Spring Break in UtahWe stayed at Solitude for the convenience, accessibility, and family friendly Village, but loved the skiing even more. A lot more expert terrain than expected, great snow conditions, and no lift lines or crowds. We also skied Alta and Snowbird, but stayed at Solitude for our best powder day, about 10 inches. Starting on Powderhorn 2 lift, then moving up to the Summit chair and Honeycomb Canyon, we skied fresh tracks on black runs all day. A real treat during a Spring Break week. I also had the privilege of closing a bar on St Patrick's Day with my oldest son. Last call was at 9:00 PM! If you are looking for nightlife in Utah, stick with Park City. I would not recommend Solitude for singles of any age, unless they like "solitude" in the evenings.
We loved Solitude!The slopes: Being an intermediate skier we stuck to the intermediate runs and found them fun and challenging. Since our child is a beginner skier we also skied on the beginner runs and found them fun and challenging for that level too. We liked the fact that many of the runs were wide. Although we did not attempt the diamonds, from the looks they seem like an expert skier would have plenty to choose from. The village: There are two bases. One bigger base where there is an Inn and condos. There are two excellent restaurants there too--Kimmi's and St. Bernards. There is a bar for adults only and then a pizza restaurant that is much more casual than the restaurants. Also there is an outside ice skating area that is fun to play around on after a day of skiing. You can rent the skates right nearby the skating area. They also have a fire going there--this seems to be mainly on weekends. The other base has the ski school, the restaurant/ cafeteria for lunch for the skiers. We found everyone to be helpful and friendly. It felt more like a community than many of the bigger resorts. We were told that it is owned by a family that lives in the village. Maybe due to that and the restrictions placed on development in this area has allowed this resort to have a charm that you can't get often.