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Resort: Solitude, UT
Country: USA
Domain: Solitude/Brighton
Author: David Murdoch
Date: 26/2/06, 2/3/06
Our holiday: Had a 7 ski day trip to Utah, based in Salt Lake City and Park City. 5-8 of us (varying) all good recreational skiers.
Website : Www.skiutah.com
Basics : Middle of the Rockies, daft transfer through Houston, TX. There are many routes to choose from though. E.g. through San Fran, Newark, etc.
Lift system : Slow chairs: not many in number but in US fashion serving many runs off each. Most have "gated" off piste that is patrolled and safety controlled.
The terrain : I am afraid that we fell very much in love with Solitude. It's very quiet (a real locals resort) and has no queues so slow lifts not a problem. Both Powderhorn and Summit lifts give access to some tremendous steep and tree skiing. If you stay on piste it;s a good 2 day resort for anyone who doesn't want to play off piste. I don't think the pistes warrant a longer stay by European standards.
The snow : Not classic Utah powder, we did have a minor storm Tuesday but only blessed us with about 6-10" of fresh. Still very nice though. What was very interesting was that even in mild temperatures compared to Europe. the snow is very soft and dry. Even after a full on powder day at Alta there were still some fresh lines to be had the day after at Solitude.
Off-piste : Off piste is excellent. In common with other Utah resorts, the off piste is gated and hence open or closed. We carried ARVAs, etc. but that wasn't, I don't think, strictly necessary.
The resort : There are two rental shops, a condo, a pub and a restaurant. The restaurant (Creekside) is exceptionally good.
Food : See above.
Accommodation : We stayed in Salt Lake City and Park City. There wasn't a very big difference in transit times so I'd recommend Park City as more fun.
Costs: Hmmm. On the hill a chilli burger was about $12. Creekside worked out about $50 a head.
Conclusion: Small, low key, charming and great off piste opps.

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