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Solitude

It remains a mystery why Solitude continues to live up to its name. This unassuming but impressive resort is a skier’s dream and local’s refuge. Let the crowds descend upon other resorts, Solitude remains a skier’s mountain. It’s the perfect place for families to reconnect and explore a gorgeous winter landscape. One reader says that while Solitude “is getting better, it will always be overshadowed by its Park City and Little Cottonwood Canyon neighbors.” Whatever.

With three newer lifts, a quaint European village and improving dining options, Solitude is hardly a sacrifice. Indifferent to the criticism, locals are happy to have Headwall Forest and the polished cruisers to themselves. Fewer crowds means the 500 inches of annual snowfall remains untouched for days. And an uppity attitude is refreshingly absent as Solitude skiers are genuine and low key. With a little charm you can end up with local tips on some of the sweetest lines in the Wasatch. The consensus is that the “slower pace, absence of crowds, good snow and great terrain” far outweigh the grumblings over “lack of night life.”

Do stop in at Last Chance Mining Camp for a hearty bowl of soup, but don’t stay long as Honeycomb Canyon awaits. Solitude remains the perfect place to rediscover your ski roots. —R.H.

What’s New: A new magic carpet for beginners.

Mandatory Run: The Guild Line isn’t on the map. Check in with patrol about the traverse on the left side of Honeycomb to the gate just past Crystal Point.

Don’t Miss: The unique dining experience of The Yurt, via a guided cross country ski or snowshoe trek.

Sponsor Content: Nordic Skiing at Solitude with Olympian Aram Hajiyan

Nordic skate skiing track at Solitude Mountain Resort
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Two Olympic skiers spend a day at the Nordic skate skiing track at Solitude Mountain Resort.

Two Olympic skiers walk onto the Nordic skate skiing track at Solitude Mountain Resort. One is an Olympic Nordic Skier and coach and the other an Olympic Mogul Skier, seeking to be a skate skier. Neither knows the other’s background. What are the chances of this encounter?

Sponsor Content: Tips for Skiing Moguls and Powder

How to ski moguls and powder
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From flats to steeps, corduroy to punchy un-groomed, powder to bumps, prepare your skiing regardless of the terrain offers a variety of challenges.

One of the reasons I enjoy skiing at Solitude Mountain Resort is the variety of terrain that you can ski in the same day (and the Solitude Spa). From flats to steeps, corduroy to punchy un-groomed, powder to bumps, skiing regardless of the terrain offers a variety of challenges. Let’s go over some pointers to help you navigate your way through some of the hardest tests you’ll encounter while exploring the mountain.

Sponsor Content: Six Tips for Staying Healthy at Altitude

Six Tips For Staying Healthy At Altitude
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Six suggestions to help keep yourself healthy at altitude, so you and your loved ones can fully enjoy your vacation from start to finish!

People traveling for their ski vacations typically come with an eagerness and vision of the perfect vacation, yet they forget about the altitude. Studies have shown that ski resorts above 8,000 feet pose the highest risk to those who are not acclimated to high elevations. Depending on the elevation that you live at, you may not feel the effects. But for those coming in from sea level it is helpful to keep in mind that at 8,000 feet, oxygen is reduced by 25%.

Why You Should Ski Solitude Mountain Resort

What happens when Deer Valley chic meets Solitude soul? Find out this season.
 (Photo: Jay Dash)

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