again, it wasn’t very fulfilling. Daniel San was one sacred, undefendable kick (don’t look at me, Migyai was that one that said it was undefendable) away from getting his ass kicked for what, the 19th time?

Anyway, the point is, that’s how I feel about Argenta Pub vs. The Thirsty Squirrel. They’re both places to get a drink and a nosh. That’s about all they have in common. Which isn’t a negative and isn’t to say they both don’t have their place. They do.

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An Ode to PoHo

Posted By: Matt Farinelli, February 20, 2016

Powderhorn. I call it “PoHo." For starters, it’s a pretty apropos abbreviation. It's also perfect, because when people text me to see where I’m skiing, “PoHo” is the longest response I want to type without gloves on. However, the real reason I like this nickname is because my friend Julianna said it and I immediately though it sounded like something Samuel L. Jackson would say in just about any movie. As in, “That po’ ho’ didn’t even see it comin’!” Whatever, you get the idea. What it boils down to is that I’m an unabashed fan of anything SLJ related as well as this chairlift I’m about to gush over.

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