We made the trip from Tahoe to Utah and got a taste of that cold smoke at Solitude Mountain Resort. After a 19″ storm total from Monday-Wednesday, we caught the tail end on Thursday. There was a nice layer of fresh on top of some soft chop off piste and perfect groomers on piste.
Solitude, UT =
- 96″ snowpack
- 352″ snowfall total
The bumps and off-piste under Powderhorn were some of my favorite runs of the day, followed by Honeycomb Canyon. The groomers were also top notch all day, especially first thing when they had a perfect velvety layer of fresh on top. The snow quality here was a real standout for me (coming from Sierra cement). The snow was definitely colder and drier than I was used to, which made the skiing that much easier. Still, the locals were complaining that this snow was heavy. I guess that’s why Tahoe skiers are the best skiers on the mountain 😛
The other standout of the day was the lunch. For ~$10, I got an amazing plate of 3 different curries and it totally hit the spot. Something like this would have easily been $20+ at other resorts. It looks like the weather warms up again for the rest of the week, so come and get it while it’s still good. Solitude will be closing for the season on April 17th.