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Solitude Ski Resort Guide

Solitude, United States

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,060m
Resort Height2,440m
 Nearest AirportSalt Lake City
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The only Utah resort catering for both cross country and Alpine skiers (prepared trails). Construction of a European-style base village took place in the late 1990s and the centre was taken over by the owners of fellow Utah resort Deer Valley in the 2014-15 ski season.


The American ski resort of Solitude is at an altitude of 2,440m.

Solitude has direct access to 63 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,440m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,060m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Solitude is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Solitude.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Solitude?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Solitude.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Solitude

Ski Area Stats

Solitude Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Solitude Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,060m
Lowest Piste2,440m
Resort Altitude (Solitude)2,440m
Max Vertical620m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Solitude
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Solitude Overview

In 1959, in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains, a small ski resort was opened, mostly to cater for local skiers from Salt Lake City, 23 miles away. From the start it was a homely, casual, easy-going sort of place and although it has now grown into a leading Utah resort with a wide variety of skiing and excellent facilities to match, the friendly unpretentious atmosphere is still very much in evidence.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Solitude is 5km long.


The season usually runs from early November through to late April with an average annual snowfall of 405 inches. There are 63 named runs and 3 bowls plus 400 acres of off-piste skiing in pristine Honeycomb Canyon. 20% of the runs are for beginners, while half the mountain is suitable for intermediates and 30% for advanced skiers.

The resort operates a joint Slobright ticket in conjunction with neighbouring Brighton ski area, it is possible to ski between the two.

Solitude is the only Utah resort which caters for both alpine and cross-country skiers with 20km of prepared nordic trails. The Solitude Nordic Centre, located 1.5 miles (2km) above the main ski area, is a full-service area offering cross-country rentals and lessons.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Location and Map

Where is Solitude?

This ski resort is in Salt Lake, Utah, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Solitude is Salt Lake City, 50 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 11,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Solitude open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Solitude, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Solitude Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Solitude

Mentions in recent J2Ski News Items and Snow Reports from our users...

Aprés Ski

The Main Lodge at Entry No 2 houses the Solitude Club (for members) and the Thirsty Squirrel. There's locally brewed beer, wine, mixed drinks and comfortable surroundings and is the gathering place for the Yurt and Roundhouse dining departures. The Thirsty Squirrel is where local skiers gather and reflect on the day's powder skiing.

In 2009 a new law came into effect changing Utah’s bar scene. In the past purchasing a temporary membership was required to get into a bar or club. Bars, pubs and clubs now have an open door policy to welcome all comers over 21 and no longer require customers to purchase a temporary membership.