Solitude Mountain Resort

12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude , UT (Driving Directions to Solitude Mountain Resort)
Last Updated: 10/19/2016 10:23 PM

Solitude Mountain Resort Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 13 Beginner
  • 33 Intermediate
  • 14 Advanced
  • 6 Expert
Solitude Mountain Resort is located a short 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake International Airport. With over 1200 acres of skiable terrain, Solitude is one of Utah’s most intimate and inviting winter resorts. Over 500 inches of annual snowfall covers: 65 named trails, three bowls and groomers for every ability level. We also offer a family-friendly Terrain Park, as well ... as a Nordic Center. And don’t forget Honeycomb Canyon. It has some of the most awe inspiring, lift-served terrain in the country.

With hardly any lift lines you won’t have to wait to find your Solitude. You’ll be deep in powder before you know it.
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Solitude Mountain Resort Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Solitude Mountain Resort Operations


Plan to Open 11/18

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 8

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 65

Weekend Hours


Solitude Mountain Resort Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

7,988 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,047 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

10,035 ft

Solitude Mountain Resort Ski Pictures and Photos

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Solitude Mountain Resort Trail Map

Solitude Mountain Resort Reviews & Tips (47)

Best resort I've ever boarded in! This resort doesn't have many green runs, and the blues are on the steeper side. So, if you're just a beginner, stay on the bunny hill for a while.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 30 2016 - 04:11 PM
Lorraine Intermediate Snowboarder
4 people in our group--all different skill levels. Intermediates and experts thrilled. A little less terrain for our beginner. We skied 4 major areas on this trip, and Solitude was our favorite. Not crowded, great snow, diverse terrain, easy parking and base lodge, reasonable prices, easy to get to (unless it snows on the canyon road). We stayed in Park City this time, but next time we'll stay at Solitude and drive down into SLC a couple of nights for dinner.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 14 2016 - 07:58 AM
Tom Advanced Skier
This was my first trip to Solitude. I love Brighton and had heard good things about Solitude so went. I absolutely loved it. I love long wide trails so really enjoyed exploring. I signed up for an intermediate class and ended up with a private lesson all day. It was fantastic to explore all of the mountain with an instructor. Even though it is next door to Brighton, I found the snow conditions to be less icy and less packed which was lovely. The temperature was very mild so it did get a bit looser and wet in the afternoon. The views are spectacular. I can't wait to plan another trip.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 06 2016 - 02:20 PM
AC Intermediate Snowboarder
Stop in to the "Round House" for hot spicy and very tasty Himalayan (Indian) food for lunch and then sit out on the sunny beach chairs with a cold Beer! My favorite low stress lunch anywhere. Or Join the TailGate gang in the parking lot near "Eagle Express" lift for bar-b-q and BIG ski stories from Utah's ultra chilled out ski bums! Love this mountain. On Fresh Powder days, you can drop in to the Black Forest from the summit for ultra fun tree-power tracks WITHOUT having to hike! My favorite "secret' place in Utah! There's a fun new bar opened up now in the village for great apres ski.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 28 2016 - 06:08 PM
SuperNova Advanced Skier
Solitude lives up to its name--skied pretty much every run on the mountain in a day and had to wait for one person once to get on a lift. There are a few great advanced runs in Honeycomb Canyon--just stay left once you go through the gates, climb a bit and it is worth it! The best for me though was to return with my beginner/intermediate wife and ski the more gentle runs with her. She loved it!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 12 2016 - 10:02 PM
Evan Advanced Skier
We had a great time, and had the opportunity to go on a perfect powder day. I will say this resort is probably meant more for intermediate- expert, the overwhelming majority of runs are blue- black. I don't think I would take someone new to skiing here but for more experienced skiiers it is fantastic. We went on a super busy day and still never waited more than a minute in a lift line.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 01 2016 - 02:43 PM
Elise Intermediate Skier
We have been coming to Solitude for 15+ years. Hands down best snow closest to Southern Cal. Ticket prices are a total deal compared to most other resorts, especially for Juniors. Staying at the resort is awesome because it's all ski in/out so you can save by eating in your condo. Wholefoods will pre-pack grocery orders for you. Great variety of terrain for all levels and rarely a lift line (only on major Holiday). The pizza and other eateries are really tasty too! Staff very kind and accommodating. Did the free"first tracks" program whereby if you are staying at the resort you get on the Apex lift 30 minutes prior to being open to public. With 12" of fresh powder the night before I thought I had died and gone to heaven:)
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 27 2016 - 09:06 PM
Brenda Advanced Snowboarder
This is my third visit to the Cottonwoods and second visit to Solitude. Alta was my favorite among the four ski areas locally but I've moved Solitude to the top of my list. Why?? in a word, groomed, al over the place. It helped also that the Sunday we were there it was quite. The groomed stuff is wide and some of it is very steep, just the ticket for my 18 year son and his dad that like to ski fast and not kill ourselves pushing powder (or worse!!) around. If you got the skills and like speed and aren't afraid of some REALLY steep drop offs, you'll love Solitude.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 17 2016 - 08:54 AM
Don Advanced Skier
Solitude is great resort! Especially many well groomed blue slopes. Attention intermediate skiers and snowboarders: some blue slopes (Sundancer, Broadway, etc,) have so steep places that I would mark them as black.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 01 2016 - 03:06 PM
Georgiy Voronin Advanced Skier
We discovered Solitude last year and returned again this year. It's never crowded either! We skied this year on Sunday and were nervous about long lines at the lift - and didn't happen! The snow is fantastic and the trails are challenging enough for us to have a great time all day! Any level of skier can have a great experience and enjoy the true alpine experience. The staff is always very friendly and want you to enjoy your experience! We will be back in 2016!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Dec 19 2015 - 07:56 AM
Laura & Bob Intermediate Skier
First time skiing in Utah. Very nice small resort. They we partially opened but got my money's worth! Not crowded - not sure if because of the time of year, and love that. The slopes are a little steeper than the ones in the resort I go to in the Poconos, PA but got use to them rather quickly. Would love to come back!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Dec 16 2015 - 12:40 PM
Betsy Intermediate Skier
Great family ski trip; small resort, short trails so it can get a little boring after spending a whole week here but kids looked for jumps and glades. Conditions were great after it snowed 12 inches mid-week. Employees are super friendly. Trails well-groomed. Weird to ski when there's not a soul in sight!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Apr 13 2015 - 08:11 AM
JKW Intermediate Skier
Loved our day at Solitude. Good staff guys in the rental shop were very helpful. Lucky we got a little snowfall the night before. Def going back. Great prices on liftopia as well.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Apr 07 2015 - 11:28 AM
Todd Intermediate Snowboarder
Skied Friday 3/27 very warm so it was pretty slow. Made the best of it but the main lift was broke for 10 minutes to start the day. The lifts that service the top are slow outdated 2 man. Prefer the other 3 in the Cottonwood area.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 29 2015 - 11:17 AM
Billy Barroo Advanced Skier
Love Solitude. No crowds, nice runs, and a place for us brown baggers to enjoy our lunch. My favorite run is Stumble....Hope not to!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 25 2015 - 01:38 PM
Mr and Mrs JAS Intermediate Skier
Absolutely gorgeous location in Big Cottonwood Canyon, feels like you're in the backcountry as opposed to an overly developed commercial resort. Solitude (and the other Cottonwood resorts) tend to get a lot of snow and better quality snow than Park City just over the hill because of it's elevation and the fact that storms get funneled up the canyon and get hung up at the top dumping for hours on end. Skis big for a 1200 acre resort with plenty of variety for everyone. Immaculate groomers, bumps, and sidecountry trees and bowls through the gates into Honeycomb Canyon. Never busy even the day after a dump. Visibility could be an issue on storm days. Food and facilities are good, moderately priced and not overly pretentious. Clientele seems mature and well behaved, no yahoos or idiots, everyone, snowboarders and skiers get along just fine. Real hidden gem. Please don't change a thing Deer Valley!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 06 2015 - 04:07 PM
Rich Advanced Skier
Solitude was very good. Kinda narrow. It was raining on the day that we went. We like Park City best as it is big, wide runs and lots of option. It is also a very nice resorts and with great food. I like how it is commercialized. Brighton was very good too and had great snow conditions. I would highly recommend to check out Solitude, Park City (2 days) and Brighton. Those are the best for snowboarders :)
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 22 2015 - 11:04 PM
Yen Beginner Snowboarder
My post is relevant to current snow conditions (skied 2-12-15). Honeycomb is great off the Summit Chair, pretty poor off the return chair. Best overall skiing IMO is off Eagle Express right now. Time on chair vs. ski time and run options - that's the chair for someone who wants to ski a bunch!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 14 2015 - 03:01 PM
John Advanced Skier
It was very good. Much less crowded, better snow condition and cheaper compared with Park City which we went to the next day. Highly recommended!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 20 2015 - 03:13 PM
Sally Zhou Intermediate Snowboarder
Solitude was fantastic! I spent my first two days at Deer Valley and Canyons. Since these resorts were crowded and expensive I decided to take the drive to the West side. It was the best decision I made, the extra drive time was worth not waiting in lift lines and much better snow. I will return if Deer valley dosent ruin the place.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 07 2015 - 09:33 AM
BDL Advanced Skier
Ok, I just happened to hit Solitude last Monday, December 29th, on a major powder dump. I was grateful I decided to go there and not Alta or Snowbird because I wasn't stuck in a 2 hr. traffic delay heading up Little Cottonwood. Drove right up there and parked no problem. The lifts were short and fast. My only complaint is the restaurant Last Chance - we must have waited in the line for a half an hour or more. You guys need to have more cashiers or something. Next time I'm taking a PB&J sandwich - bag the line, for sure!!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 05 2015 - 04:04 PM
Teri Advanced Skier
We recently spent 5 days in Utah skiing. Solitude was VERY nice.....definitely lives up to its name. We rarely had any wait for a lift and easily found seats for lunch. It was early season so snow wasn't as spectacular as it will be later in year. However, coming from the Midwest, it was still WAY better than what we are used to. My only complaint is that none of the runs had been groomed after it snowed overnight. The first day we skied there was fresh corduroy; the second day was a bit of a mess. Most of our crowd didn't mind it, but I'm definitely a groomer gal. That being said, it was still a great place to ski!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Dec 16 2014 - 04:59 PM
Barbi Intermediate Skier
Solitude is a great mountain, though it's not at the top of my list. Why is it great? It lives up to it's name. I've never had to share a chairlift there with anyone except my husband. Also, I personally think it's the nicest place to stay in the Wasatch. Within the realm of affordable, and it's cute. (And they have great deals if you're looking for them). With the purchase by Deer Valley, I hope the lodging prices don't shoot up. What's not so great about it? For a skier of my ability, you can basically ski out the whole mountain in a day (Brighton next door seems to have way more variety). Also, the summit chair is not as spectacular as neighboring Brighton (or Alta or Snowbird). Also, if you're not there on a powder day, the skiing isn't that great (I come from the east coast though, so it's hard to complain).
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Nov 13 2014 - 12:52 PM
Lucy Intermediate Skier
Tuesday Solitude earned its name, as there was only a handful of people on the slopes. It was lovely in the morning - just a tad icy on the groomed runs, which were virtually untouched, and a beautiful blue sky. But by about noon, the snow had softened considerably, and it was really hard to keep moving on flatter areas. If the weather stays in the upper 40s, consider a warm weather wax to help you avoid getting stuck, and hit the sun-facing slopes early. The far end (by the Eagle Express lift) was the slowest to soften - just be careful of the shadows, where it stays pretty icy.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Apr 09 2014 - 02:35 PM
Stephanie Intermediate Skier
Solitude is just that - solitude. Great snow, no crowds, and a variety of terrain for all levels. This was my first visit to Utah, and Honeycomb canyon was a treat! Liftopia makes ticket purchases easy, and affordable.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 19 2014 - 12:27 PM
Lauren Advanced Snowboarder
GREAT mountain! First time for me. You do not need to rent a car from the Salt Lake airport to Solitude. Shuttle is easy and sufficient! The Inn at Solitude is the BEST place to stay i.e. friendly, courteous, and a free delicious breakfast! Will be back next year!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 17 2014 - 09:30 AM
Joani Intermediate Skier
There's a little glade on the NE side of the Return Lift out of HoneyComb. If you can get there early, it's glorious.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 13 2014 - 06:06 PM
Camille S. Advanced Skier
I can see why the locals prefer to ski here. The resort is affordable, low-key, and no crowds. The snow was not great for Utah standards, but there was plenty of powder for decent skiing. For those who like long and scenic routes, I recommend the Sol/Bright run off of the Summit lift. Even though it starts off at the Back Door run, which is labled a black run, it is not that difficult. Make sure you have speed towards the middle of the run because it turns into a catwalk. Probably not a good run for a snowboarder, but highly recommended for people who enjoy isolated runs that are not too difficult.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 04 2014 - 10:11 AM
Joe Intermediate Skier
Got tixs through LIfttopia one day in advance of going up to Solitude. First time using the service and all went very well, would use service again. Drove up, parked and straight to will call - easiest thing in the world. So far so good. I usually hang around Alta and Snowbird when in Utah but wanted to try something new. I really enjoyed Solitude. Nice terrain, good tree skiing and a not as steep as the A &SB which was nice to get a bit more cruising in. Weather was changing as I was there on 1/29 so a few fresh inches smoothed out the experience. I think on deep powder day or just a day or two after a big dump this place will be just phenomenal and less crowded than its more famous neighbors - which is the way I like it as I come to Utah in search of freshies in the promised land! Locals are very friendly and helpful showing a newbie a few tips which was nice!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 31 2014 - 07:17 PM
Larry Advanced Skier
It was wonderful! Big open runs with lots of diversity for all! Only downside is they need more snow but other than that it was a great hill for the price!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 27 2014 - 02:15 PM
Holly Intermediate Skier
Really nice quiet resort with good variety of green-blue-black trails. Tip: Don't go past the return chair in Honeycomb Canyon. Get on that chair and go back up. I cruised past it and wound up on a terribly long and flat cat track with ruts in it and uphill areas.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Apr 01 2013 - 03:47 PM
Tom Advanced Skier
Plenty here for everybody; no wasted time in lift lines, friendly, helpful staff, great scenery, and very accessible. Plan on returning and staying at the Village next time.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 18 2013 - 02:07 PM
Howard Advanced Skier
Amazing areas to explore in Honeycomb Canyon. See if you can find the abandoned log cabin with the window you can ski through!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 11 2013 - 02:12 PM
Eric Advanced Skier
Incredible place for the family. The ski and board instructors are so great. Usually have a tough time talking my son into lessons, but was excited to go the next day with the same instructor.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 27 2013 - 08:47 AM
laserlock Intermediate Skier
When the blue trail solbright says ungroomed even thought it looks groomed ....believe the sign. When you get part way down its ungroomed and expert. Had to take skies off and walk back up about a half mile.. wish i would have believed the sign
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 23 2013 - 09:02 AM
Doug Intermediate Skier
Great place to ski, quiet, no lift lines & runs to yourself. Grooming was much better than anticipated. Some great blue mogul runs to practice your form. It is also quite easy to move around the resort. The errain is every bit as good as the rest of the PC or Canyon resorts. Add a few more high speed lifts and this could be my new favorite.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 21 2013 - 09:21 AM
Chad Advanced Skier
First time at solitude. I really enjoyed it. Everything ran smooth. Lots of great territory to ski. I will be back
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 13 2013 - 08:03 PM
Kris Intermediate Skier
Many great resort trail force you to walk > 30 feet after you get off the lift. Then you make sharp turn then walk up to the lift. Solitude design most the trail and lift to let you go up and down lift chair smoothly and almost effortless. You get to enjoy downhill skiing. Not staining cross country to get to some trail. Major run are wide and smooth with consistent slope. It is heavenly. The SLC bus also bring you up to snow bird/Alta or Brighton so easy such that you do not need to deal with mountain driving.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 11 2013 - 06:38 PM
sky77 Advanced Skier
Loved this mountain! Came with my son who snowboarded and skiied fore the first time. We both took Board lessons day 1 and by the end of the day both of us were boarding down intermediate slopes. We switched to skiis day 2 and 3 and had a fabulous time. The rental place was awesome about refitting to skiis with no issues at all. Stayed in Solitude Villiage - excellent service and good affordable food as well. No crowds this time of year. I will definitely be back - usually go to Deer Valley and Park City, the quieter mountain and family atmosphere was definitely appealing here.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 09 2013 - 05:31 PM
Donna W Intermediate Skier
Advanced intermediates can find enough escape routes in Honeycomb Canyon to have fun surrounded by top notch scenery. Get there cause it is a lot cheaper than guides and helicoptors.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 21 2012 - 08:28 PM
Over the Hill Bob Intermediate Skier
Smaller than Alta/Snowbird, but not as busy - so expert areas not skied out. Plenty of powder still in Honeycomb - not difficult double blacks on left hand side. Based on skiing Fri 3rd Feb
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Feb 12 2012 - 05:53 AM
Karl Intermediate Skier
Solitude had decent snow for a poor season...ditto what Phil said. As an intermediate skier, the blues were very challenging and got icy as the day went on.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Jan 11 2012 - 06:46 PM
Renee Intermediate Skier
If you have been regularly riding blues elsewhere and want a challenge, there are some steeper blues off the Eagle lift. Also keep that in mind if you're not ready. If you're a solid green rider, you may not find as much here to hold your interest. However, you could probably spend years exploring the expert stuff here.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Apr 18 2011 - 08:50 PM
Phil Intermediate Snowboarder
Pssst, don't tell anyone (only to your best friends) ... a luxury ski resort with wonderful slopes of all steepness ... and almost private, with very few skiers ... it makes you feel "rich" on soul to ski this white paradise.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Apr 07 2011 - 11:08 PM
Lucie Advanced Skier
Season pass holder here, 100+ days this year. Solitude is amazing, little competition for pow, great steeps, and long groomers. Honeycomb canyon is where to go if you are an expert, but solitude also has a gentle side. This is an easy place to ski with a group of multiple levels, you can skiing black or blues off most lifts or blues and greens. The friendliest staff I have even seen. They have a brown bag room with a microwave and big screen TV. Solitude is the hidden gem of SLC.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 21 2011 - 02:48 AM
Jon D Advanced Snowboarder
no lift lines....ever! Even on a powder day!
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Mar 17 2011 - 11:12 AM
JJ Advanced Skier
Great powder days after a storm. Nicer amenities and more intimate than Park City Resorts.
Solitude Mountain Resort review written Dec 07 2010 - 03:18 PM
Tracy Advanced Skier

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