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Solitude Mountain Resort

Solitude Mountain Resort

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Pro tip: Skiers who have discovered Solitude keep going back. The snow here is just about as decadent as at Alta and Snowbird, but there's half as many people. The resort has spent 15 years putting major efforts into transforming the base into a bona fide destination. It's worked. High-end lodging in a quiet setting, with deep snow stashes: perfection.  MORE

Core Strenghts

Solitude Mountain Resort
Travel Ease
98.6
Overall
85.0
Snow Quality
84.1
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

14

Rank in
Region

12

Rank in
State

4

This resort is often compared with:

Brighton Ski Resort
Alta Ski Area
Snowbird
Best time for snow at
Solitude Mountain Resort
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Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Solitude Mountain Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Wednesday
Day
2-4"
Night
3-7"
Thursday
Day
3-7"
Night
1-2"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Sunday
Day
0-1"
Night
1-2"
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on the way
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LAX to SLC
depart Fri Feb 24
return Sun Feb 26
United
$318
ORD to SLC
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$439
MSP to SLC
depart Thu Feb 23
return Mon Feb 27
Frontier
$464
BOS to SLC
depart Fri Feb 24
return Mon Feb 27
Jetblue
$491
ATL to SLC
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
Frontier
$594
SFO to SLC
depart Fri Feb 24
return Sun Feb 26
Alaska
$612
DFW to SLC
depart Fri Feb 24
return Sun Feb 26
Frontier
$643
SEA to SLC
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
Alaska
$651
IAH to SLC
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$778
IAD to SLC
depart Thu Feb 23
return Mon Feb 27
United
$841
EWR to SLC
depart Thu Feb 23
return Sun Feb 26
United
$982
True Snow: 398" per year
Snow Quality Rank

7

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

10

Solitude Mountain Resort is ranked No. 10 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

16.1%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

27.8%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

8.1%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

10

Solitude Mountain Resort is ranked No. 10 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

7

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2047 ft

10035 ft
Base Elevation: 7988 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Solitude Mountain Resort

At Solitude 16.9% of winter days see 6 inches or more of snow, 28% of winter months see 90 inches or more, and only 8% of months see less than 30 inches. This is top tier snow frequency, exceeded only by Alta, Snowbird and Grand Targhee in the Rocky Mountain states. Solitude is as renowned for its quality as quantity of snow. Utah professor Jim Steenburgh has analyzed decades of Cottonwood Canyon snowfall and determined that most storms deliver the ideal “right side up” snowpack that powder skiers crave. The surface layer is usually blower powder over a soft but supportable layer of denser snow that initiated the storm. Solitude is usually the least busy of the Cottonwood ski areas on powder days.

Accumulation and Preservation

Solitude’s base elevation is similar to Snowbird’s and snow accumulation is a bit slower than at Alta or Brighton. Solitude averages about 85% open at Christmas and is less than half open by Christmas in about 10% of seasons. Solitude has high altitude and favorable exposure, with very good snow preservation a notch below neighbors Alta and Snowbird. Overall snow reliability is among the “elite six” of the Rocky Mountain states.