Solitude was first developed for skiing by Moab, Utah uranium tycoon Robert M. Barrett. He started construction at Solitude in 1956, having bought all the land in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the next canyon over from Alta. The resort opened for business one year later, and passed through ownership changes until it was acquired by a business group led by Gary DeSeelhorst in 1977. DeSeelhorst became the resort's sole owner in 1986 and implemented an aggressive renovation project, including the 1989 construction of Utah's first express quad chairlift, Eagle Express. Accommodations upgrades in this period included the construction of the Creekside lodge in 1995. Solitude is one of the smaller ski resorts near Salt Lake City, along with its neighbor Brighton. It is a family-oriented mountain, with a wider range of beginner and intermediate slopes than other Utah ski resorts.
Dates of Season:
November - April
Trails & Terrain:
sTerrain: 1,200 acres
65 Runs 3 high-speed quads; 2 quads; 1 triple; 2 doubles
Terrain Difficulty: 20% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 30% Advanced
Longest Run: 3.5 miles (Honeycomb Trail)
Terrain Parks: 4 Parks & Skier/Boarder Cross Course
Snowfall & Temperatures:
Average Snowfall: 500 inches annually
Summit Elevation: 10,035 ft
Base Elevation: 7,988 ft
Vertical Drop: 2,047 ft
HOW TO GET THERE:
Solitude is easy to get to, but once you’re here you’ll feel miles away. That’s what we mean when we say, “Refined by Nature.” Located just a mere 12 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon and a short 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport, Solitude Mountain Resort is more than a destination.
Car Rental services can be provided in the SLC Airport.