Veterans Day Skiing

As I arrived at the Solitude Village the bell tower struck eleven and greeted me with tunes that completed the feel of strolling through a small European ski village.  Instead of finding myself in Austria or Switzerland I have arrived at a resort that represents Utah skiing at it’s finest.  After a quick trip to the ticket office the day was afoot with plenty of sunshine and other fortunate souls that would find excellent coverage and a great spring skiing experience in November.  Amongst the lucky was a wonderful Peterson family from Park City including their young daughter Sonja.

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I commented that she was fortunate to have such awesome parents to take her up and enjoy the mountain today.  As for me the reward of a great skiing experience is not only being up in the fresh air, but getting in ski shape.  With some Slalom skiis on for the day carving turn after turn is the best way to knock the rust off for what I know is coming in the near future……POWDERfile://localhost/Users/Mikes/Desktop/photo-10.JPG

4 thoughts on “Veterans Day Skiing

  1. Glad I found this blog. Planning my first trip to Solitude in Jan 2014. Took a 15 year hiatus from skiing, and this will be my first trip.Never skied in Utah and am looking forward to it.

  2. We’re New Mexican skiers looking for a REAL Utah ski getaway — one WITHOUT all the “big box generic blah blah” — something low key and homey, yet awesome skiing. For example, we love skiing at Wolf Creek. Not so much Durango (Purgatory) a bit too bland… Here at home we Ski Santa Fe (season pass holders) and Taos. We also LOVE Sipapu for its friendly, down-home, Mom & Pop-ness… plus the trails are great. Trying to find more info on Solitude — or anywhere else you could recommend that is similar…? Appreciate it!

    • Lisa, I believe Solitude provides that low key mountain resort atmosphere you are looking for. Check into information on the ski in and ski out lodging options in the Village. If you like the idea of a European style village at the base of the mountain with some great dining options I guarantee you will have a unique experience. The mountain itself offers quite a lot of variety as far as the skiing goes without the crowds and intensity that you may find at other local resorts.

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