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Solitude Has Most Snow by Mid-January in 18 Years

Solitude Has Most Snow by Mid-January in 18 Years

January 20, 2023 (BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, UT) — After 148 inches of snowfall in January, Solitude Mountain Resort has received 376 inches of snow this season. This is the earliest the resort has crossed the 350-inch threshold since the winter of 2004/05. The region has seen consistent snowfall for much of the winter, particularly during the last three weeks. Between December 26th and January 17th, Solitude saw an average of 8.8 inches of new snow per day.

As of today, 100% of Solitude’s skiable terrain is open. This includes sought after experts-only areas such as Fantasy Ridge, Highway to Heaven, and Evergreen Peak. With optimal coverage across the mountain, Solitude’s snowpack is at 192% of average with a base depth of 114 inches.

Solitude has taken full advantage of this historic snowfall, maximizing its open terrain and lifts to allow guests to better spread out and explore the mountain during lively holiday periods. For updated snowfall measurements, mountain conditions, and operations updates all season long, check the Solitude Mountain Report. New for this season, Solitude has launched two live webcams giving guests a real-time perspective of the both the base and summit.

In an effort to better serve non-skiing guests during this remarkable winter, snowshoes and Nordic ski rentals are now available in Solitude Village. This is ideal for visitors looking to take in Utah’s natural winter beauty at a slower pace. Accessible via snowshoe from Solitude Village, The Yurt is now open for lunch and serving a variety of hearty stews, salads, and cocktails.

Images and video courtesy of Solitude Mountain Resort:
Snow accumulation images from Solitude’s base areas
Snow accumulation video from Solitude Village



About Solitude Mountain Resort

Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, just 30 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Solitude is a playground of discovery in the heart of Utah’s famed Wasatch Mountains. It offers eight chairlifts, 82 runs, and 500 annual inches of snow spread over 1,200 acres with 20 km of groomed Nordic track and 10 km of snowshoe trails. Home to the legendary Honeycomb Canyon and locals’ best-kept secrets, Solitude reveals more fun and challenging lines with every day you choose to explore. Eleven bars and restaurants offer unique chef-driven cuisine, and slopeside lodging options set the stage for mountain memories. In summer, Solitude beckons to locals and travelers alike with lift-served mountain biking, hiking, dining, and a renowned 18-hole mountainside disc golf course. Solitude is owned by Alterra Mountain Company and offers unlimited access to Ikon Pass holders.