As we have been reporting nearly everyday lately, things in Utah have been off to banger start. Backcountry skiing has been solid for a month now for those willing to work for their turns. Then there are people who aren’t as motivated to work for turns. For those of us we now have Solitude Ski Resort and one other in Utah open daily for skiing and riding.
Today I found myself in a canyon I am not as accustomed to as I am Little Cottonwood and my home resort of Snowbird. Desperate times call for desperate measures though and Snowbird is not open yet but Utah hosts several World Class resorts. So I headed up to Solitude Ski Resort for a day of fun in the sun with friends.
Due to confusion with my alarm (AM vs. PM) I woke up late today. This turned out to be a non issue as the turns at Solitude remained magnificent all day long. Much to my amazement being the first day of the lift served skiing was the solitude at Solitude. It didn’t matter which of the 3 lifts I rode today I never waited for more than 3 chairs to get my turn. Speaking of solitude, I have never been to a first day at a resort where I was wasn’t getting cut off left and right.
With superb conditions all day long it’s obvious that Solitude’s snow-making and grooming crews have been hard at work. In addition to the lack of crowds, there was a complete lack of typical early season grass, rocks, and bare spots in the runs.
If you’re itching to get skiing and you live anywhere near Northern Utah, head up to Solitude and have yourself a great time at a great resort. Early season rates are in effect and a day of riding (9am – 4pm) is only $39.