Solitude Mountain Resort Delivers Summer Mountain Fun
Solitude Mountain Resort will soon transition its mountain offerings from winter to summer, providing visiting guests a wide variety of alpine activities for summer getaways. Opening Friday, June 16, many summer operations at the resort run seven days a week through Sunday, October 1, and weekends for lift-served mountain biking, hiking and scenic rides.
“Summers at Solitude offer guests a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature, enjoy outdoor recreation, challenge themselves physically, create family memories, and, naturally, to find Solitude,” said Kim Mayhew, general manager for Solitude Mountain Resort.
Featuring more than 20 miles of tree-lined trails, Solitude has some of the most scenic and accessible single track in Utah. Lift-served mountain biking and hiking is available Friday through Sunday from Solitude Village the on Sunrise chairlift from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with season passes available for $80, full-day passes for $20 and adult single ride passes for $12, seniors for $10 (65+), junior for $8 (7 – 13 years old), children six and under ride free with a paying adult. The chairlift is free to all 2016-2017 Solitude winter season pass holders and Ski Utah Gold Pass holders may receive one complimentary day pass. Top-of-the-line mountain bike rentals are available daily at Powderhorn Adventure Center for full-day or two-hour blocks.
Starting at 9,000 feet, Solitude Mountain Resort’s 18-hole disc golf course is one of Utah’s finest high-altitude courses. Commonly known as Frisbee golf, disc golf is as fun as it is challenging. The course winds along the scenic mountainside and the holes range from 300 to 500 feet in length. Access to the course is free for guests who hike up or begin at the Nordic Center, to get to the first hole. Guests may also purchase a chairlift ride Fridays through Sundays to access the course and the first hole via the Sunrise chairlift. Daily disc rentals are available through the Powderhorn Adventure Center.
This summer, Solitude will host several exciting mountain events: from the Taste of the Wasatch culinary event; the 16th Annual Solitude Open disc golf competition; the Chris Allaire Solitude Cup presented by Intermountain Cup, a competitive mountain bike race series for all ages and skill levels; Tour of Utah cycling event in Big Cottonwood Canyon; Alphorn Festival; Salzsee European Auto Show and VIGOR Solitude Mountain Resort Trail Run Series. Trips planned around events can also benefit from several special summer lodging offers available through Solitude Resort Lodging, such as the Taste of the Wasatch special rate, the Mountain Adventure package, the Mountain Dining package or Fourth Night Free package. Details on all summer packages and dates for Solitude Mountain events can be found at skisolitude.com.
When mountain play leaves guests famished, Solitude Village has three summer dining options available: Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery, Honeycomb Grill and the Thirsty Squirrel. Conveniently located in the center of Solitude Village, Stone Haus Pizzeria & Creamery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Stone Haus offers a variety of fresh food for every meal, including espresso drinks, pastries, breakfast burritos, pizza, salads, paninis, sandwiches and delicious hand-packed ice cream, brownie sundaes or berry smoothies. Visit skisolitude.com for hours of operation.
Guests can enjoy sweeping mountain views on Honeycomb Grill’s deck, while savoring dynamic, contemporary American cuisine. The menu features an array of chef selected appetizers, wood-oven baked flatbreads, handmade pastas, hand-cut steaks and housemade desserts. Whether stopping by for a relaxing lunch with friends or visiting with family over dinner, Honeycomb Grill has something for everyone’s taste buds. Honeycomb Grill is open Thursdays through Sundays, as well as Monday, July 24 and Labor Day, September 4. Hours of operation are available at skisolitude.com.
With its funky décor and comfortable atmosphere, the Thirsty Squirrel offers a selection of craft beers, along with wine, cocktails and appetizers for après enjoyment. Guests can unwind, swap stories from the day’s adventures, play pool or catch a game on one of the large flat-screen TVs. The classic mountain pub is open Fridays through Sundays, with special Monday holiday openings on July 24 and September 4. Visit skisolitude.com for summer hours.
Guests are able to take a little Solitude home with them via Solitude’s Canyon Fever retail outlet and the Village Store. Canyon Fever features a wide selection of logoed items, including jackets, hats and t-shirts, as well as postcards, shot glasses, bumper stickers, sunblock, lip balm and snacks. Village Store provides quick snacks, energy drinks, wine, beer, liquor and a variety of sundry items.
Few things are more relaxing than some hands-on pampering, visit Solitude Mountain Spa on Friday and Saturday’s throughout the summer.