Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah

Mountain steepness for a once-a-year, barely intermediate skier:  B

On-mountain food:  NA

Lack of Crowds: A

 

Solitude is one of four ski resorts located south of Salt Lake City, Utah.  It is just down the road from Brighton.  We first went to Solitude eons ago, before it was updated/remodeled.  The greens were too steep for me then, so it was not a good fit.  Then I heard they had made major improvements, so the next time we were back in Salt Lake, we tried them again.   I can now do blues, but I still think their blues are steeper than blues in other places, like Brighton, so I’m still not really comfortable at Solitude.

The upgrades at Solitude look great though, with a new base lodge, new express lifts, and other amenities.  It’s never crowded, and I don’t believe I’ve ever waited in lift lines.  But there’s a large, flat area where a couple of lifts start that is just too big, which means you have to pole ski to get from the bottom of the Apex Express to the bottom of the Sunrise chair.  Since I don’t have to pole ski at the other ski resorts, it just reminds me of another reason I don’t go to Solitude very often.

Parking is never a problem, and a solid intermediate looking to get away from the crowds at the other ski resorts might like Solitude.