Solitude Ski Resort is 45kms from Salt Lake City and right beside Brighton Ski Resort. Park City is only 40Kms away. The cool thing about Utah is the shear number of resorts within a 1 hour drive. I don’t think any place in North America can match that.
I’m having a look at Solitude because they’ve been highly recommended by powderhounds.com for their powder snow, best chance for freshies, tree skiing, and uncrowded slopes. These are the things that are dear to my heart!
Solitude receives an average annual snowfall of 12.7 meters which is comparable to Whistlers average of 11.9 meters annually. (OK it’s better but who’s counting really?) Similar to the Canadian Rockies, Utah is known for it’s dry powder and Solitude get’s more than it’s share!
Solitude offers a variety of skiing that I look for in a resort. This includes open bowls, steep chutes, some groomies and great glade skiing. I love skiing the bowls and steep chutes but when it’s dumping there’s nothing better than thrashing waist deep powder in the trees. I find it close to a spiritual experience.
Solitude is small at 1200 acres of terrain – that’s only about a quarter the size of Lake Louise (4200 acres) and much smaller than the big resorts in the area, Park City (3300 acres), Alta (2200 acres). But the snowhounds like Solitude.
“It remains a mystery as to why Solitude Utah is still somewhat of a secret when compared to neighbouring resorts. However the low profile tranquility of Solitude Ski Resort is what makes it such a great resort, especially for powder hounds, so shhhhh….. don’t tell anyone. “ – snowhounds.com
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POWDER DAY FROM 2012