Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, May 16, 2017
As spring and summer temperatures begin to rise, rates at Solitude Mountain Resort start dropping. For summer fun that includes lift-served mountain biking, hiking, scenic rides, alpine disc golf and events, Solitude Mountain Resort delivers with Pure Summer Solitude. With a large selection of accommodations in the Solitude Mountain Resort base area, Solitude Resort Lodging specializes in creating tailor-made, personalized trips planned by local experts. Participating properties for summer packages include The Inn at Solitude, Creekside condominiums, Powderhorn Lodge, Eagle Springs condominiums, The Crossings townhomes and a variety of private luxury homes.
“Solitude Resort will host several exciting events this summer, such as the Alphorn Festival, Salzsee European Auto Show and Taste of the Wasatch culinary event,” said Kim Mayhew, general manager of Solitude Mountain Resort. “Vacations scheduled around fun events provide lasting summer memories. An escape to our mountains at any time of the summer season, guarantees an ideal combination of adventure, relaxation and a connection to nature that feeds the soul.”
Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, May 12, 2017
Solitude Mountain Resort will soon transition its mountain offerings from winter to summer, providing visiting guests a wide variety of alpine activities for summer getaways. Opening Friday, June 16, many summer operations at the resort run seven days a week through Sunday, October 1, and weekends for lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic rides.
“Summers at Solitude offer guests a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature, enjoy outdoor recreation, challenge themselves physically, create family memories, and, naturally, to find Solitude,” said Kim Mayhew, general manager for Solitude Mountain Resort.
Posted By: Eric Nelson, April 14, 2017
I love taking photographs of Solitude Mountain Resort and the surrounding Cottonwood Canyons. Getting a great photograph of these places is part luck and part hard work. In this article, I will describe a backcountry tour up the ridgeline across from the Moonbeam base area. I travel this route several times each year, often getting no photographs worth sharing. Every once in awhile though, the conditions result in a really nice image. I'll share some of the photographs I've taken from this spot over the years and describe a little about how they are made.
Posted By: Julianna Smith, April 11, 2017
Who else has some good girls in their lives? If you’re lucky like I am, you are surrounded by career-driven, smart, and talented women. These amazing attributes are also the reasons it’s hard to see these women regularly. As the cliché goes, “life gets in the way,” but it’s true and it is exactly why you need to plan a girls’ night at Solitude Mountain Resort like I did! Kidnap these busy babes from their husbands/kids/jobs/obligations and throw caution to the wind (if only for a night)! Or just invite them; you don’t have to kidnap them. They might prefer to plan ahead too, I guess.
We stayed at The Inn at Solitude, which is located conveniently in Solitude Village. The staff valet-parked my car and delivered my luggage, which let me hop on a chairlift in no time. (Insert heart-eyes emoji here.) Our room was spacious and well-lit, and fit three of us and our bags very comfortably. In fact, after I was done snowboarding for the day, I was lulled into a little après-nap by one of the big beds in our room. I couldn’t resist it’s powers! Plus, you have to be properly charged when you’ve got big evening plans with your ladies, so a nap was necessary.
Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, March 21, 2017
With the conclusion of the 2017 FIS World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, the United States is taking center stage as the host nation for the bi-annual event. Utah ski destinations Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain and Solitude Mountain Resort will host skiing and snowboarding events during the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships, scheduled for Feb. 1-10, 2019.
Since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah has established itself as one of the World’s premier centers for winter action sports, hosting two previous World Championships as well as multiple FIS World Cups and Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. The 2019 World Championships will feature over 25 different medal events across eight sports, making it the largest winter sports event Utah has hosted since the Games. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), in partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, Park City Municipal Corporation and the host resorts, are working to maximize the impact of the event both domestically and globally.
Posted By: Julianna Smith, February 16, 2017
Don’t be the person on the hill who forgets any of these five crucial items. Check out the list below to ensure that you have all of the essentials for a day on the slopes, as determined by me, a genuine-real-life-person who rides regularly - basically an expert!
Posted By: Jess & Brian Maness, January 31, 2017
There is nothing better than when out-of-town friends finally come to visit you in Utah. You’ve been talking up the mountains, the snow, and yes, the beer, for years. We were lucky enough to have the Steves in town: Steve Bergan and Stephen Mitchell of Seattle. When you finally have guests, you want to ensure that you are showing them the best that Utah has to offer. You can give them the option of getting up to Solitude Mountain Resort for some first tracks, or sleeping in and still getting a full day of skiing, since Solitude is so close. We and the Steves slept in.
Posted By: Nick Como, January 31, 2017
First days are full of, well, firsts. First time putting boots back on (ouch!), clicking into skis or snowboards again (whoa - slippery!), riding lifts, and of course sliding down the hill. It’s sort of like riding a bike, but there’s still an awkwardness to that first day back on the mountain. Hopefully these tips will help.
First off, the word of the day is “tranquilo.” As in TAKE IT EASY! Everything will take a little longer than you expect, so make sure your expectations match. The night before, it helps to organize your gear so you don’t forget something like gloves, goggles or your wallet. I hit the opening day “oops, I forgot…” double score and had to circle back home twice to grab forgotten items. Planning ahead will help you avoid making the same first-day mistake and having to “boomerang” home for crucial gear.
Posted By: Nick Como, January 17, 2017
Choosing which resort to go to is an easy call - few lift lines, fewer people - we all know why we’re Solitude skiers. But, how do you make the most of your sick err...powder days? Here’s my strategy on typical storm days to maximize vertical, catch a few terrain openings and get more than my fair share of the goods!
Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, January 6, 2017
In preparation for the 2019 World Championships, Solitude Mountain Resort will host a U.S. Grand Prix/FIS Snowboard World Cup and FIS Skicross NorAm Cup January 19 - 22, 2017.
Posted By: Emily Summers, December 22, 2016
Holiday festivities are in full swing throughout December at Solitude Mountain Resort. From Santa visits and folk music performances to s’mores parties and a Children's Glow Parade, the resort delivers an idyllic winter holiday for locals and visiting guests.
Posted By: Nick Como, December 21, 2016
Oooh baby, it’s cold outside. While staying indoors in comfy slippers, under a blanket in front of a roaring fire sounds great, storm day skiing is the best skiing. Here are a few tips on how to stay warm and chase snowflakes around the mountain.
Posted By: Matt Farinelli, December 14, 2016
In my experience, opening days are usually exciting but at the same time generally forgettable. As far as my all-time first days go, most have seen more icy groomers than pow turns. Well not this year. Not at Solitude.
I wasn't there for true opening day on Friday, December 2, which I was certainly bummed about since Utah just finished up a 40-inch-plus storm cycle earlier in the week. Then a little bird told me (via @skisolitude on Instagram... hint, hint) that PoHo (Powderhorn) and Eagle Express weren't opening until first thing on Saturday, December 3, and things were suddenly looking up.
Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, November 22, 2016
Fly High, Go Far is the story of Zeppelin Zeerip by WZRD Media. This short film is accompanied by a Kickstarter campaign for a book Zeppelin is self publishing “Don't Call Me Gypsy.”
Posted By: Ryan Mayfield, November 17, 2016
Snow photos from around Solitude Mountain Resort courtesy of Chris Pearson of Ski Utah.