When I lived out in Utah, Solitude was probably the place I frequented the most. Its mix of excellent groomers, fast lifts, wide-open spaces for powder days, shocking steeps, and great food and apres make it a quality option for those in Salt Lake City. One grip I had when I shredded there was its lack of terrain parks, but it looks like they are about change that.
The new GM at Solitude, Amber Broadway, has been posting video blogs detailing the mountain. This week, she went over to see what was happening at the Sunrise Chairlift, one of the original lifts. I was hoping we were going to get the long-awaited Sunrise chair replacement in this video, but it looks like we’ll still be waiting. On the bright side, next season, terrain parks will be making their comeback to Solitude, likely in the Sunrise area. I see them possibly being on the Northstar trail due to it being relatively flat. A pond skim will also be making its debut this spring near the Last Chance Lodge. The video describing the Sunrise terrain and “secret” additions are below.
Solitude has had an interesting history in regards to its park system. Videos and trail maps from the late 2000s/early 2010s show a solid setup on the upper portion of the Main Street trail. This setup was eventually removed though. The resort also hosted multiple national Snowboardcross events in the last decade, most recently in 2019. Unfortunately for guests, this section was only for the racers and was promptly removed following the conclusion of the event. The upper portion would’ve been a definitive yard sale, but the lower section would’ve been fun to shred, and basically, anyone could’ve shredded it without much trouble. We’ll see if Solitudes terrain park plans come to fruition.