Southeast of Salt Lake City in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Solitude Mountain Resort ski area has 77 runs spread over 1,200 acres that are served by 8 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,500 feet. The runs have a level of difficulty ranging from 10% easy to 40% intermediate to 50% difficult. The ski area is known for plentiful snowpack with an average annual snowfall of 500 inches. The best Solitude Mountain snowboarding is usually found annually during the months of January and February.
If you're looking for some challenge in-bounds, check out the back side of Evergreen Peak for double-black diamond lines followed by a long run out to the base on Highway To Heaven. For one of the best snowboarding options at Solitude, the backcountry freeriders in your crew will appreciate the open gate policy into uncontroled, off-piste terrain, such as the 400 acres in Honeycomb Canyon. For some backcountry glades, head to the top of the Eagle Express lift and head out the gate to access the Navarone line.
Following a long day of snowboarding at Solitude Mountain, check out the apres ski action at the Thirsty Squirrel or the Silver Fork Lodge. For nightlife in Salt Lake City, try Bricks Club, Twilight cafe, or Ya Buts.
To reach the Solitude Mountain Resort snowboarding from Salt Lake City, follow US215 south to the Cottonwood Canyon exit. Head east up Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (SR190) for 14 miles. The nearest airport is Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).
Overall, Solitude Mountain Resort is the 8th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 12 snowboarding resorts in Utah. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Solitude Mountain Resort including Park City Mountain Resort, Snowbird, Brighton Resort and Sundance Mountain Resort.
Local Contacts: Solitude Mountain Resort Ski Area (801) 534-1400
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Luxury Loding: Silver Fork Lodge (888) 649-9551; Powderhorn Lodge
Reference Source: click here https://www.solitudemountain.com/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 40.619255, -111.594046
Date Published: 1/1/2016
Date Updated: 11/26/2019
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