Nestled in the Big Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains, Solitude Mountain Resort features 64 trails over 1,200 acres of land, with 2,000-plus feet of vertical surfaces to glide down, carve up, or slalom through. With a strong focus on families and personal instruction, the resort is markedly less aggressive than other major ski destinations in terms of visitor demographics and course planning. Solitude Mountain contains 64 runs and eight chairlifts, and was also named a Top 20 Family Ski Resort for two consecutive years, from 2007 to 2008.
Solitude's Snowsports Academy offer classes in alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, and telemarking, along with straight-up ski school lessons for kids and adults. The Solitude Nordic Center offers cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating, along with professional instruction.
Best time to visit
Though winter is Solitude Mountain’s “main draw” for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobile riding, summer offers hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and many other warm-weather escapades.
Near by POI
Mount Olympus, though not the tallest peak along the Wasatch Mountains, is prominent and iconic to denizens of the Salt Lake City area. Chad's Gap is a legendary 120-foot gap in the Wasatch Mountains romanticized by extreme skiers, since successfully leaping across it is an incredibly dangerous feat.