January has delivered consistent blue-sky days with temperatures low enough to keep the snow fresh and fun. Looking ahead, we expect February to fire up with more snowfall again. Follow Solitude on social media for regular episodes of Solitude Chatter. You’ll hear our experts talk about current conditions, terrain status, and weather forecast.  

While the sunny weather lasts, don’t forget to visit our tune shop in Powderhorn Adventure Center. They can give your skis or board a quick edge and wax — or more serious work if needed. They’ll get you back on the snow with the right treatment for the day. 

Tune in below for more updates and a quick tip to elevate your skiing skills from Dan Healy, Solitude’s director of mountain sports and activities! 

As we close out NSAA Safety Month, please brush up on your own safety awareness by reviewing the Responsibility Code. Also, for guests who choose to park on the side of Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (S.R. 190), please help out our partners in safety at UODT and UPD. Make sure all four tires are to the right of the white line. Be careful of soft snow off the shoulder. And walk single-file with your equipment held upright. We all have to work together so we can get where we’re going safely. 

Even better – ride the bus! Solitude supports Free Fare February, when all UTA transportation will be free for the entire month. This includes UTA Ski Bus route 972 serving Solitude! Don’t forget that pass holders enjoy free overnight gear check at our guest services desk in the Moonbeam base area. Keep your gear with us and ride the bus – free for the month of February. 

Fly Like an Eagle is a great place for beginner kids ages 6-13 to get up and soaring. Next in the pipeline is our Devo Team, where kids can sample the disciplines of racing and freeriding. Kids in all of our programs learn how to read the mountain and ski safely. 

Solitude is a locals’ hill at heart, and we love our rippers young and old who spend their winters on our slopes. Seasonal programs are the perfect way for learners of all ages to elevate their skills and make new friends. 

Older kids can choose competitive or non-competitive weekly programs like Race Team, Big Mountain Team, and Freeride Team.  

Women looking for a weekly opportunity to hit the slopes and meet new ski buddies will certainly enjoy Women on Wednesdays. This program is offered in three sessions throughout the winter season. The next session runs March 2-23. With this timing, it’s a great Valentine’s Day gift for the adult female skier in your life! 

For visitors and locals alike, we offer two-hour group lessons for the smallest learners, ages 4-5. Learners ages 6-13 can choose an all-day lesson and really build their skills over the course of a day. Teens and adults can also join lessons where they will be grouped with other learners of a similar skill level. For guests with advanced skills, we offer Hidden Tracks, a mountain tour with coaching tips along the way. 

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