Solitude Mountain Resort

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Solitude Mountain Resort
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Serenity awaits at 10,488 feet on a mountainside where fresh powder can linger untouched for days and your inner peace aligns with your outer grin. Located in one of the snowiest canyons in North America and only 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, Solitude Mountain Resort features 82 named runs and 3 bowls spread over 1,200 acres of skiing and riding, including access to some of the most exciting off-piste terrain in the country. A variety of lodging options are available in Solitude’s charming village, along with an array of delectable dining choices, both on and off the mountain. All of our amenities are served with a smile by our friendly, unhurried staff, available to ensure your stay is memorable.
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HappyDonor
Sandy, UT705 contributions
Rude employee set tone for the visit.
Aug 2021
We wanted to get away from our troubles for a moment and get some fresh mountain air by riding the summer ski lift. The woman selling tickets was rude and brought me right back into the cares and anxiety of what I was trying to escape. The ride itself was not all that scenic, and the trails at the top unimpressive. There are better values at nearby Snowbird, Snow Basin and Sundance. Her tone set the vibe of the visit. We will not be returning, nor we will recommend Solitude for our visiting friends.
Written August 18, 2021
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GTechMom
Atlanta, GA120 contributions
Amazing staff, summertime fun, beautiful view
Jun 2021
This hotel was so nice and the staff was absolutely the best at any hotel I have ever visited. There were great hikes and a laid back relaxing atmosphere. We were there for a wedding and it was a beautiful area to explore. The prices were very reasonable.
Written June 29, 2021
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JetBlueDriver
Charlotte, NC1,967 contributions
Fantastic!
Apr 2021 • Family
We loved our week at Solitude Mountain Resort. The ski instructors were fantastic and got our teenage daughter confidently skiing blues in two days. The varied level of terrain was fantastic and challenging for all of us. The natural beauty of the ski area is amazing. Excellent grooming every night. Short lines while we were there. I didn’t mind paying 5$ to park, I understand what they are trying to accomplish. Lift tickets and lessons were on par with other nearby resorts. Food options were disappointing, but I’ll blame that on Covid.
Written April 16, 2021
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Laura K
10 contributions
Solitude - Utah's Best Kept Secret
Mar 2021
First time visiting Utah and we loved it. Even with Covid and things not being "normal", we still enjoyed Solitude. First time to take our kids skiiing. They took lessons at Brighton and we skied there for 2 days, then skied 2 days at Solitude. Solitude was awesome. No lift lines. Very uncrowded. Lots of runs for our new skiers. They were doing blues by the end of the trip. We stayed at the Inn at Solitude. Staff was amazing. We ate at Honey Comb Grill (need a reservation), kids entree's were huge. While they don't have a huge menu, the food was great. We ate lunch at the Moonbeam Lounge. There are plenty of tables on the roof to sit and enjoy your food. We did the pizza place one night. Not good pizza, I would pass on that. One night, we drove south 5 minutes and had dinner at the Sliver Fork Lodge and one night we drove into Salt Lake at the very edge of the canyon and had dinner at Porcupine (really good). Overall, I definitely want to come back and experience Solitude when everything is open. Seems like this place might be a great kept secret. We really enjoyed skiing here.
Written March 22, 2021
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Sjd
2 contributions
Paid parking sucks!!
Jan 2021 • Solo
The skiing is actually pretty good. But I will not be back until they stop charging for parking. I can understand on busy weekends to encourage ride share, but charging during the week when parking is plentiful tells me it is more about money rather than the environment. Until they stop this money grab, continue up to Brighton or choose little cottonwood canyon.
Written March 15, 2021
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vliger
Oxford, MI237 contributions
Very Good Snow. Uncrowded with a good layout.
Mar 2021 • Couples
We visited on Friday, 3/12. The parking fee is $20 but we arrived at the Moonbeam Base Area at about 8 am so were less than 50 yards to the steps that lead up to the Moonbeam Express Lift. Get here early and know your license plate number so you can pay the parking fee at the machines next to the steps.

The whiteboards next to the lifts indicated they got 9” of snow in the last 24 hours so we skied ungroomed sections for a challenge though liked the groomers here. We took Moonbeam Lift to Powderhorn II Lift. The main portion of Diamond Lane was groomed while the right side leading to the Summit Express chair had some bumps. We like steeper groomed runs so did this one twice. It was a bit icy underneath but good fun. The un-groomed right side took a little more time.

It is an easy ski from Powderhorn II via Eagle Ridge Run to the Challenger and Serenity runs. We especially liked these black runs for their steepness and width among beautiful sections of trees. Challenger had a bit of ice underneath new powder but nothing treacherous. Serenity was similar.

We had a five minute wait for the Summit Express lift but the loading process was smooth because a Solitude guide was directing the lines. The lift didn’t stop though it slowed a couple of times on the way up. The summit is a good place for picture as there is plenty of room to the left of right of the lift exit. Dynamite was recommended as a longer Blue run from the summit. It was more crowded but we stopped for photos and to do an un-groomed section.

For lunch we stopped at the Last Chance Lodge. The Veggie Chili and Turkey Chili ($11 each) were both great. It was at least 8 oz, hot, thick and filling. Because of COVID-19 restrictions there was no seating inside though there are high tables where we stood and ate. There are plenty of picnic tables and plastic lounge chairs outside.

Toward the end of the day we skied the off the Sunrise and Apex Express Lifts. The Sunrise area was quiet and Northstar, Timber Line, and Sensation (all Blues) were uncrowded and well groomed. The Sunrise lift was the slowest at Solitude but the scenery is beautiful. Blue Spruce was a favorite off the Apex Lift. It’s not as steep as some of the black runs but well groomed.

Overall our favorite runs were Diamond Lane, Challenger, Serenity and Dynamite. We enjoyed Solitude for snow, varied terrain, being uncrowded and good layout.
Written March 13, 2021
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Eric Z
Virginia Beach, VA9 contributions
Really dumb covid response
Mar 2021 • Family
We just got back from a week there. Great mountain and nice facilities. Ski lessons were great. But.....the covid response was idiotic at best. You can have a beer or lunch in the lodge but you have to stand up while doing it. That makes no sense at all. Also the fireplace was off and a security fence was around it. What in the world????
Only one restaurant was open for dine in and they had 4 entrees to chose from. Why would covid make your menu shrink?
They said they had take and bake options but that was a joke. One option the entire time we were there and it was frozen and required a 90 minute cook time.
The only take out option was pizza. Why??? Why not knock it out of the park with take out food. Taco Tuesday, etc.... as a family staying in a condo we would have gladly paid 100 + a day for take out food that was ready to eat and delivered to us.
Being told to cover my nose with my mask when I am outside more than 10 feet away from anyone else is idiotic. Mind your own business.
I was really disappointed in the fact that the resort didn't attempt to make up for the lack of services due to covid. It was was kind of a you get what you get and you don't throw a fit mentality. If you are going to do that then you need to discount your lodging and lift ticket rates.
Written March 13, 2021
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esrub
Miami, FL95 contributions
Great for skiing nothing else
Feb 2021
The skiing here is awesome and lift lines are short even on busy weekends. Slopes are challenging. Just don't stay here overnight. Food options and service levels are bad and the Inn does not offer housekeeping no matter how long you stay. The place is generally run and operated by (well meaning) amateurs.
Written February 16, 2021
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Saxon T
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And the award for worst ski area in Utah goes to...
Feb 2021 • Friends
This mountain has not terrain parks. This is not for the lack of a place to put one. There is room and they could sacrifice a blue or a black in order to give the mountain some diversity. The trees are to dense to go in and enjoy. Most ski resorts thin out the wooded areas to prevent forest fires but not solitude. If you try to go into the trees you will almost always come to an impassable wall of aspens. They also don’t clean up the trees that do fall. There are tons of trees that fall over and the resort won’t break them down or haul them off, making powder days extremely dangerous as you could run into a log beneath the surface.

The mask policy is absurd, I have to wear it from the moment I step out of the car to the moment I get back in. Also you have to carry an extra mask with you at all times. This is because if you want to go inside they require any mask other than a ski mask(the one everyone brings to a SKI resort)

I can’t even eat there. I went inside to get out of the snow and eat my lunch and had to sit on the floor like a bunch of other people were doing. Then a man comes out and stands about two feet away from us and says we aren’t aloud to eat here because we aren’t social distancing. He is the one who came up to me. So we ended up having to eat in the car.

Parking is paid. I already bought a pass here and they also expect me to pay for parking? I have been here multiple times and the parking lot never fills up. This is the only resort I have been to that does this.

There are many amazing resorts in Utah that are competing to be the best out there, solitude is not one of them. It feels like they are actually trying to get in last place.

Pro tip: save your money and go to snowbird or Brighton. Between parking and food costs, you will ultimately be paying the same as you would for a better resort.
Written February 10, 2021
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Jayhawk56
Round Rock63 contributions
Good skiing, but beware of other issues
Dec 2020
Skiing on Green & Blue runs is great, but only if there is new snow that day or the previous day; otherwise, expect icy spots.

Lift lines at both at the bottom & top were long due to Covid restrictions. Allowing only 1 or 2 people to ride a 4-chair lift made the lines even longer.

Indoor experiences were too harsh with double mask requirements for Covid. Spaces inside were small.

Parking - arrive by 9am to get a spot! It isn't clearly stated that parking is no longer free! As such, we didn't know this, parked in the same lot as past years but had a warning parking citation on our window saying that next time the fine would cost $75. Still not sure how to pay for parking...and it did not appear that parking could be reserved. No mention of parking when we purchased our lift tickets in town - it was all a rude surprise.

Leaving at 3:30-4pm - expect an hour to get down the mountain, but half that time if staying to close the runs at 4-4:30pm.
Written January 6, 2021
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