Solitude, UT

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22 thoughts on “Solitude, UT

  1. carson August 11, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Do you guys think that in 2019 they will replace Eagle Express or Sunrise? I went to Eagle a few weeks ago and found Doppelmayr sheaves.


  2. Carson September 3, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Powder horn was put in 2010.


    • Peter Landsman September 3, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      I don’t think that’s right. I have a 2009-10 trail map showing it.


    • RMurphy September 5, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      It’s an 09. It went in one year after the twin quads. is currently not functioning on my end, but you should be able to find the trail map Peter was referring to on there.


  3. carson January 3, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    something else about solitude their was a older inspiration double that was built in 1957 along with moonbeam double(both doubles were homemade) that was built also in 1957 along with a poma(made by poma) they were all removed in 1977 for newer lifts.


  4. Carson May 27, 2020 / 9:16 pm

    Sunrise, apex/inspiration, powderhorn, moonbeam triple and summit would of originally had a drive with counterweight tensioning and looked very similar to summit at snow king they were retrofitted with new drives in 1989 by ctec


    • Carson February 21, 2021 / 9:31 pm

      Apex’s terminal was moved in 1993
      Other info
      There was 2 inspiration doubles one from 1957 partially homemade and partially built by reobling and the 1977 one which became apex
      Then the moonbeam double built in 1957 partially homemade and partially built by reobling which was replaced in 1977 by moonbeam triple which had 2 alignments
      Then the poma lift which was installed in 1957 by poma there were some parts in the boneyard a couple of years ago

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  5. Carson April 12, 2022 / 9:29 pm

    Here’s a quick question for anyone out there does anyone have photos of a f12 poma lift


    • pbropetech April 12, 2022 / 9:37 pm

      No, but it’s basically the same as an F-10 (slightly higher horsepower is all). Same towers, terminals, and sticks. Check the photos of our Gem lift on Peter’s Copper page.


  6. Carson April 25, 2022 / 9:09 pm

    I’m going to share a bunch of vintage or old photos of solitude right here so I can continue with a vintage photo of a lift a day
 First of the photos is Sunrise a
Old powderhorn and apex a
Apex construction

And finally moonbeam quad a
    Just for anyone who try’s the links their is an (a) in front of all the https that is not needed it just makes it so my comment doesn’t get deleted.


  7. Carson June 15, 2022 / 10:39 pm

    Something interesting I’ve found over the past few days was that powderhorn double (the thoikol one) it had a six leg terminal too just like Ellis at home wood


  8. Bluebirdbluesky March 31, 2023 / 7:30 pm

    Can anyone think of a mountain whose character was so rapidly altered by the era of the megapass? This place used to be empty! Unlimited (with only minor holiday restrictions) Ikon Base access put an end to all that. Busy, busy, busy now.


    • Anthony March 31, 2023 / 8:30 pm

      I actually think of any major resort I’ve skied (20 or 30 notable ones so far), Solitude has the best balance between lift capacity, parking capacity, and daylodge/dining capacity.

      That’s not to say they couldn’t use some improvements (Powderhorn HSQ, please), but I’m constantly surprised by how well their facilities can handle decent-sized crowds. If you get parking, you won’t have to worry about a long line on one of the base lifts, and you won’t have to worry about getting a table at lunch. Add a parking reservation system and the day-of experience at Solitude would be *chef’s kiss.*


      • julestheshiba April 3, 2023 / 9:22 am

        I really would not like a powderhorn HSQ. The summit area is already absolutely terrifying with how crowded that terrain is now. Its not just that it gets skied out but that terrain can barely handle the crowds up there, there are so many close calls. Powderhorn does not get lines its just slow and I think it should stay that way, that summit would be hell if they made it an HSQ.


    • Carson April 2, 2023 / 10:49 pm

      I feel that I’m just a skier who has been here since double chairs were a common thing on this mountain. I remember when Deer Valley bought it out and replaced Summit and it was sad as it was the last time the terrain was empty. Parking lot never filled more than three quarters full. the last of the Aframes still existed the inspiration station didn’t have a collapsing roof, food was cheap, parking was free…. One can still wish this mountain was they way it once was. The last of that era of that is Sunrise.


      • julestheshiba April 3, 2023 / 9:19 am

        BCC is honestly more crowded it seems, I just think the BCC resorts should try and expand their terrain even with this. Many of the other resorts have gotten so filled with people from out of state.


    • skitheeast April 3, 2023 / 9:04 am

      Megapasses have played a role, but I think most of Solitude’s growth has come from a growing local base. Lodging at the base is limited, which constrains out-of-state visitation, and a Solitude season pass was never pricey prior to Ikon. The SLC metro area has grown ~30% since 2000, and LCC’s physical constraints were always going to cap capacity and push skiers elsewhere.


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