Description - Tucked away at 8,000 feet in beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude's award winning mountain is buried with an annual snowfall of 450 inches of Utah's famous powder.
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Solitude Mountain Resort
- With over 1,200 acres, 63 uncrowded runs and three bowls, Solitude is great for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Solitude is also home to Utah's oldest and most scenic Nordic center with over 20 kilometers of trails. The Village at Solitude offers a true ski in/ski out experience with a full range of luxurious accommodations and amenities. The real excitement begins behind the Village where the lifts promise to take you to an abundance of snow, perfect mountain vistas and breathtaking acres of endless terrain.
Recreation - Solitude offers opportunities for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
Climate - Several weather effects combine to bring Utah its famous powder snow. Prevailing winter winds winds push clouds full of moisture east from the Pacific Ocean, across California and Nevada and to Utah. When the clouds meet Utah's Rocky Mountains, the remaining moisture rises, cools and condenses, and precipitation hits the Utah ski resorts with deep powder snow that is particularly light and dry. Another weather element that feeds Utah's "snow making machine" is the Great Salt Lake Effect. The lake releases water into the air that then rises into clouds of snow, producing squalls on the lake's eastern flanks. These squalls contain some of the lightest, fluffiest snow in the country which falls in feet - not inches- in the Wasatch Mountains.
Just 28 miles from Salt Lake City and only 33 miles from Salt Lake International Airport, Solitude Mountain Resort is among the most accessible ski resorts in North America. UTA bus service to Solitude is available from several Salt Lake City locations.
Directions from Salt Lake City: Take I-80 East to I-215 South. Take Exit 6 and follow the signs to Solitude. UTA bus service to Solitude is available from several Salt Lake City locations.
Normal Ski Season:
Late November through Late April.