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Solitude is still Utah’s best kept secret. It’s a small family friendly resort with access to some big mountain skiing. Expect quiet, uncrowded slopes, well groomed trails and some of the best powder skiing in Utah!
Solitude is a powder gem of a resort. Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon with a summit elevation of 10,000 feet, the resort can receive up to 500 inches of that infamous Utah powder snow every season. With the quieter slopes here, you’ll still be finding fantastic powder runs days after the last snowfall.
This is a quiet, relaxed, small resort with access to some great skiing, including progressive intermediate terrain and plenty of pristine powder opportunities. The resort has over 1,200 acres of skiable terrain with 77 trails, 2,000 vertical feet and plenty of room to explore.
For high mileage cruisers Solitude is also linked to neighbouring Brighton ski resort which sits at the top of the valley and offers an additional 66 runs; ensuring you’ll have plenty of fun exploring the skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The neighbouring resort of Park City is also easy to reach for a day trip/excursion using the local shuttle service.
Whilst there is some good learning terrain close to the village base, the resort best suits progressive intermediates and advanced skiers.
Intermediates will gravitate towards the Eagle Express Quad which opens up 1,400 vertical of groomed bliss. This is the best intermediate zone on the mountain with runs like Sundancer, Hal’s Hallow and Rumble and Grumble offering some nice skiing on forest lined cruisers full of character. Our favourite blue run is accessed from the Summit Express which takes you to the top elevation where you can try Dynamite; a long fast cruiser offering 2,000 feet of vertical with stunning vistas reminiscent of those you’ll find in Europe. From the summit you can also drop over the back and take the Solbright trail which connects Solitude with neighbouring Brighton ski resort.
There are three expert zones; the Powderhorn bowl, the Summit Lift basin and Honeycomb Canyon. These zones offer pick your line, ski anywhere style terrain. There are few places better to try powder skiing in deep snow for the first time than Solitude; Paradise run in the Powderhorn zone is simply sublime. Experts can also head high to the Headwall area to try skiing through widely dispersed spruce trees or try the shorter but steeper chutes in Honeycomb Canyon.
Solitude is a small resort with a modern, purpose built alpine style village offering some good slopeside accommodation and a small selection of shops and restaurants. The pedestrian friendly village has lots of charm and a laid back atmosphere. You’ll definitely feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem of a resort.
Solitude is well named as the slopes are uncrowded. This is a quiet haven of a resort which is set amidst its more famous neighbours. Park City is located in the next valley on one side and Snowbird sits in the adjacent Little Cottonwood Canyon on the other. Whilst the resorts are not yet connected, they are all within easy reach of each other, which makes Solitude a great base to explore the other Utah resorts from.