Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


Chairlifts will turn at 8:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays by mid-December, then “spring ahead” to 9:00-5:00 for daylight saving time

BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, UT — September 30, 2021 — Beginning in mid-December 2021, three chairlifts at Solitude Mountain Resort — Moonbeam Express, Apex Express, and Link —will open an hour earlier than usual, at 8:00 a.m., on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. This change will be implemented as soon as appropriate terrain is available, and no later than December 18, 2021. The rest of the mountain will open as usual at 9:00 a.m. on these days, subject to conditions.


Lift operations for the whole mountain will “spring ahead” with daylight saving time in mid-March, running from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day to take advantage of longer days and abundant spring skiing.


Anyone with a valid lift ticket or pass to access the lifts at Solitude will be able to take advantage of extended hours on the days when they occur. Applicable holidays are December 25, 2021-January 2, 2022, January 17, 2022, and February 21, 2022.


“We are always looking for ways to add value to our passholders, and we are thrilled to offer even more of Solitude this winter with 8:00 a.m. lifts on weekends and holidays,” says Solitude President & COO Amber Broadaway. “And then in March, when we spring forward, you'll be able to ski and ride with us until 5:00 p.m. These enhanced operating hours are in keeping with what our locals want: more access to our amazing terrain.”


As part of the Ikon Pass First Tracks program, announced in April 2021, 21/22 Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass, and Ikon Session Pass holders will be able to access Solitude’s slopes even earlier on one designated morning per month in January 2022 (7:30 a.m.), February 2022 (7:30 a.m.), and March 2022 (8:30 a.m.). Specific dates for Ikon Pass First Tracks at Solitude and other participating destinations will be announced no later than November 1, 2021. Press release with details about Ikon Pass First Tracks can be found here: LINK


Solitude is scheduled to open for winter operations on Friday, November 19, 2021, conditions permitting.


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Please note Courtesy of Solitude Mountain Resort wherever possible


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.