Solitude Mountain Resort Blog


Solitude and I Team up to Teach my Fiancé to Ski

Posted By: Jess & Brian Maness, April 20, 2016

When I met Brian in 2011 at a wedding, he told me how he was an avid snowboarder from Montana. However, he noted that he had initially learned to ski as a little boy, and made the transition to snowboarding in the early 90’s, as it was “the totally sweet” thing to do at the time. Pictures in Brian’s parents’ home tell me that he also adopted popular 90’s snowboarding hairstyles such as the awesome long bull cut, over-sized Burton shirts and pants so baggy that no belt could hold them up.

When we lived in Seattle, I would ski while he would board. Pretty simple. No problem. We tackled any and all terrain in any conditions. In bumps and trees he would beat me down the mountain. On shoots and straight-aways I would beat him. It worked out fine.

When we moved to Utah in 2013, Brian made a proclamation, “It’s time for me become a skier again.” I was surprised and assured him that there were plenty of amazing boarders in Utah, and that he shouldn’t feel pressured by the billboards and skier on the Utah license plate. In the fall I came home from work to find that he had bought a full set of boots and skis. Not only did he buy skis, but he bought the heaviest and tallest pair of backcountry skis I have ever seen. These were so far out of his league I thought for sure he would be back on the board in no time. Nonetheless, I realized that now it was up to me to teach my then boyfriend how to ski.

Read More


Solitude Snowsports Academy and New Ski Buddies

Posted By: Nick Como, January 6, 2016

My (future) in-laws, Laura’s sister, Melissa, and her husband, Kiley, decided to come down to visit for an impromptu weekend of skiing at Solitude Mountain Resort. Neither of them had been on the slopes in well over fifteen years, and had never progressed beyond the intermediate level.

I assumed they would leave their decade-old gear at home in Idaho and take a lesson their first day at Solitude. A lot of rust can build over the years: literally on gear, but also figuratively on ski form and ability. Not only has gear dramatically improved in fifteen years, but that's a long time to be off of skis. For all intents and purposes, it’s close to having never skied - which seemed obvious to me.

“Nah, we’ll be fine,” was the response I got, “We’ll just wing it.” I’ve seen many ski trips begin and promptly end with this plan. So, I signed them both up for a three-hour private lesson and equipment rentals immediately.

Read More

Categories

Archives

Tags

2019 World Championships Alterra Mountain Company Apex Express Après Argenta Backcountry Backcountry BASECAMP Beginner Big Cottonwood Canyon Boundary Chutes Brian and Jess Maness Chairlift Conference Services Couples Skiing Dining disc golf Eagle Express Erme Catino Fall Fantasy Ridge Fitness Food Girls Trip Grete Eliassen Groomers Hailey Klotz Highway to Heaven Hiking Honeycomb Canyon Honeycomb Grill Jeremy Pugh Jillian Vogtli Last Chance Lodge Laura Como Library Bar Lodging March Matt Matt Farinelli Meetings Milk Run Moonbeam Lodge mountain biking Navarone Nick Como Nordic Skiing NYE Olympic Skier Photography Powder Powder Day Powderhorn Press Release Roundhouse Ryan Mayfield Salt Lake City Sherri Harkin Ski Ski lesson Ski Patrol Ski Tips SkiCity Skiing SkiUtah Snow Snowboardiing Solitude Mountain Resort solitude snow sports academy Spring Skiing St. Bernard's Stone Haus Summit Express Sunrise Taste of the Wasatch The Inn at Solitude The Yurt Thirsty Squirrel Utah Video Wasatch Mountain Table Dinner Series Wellness Coach Wildlife Yurt

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.