Solitude Ski Resort is located in Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains about thirty miles southeast of the airport at Salt Lake City, Utah. Solitude boasts 66 trails, 1,200 acres and 2,047 vertical feet. Solitude is one of the smaller Utah ski resorts near and is a neighbor to Brighton Ski Resort. It is a wonderful family-oriented mountain ski resort, with a wide variety of beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes than other nearby ski resorts; 50% of the slopes at Solitude are graded “beginner” or “intermediate,” the highest variety of slopes in the Salt Lake City area. It’s a favorite for the local Utah skiers. What about snowboarders? yes it’s a wonderful place for snowboarders. Solitude was one of the first major US ski resorts to adopt an RFID lift ticket system that allows lift lines to move much more efficiently while at the same time reduce “lift poaching”. Following Solitude’s lead on RFID was Alta Ski Area in 2007. Solitude is adjacent to Brighton Ski Resort (where Utah learned to ski) and is near the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Solitude and Brighton have joined together and offer a common “Solbright Pass” which provides access to both resorts for a slight up charge. Ski Utah and call UtahState.com in Layton Utah for deals 801-544-1800.