Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah

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Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams. Solitude Mountain Resort is located in the Big Cottonwood Canyon southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. The area that is now home to Solitude Mountain Resort is as rich in history as it was […]

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Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah and Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging and webcams.

Solitude Mountain Resort is located in the Big Cottonwood Canyon southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. The area that is now home to Solitude Mountain Resort is as rich in history as it was in the silver that was mined there in the early 1900’s. Fast-forward to the mid 1950’s when a mining executive named Robert M. Barrett started buying much of the land in the Big Cottonwood Canyon with a vision to open his own ski area, after an unfortunate incident at a nearby mountain.

In 1956, Mr. Barrett set the wheels in motion for Solitude Mountain Resort to become a reality and in the fall of 1957 it opened with two chairlifts. In 1977, the DeSeelhorst family acquired an interest in the resort and became sole owners in 1986.

This sparked a complete transformation including the creation of an intimate European style resort that would retain the natural beauty that surrounded it and offer a full mountain and resort experience to both families and individuals. Since then, Solitude Mountain Resort has grown into a world-class resort, complete with a pedestrian village and more.

A little-known fact about Solitude Mountain Resort is that in 1989 the first high-speed detachable quad chairlift (known as the Eagle Express) in the state of Utah was installed at Solitude Mountain. A new ownership group stepped in on May 1, 2015 to begin operating this special mountain resort.

On the Slopes

  • As you start your journey on the slopes of Solitude Mountain Resort, first you will discover the magnificent scenery. Then you can choose from a vast collection of named runs and three bowls all spread over 1,200 acres and a great selection of terrain that will provide incredible enjoyment to all ability levels.
  • At the end of the day on the slopes you may be a bit tired, but you’ll have a smile on your face after experiencing some time in Honeycomb Canyon or carving on Main Street, Hal’s Hollow or the black diamond run of Paradise Lost.
  • The Ski and Snowboard School, with their professional instructors is available to provide both group and privates lessons for adults. The Snow Sports Academy will help you gain confidence if you are new to the winter sports scene or help you improve on your present technique even if you’ve been enjoying the slopes for years.
  • Solitude Mountain Resort is truly a family-friendly place complete with various programs for children ranging in age from as young as two years. The Snow Sports Academy for children is designed to provide children the opportunity to improve their skills. Programs include Play Academy and Children’s Ski and Play.

Off the Slopes

  • When you stay at the Solitude Mountain Resort, you feel immediately at home as you settle into a warm and friendly place that has great skiing and snowboarding. There are many lodging choices to fit most budgets, a range of dining options both on and off the mountain and several places to go shopping, including Canyon Fever and the Village Store.
  • If staying on the mountain is not an option then Sandy, Utah is only a short distance away at the end of the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road. In Sandy, you will find a countless number of lodging, dining and shopping choices. The public bus service will take you to the resort if you do not have a vehicle.
  • Treat yourself to a little “me time” after a great day or several great days on the slopes at the Solitude Mountain Spa located in the Inn at Solitude. The licensed and fully trained therapists can help you with everything from massage, scrubs and wraps, facials, hands, feet and more.
  • When at Solitude Mountain Resort you have the option to leave the driving to someone else. There are several in-resort shuttles available for easy transport to and from the Moonbeam Base Area to the Solitude Village and from the Village to the Solitude Nordic Center. Check with guest services for exact times.
  • A day away from the slopes can be filled with many activities, including a visit to the Nordic Center with approx 12mi/20km of trails set for both classic and skating styles or a leisurely stroll through nature on 6mi/10km of snowshoe trails from the village to the Nordic Center. As an added feature, guests staying at the resort can use of the outdoor skating rink located in the center of the village. Skate rentals are available.
  • Hopefully, your stay at Solitude Mountain Resort goes smoothly, and you do not require any medical attention. But in the event you do, there is a Medical Clinic available in the Last Chance Mining Camp Building close to the slopes. It would be a good idea to confirm operating hours in the event an emergency arises.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2047 ft / 624 m

Base Elevation:
7988 ft / 2435 m

Summit Elevation:
10,035 ft / 3059 m

Skiable Area:
1200 acres

Average Snowfall:
500 in / 1270 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 77

Beginner: 8 (10%)

Intermediate: 31 (40%)

Advanced: 29 (38%)

Expert: 9 (12%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 0

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: No


Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Salt Lake City UT, 34mi / 55km

Nearest Major City:
Salt Lake City UT, 28mi / 45km

Nearest Town/City:
Sandy UT, 20mi / 32km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 2 to Apr 15

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 8

Express Quad Chairs: 4

Quad Chairs: 2

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 1


Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Salt Lake City Intl Airport  (SLC)
Distance: 34 mi / 55 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-748-4754

Direct Phone: 801-534-1400

Snow Phone: 801-536-5777

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Airport Transportation