Solitude is divided into two distinct areas from which to begin your mountain adventures—the Moonbeam and Village base areas. Moonbeam generally services day skiers and riders while the Village area is home to most of the resort’s lodging guests.
From the Moonbeam base you’ll have easy access to the Moonbeam and Eagle Express chairlifts. Moonbeam Express serves much of Solitude’s beginner terrain, and you’ll find little packs of smiling ski schoolers playing follow the leader. Eagle Express chairlift runs above a number of solid blue runs, some groomed and some left au natural, as well as a few steeper blacks.
From the Village base, the big show is the Apex Express chairlift. This year, a new run from the top of Apex provides easy access to the realigned and upgraded Summit Express chairlift, which takes you literally to the top of the mountain. Summit Express opens up Solitude’s most daunting and rugged terrain, the famed Honeycomb Canyon. On a powder day, Honeycomb’s steep chutes and glorious tree runs feel more like backcountry than in-bound resort skiing. Sunrise chairlift also runs out of the Village base area and its easier blues and greens are a great place for learners to work out the kinks in their form.
In addition to alpine skiing and snowboarding, Solitude also has 20 kilometers of Nordic skiing trails groomed for skate and classic styles, as well as a set of snowshoeing trails. The Village base is home to a kid-friendly ice skating rink to keep the winter fun going after the lifts shut down.
Address: 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon