With the season well underway, our Snowsports School is bustling with lessons and programs. Join us in talking with our Snowsports Training Manager, Maggie. We talk some of our coolest on snow programs, a tip for managing speed when skiing on steep terrain and awesome events taking place this week.
Amber is well versed in Ski & Ride Programs for children, as her daughter is a weekly participant. We dropped her off with her Cruisers group. She has the same instructor and group members each week to build camaraderie and have consistency. It’s a great seasonal program for locals since it is offered weekly. Last year, she participated in the Explorers group lessons as a 4-year-old. Challengers Group Lessons are another option for those looking for a full-day of instruction here and there.
Women on Wednesdays consists of 6 weeks of ski & snowboard clinics with other women seeking challenge, fun, and a productive learning partnership. Women of Wednesdays is led by our female instructors and take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon. It is available to those of all ability levels and you will be grouped with those sharing a similar skill level. Our next session of Women on Wednesdays begins March 1!
Hidden Tracks is an excellent experience for our advanced skiers and riders looking to learn the stashes of Solitude. You get three hours of exploration with priority lift access for 5 people for only $500. Being guided around the mountain is the perfect way to familiarize yourself safely with our advanced, technical terrain. Venture out with Hidden Tracks!
Today’s Ski Tip with Maggie: To control your speed when traveling on steep, groomed slopes, manage the path your skis take. Shape your turn slightly back uphill and take your skis off of their edges to slow you down.
This week is a busy one for fun events at Solitude! Thursday, January 26, is our first ever Roundhouse Roundup. The Roundhouse will be open for extended hours for uphill travelers. The Lodge will be open until 7:00 p.m. with the kitchen closing at 6:30 p.m. Please be aware that our uphill travel policies will be in effect, although during roundups, access to Roundhouse via the Main Street uphill route will also be allowed.
Saturday, January 28, is our 90’s Ski Prom! Dust off your vintage formal wear and prepare for a throwback day of celebrations. While the lifts are spinning, ski or ride in prom attire. Then, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., party like its the 90’s for prom in Last Chance Lodge. We’ll have live music, food and beverages for purchase, and crown our very own Solitude Prom Royalty. There is a $5 entry fee being donated to Wasatch Backcountry Rescue. All ages are welcome.
Access the slopes early on Sunday, January 29, during Ikon Pass First Tracks. For Ikon Pass holders, show up and shred from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m., 30 minutes before the mountain is open.
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