A Winter Local Favorite
Solitude Mountain Resort is a local’s favorite mountain with some of the best, most breathtaking terrain in North America. Unhurried and attentive staff, family-friendly atmosphere, long operating hours, and a variety of lodging options make it a memorable experience for anyone.
Living up to its name, Solitude maintains a low-key vibe, with plenty of elbow room for every skier and boarder. Beginners find plenty of terrain to keep themselves busy on the lower front side of the resort— more advanced shredders can spend a lifetime, unraveling the mountain’s secrets. In addition to plentiful alpine terrain, Solitude offers nearly 20 kilometers of peaceful, forested Nordic and snowshoe trails. The 22/23 season saw two new terrain parks awaiting those who are ready to develop a different set of skills.
Despite its low-key rep, Solitude has a vibrant base area featuring live music on weekends and holidays, snow beaches for soaking in the mountain sunshine, and a mountain village with a full range of après options. As Solitude is fond of saying, “just get here” – great advice for a wonderful winter getaway.
Parking & Transportation
Paid parking is available daily from 12:01 am to 2:00 pm. Solitude offers a tiered parking fee structure based on vehicle occupancy to encourage carpooling and reduce congestion to improve air quality.
Once you are in Salt Lake, there are a few easy ways to complete your journey to Solitude. Those who drive to the resort need to be sure the vehicle meets traction law requirements and that they are ready to drive in winter conditions. If you want to skip the winter driving learning curve, try UTA's Ski Bus public transportation daily during the ski season, or elevate your experience with the Cottonwood Connect Ski Shuttle (available Fri - Sun and on Monday holidays).
Before making your way up Big Cottonwood Canyon to Solitude, check out the resources from Utah Department of Transportation for road conditions, live traffic cameras, travel tips, vehicle requirements, and winter driving tips. UDOT has plenty of experience dealing with the mountains of snow and snow in the mountains, but you can do your part to help by being an informed driver. Get live canyon updates and information on:
Nestled in Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon (one of the snowiest in North America), Solitude Mountain Resort is only 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Explore 1,200 acres of skiing and riding and be rewarded with some of the most exciting terrain in the country.
Opening and Closing Hours
Solitude has the earliest lifts in Utah! When the resort is fully open lifts start turning at 8 am and run until 4 pm. In the mountain village you will find activities, food and drink options available from early morning to late into the evening. Check out Solitude's Food and Drink options for specific hours.
Take a break from the extreme vertical runs on the lifts and spend some time learning classic and skate cross-country skiing as you explore at Solitude Nordic Center. With 20 km of trails through forested mountain terrain, you have plenty of room to hone your technique while you enjoy the pristine environment. And if you want to get even further off the groomed track, you can try out the snowshoe trails.
From award-winning family favorites to flavorful convenience, Solitude Mountain Resort offers exactly what you are craving before, during, or after a day on the mountain. You will find a variety of restaurants both on and off the slopes. Every meal is served with a side of scenery from our friendly, unhurried staff.
From first-timers to seasoned skiers and riders, we’re eager to teach anyone the art of gliding down a mountain. Our professionally trained instructors will help you perfect your turn, allowing you to explore new and exciting terrain. Solitude offers group and private lessons for children, adults, and families.
If you need a little more om to your ahh, treat yourself at the Solitude Mountain Spa. Foot cramps from stiff ski boots? Apply our Foot Focus enhancement to a Signature Massage. Whatever your pampering choice, our quaint and tranquil mountain spa is great for a little ‘me’ time. Located in the lower level of The Inn at Solitude, in the Solitude Village, we offer a full array of luxurious services including facials, massage, and more.
On Mountain Dining: Solitude Restaurants and Bars
A staple of Solitude Village, Honeycomb Grill takes casual mountain dining to new heights. Savor dishes crafted from fresh meats, seafood, and produce — many served directly from our wood-fired oven. Spectacular mountain views are always on the menu, as are vegan and vegetarian options.
The perfect on-hill lunch spot for those looking for a quiet respite. Savor hearty stews and local ingredients paired with a craft beer, glass of wine, or cocktail. At night, The Yurt transforms into one of the most sought-after dining experiences in Utah, featuring a moonlit snowshoe tour followed by a multi-course dinner inside.
Grab a drink at The Thirsty Squirrel and you’ll immediately blend with the locals. Swap stoke stories over free-flowing craft beers, wine, and cocktails while playing pool or catching the game on one of the many TVs. It’s also a great spot to grab a quick snack or a nightcap.
Hone your goggle tan and enjoy Southwest-inspired fare downstairs or a signature noodle bowl upstairs. The convenient location and spacious seating areas accommodate your whole crew while the outdoor deck brings fun beach vibes.
On Mountain Lodging at Solitude: Solitude Hotels and Inns
A stay at Solitude is the retreat you didn’t know you needed. Varied accommodations hold families, groups, or solo trippers — all with unbeatable views and world-class terrain right outside your door. Enjoy an abundance of amenities, including convenient ski lockers, hot tubs, and heated outdoor pools.
Relax and unwind at Club Solitude with its heated pool, hot tubs, and saunas. Play a classic board game or a round of air hockey in the family-friendly game room, watch a nightly movie in the comfortable theater, or simply relax by the fire in the cozy great room.
A Bavarian lodge without the overseas plane ticket, The Inn at Solitude features ski-in/ski-out access and blends ski lodge charm with fine hotel amenities like plush robes and even softer beds. Hit the full-service spa, heated outdoor pool, or hot tub for ultimate relaxation.