Happy spring from snowy Solitude!
On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day here at Solitude with our Ladies Laps with The North Face event. The North Face reps came and skied with our local ladies, followed by hot chocolate and ski movies at Last Chance Lodge. We had a great turnout for the event, with lots of laughter as well as fun costumes on the slopes. Mark your calendar for next season because we plan on doing it again!
On International Women’s Day, Amber rode the lift with two of our female lift operators, to discuss their experiences here at Solitude.
Raven is originally from Michigan and has been at Solitude for five winters now. She also worked here during our last summer season, spinning the Sunrise chair as part of our summer lift operations. She says she loves working at Solitude and being part of the Solitude community. Raven was recently promoted to become one of our leads and has enjoyed coaching other women at Solitude.
McKenna is from the east coast, and this is her third season at Solitude. She left a previous career path to work here full time and loves it, even after the non-stop snow shoveling this winter. Every time it snows at Solitude our lift ops teams must dig out the lifts and clear the snow from the chairs. You don’t need a gym membership when you work lift ops at Solitude!
Speaking of lifts, we’re making some adjustments to our operating hours as we move into spring. Sunday, March 12 is the start of daylight savings time, and we’ll be running Link, Moonbeam, and Apex lifts from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. that day.
After Sunday, all our lifts will once again open at 9:00 a.m. That means no more 8:00 a.m. starts for Moonbeam, Apex, and Link. However, those same lifts will now be running until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the rest of the season. Skiing and riding that extra hour is a great way to enjoy the longer days.
Also with spring, we’re proud bring back our popular beach parties. Every Saturday afternoon we’ll be holding our Last Chance Beach Bash on the snow outside of Last Chance Lodge. There will be food, drinks, and live music with every event.
Our final Roundhouse Roundup takes place on the last Thursday this month. Snowshoe or skin up to our scenic midmountain lodge after lifts close to enjoy the sunset along with amazing Himalayan food.
By the time you read this update we will have likely received over 600 inches of snow this the season. This is an incredible figure, considering that March is usually our snowiest month! Please check the weather conditions before leaving the house and obey all traction laws. Parking is limited, so we encourage you to come with as many people in your car as possible. That allows more skiers to enjoy the mountain and saves you money if you are paying for day parking. The more people in your car, the more you save – and if you have four people in your vehicle, you park for free!
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