I just couldn’t resist the urge to share with you all my recent UTAH findings, and that is a stunning Mountain resort which is hidden down the Big Cottonwood Canyon, which is a 40 minute leisurely drive from Salt Lake City, and that is Solitude Mountain Resort.
I can honestly say that I was so taken back by the beauty and intimacy of this resort upon arrival that from the moment I started to walk up the snowy deserted pathway through to its stunningly beautiful, but quaint village, I felt all the worries and stresses of life just lift from my shoulders.
Whilst this type of resort won’t suit the non-skier, or that traveller looking for big after hours Apres or streets filled with shopping and cafe options, this resort is definitely well suited to the A typical Kiwi and Australian skier who is serious about great untracked powder, as they receive around 40% more than neighboring Park City Resorts, among some of UTAH’s most stunning box canyon scenery. A place where you are assured of no crowds, which also brings with it the amenities and experience you come to expect from any great ski resort, and at a very affordable place. Solitude is brilliantly suited to the traveling skiing family where the kids will be greatly loved by the onsite staff at the creche, and will enjoy movie time in their theatre room, or games in the kids room at the Solitude Club.
When it comes to dining at Solitude you certainly won’t be disappointed as Greg Neville, Solitude’s Food & Beverage Director, is doing an amazing job at turning out a fine selection of decadence on every plate prepared, morning noon and night!
As far as terrain goes Solitude Mountain has it all on offer within their 1200 acres of skiable terrain. Ranging from an open and easy to learn on bunny hill and lift, wide opened blue groomers, and an expansive bowls and gated back country, don’t by any means thing Solitude is boring!
Here are a few pics taken during our short time at this stunning resort, I only wish that I could of stayed longer! A sincere thank you to owner Simon DeSeelhorst for being such a gracious host, and a familiar face whom I’m sure you will see during your time at Solitude Ski Resort.