We are halfway through the season and Solitude is in great shape right now. February has been fantastic — nearly 100 inches of new snow has fallen on the mountain this month, bringing our season total to over 325 inches. Our midmountain base is approaching 100 inches and we’ve still got lots of snow predicted to fall before March arrives.

To enjoy the mountain to its fullest, you need good technique, and the Solitude Ski & Ride School has you covered. Whether you are stepping into skis for the first time or looking to tackle more advanced terrain on your board, Ski & Ride offers a wide range of programs to build your skills. Adults and kids alike will benefit from group or private lessons taught by our certified professional instructors. Children as young as age 3 can start learning through our Mini Explorers program, and you won’t believe how quickly they progress.

In addition to standard lessons, Solitude has many specialty programs, including our Women on Wednesdays program which brings female skiers and riders together with female instructors over six consecutive Wednesdays. Women in the program enjoy comradery and community while becoming better skiers and riders. Spots are still available for the upcoming session beginning February 28.

For younger skiers and riders, nothing beats our Cruisers program. Taking place over multiple Saturdays or Sundays, Cruisers places youth of similar age and ability together with coaches who work great with kids. Participants in the program quickly become friends — and better skiers and riders — as our coaches instill good habits and help them rise to the next level.

Looking to learn how to ski powder better but always missing out on fresh tracks? Our Hot Laps program is exactly what you need. Guests get a 1-hour private lesson or tour as soon as lifts open, accessing the Ski & Ride School priority lift line to avoid the morning rush. Even non-powder skiers will benefit by kicking their day off with a one-hour session on freshly groomed corduroy.

New this year is our Solitude Guides program. Solitude has many hidden gems, including forgotten powder stashes, tucked-away glades, and hard-to-find chutes. Exploring the mountain with one of our local guides, you’ll locate those special spots that don’t appear on the trail map. Our guides know the resort inside out and can tailor your tour towards whatever terrain you’re looking for.

Savings alert: both the Solitude Guides program and the Hot Laps program allow multiple guests to participate for a single purchase price. It’s a great way for family and friends to enjoy a lesson or tour while saving money on the slopes.

Additional Ski & Ride programs are offered to local schools and community organizations like the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA.

March is just around the corner! It can be our snowiest month of the season (expect more powder days) and it’s also chock full of fun events. The start of the month will see us hosting three days of skimo racing at the Wasatch Powderkeg event, followed by an IFSA freestyle qualifier event a week later. We also have our annual Ladies Laps event to celebrate International Women’s Day. And don’t forget weekly beach bashes with outdoor live music. See you on the slopes!

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