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Little Cottonwood. Big Snow. Karen Anderson, Senior Ski Specialist

"With over 40ft of amazing Wasatch powder every year, Solitude has the snow and the space to bring a smile to your face! Expect quiet slopes, quality lodging and exceptional service throughout your stay in one of Utah’s best kept secrets."

Solitude Ski Holidays

With over 40ft of light, dry Utah powder every winter, 1,200 acres of varied terrain, 77 trails, eight lifts and a 2,000+ft vertical, Solitude packs some impressive stats, and punches well above its weight. Skiers are primarily attracted to Solitude for its epic snow, its magnificent terrain and the relaxed pace of life off the slopes.

Peaceful and pristine, Solitude promises a 'get-away-from-it-all' experience. It's much quieter than its neighbouring resorts and you'll often feel as though you have the slopes all to yourselves. Minor lift queues and sometimes even none at all means you can ski uncrowded runs one after the other, finally skiing straight back to the hotel door! The village has a really nice laid-back feel with welcoming locals and enough of a selection of shops, bars & restaurants to enjoy.

Skiing in Solitude

Topping out at just over 10,000ft, Solitude has a strangely big mountain feel to it, with some amazing scenery to boot. This is a resort you can take your time to get to know, with lots of little secret stashes and hidden valleys waiting to be discovered. Beginners have a couple of chairlifts dedicated to them down close to the village ski base, but really you come to ski at Solitude with your skills already tuned enough to tame the blue and black terrain which abounds here.

Intermediates have a blue trail option from the top of every lift, the best of which is the top to bottom fast groomer ‘Dynamite’, but the ability to ski all over the mountain makes Solitude so appealing. There’s lots of choice from tighter drops down through the trees to open powder bowls, and nice glades. This is a ski-what-you-see kind of place, with a summit that just about pops out above the treeline, with some excellent inbounds hike-to terrain on Fantasy Ridge and Honeycomb Peak, both accessed off the Summit Express lift. Solitude is basically a series of three parallel ridges running up from the valley floor and converging at Fantasy Ridge – the double black diamond terrain cuts down off each side of the ridges. The double black diamond terrain here is exceptionally varied, including chutes, glades, rock bands, awesome bumps and huge open powder bowls. Get your guns out on ‘Navarone’ or rip the cord down ‘Parachute’.

At the top end of the Cottonwood Canyon is the resort of Brighton. Boasting over 50ft of snowfall annually, Brighton's 1,050 acres of immaculate groomers, steeps, chutes and trees is all accessible by high speed quad chairlifts, so you can be sure to pack in your money's worth on a day trip here. There is also the opportunity to ski nearby Snowbird, Park City & Deer Valley.

Getting to Solitude

Ski Independence offer a choice of airlines flying to Salt Lake City. We provide complete flexibility to choose the day of departure, holiday duration, choice of airline and cabin type. We have the freedom to build you the perfect holiday itinerary around the best flight options that suit you, and not around a product we’re committed to sell.

All of our Solitude ski holidays include a short 45 minute shared, scheduled shuttle transfer from Salt Lake City, but if you want to explore some of the other fantastic Utah ski resorts, you may want the flexibility of a self-drive, SUV or minivan. We offer 'Gold' option car rental which includes all the mandatory taxes & fees, extra driver fees, fuel and ski rack. We can also offer vehicles with SatNav.

Important information
Season Mid Nov - Late Apr
Ski Area 1,200 acres
Annual Snowfall 41.5ft
Number of Lifts 8
Ski Range 7,988 - 10,035ft
Blue Runs 10%
Red Runs 40%
Black Runs 50%
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season Off-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season On-season Off-season
Distance from airports
Salt Lake City 45 mins