Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah

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Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2030ft/619m, total trails 77, closest airport 34mi/55km, lifts 9, and more. 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 […]

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Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 2030ft/619m, total trails 77, closest airport 34mi/55km, lifts 9, and more.

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. 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 Resort.

A new ownership group stepped in on May 1, 2015, to operate Solitude Mountain Resort and they continue to offer the warm and friendly environment that the mountain that has become known for.


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On the Slopes

  • As you start your journey on the slopes of Solitude Mountain Resort, first you will discover the magnificent scenery that surrounds you. Then you can choose from a vast collection of named runs spread over three peaks, Honeycomb, Fantasy Ridge and Evergreen.
  • Make sure you spend some time exploring Honeycomb Canyon or carving on Main Street, Hal’s Hollow or the black diamond run of Paradise Lost.
  • Solitude Mountain Resort does not offer a designated terrain park, however, there is more than enough terrain challenges to exceed your expectations.
  • 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.
  • Solitude Mountain Resort is truly a family-friendly place complete with various programs for children starting at age two. The Snow Sports Academy for children is designed to provide children with the opportunity to improve their skills. Programs include Play Academy and Children’s Ski and Play.
  • 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.

Off the Slopes

  • 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.
  • Treat yourself to a little “me time” 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.
  • Solitude Mountain Resort has 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.
  • There is a Nordic Center with approx 12mi/20km of trails set for classic and skating styles or 6mi/10km of snowshoe trails from the Solitude 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.
  • Solitude Mountain Resort has a Medical Clinic located at 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.
  • The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will get you to the Solitude Mountain Resort from various pick-up points in the valley below, including if staying Sandy, UT.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
2030 ft / 619 m

Base Elevation:
8207 (Bottom 8005) ft / 2501 (Bottom 2440) 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

Services

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: 9

Express Quad Chairs: 4

Quad Chairs: 2

Triple Chairs: 1

Double Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

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