Sunshine, Hero Snow, Abundant Après, and the Best Deals 

As winter enthusiasts, we can all appreciate the joy of a deep, blower powder day in mid-January. But as the days get longer, temps get warmer, and winter gives way to spring skiing and riding, there’s just as much joy to be found.

(I already know spring is awesome. Take me to the deals.)
Three skiers and snowboarders at Solitude Mountain Resort enjoying spring conditions

Sunny And Warm Skiing & Riding

Leave your puffies and extra layers at home. Embrace the warmth of a sunny spring day with a kit that says “I’m ready to slay corn snow.” I’m a big fan of party shirts, flannels, and vests – but you do you. And on the warmest days, the Solitude crew fully supports your right to bare arms. As they say, “sun’s out, gun’s out.”

Goggle Tans

Nothing says “I am the king/queen of spring” like a goggle tan. Show up to your Monday meeting with raccoon eyes, and you’ll be the envy of coworkers who spent the weekend couch-surfing. Pro tip: Keep the goggles on to maintain those tan lines. Don’t be tempted to switch to sunglasses.

*Disclaimer: We fully support and suggest the wearing of sunscreen.  

Lift Lines? Not Here

Ski culture can be funny in that it’s in very high demand from December through mid-March, tapering off at a time when snow coverage is often at its peak. Certainly, mid-winter can be off-the-chart good with cold temps that bring blower powder days and deep turns. But a sweet spot often occurs around mid-March in the Cottonwood Canyons. At that time, we’re typically in the neighborhood of 400+” of snow, little thaw has occurred, and the mountain is wide open. We’re riding lines that were tight and gnarly earlier in the season. Sure, you need to account for some freeze/thaw, but with the right timing, the mountain is a freaking playground where we shred and huck terrain that was previously too sketchy. 

But lots of skiers have moved on when spring skiing and snowboarding shows up. Likely tending to gardens or playing on dirt somewhere – all good, but not our style. And as much as we wish they were here, you’ll find their absence allows you to ski directly onto the lift many days. No lift line, scan your pass at the gate, glide into the loading area, and off you go. 

Spring Snow is Hero Snow

Who doesn’t love feeling awesome? And nothing feels awesomer than carving turns in hero snow. As the spring sun softens the snow, it evolves into a surface that can be cruised like a pro with little effort. 

Stack up a few sunny days in a row, and you could find yourself shredding corn snow – the most prized of all spring conditions. Corn snow occurs when loose, rounded crystals (snow kernels) form within the first few inches of the surface, creating something smooth, buttery, and super easy to carve. It’s not slush, it’s not sticky, and it’s not mashed potatoes. Rather, for many skiers and riders, corn snow is the next best thing to powder. 

But don’t sleep on a good spring snowstorm. Here in Big Cottonwood Canyon, spring can sometimes feel like winter when storms roll through, dropping feet of snow. No better time to chase first tracks than when lots of your fellow enthusiasts have hung up their gear for the season.

Après All Day

Skiers and snowboarders watching and participating in Solitude's Pond Skim Beach Party during the spring

You have to ski at least one run to après, right? With warm temps and blue skies, spring is the perfect time to cruise a few casual laps, tailgate with your buds, and join the fun at one of our many events. Pond Skim Beach Party, Last Chance Beach Bash, and Bump-Off Mogul Comp are just some of the spring parties we serve up.  

Deals Abound for Spring 2024

Want a deal? Of course you do. You’ll be glad to know that in addition to great skiing and snowboarding, spring at Solitude is loaded with deals. You might even call it budget season.

Flash Your Pass for a $99 Lift Ticket
Flash your current ski season pass from any resort, your military ID, or your student ID for a $99 lift ticket. Or, flash your 24/25 Solitude season pass and purchase a lift ticket for your ski buddy for $99. 

Spring Fling Pass – $399
Our Spring Fling Pass allows for unlimited skiing and riding from April 1, 2024, through the end of the season. 

Midweek Passes
Our Midweek Passes offer unlimited access Monday through Thursday and are the best season pass deal in the Wasatch. Better yet, if you buy next season’s pass, you can use it now for the remainder of the season. 

Spring Saver Package
Visit Solitude this spring and save 30% when you book two or more nights in our accommodations, including ski-in/ski-out rooms at The Inn at Solitude and slopeside condos in Solitude Village.

Ski-in/Ski-out for $159
Enjoy the late season with a relaxing stay at The Inn at Solitude. Snag a room with ski-in/ski-out access starting at only $159 a night.

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