The first open ski resort in Utah for the season could be Solitude. After Brian Head announced that they will be delaying their opening to November 17th, Solitude has stepped up to the plate to deliver some lift-serviced skiing in Utah.
Solitude Mountain Resort announced today that they’ll be opening the Link chairlift for skiing and riding tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. The chairlift will have the same hours of operation on Saturday and Sunday. The Easy Street trail will be open with a few terrain park features located on the run. Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like Fantasy Ridge is ready to open yet.
Lift access is free to Ikon and Solitude passholders. For those who don’t have a pass, tickets are only $25. In observance of Veterans Day, tickets are free for those who have served.
Amber L. Broadaway, Solitude’s president & chief operating officer, said the following about opening for the season early:
“We are committed to offering the longest season possible and we know local skiers and snowboarders can’t wait to get back on the snow. It’s been the hard work of our mountain operations team that has made this weekend possible. They have been working around the clock to maximize snowmaking efforts when conditions allow and have set us up for another amazing season.”
I texted a friend about Solitude opening tomorrow. Here was his reaction:
“Holy f…This is big.”
Solitude will close the Link chairlift after Sunday’s operations, but they are planning to open for daily operations on November 17th.
Image/Video Credits: Solitude Mountain Resort