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Virtual fundraiser will benefit Utah Food Bank Donate online to win limited-edition Solitude ugly Christmas sweater

November 10, 2021 (BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, UT) — For the second year in a row, Solitude Mountain Resort has partnered with Utah Food Bank to benefit community members and families in need this holiday season. From November 10 through December 10, 2021, anyone can donate to Utah Food Bank via a link at to be entered to win one of ten (10) Solitude ugly Christmas sweaters.



Photo: note Courtesy of Solitude Mountain Resort


Jeff Carroll, Solitude’s director of sales and marketing, says, “We recognize the need for food assistance has grown considerably during these uncertain times. We hope our efforts will encourage our community to contribute what they can and help us make a small dent in food insecurity in Utah.”


Ginette Bott, president and CEO of Utah Food Bank, adds, “Our work in the community depends on many partners, and demand for our services is highest this time of year. The struggles the pandemic has created have only magnified just how many of our fellow Utahns need our help. We commend Solitude for their creativity in inspiring their guests to donate.”


The virtual food drive option allows individuals to simply donate funds — or they can “shop” among Utah Food Bank’s most-needed food items without the hassle of having to visit a store, all while taking advantage of Utah Food Bank’s purchasing power. Because Utah Food Bank can stretch each $1 donated into $8.71 worth of goods and services, every donation truly has an impact on the 410,000 Utahns facing hunger.


For each contribution of $10, Solitude will enter the donor’s name into a drawing for a limited-edition Solitude ugly Christmas sweater. A donation of $20 = 2 entries, a donation of $30 = 3 entries, and so on. All donations go directly to Utah Food Bank, and there is no limit to the dollar amount or number of donations each person can make. To be eligible for the drawing, donations must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Mountain time) on December 10, 2021. Winners will be contacted no later than December 16, 2021, to claim their sweater.


Media Contacts:

Solitude Mountain Resort

Sara Huey, Communications Manager | 801-536-5784


Utah Food Bank

Heidi Cannella, Communications Director | 801-887-1278


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.


About Utah Food Bank

Founded in 1904, Utah Food Bank has operated under various names but remains true to its mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide by providing food to a statewide network of 216 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 70.2 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 58.5 million meals, to families and individuals in need across the state. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at