Mountain Policies and Information

All guests who use Solitude Mountain Resort’s lifts and participate in snow sports or activities while on resort property are responsible for knowing and understanding the following (click the links below):

If you need assistance or witness an accident, please notify a Solitude Ski Patroller, Solitude Lift Attendant or call 801.536.5753. Please provide the location of the injured party as well as their approximate age, gender and the nature of their injury or illness. To protect an injured person, plant your snowboard or plant and vertically cross your skis in the snow uphill from the person until Ski Patrol arrives.

Mountain Equipment Policy

Solitude Mountain Resort is committed to providing a fun and safe snow sports experience for all of our guests. Before you finalize your plans to visit Solitude, please be sure to review the list below of allowable on-mountain equipment and a list of those devices that are prohibited on our mountain. All equipment must have retention devices appropriate for the equipment and recommended by the manufacturer.

Acceptable Equipment
Alpine skis
Mono skis
Snow Blades
Snowboards
Alpine Touring and Telemark skis
Adaptive Equipment*

We Do Not Allow
Ski Bikes*
Ski Trikes*
Snow skates
Snowshoes
Sleds or sliding devices
Ski kites

*Reasonable accommodations will be made for adaptive skiers with approved specialized equipment specifically designed for use by skiers with a disability. Solitude Mountain Resort works closely with the National Ability Center to provide qualified instruction and mobility devices when requested in advance. Should you require these services, please contact the National Ability Center at 435.649.3991or visit discovernac.org

All adaptive equipment, including ski bikes and ski trikes, may be used by persons with disabilities outside of an instructional session ONLY with prior notification. Please contact the National Ability Center for an evaluation of the equipment for appropriate safety and retention devices. At the same time they will determine that the individual using the mobility device is trained in loading and unloading lifts with or without assistance and that the device is compatible with our ski lifts.

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Wolfgram, Director of Snowsports Services at 801.536.5731.

Other Mountain Policies

Drone Policy

Drone Policy

The use of drones is not allowed anywhere at Solitude Mountain Resort.

Mountain Access Policies

Honeycomb Ridge Policy

Honeycomb Ridge is located at the top of Honeycomb Canyon and is part of our southern boundary. This terrain has many cliffs, hanging snowfields and skiable terrain exceeding 50 degrees in slope. There are many unmarked hazards and constantly changing snow conditions. Honeycomb Ridge is susceptible to rapid wind loading and large cornice formation. Avalanche mitigation work may be in progress at any time.

Expert skiing/snowboarding skills are highly recommended, as a fall in these areas may result in significant injuries or death. Rescue in these areas may be prolonged due to the remoteness and technical nature of the terrain. It is the responsibility of the pass holder to know where they are at all times.

Solitude Mountain Resort limits the use of Honeycomb Ridge to Solitude Mountain Resort pass holders only. Honeycomb Ridge terrain is closed to backcountry users for the safety of Solitude’s guests and staff members. Honeycomb Ridge may be closed due to avalanche hazards when the terrain below is open. Avalanche hazards include slab and loose snow slides, wind loading in the upper start zones and cornice formation. Solitude Mountain Resort pass holders are only allowed to ski/snowboard the Honeycomb Ridge terrain when the Fantasy Ridge access gate is open.

Salt Lake County law states that it is unlawful for any person for the purpose of skiing/snowboarding or other reason to go upon any area designated as closed or avalanche closed and is punishable by a Class B misdemeanor. Violators will be prosecuted. Please contact Solitude Ski Patrol at 801.536.5753 with any questions.

Highway to Heaven

The Highway to Heaven area is located within the Solitude Mountain Resort boundary and is often mistaken for backcountry. The resort boundary includes terrain from the Highway to Heaven access gate all the way to Twin Lakes Pass. Skiing in this area requires hiking to get back to the lift-served portion of the resort.

PLEASE NOTE: Avalanche mitigation efforts, including work with explosives, may be in progress in this area at any time. This area may be closed for other reasons other than avalanche mitigation work and it is your responsibility to know if this terrain is open or closed at any given time. For questions regarding this area, please refer to the On The Mountain page or contact Solitude Ski Patrol dispatch at 801.536.5753 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Uphill Travel Policy

Solitude Mountain Resort does not allow unauthorized uphill travel within its Special Use Permit Area. Due to the tremendous amount of avalanche mitigation work that is frequently conducted throughout the winter operating season, users traveling uphill through the resort to access backcountry terrain can easily find themselves in areas where avalanche mitigation work is in progress. This places uphill travelers directly in harm’s way and impedes the Ski Patrol from safely performing their duties as well as restricts their ability to open the mountain for our guests in a timely manner.

Snowmaking operations, grooming equipment, snowmobiles and downhill skiers/snowboarders can also be daily hazards to uphill users on a 24-hour basis. Solitude cannot represent to the public that there is a safe area or time to allow uphill traffic within the resort’s Special Use Permit Area.

Backcountry terrain in Silver Fork Canyon can be accessed by users traveling up Church Road or from various trailheads along the canyon highway.

There is no uphill travel allowed at Solitude Mountain Resort.

Ski Patrol Information

Professional patrollers are present on the mountain daily, providing our guests with emergency assistance and information. Ski Patrol buildings are located at the top of the Powderhorn and Summit Express chairlifts. The Solitude Salt Lake Regional Medical Clinic is located in the basement of the Last Chance Lodge, which is located near the base of the Apex Express chairlift.

Solitude Mountain Resort currently has four Avalanche Rescue Dogs working during the winter season: Bridger, a male German Shepherd, is our senior dog; Rio, a female Yellow Labrador Retriever; ZoZo, a female Border Collie/Labrador Retriever mix; and Lumen, a Labrador Retriever/German Shorthaired Pointer mix. All of Solitude’s Avalanche Rescue Dogs have passed Wasatch Backcountry Rescue’s Level “A” test for avalanche search and rescue. These dogs are an incredible asset to Solitude Ski Patrol’s program. Check out the Avalanche Dog demonstrations at the bottom of the Apex Express chairlift scheduled throughout the season.

Wasatch Backcountry Rescue
Avalanche Beacon Park

Solitude Mountain Resort hosts an avalanche beacon park for Big Cottonwood Canyon users to practice their search and rescue skills. The Solitude Avalanche Beacon Park is located on the west end of the Moonbeam parking lot and offers four buried targets for single and multiple burial practice. The availability of the park is weather dependent.

Ski Patrol Information

If you need assistance or witness an accident, please notify a Solitude Ski Patroller, Solitude Lift Attendant or call 801.536.5753. Please provide the location of the injured party as well as their approximate age, gender and the nature of their injury or illness. To protect an injured person, plant your snowboard or plant and vertically cross your skis in the snow uphill from the person until Ski Patrol arrives.

Medical Clinic

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Cooper, operates a medical clinic on the lower level of the Last Chance Lodge, located near the base of the Apex Express chairlift. The clinic works closely with our professional Ski Patrol staff and accepts most insurance policies.

Please visit if you are experiencing any symptoms of cold, flu, altitude sickness, sunburn, frostbite, or any other ailment or injury that could disrupt your day or your vacation. Equipped with x-ray capabilities and appropriate staffing, the clinic can help with many orthopedic injuries as well.

From November 21, 2015, through April 17, 2016, the clinic is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 435.776.7522.

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Your Responsibility Code

Please read all signs. Use common sense.

1. Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.

2. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.

3. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.

4. Whenever starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.

5. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.

6. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

7. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Know the code; it’s your responsibility. This is a partial list; be safety conscious.

As a condition and consideration for use of the ski area, the user expressly assumes all risks of injury or death related in any way to snow sports including the negligence of Solitude Mountain Resort and its employees while involved with snow sports. The user represents that they are able to load, ride and unload lifts properly. The user will read all signs and mountain information including the trail map. The right to use the resort area may be revoked without compensation for violation of this agreement.