Solitude Mountain Resort

Nestled deep in the Big Cottonwood Canyon, just a short drive from Salt Lake City, Utah, you’ll find a ski resort with the most appropriate name imaginable: Solitude Mountain Resort.

At Solitude Mountain Resort, you’ll experience a calm, quiet, and serene atmosphere that’s not just enjoyable, it’s downright relaxing.

But don’t let the sparse population scare you away. Solitude can more than compete when it comes to the slopes. With an average annual snowfall of over 500 inches, 1,200 acres of skiable terrain, and 65 named trails, you’d be hard-pressed to find another resort quite like it. Solitude Mountain Resort is known for less crowded slopes, challenging terrains, and a cozy mountain village, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to love here whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first-timer.

Solitude Mountain Resort, established in the late 1950s, has grown from a modest skiing destination to a world-class resort while maintaining its quaint charm. Now, it’s one of the best ski resorts in Utah.

Solitude Mountain Resort: The Mountain

Solitude Ski Resort

Located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, Solitude Mountain Resort offers a wide range of skiing opportunities from downhill alpine skiing, to cross-country skiing at the Nordic Center. A whopping 70 percent of the resort’s slopes are dedicated to beginning and intermediate skiers, making it the perfect location for families, children, and those new to the world of winter sports.

But real ski enthusiasts will enjoy Solitude Mountain Resort just as much. The mountain boasts dozens of advanced trails, three bowls, top-notch groomers, and a varied terrain, so every which way you turn is a new adventure. Plus, because Solitude isn’t as well-tread as other resorts in the area, it’s not uncommon to find a fresh track while exploring these uninhabited slopes. And for a real powder hound, what more could you ask for?

For some real fun, be sure to stop by the resort’s renowned Honeycomb Canyon. This long valley features Solitude’s best bowl skiing, and it’s a great place to get your footing before hitting the more challenging terrain.

The Nordic Center at Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Ski Resort

One of the unique features of Solitude Mountain Resort is its comprehensive Nordic Center, an expansive area that offers nearly 30 kilometers of wide-open, powdery trails. Perfect for all styles of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, the Nordic Center is just a brief shuttle ride from the central Solitude Village making it the perfect change of pace during your stay at the mountain. The Nordic Center at Solitude Mountain Resort also offers private and group lessons for children and adults taught by experienced instructors.

All of these reasons and more are why we recommend Solitude Mountain Resort if you are looking for a majestic ski getaway. If nothing else, Solitude lives up to its namesake as a great escape from the real world tucked away in the mountains of Utah.

Shopping and Dining at Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude’s retail options cater to both practical needs and those looking for distinctive mountain-themed souvenirs. The resort’s shops are well-stocked with outdoor gear, apparel, and accessories, ensuring that visitors are well-equipped for their mountain adventures. From top-quality ski equipment to cozy winter wear, you can find everything you need to enjoy the slopes in style.

Additionally, the boutiques at Solitude showcase local art, crafts, and unique mountain-themed gifts. Visitors often find one-of-a-kind treasures that serve as lasting reminders of their time in this serene mountain retreat. The shops are carefully curated to reflect the spirit of Solitude, offering a shopping experience that complements the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Solitude Mountain Resort boasts a diverse range of dining options, satisfying every palate from casual to gourmet. After a day of skiing or hiking, visitors can relax and indulge in culinary delights while enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Some of our favorite dining options include the Honeycomb Grill, Thirsty Squirrel, and St. Bernard’s.

Whether you’re carving through fresh powder on the slopes, discovering unique treasures in the boutiques, or savoring a gourmet meal against a backdrop of pristine peaks, Solitude Mountain Resort invites you to immerse yourself in a world where adventure and serenity coexist harmoniously.