Who is Solitude for?
At Solitude, crowds are few, and with 82 named runs over 1,200 acres of terrain, you might just be able to enjoy a solo lap. As the name suggests, Solitude has a reputation as the least crowded ski resort in Utah. It’s also known for having some of the best runs on a powder day. Skiers and snowboarders are welcome at this highly-renowned but laid-back resort.
Solitude Mountain Resort has been making leaps and bounds to heighten its experience with the re-introduction of terrain parks and an upgraded high-speed 6-person chairlift, Eagle Express. The new terrain parks offer a variety of features for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, and the Eagle Express chairlift provides quicker access to the mountain's best groomers.
Run Tip: Warm up your ski legs off Sunrise and Moonbeam Express lifts, while experts choose among the trails off Summit, Eagle Express and Powderhorn II lifts.
Parking and Transportation
Parking at Solitude is available on a first-come, first-served basis on weekdays, but reservations are required Saturday, Sunday and during holiday periods for guests arriving before 11 a.m. Pricing is tiered depending on the number of occupants; parties of four or more park for free, while parties less than four will pay $10 to $35 depending on the day of the week and time of year. Season parking passes are also available for full season or weekdays only. Check out Solitude’s parking webcam to check crowd conditions before you head out. See more Utah ski vacation tips.
Visitors can also take the UTA Ski Bus (free for Solitude season-pass holders) or utilize local shuttle services like the Cottonwood Connect.
Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing
The Solitude Nordic Center is a well-kept secret. With more than 14 miles of trails for both cross-country skiing, skate-style skiing and snowshoeing, there’s plenty of room for Nordic fans. A shuttle runs from the main entrance to the Village, but you can also access trails from the Village side of the Nordic park. Season and day passes are available, as well as guided snowshoe and backcountry tours.
Restaurants and Places to Relax
Solitude Mountain Resort has plenty of spots to warm and refuel. Cozy up with a hot chocolate at Moonbeam Lodge or head to Solitude Village to satisfy your craving for aprés eats, hearty lunches and grab-n-go meals. Here are a few local favorites.
Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery: This is a family-favorite stop that’s guaranteed to resolve a hunger meltdown. Located at the heart of Solitude Village, stop by Stone Haus for tasty pizza, sandwiches, salads, bagels and of course, ice cream sundaes.
Roundhouse: For a delicious midday refuel, hit up Roundhouse at the base of Powderhorn II for Himalayan cuisine and draft beers. Work on your goggle tan by enjoying your meal on their sunny patio.
Yurt Dining Adventure: If you’re looking for a different dining experience, strap on some snowshoes and follow your guide from the village through a moonlit forest. The Yurt, lit with lanterns, beckons in a clearing. Inside, warm up, ditch the layers and watch the chef prepare a delicious five-course dinner. You’re less than a mile away from the Village, but it feels like you’re out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature. Reports call this culinary experience “amazing” and that there’s “nothing else like it.”
Solitude does not offer night skiing.