Valentine’s at Solitude……Why Not?

High above the hustle and bustle of the Salt Lake Valley, unassumingly tucked away in The Inn at Solitude, can be found the Solitude Mountain Spa.

Solitude’s spectacular peaks and snow drenched slopes are some of Utah’s finest creations.  This quiet, peaceful and unpretentious resort entices visitors from all over to come and experience the famous Wasatch snow and exciting terrain in a friendly, low-key environment. Solitude, for the most part, is considered a day use area with many visitors coming up from the valley. This is a result of most skiers and boarders who park in the lower lot and give little thought to the quaint Bavaria

nesque village which is situated at the base of the Apex Lift. Many unknowingly pass the village by with little more than a glance at the clock tower as it strikes the passing hours. If you take the time to step onto the cobbled paths which meander through the picturesque village you will find that Solitude has more to offer than just the Moonbeam Lodge and incredible skiing. Restaurants, shops and cozy European lodging will take you back to yesteryear when life was simpler and the pace of every day life was just a little slower.

The Solitude Mountain Spa encompasses this notion of peace and relaxation and although, you will find that this is not a 5 star spa with glitzy amenities abounding, you will discover that it does deliver 5 star quality, service and a friendly, cozy atmosphere without the cost of larger more decadent spas.

Owned by Solitude Mountain Resort and managed by the incredibly knowledgeable and talented Suzanne Hawk the spa offers a fantastic selection of treatments, facials, massages and packages as well as the opportunity to create your own package perfectly suited to you. Suzanne and her staff of experienced estheticians and massage therapists are trained to know exactly how to treat and relieve ski specific soreness and fatigue as well as restoring and pampering the skin with treatments designed for clients who spend their time out of doors in the sun and elements. Whether your idea of relaxation is a 20 minute escape from the kids at lunch or 5 hours of pampering with your favorite friends, The Solitude Mountain Spa has something for everyone.

Only 20 minutes from Salt Lake means that it’s not just the tourists who should take advantage of this little sanctuary nestled modestly in the natural, alpine setting of the Wasatch but, locals as well should take advantage of the opportunity to detox the mind and relax the body in the most perfect of locations. Grab a friend and head up the canyon for a facial and warm, blissful stone massage or just come up for a custom pedicure sure to beat the quick ones found in the city.

With Valentine’s just around the corner, The Solitude Mountain Resort as well as the Spa is the ideal location for a romantic getaway. If you don’t have time for an overnight stay just come up for a massage for two and a romantic dinner at St. Bernards. Solitude is the ultimate surprise for your Valentine and Solitude has made it easy with a custom Valentine’s package designed just for you!

Solitude’s Sweetheart Deal can be found at this link:

http://www.skisolitude.com/trip_planner/solitude_savers.php

For more information on the Solitude Mountain Spa check out www.skisolitude.com. You will be able to find all of the services offered as well as any specials that may be available.

Taste of the Nation For Two Package – $499

Just got word from our lodging and culinary team:  They are offering a special weekend package for the Taste of the Nation Event. This is the finest culinary event in Utah and all the proceeds go towards enging childhood hunger – a great cause!!  Dozens of vendors from Salt Lake’s top restaurants offer amazing samples on our beautiful lawn setting. Wine pours will be available, along with unforgettable mountain views.

Package includes:
2 nights lodging at the Inn
(Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun nights)
Two 5-course dinners at St. Bernard’s
2 Taste of the Nation Tickets
4 lift passes
Enjoy our upper mountain and wildflowers
Brunch for two on Saturday and Sunday.

Call 800 748-4754 to book. 2 night stay for $499 (includes both people)

Food wine and views at the Taste of the Nation.

Food wine and views at the Taste of the Nation.

Who needs a Bed & Breakfast…

…when you can have a slopeside bed and a gourmet dinner instead?

Take for instance the new special the Inn at Solitude is offering – it includes a room a stone’s throw from the lifts and three courses served fireside at St. Bernard’s. There are only a few weeks of spring skiing left – really no better time to squeeze in one last staycation for locals, or grab that last minute flight out to Salt Lake and finish the season with us. Here are teh details:

Take the Elevator Home
Linger in our quaint pedestrian village after a day on the hill for a gourmet dinner and ski in/out accommodations! Package includes:

• Slopeside lodging at the Inn at Solitude

• Three course fireside country French dinner for two at St. Bernard’s

• On-site heated pool, access to hot tubs and spa.

Rates starting at $249 Valid through April 5, 2009, upgrades available. New bookings only.

Call 877 517-7717 to book or email inn@skisolitude.com