Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT announced today via social media that they will operate on an enhanced lift schedule to allow for more time on the mountain.
Lifts will spin 8am-4pm on weekends and holidays starting in December, and will run 9am-5pm everyday starting in March 2022. This move essentially gives skiers and riders an extra hour on the mountain before and after day light savings time.
This season, we're giving you even more skiing & snowboarding with lifts turning 8-4 on weekends and holidays beginning in December. Once we “spring forward” in March 2022, the mountain will be open 9-5 every day to soak in the sunshine! Details: https://t.co/Z3gobXJ92K pic.twitter.com/w4SP9U2gDP
— Solitude Mountain Resort (@SolitudeMTN) September 30, 2021
Pretty neat that a resort is taking steps to allow for more time on the mountain. Most resorts without night skiing will operate 9am-4pm throughout the entirety of the season. This always seemed stupid to me in the Spring when the sun might not set until 6pm or later.
Good on Solitude for taking a progressive step forward. Hopefully more resorts will follow-suit!
Featured Image Credit: Solitude Mountain Resort