Solitude Mountain Resort Blog


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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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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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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2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, March 21, 2017

With the conclusion of the 2017 FIS World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, the United States is taking center stage as the host nation for the bi-annual event. Utah ski destinations Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain and Solitude Mountain Resort will host skiing and snowboarding events during the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships, scheduled for Feb. 1-10, 2019.

Since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah has established itself as one of the World’s premier centers for winter action sports, hosting two previous World Championships as well as multiple FIS World Cups and Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. The 2019 World Championships will feature over 25 different medal events across eight sports, making it the largest winter sports event Utah has hosted since the Games. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), in partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, Park City Municipal Corporation and the host resorts, are working to maximize the impact of the event both domestically and globally. 

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Top Five Things You Must Have On The Mountain

Posted By: Julianna Smith, February 16, 2017

Don’t be the person on the hill who forgets any of these five crucial items. Check out the list below to ensure that you have all of the essentials for a day on the slopes, as determined by me, a genuine-real-life-person who rides regularly - basically an expert!

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Introducing New Skiers to Solitude

Posted By: Jess & Brian Maness, January 31, 2017

There is nothing better than when out-of-town friends finally come to visit you in Utah. You’ve been talking up the mountains, the snow, and yes, the beer, for years. We were lucky enough to have the Steves in town: Steve Bergan and Stephen Mitchell of Seattle. When you finally have guests, you want to ensure that you are showing them the best that Utah has to offer. You can give them the option of getting up to Solitude Mountain Resort for some first tracks, or sleeping in and still getting a full day of skiing, since Solitude is so close. We and the Steves slept in.

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How to Stay Warm on Your Ski Vacation

Posted By: Nick Como, December 21, 2016

Oooh baby, it’s cold outside. While staying indoors in comfy slippers, under a blanket in front of a roaring fire sounds great, storm day skiing is the best skiing. Here are a few tips on how to stay warm and chase snowflakes around the mountain.

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Package Deals for Affordable Winter Travel

Posted By: Emily Summers, June 22, 2016

Offering unbeatable value for prime skiing and snowboarding, Solitude Mountain Resort has released its 2016-2017 selection of winter vacation packages. For getaways accommodating extreme adventure or a tranquil winter break, Solitude's winter packages provides skiers and riders of all abilities access to more than 500” of annual snowfall, 1,200 acres of incredible terrain, 77 named runs, three bowls and some of the most impressive off-piste terrain in the country.

Guests booking winter packages with Solitude Resort Lodging are guaranteed the largest selection of accommodations in the Solitude Mountain Resort base area. Participating properties include The Inn at Solitude, Creekside condominiums, Powderhorn Lodge, Eagle Springs condominiums, The Crossings townhomes and a variety of private luxury homes. Available packages are outlined below. Guests can visit skisolitude.com to learn more of Solitude's full winter offerings. The resort's vacation planners are available at 800-748-4754 or 801-536-5765 to help create a custom vacation experience.

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June Events at Solitude Mountain Resort

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, May 25, 2016

Summer at Solitude means that our slopes have transformed to bring you lift-served mountain biking and hiking with stunning views, scenic chairlift rides, a beautiful 18-hole disc golf course, mountain scooters, fishing and more.

The resort offers a variety of delicious dining options served on the outdoor deck of Honeycomb Grill and at Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery with unbeatable mountain views or stop by Thirsty Squirrel for après enjoyment. Join us for a summer of Solitude.

 

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Nordic Skiing at Solitude with Olympian Aram Hajiyan

Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, February 4, 2016

Two Olympic skiers walk onto a nordic skate skiing track. One is an Olympic Nordic Skier and coach and the other an Olympic Mogul Skier, seeking to be a skate skier. Neither knows the others background. What are the chances of this encounter?

As I met my instructor Aram Hajiyan, I notice his tag simply stated that he was the Nordic Center Manager, which is the truth. But never did he mention during our one and half hours together that he is also an Olympian who competed for Armenia in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. In hindsight, I think it was better I didn't know that until afterwards. The following is exactly what happened at the Solitude Nordic Center.

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Brotherly Love

Posted By: Jeremy Pugh, January 31, 2016

Aaron pops out of the trees in Honeycomb Canyon smiling through a snow-laden beard.

“Dude, we are coming back up here. There’s like three feet of powder in these

chutes.”

This is exploring Solitude with my younger brother.

We don’t see each other as often as we’d like even though we live in the same city. Usual life's reasons are to blame, he’s got twin 3-year-olds, I’m a busy freelancer, blah, blah blah. But we miss each other in that aloof, "all is well man" way, so I pretty much jump at any chance he and I get to pal around as just us brothers.

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Down with the Dirty Water Burger

Posted By: Jeremy Pugh, January 26, 2016

The dirty water burger. Ugh.

It’s the bane of ski resort grub. Sure, they smell good. That’s how they lure you in. That’s how they get ya. The sound of sizzling and smoke of charred beef floats across the base area runs, drawing you to the boisterous patio like one of Pavlov’s dogs.

But when you get up to the grill you see that it’s just a taste-bud teasing mirage.

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Motivation for the Mountain

Posted By: Jess & Brian Maness, January 19, 2016

You may be the type of person who makes a mental note of how many ski days you’ve logged this year, or an ongoing plan about how you can always squeeze in one more hour of skiing in between work and errands. There are others who find themselves waking up on a Saturday morning, staring out the kitchen window, actively debating whether or not to start putting on their ski gear or crawl back into bed with a cup of coffee and Netflix. Even if you love skiing, the motivation to get headed in the direction of the ski slopes is sometimes the first challenge of the day. As a clinical psychologist, I can tell you that motivation is nothing more than the direction and intensity of your effort (hopefully towards the mountain). What can be helpful in ensuring that you accrue as many ski days as possible this year is understanding what affects motivation when you have already come up with 100 reasons to stay inside.

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