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Solitude Ski Map

Solitude Ski Area

While Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon often gets all the hype, it’s foolish to discount the resorts located in neighboring Big Cottonwood Canyon. The BCC as it’s often called is home to a couple of remarkable ski areas, and not least among them is Solitude. Located conveniently near Salt Lake City, Solitude boasts 500 inches of natural snow per year, plenty of varied terrain from mellow groomers to challenging chutes, and the acreage and infrastructure to make anyone’s ski vacation dreams a reality. Solitude’s eight chairlifts serve nearly 2,500 vertical feet of skiing, spread out over 1,200 acres.

This Solitude ski map was painted by James Niehues in 2015, but the mountain was also one of the first-ever painted by Niehues in 1989. This updated version captures the beauty of Solitude’s stark mountain faces and the dense mountain ranges that surround it. You can make out Brighton, just down the road, but the spotlight lies firmly on Solitude. So whether you’ve devoted your life to skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon, or you’ve just had an unforgettable day at Solitude, this trail map is the perfect memento to days spent chasing powder.

 

Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States

Nearest major city: Salt Lake City, Utah

Coordinates: 40°36′54.5″N 111°35′20.1″W

Vertical: 2,494 ft (760 m)

Top elevation: 10,488 ft (3,197 m)

Base elevation: 7,988 ft (2,435 m)

Skiable area: 1,200 acres (4.9 km2)

Runs: 80

Longest run: 3.5 miles (5.6 km) Honeycomb Trail

Lift system: 8 chairlifts

Snowfall: 500 inches (1,300 cm)

Snowmaking: yes

Night skiing: no

Solitude Ski Map

Solitude Mountain Resort in Solitude, Utah

Painted in 2015

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Solitude Ski Area

While Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon often gets all the hype, it’s foolish to discount the resorts located in neighboring Big Cottonwood Canyon. The BCC as it’s often called is home to a couple of remarkable ski areas, and not least among them is Solitude. Located conveniently near Salt Lake City, Solitude boasts 500 inches of natural snow per year, plenty of varied terrain from mellow groomers to challenging chutes, and the acreage and infrastructure to make anyone’s ski vacation dreams a reality. Solitude’s eight chairlifts serve nearly 2,500 vertical feet of skiing, spread out over 1,200 acres.

This Solitude ski map was painted by James Niehues in 2015, but the mountain was also one of the first-ever painted by Niehues in 1989. This updated version captures the beauty of Solitude’s stark mountain faces and the dense mountain ranges that surround it. You can make out Brighton, just down the road, but the spotlight lies firmly on Solitude. So whether you’ve devoted your life to skiing in Big Cottonwood Canyon, or you’ve just had an unforgettable day at Solitude, this trail map is the perfect memento to days spent chasing powder.

 

Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States

Nearest major city: Salt Lake City, Utah

Coordinates: 40°36′54.5″N 111°35′20.1″W

Vertical: 2,494 ft (760 m)

Top elevation: 10,488 ft (3,197 m)

Base elevation: 7,988 ft (2,435 m)

Skiable area: 1,200 acres (4.9 km2)

Runs: 80

Longest run: 3.5 miles (5.6 km) Honeycomb Trail

Lift system: 8 chairlifts

Snowfall: 500 inches (1,300 cm)

Snowmaking: yes

Night skiing: no

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Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues

If you are a skier or snowboarder, there is a good chance James Niehues has been your mountain guide. Throughout his 30 year career he has worked at the  smallest hills and the most expansive resorts in North America.  He has left his mark in South America, Australia, Asia and Europe too.   And even if you have never shared a bottomless powder day with him, he has always been close by.