New Express Lifts at Solitude Mountain Resort


The sleeper resort in the Salt Lake City-area, Solitude Mountain Resort is one of my favorite places to ski the day after everything is tracked out elsewhere. The stashes at Solitude stay fresh long after the runs at Alta have been turned into VW-sized moguls.

Last year, I was able to enjoy some of the best in-bounds turns of the season in Evergreen. This year, those stashes may just stay fresher longer because the front side just got a new set of two high-speed lifts to carry the masses to the buffed-out corduroy and family-friendly frontside runs. If you’re looking to maximize your vert, then hop on the new Moonbeam and Apex Express chairs that join the Eagle Express in servicing the entire frontside of the mountain in high-speed first-class comfort.

New High-speed Lifts at Solitude Mountain Resort for 2008/2009 Ski Season

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Little Cottonwood crowd and want to ski Utah powder on uncrowded slopes, come spin some extreme vert on the new high-speed lifts at Solitude Mountain Resort this year. But, don’t even think of exploring my secret powder stashes elsewhere on the mountain.

Here are a few pictures of the lift installation in progress courtesy Jay Burke of Solitude Mountain Resort:

New High-speed Lifts Going in at Solitude Mountain Resort

New High-speed Lifts Going in at Solitude Mountain Resort

New High-speed Lifts Going in at Solitude Mountain Resort

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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