Southeast of Salt Lake City in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the Solitude Mountain Resort ski area has 65 runs spread over 1,200 acres that are served by 8 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,047 feet. For backcountry freeriders, the Solitude Mountain Resort has an open gate policy.
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 for 14 miles.
For apres ski, try the Silver Fork Lodge. For nightlife in Salt Lake City, try Bricks Club, Twilight cafe, or Ya Buts.
Overall, Solitude Mountain Resort is the 8th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 9 snowboarding resorts in Utah.