UPDATE: With 79 inches and counting at Solitude Mountain Resort, they are opening a day earlier than previously announced, and will now open on November 10th.
It is the earliest opening day since 2013. Moonbeam Express and Link Lift will open tomorrow with first chair at 2:00 p.m. for Solitude season pass and Ikon Pass holders.
BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah – The ski and snowboard season at Solitude Mountain Resort will begin on Friday, November 11, thanks to the recent 45 inches of snow and ideal snowmaking conditions. This is the earliest opening of Solitude since 2013.
Moonbeam Express and Link Lift are scheduled to run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with access to Same Street, Little Dollie, and Easy Street runs.
“It’s so exciting being able to kick off the season early with the help of these storms. All this natural snow, supplemented by our snowmaking efforts, is setting up a perfect base for us to enjoy all winter long as we strive for Utah’s longest ski season,” said Amber Broadaway, Solitude’s president and chief operating officer. “Looking at the forecast, this continued snowfall will be vital as we open the mountain.”
Solitude Resort, located just 30 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, has eight chairlifts, 82 runs, and 500 annual inches of snow spread over 1,200 acres with 20km of groomed Nordic track and 10km of snowshoe trails.
In observance of Veteran’s Day, Solitude is offering free opening day lift tickets to all active-duty, reserve, retired, and veteran military personnel.
Opening day festivities begin at 8 a.m. with free donuts and live music from a DJ. Visit solitudemountain.com/conditions for updated snow totals, lift and terrain status, and live webcams all season long.