Solitude Mountain Resort

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LOCATION: Nestled in Utah among the towering peaks of Big Cottonwood Canyon is the Wasatch Mountain’s hidden gem. Award winning, intimate, yet unpretentious, Solitude Mountain Resort is a four-season resort, just 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport.

ACCESSIBILITY: Solitude Mountain Resort boasts a 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the base of the alpine village. During the winter season, public transportation is available from locations throughout the Salt Lake valley, including the airport. If you are staying in Salt Lake City expect a 35-minute drive, or from the mouth of the canyon about 20 minutes.

SEASON: The winter season typically starts mid November and runs through mid April (weather conditions permitting). Lodging and dining facilities are open year-round with breaks in the shoulder seasons. Don’t miss the summer activities; when the snow melts the mountain biking, disc golf and hiking begins.


RESORT OVERVIEW

It’s no coincidence that the feeling most people describe after a day here also happens to be our name: Solitude. Forget lift lines, forget crowded runs and over-tracked snow, and come experience a solitude no other resort can offer. Add to that consistently perfect weather, three magnificent bowls, including the incomparable Honeycomb Canyon.

The vibrant ski in/ski out lodges are warm and expansive, designed to provide an ease of travel and relaxation for the visitor. The dining options are among the best lunch, après-ski and dinner spots in the Wasatch Range. Focusing on fun through learning, the Snowsports Academy is heralded as one of the state’s best ski/snowboard instructional programs, featuring low guest-to-instructor ratios providing personalized attention. Solitude also has a retail store, Cabin Fever, along with two rental shops located in the Solitude Village and at the Moonbeam Lodge.

Club Solitude provides overnight village guests rest and relaxation after a big day on the hill. There is an outdoor heated pool and two hot tubs, plus an on-deck fire pit; a movie room; billiard room and kids-only game room (featuring X-boxes 360™). The Club also offers organized group activities, perfect for the whole family. In the heart of the village is the Solitude Mountain Spa, featuring licensed therapists and a number of treatments sure to pamper and relax anyone. Plus, the village features an ice skating rink, complete with fire pit. Solitude’s Nordic Center, half a mile from the village, allows the opportunity to cross-country ski or snowshoe amidst the beauty of the Wasatch – by sun or stars. Don’t forget a hot stone massage or mineral mud wrap by one of Solitude’s licensed therapists at the Solitude Mountain Spa.


MOUNTAIN STATISTICS

Winter Hours of Operation:  9 AM – 4 PM

Runs & Terrain: There are 66 named runs with 20% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, and 30% Advanced/Expert

Average Snowfall: Over 500 inches

Top Elevation: 10,035 ft (3,059 m) Summit Chair Top

Bottom Elevation: 7,988 ft (2,435 m) Eagle Express Chair Bottom

Village Elevation: 8,175 ft

Vertical Drop: 2,047 ft (624 m)

Skiable Acreage: 1200 Acres

Snowmaking: Coverage of 5 lifts and 21 runs, 150 Acres

Lifts:
3 High Speed Quad (Eagle, Moonbeam, Apex)
2 Quad (Powderhorn, Honeycomb Return)
1 Triple (Sunrise)
2 Doubles (Summit, Link)
– 8 Total

Uphill Capacity: 14,450 riders per hour

Longest Run: 3.1 miles – Woodlawn

Lift Vertical Rise:
Apex Express, 880 ft. (4 min)
Moonbeam Express, 670 ft. (4 min)
Eagle Express, 1,500 ft. (6 min)
Honeycomb Return, 860 ft. (4 min)
Summit, 1,235 ft. (10 min)
Sunrise, 810 ft. (8 min)
Powderhorn, 1,116 ft. (7 min)
Link, 160 ft. ( 5 min)


GENERAL LIFT TICKETS

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Solitude uses the Axess ticketing system, which allows guests numerous flexible and unique ticketing options including the ability to track your vertical feet and lift data from your home computer during the season. More importantly, it allows for more efficient use of lift lines; hands-free means that guests don’t need to fumble for their ticket and a lift attendant doesn’t need to slow a lift line while checking tickets. It all equates to putting guests where they want to be: on the snow.

All-Day Adult: $77 (14 – 69)

All-Day Junior: $49 (7 – 13)

All-Day Child: FREE (6 yrs & under)

All-Day Senior: $54 (70+)

All-Day Beginner: $57 (Link, Moonbeam and Sunrise lifts only)

Half-Day Adult: $62 (12:30pm – 4pm only)

All-Day Sol/Bright $84 (Ski from Solitude and Brighton using the Solbright Trail)

 

RIDE AXESS CARD RATES

This is a very unique product. Buy a 20 ride ticket and ski/ride for two days or more. If you only ski two runs, our electronic system only takes two rides off. If on that same day you ended up actually skiing 22 runs, our system only deducts 10 rides – you never lose more than 10 rides a day. So, someone could actually ride at the resort 3 or 4 days on a 20 ride pass! The pass is also completely transferable day to day. Plus, purchase 20 rides or more and receive a free Axess card.

10 Ride Ticket: $82

20 Ride Ticket: $164

GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE

Whether visiting for a day or for a weekend retreat, Solitude is the perfect place to host your group and has all of the amenities you may need, whether you simply require a day on the hill, or a high-tech meeting facility. Group rates on lift tickets are available for groups of 20 or more, pricing is contingent on group size and day of week. Group rates are also available for lodging.


SOLITUDE NORDIC CENTER

Just up Big Cottonwood Canyon is the Solitude Nordic Center. Easily accessible from the Solitude Village, the Nordic Center offers nearly 20 kilometers of brilliantly prepared trails set for both classic and skating styles of Nordic skiing. An additional 10 km of forested snowshoe trails beckon exploration by foot.

All Day Adult: $18

Half Day Adult: $14

2 out of 3 days: $30

10 Day Trail Pass: $130

Adult Unlimited Season: $210

Family Pass: $310 (up to 5 family members)

Snowshoe Pass: $5


SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN SPA

While you are visiting Solitude, you may want to enjoy some pampering and relaxation at our Mountain Spa. Located on the first floor of The Inn, Solitude’s Mountain Spa has experienced, licensed therapists offering a number of treatments sure to nourish the body. Featuring locally sourced Ojavan products from the Great Salt Lake, try Solitude’s signature massage which provides the perfect combination of relaxation, stress reduction, and therapeutic benefits for pain relief that is custom-tailored to your individual needs. For the entire spa menu, visit http://www.skisolitude.com/village/spa_solitude.php.


LODGING AT SOLITUDE, an alpine getaway

The village at Solitude offers guests more than 175 slopeside-access lodging options to choose from, ranging from intimate, Bavarian-styled hotel rooms to spacious, luxuriously appointed townhouses. Amenities include year-round heated pools, hot tubs, gourmet fine and family dining, spa treatments, wireless internet, fitness facilities, in-room fireplaces, private decks, and more. All six of Solitude’s lodges offer a sense of escape, luxury and sanctuary. All lodging reservations can be made by calling 1-800-748-4754 or online at www.skisolitude.com

Solitude’s hotel style lodging

THE INN: Nestled at the base of the mountain, The Inn offers 46 continually updated and spacious rooms, each one finely appointed with an emphasis on comfort. The Inn blends the cozy feel of a Bavarian lodge with the services and amenities you’d expect to find at the finest hotels. The Inn at Solitude is an unforgettable experience. The tastefully furnished guest rooms range from a deluxe room to suites with kitchenettes and all feature true slopeside convenience with views of Solitude village or the rugged Wasatch Mountains. Guests enjoy a full-service spa, heated outdoor pool, fine dining at St. Bernard’s, wireless access and helpful staff.

Condos, Townhouses, and luxury homes operated by Solitude Resort Lodging

CREEKSIDE: This ski in/ski out luxurious lodge offers several condominiums, including one, two and three bedroom units. Each offers a warm atmosphere highlighted by a wood-burning fireplace. All rooms include access to ski lockers, wireless internet and underground parking. Guests can also enjoy the fine cuisine at Creekside restaurant, located on the ground level of the building.

POWDERHORN LODGEEasily recognized by its large clock tower, Powderhorn sits in the heart of the village, offering one, two and three bedroom units. The Lodge offers a wealth of amenities, including a laundry room, free internet access, fireplaces and access to ski lockers and underground parking.

EAGLE SPRINGS LODGES (EAST and WEST) LODGE: The Eagle Springs Lodges are patterned after the buildings in the Tuscan region of Italy. The Lodges offer expansive one, two and three bedroom condominiums featuring gourmet kitchens, private balconies, free internet access and fireplaces, plus access to underground parking.

THE CROSSINGS: The village’s only town homes, The Crossings offer majestic views of Solitude Mountain. The Resort’s most spacious accommodations, the Crossings is perfect for large families or ski parties and feature attached garages and wood burning fire places

LUXURY HOMES: Staying at one of the exclusive Luxury Homes at Solitude is an unforgettable experience. Each home offers a combination of spectacular craftsmanship and luxurious amenities. The Luxury Homes are located steps from the slopes and the village allowing guests to have a unique resort experience they’ll remember for years to come.


SOLITUDE FOOD AND BEVERAGE

…flavors as diverse as our mountain…

If the snow doesn’t fulfill you, Solitude’s array of dining options is sure to satisfy. Guests have their choice of several dining options – ranging from family fare to fine dining, each with its own style and signature dishes – to satisfy their needs. Whether looking for a convenient and hearty lunch on the mountain, or planning a romantic dinner, Solitude’s many dining choices will please even the most discriminating palate.

 IN THE VILLAGE:

HONEYCOMB GRILL: With its tremendous deck facing the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, the Honeycomb Grill serves dynamic contemporary American fare. Serving weekend brunch, lunch and dinner, the menu features a wonderful array of chef selected appetizers, wood oven baked hearth breads & pizzas, hand-made pastas, grilled fish, hand-cut steaks, and spectacular home-made desserts.
Whether a family dinner or selecting a cabernet from our awarded wine list to accompany a grilled dry aged New York steak, Honeycomb Grill offers something everyone will come back for.

ST.BERNARD’SLocated at The Inn at Solitude, St. Bernard’s is Solitude’s fine-dining setting. The stately fireplace provides a warm & elegant dining back drop to the kitchen’s innovative and refined cuisine. Sourcing the finest local and regional ingredients, the highly trained St. Bernard’s kitchen staff prepares constantly changing menu selections, as well as a nightly 5 course tasting menu. The skilled dining room staff can easily recommend wine pairings from the Wine Spectator awarded list. The Library Bar is also open for après ski and after dinner beverages and small plates.

THE YURT: Utah’s most unique dining experience is found in the woods at Solitude. Adventurous diners follow a guide through snow-covered evergreens on cross-country skis or snowshoes to this secluded Mongolian Yurt for a delicious five-course meal prepared right before their eyes. Extremely popular with both locals and guests, reservations are a must for the Yurt. Closed Mondays.

STONE HAUS: Conveniently located in the center of the Village, the Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery offers a variety of fresh food for every meal from handcrafted pizzas and crepes to gourmet ice cream and Starbuck’s™ coffee. The Stone Haus also provides all menu items “to go,” perfect for guests to take back to their room. This season will also feature a selective delivery menu for guests staying in Solitude Village.

THIRSTY SQUIRREL: The Thirsty Squirrel is a classic, mountain pub offering a variety of cocktails and hot appetizers. Sit down and swap stories while you relax and enjoy some après ski fare. Or catch highlights from a game on one of the flat-screen TV’s and play a round or two of billiards.

 

ON THE MOUNTAIN:

MOONBEAM LODGE: It is hard to beat the convenience of the Moonbeam Lodge, or the stunning mountain views looking down canyon through the large windows. Feast on their specialty – Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry Sauce or a healthy option from the varied menu. The Argenta Pub offers cold beverages and tasty “pub grub.”

LAST CHANCE SOUTHWEST GRILL: Located at the base of the Apex lift, this day lodge is a convenient stop for lunch seven days a week.  Check out Solitude’s rich mining history, documented in photographs on the walls throughout the building, while feasting on the Mexican buffet, grilled items, soups or salads.

SUNSHINE GRILL: Having a great day on the mountain, but don’t want to come off the hill to grab a bite? Follow your nose to the Sunshine Grill where you can enjoy barbecued favorites fresh from the outdoor grill. Located at the sunniest spot on the mountain, between Moonbeam and Eagle Express lifts. Closed Mon. & Tues.


THE SOLITUDE SNOWSPORTS ACADEMY 

Leif Grevle and his staff of 90 professional instructors want to share their passion for snow and fun. They understand you’re looking to enjoy yourself, progress, and make the most of your time on the hill. Because both children and adults learn through play, the emphasis here is on fun, as well as safety and technique. As the only resort in Utah to offer instruction in all four snow-sports disciplines, Solitude’s Snowsports Academy will help you perfect your skills in alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemarking, or Nordic skiing. Regardless of whether you’ve never strapped on a pair of boards, or you ride 100 days a year, the Academy will ensure that you have fun while bringing your technique to the next level.

MOONBEAM SKI AND SNOWBOARD ACADEMY 

There’s a reason you started attaching boards to your feet and sliding down mountains amidst Ma Nature’s least forgiving season in the first place – a reason that you want transferred to your children. And rightly so.

Snowsports offer a freedom, escape, and fun that is unparalleled through any other outdoor medium. Learning to ski or ride can be difficult on children, though, and hard on you as a parent. The Moonbeam Snowsports Academy, Solitude’s specially designed children’s program, is here to help make things easier.

Ski School Director, Leif Grevle’s guidance and tutelage are most evident within the Moonbeam Kid’s Program, the heart of the Snowsports Academy. Offering convenience and security for you, and excitement, games, and play for your child, the Moonbeam Ski & Snowboard Academy will win both of you over. With a one-stop-shopping approach, you will find everything you need under one roof, including lift tickets, lunch, rentals, and instruction for your child. This is not a traditional children’s program where your kid will be lost within a sea of grommet-sized skiers and riders, but rather, something different. The professionalism of the academy’s instructors, combined with a fun atmosphere and small group sizes, helps children improve their technique and develop more confidence on the snow, while leaving you with a sense of comfort.

Registration begins at 9:00 AM for morning lessons and 12:45 for afternoon. Group lessons for skiing ages 4-12 and snowboarding ages 7-12. Also, rentals are available for $15 all day and $10 half day.

PLAY ACADEMY     

Children 4 years and younger will be treated to coloring, storytelling, snowplay, cartoons and lunch ($5 extra for hourly guests), while parents are free to explore Solitude’s 1,200 acres of groomers, powder and steeps. A secure room in the newly renovated Snowsports Academy building is devoted to this special service. Parents are required to carry a personal cell-phone while their children are in the Academy’s care. 24-hour advance notice is recommended.

PRIVATE LESSONS

It’s your vacation, experience it on your own terms. Our professional instructors will customize your lesson just the way you want it – individually, with your family or with a group of like minded and ability level friends. This lesson is designed specifically to provide skiers and riders with a tune-up to their existing technique. And, we can focus on what you want to learn, whether carving up the corduroy or enjoying Utah’s famous powder – we are here to help.

ADULT GROUP LESSONS

Sure, you’re not a kid anymore, but that is all the more reason to take a lesson. Whether you are just entering the world of snow sports, or have been skiing for years and can’t seem to reach that next level, the Solitude Snowsports Academy can help you. And just because you aren’t a kid anymore, doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, too. Our instructors are patient, conscientious, and professional; and each has a love for being on the snow that will easily transfer to you.

We offer adult group lessons for all ability levels. Prices listed are per person and do not include a lift ticket, unless otherwise noted. All group lessons require a two-person minimum to receive full-time instruction. Group requires a two-person minimum to receive full time of instruction. One person in group results in receiving one half of instruction time.


STORY STARTER IDEAS

Solitude is a world-class resort that offers guests the finest in accommodations, amenities, and, of course, skiing and snowboarding. Here are a few ideas that may help a story get off the ground or provide necessary background information about what Solitude is, and why it is so unique within the ski industry. If more information than presented below is needed, contact us for a pertinent press release or to answer any question.

SOLITUDE = FAMILY

Solitude’s hallmark is providing the setting where visitors can reconnect with families, friends, and nature. This safe haven provides a different and unique vacation, offering solace in the way skiing used to be.

Street musicians stroll the walkways during the holidays as children ice skate and participate in snowman-making contests, all within the safe confines of Solitude’s Village. Memories that the whole family will cherish are created here, with activities from the Kids Glow Light Parade to storytellers, actors, puppeteers and more!

Solitude’s one-stop & drop philosophy streamlines the ski school process creating an efficient, worry and hassle free routine for parents. The Academy’s commitment to each child ensures that every child will enjoy their day on or off the snow. When families ski together they can start with a family lesson or begin exploring the mountain’s 1200 acres, including Solitude’s family fun terrain park.

 

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HONEYCOMB CANYON OFFERS ACCESSIBLE ADVENTURE:

The Honeycomb lift, which opened in 2002, brought 400 acres of natural powder-filled glades, steep chutes, tree skiing, and free-riding terrain within reach. Thanks to the lift, Honeycomb Canyon is the most accessible free-riding terrain in the nation, offering adventurous riders a backcountry experience inbounds. “It’s almost as if Honeycomb Canyon was designed by an architect specifically for powder skiers – it’s so easy to get to and is always so good,” said professional freeskier, Kristen Ulmer. “Plus, it’s perfect for people who want to try backcountry skiing, but still want a controlled resort environment to support their wanderings.” The Honeycomb lift is a fixed grip quad chair with an uphill capacity of 1,800 passengers per hour.

SOLITUDE GIVES YOU OPTIONS – FOUR IN FACT:

Did you know that Solitude is the only resort in the entire state of Utah that offers lessons in all four mountain disciplines? It’s true; at Solitude you can ski, snowboard, telemark or head to the Nordic Center for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Of course, all these options come with awe-inspiring mountain views.

THE YURT—BECAUSE IT TASTES BETTER WHEN YOU WORK FOR IT:

One of the most unique dining experiences in Utah, the Yurt offers an enchanting adventure and a delicious dinner. Guests cross-country ski or snowshoe (approximately 3/4 mile) through the moonlit forest to a Mongolian-style tent (Yurt) where a chef prepares an incredible five-course meal guests won’t soon forget. In its nineteenth season, this intimate dining experience seats 20 and is rated #1 by the Zagat Survey for service.

WHEN THE CHAIRS STOP TURNING:

Guests staying in the village are invited to Club Solitude, which offers several off-mountain activities and options. Complimentary amenities include the option of enjoying a large-screen movie in the media room, squaring off with kids in the Entertainment Center on an X-Box 360™, working out in the fitness room, enjoying a sauna, playing billiards in the Club Room, or simply relaxing in the outdoor hot tub or pool by the fire-pit. Don’t forget to test your skating skills on the skating rink in the center of the village.

The holiday break is the perfect time for a family visit as the village is truly alive with holiday spirit. Street musicians stroll the walkways, children ice skate and participate in snowman-making contests, and of course, some of the best skiing and riding in the Wasatch patiently awaits. Throughout the holiday season, Solitude creates memories that the whole family will cherish, with activities such as the Kids Glow Light Parade, storytellers, actors, puppeteers and more!

UTAH’S BEST ALPINE DIVERSION:

Sitting at 8,700 feet; the Solitude Nordic Center is literally the most breathtaking Nordic skiing venue in Utah. Easily accessible from Solitude village with complimentary shuttle service provided, the Solitude Nordic Center provides 20 kilometers of superbly prepared trails set for both classic and skate skiing. The alpine scenery is stunning and varied, ranging from the cliff faces above Silver Lake to a beautiful Wasatch forest. It is truly, Utah’s best kept secret. A complete collection of rental skis and snowshoes is available, along with a fabulous group of instructors.

In addition the Nordic Center also maintains more than 9km of trails for those more inclined to snowshoe. Solitude recently added several new trails, winding through beautifully wooded forest. In partnership with the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, the Nordic Center offers diverse night-time snowshoe tours complete with a trained naturalist, throughout the season. Some of the more popular tours include full-moon hikes and owling walks.

ALL OF BIG COTTONWOOD, JUST ONE TICKET:

Solitude and Brighton ski areas will once again offer the Solbright lift ticket to ski/ride both areas. This competitively priced ticket ($84) offers unparalleled access to the trails of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The two resorts are connected by the SolBright run, easily accessed from the Summit Chair at Solitude and the Evergreen Chair at Brighton.

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