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Solitude - What's The Deal?

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I skied Solitude two times last winter, and came away with these impressions:

1. Great terrain, fantastic conditions, friendly vibe -- not oriented exclusively toward families, rich people, or hotshot skiers.

2. Where the hell are all the people? I skied on two beautiful Saturdays during the middle of winter, and the mountain was virtually deserted (I would estimate 150 - 200 skiers and boarders, no joke). Which leads me to the following question: who or what is paying the bills? Their decision not to offer season passes was made, ostensibly, to keep the local gunners from tracking up all the snow -- thus depriving them of one source of revenue.

So where is their money coming from? Do they have some sort of private endowment? The fact that they quoted us such an uncompetitive price for our group (and it didn't even include lift tickets?) makes me wonder what their marketing department could be thinking.

Anyone have the inside scoop?
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"It's oooooooooooooooouuuuuurrrrrrr Mountain!!!!!!!!"
post #3 of 6
That is one of the funniest things I have ever read!

They do own a lot of stuff out here, but is Solitude one of them?
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I wonder too.....I skied 12" of fresh on a Sunday (3/17/02) and only road the lift w/ another person ONE TIME, and that was with the Head Patroller named Eric something or other......works for me...
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Must be the name....good thing for you it isn't called "Gridlock, Utah"!
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Originally posted by AltaSkier:
That is one of the funniest things I have ever read!

They do own a lot of stuff out here, but is Solitude one of them?
no
family owned.
nice family too.
going through changes, quickly.
all the base development is fairly new.
why is it empty?
alta, snowbird, brighton.
a lot of the best terrrain takes 2-3 chairs to ride.

I like that place a lot & ski there fairly often.

it suffers for not having direct, long falline accesability like the other 3 canyon resorts.
I recomend it to anyone skiing in UT.
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