In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, Amber Broadaway checks in with the ladies of Solitude. On the chairlift, slopes, or enjoying a waffle at Little Dollie — meet some of the women who keep Solitude moving. 

Nikki Pope is a lift operations foreman and loves the family atmosphere at Solitude. Jesi Griffin, our snowsports business manager, has been at Solitude for 22 seasons! She seconds Nikki’s comment that Solitude feels like home.  

Marlen Stewart is Solitude’s director of lodging. She oversees operations for The Inn at Solitude, Solitude Resort Lodging condo rentals, and Solitude Mountain Spa. More than that, she cultivates a welcoming experience for all visitors to Solitude Village. That warm welcome extended to Amber when she started as Solitude’s president and chief operating officer in June 2021. Amber says: “Marlen has been a real asset to me as one of the most senior women on the leadership team. She helped orient me to the community and get my feet under me as part of the Solitude family.” 

International Women’s Day has been celebrated annually on March 8 since 1909. It highlights the contributions of women in the workforce.  

On Sunday March 13, 2022, we will spring ahead to our first 5:00 p.m. lifts, bringing you nine hours of Solitude! On Saturdays and Sundays beginning March 13 through the end of March 2022, selected chairlifts will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. That’s March 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27. 

Events in March 2022 include Coca-Cola’s Last Chance Beach Bash every Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Upcoming bands are The Pickpockets (3/12), David Burchfield & the Fire Guild (3/19), and Pixie & The Partygrass Boys (3/26). 

The next Nordic Nights event is scheduled for Friday, March 18, 2022. Get more details and buy your ticket on our events calendar

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Solitude will host its first ski mountaineering event. It is the Wasatch Powderkeg, where athletes skin and hike up the mountain and then descend. We are partnering for this event with Silver Fork SkiMo, and the race director is another awesome woman, Sarah Cookler. 

If all this talk about skimo piques your curiosity or whets your appetite for uphill travel — stay tuned! More info to come on uphill travel at Solitude beginning in April 2022. 


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