How to get to Solitude

Fly into SLC International Airport, hop in a shuttle or rent a car, and arrive at Solitude 34 miles later. With hundreds of flights arriving and departing each day, you’ll be able to maximize your time at Solitude.

Ride share for clean air

Our Initiatives
Solitude Mountain Resort is making a commitment to encourage carpooling and the use of public transportation when traveling to the resort. For the 2019/20 winter season, we are introducing the following initiatives to do our part while creating a more positive experience for our guests:
Carpool PARKING
To encourage carpooling, Solitude offers reduced rates and preferential parking to multi-occupancy vehicles. To amplify our commitment to improving Utah’s air quality, a portion of parking proceeds are donated to Breathe Utah, a clean air advocacy organization.

EXPANDED PARKING
Approximately 200 new spaces have been added to the Moonbeam lot, easing parking congestion on Highway 190 near the resort while reducing erosion that can be harmful to the Salt Lake City watershed.

UTA SKI BUS RIDERSHIP
We have long provided free UTA Ski Bus access to our season pass holders, and that benefit has now been extended to all Ikon Pass holders.

EMPLOYEE TRANSPORTATION
We provide employee shuttles for our winter staff, taking dozens of cars out of the canyon each day.

RIDE-SHARING APP
We are investing in a ride-sharing app that will allow Solitude skiers and snowboarders the ability to find carpool partners. The app will include incentives for teaming up to reduce pollution and congestion. More details will be announced this fall.

GUEST LOCKERS
Newly-installed guest lockers on the ground levels of the Moonbeam Lodge and Snowsports building simplify and improve the experience of our guests riding the UTA Ski bus.
    • Purchase Season Parking Pass

      Carpooling is important to Solitude Mountain Resort and is essential to reducing congestion in Big Cottonwood Canyon while improving air quality. Our parking rates are tiered based on vehicle occupancy. Paid parking will be in effect 12:01 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily throughout the winter season.

      Guests will pay at a kiosk after parking their vehicles, alleviating crowding at the entrance of the parking lot.


      Daily Cost Per Vehicle
      4+ occupants: $5
      3 occupants: $10
      1 - 2 occupants: $20


      Season Parking Passes
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      $150 for Ikon Pass and Solitude season pass holders
      $225 for non pass holders
      • Valid for up to two cars, with a limit of one car per day
      • Does not guarantee a spot or reserve a space; parking works on a space-available basis
      • Non-refundable and non-transferable
      • No overnight parking

      Lodging Guests
      Lodging Guests staying in a property managed by Solitude Mountain Resort receive complimentary parking for all vehicles in their party for the duration of their stay.
      When will paid parking be in effect?
      Paid parking will be in effect daily from 12:01 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during the winter season


      Will the Village lot have paid parking?
      Yes, both the Moonbeam Base Area lot and the Solitude Village lot will have paid parking.

      Will the Nordic Center lot have paid parking?
      No, parking at the Solitude Nordic Center will continue to be free for our guests.

      Will the parking fee apply to handicapped spaces?
      Handicapped parking will be free, based on space available.

      Will lodging guests be required to pay for parking?
      Guests at The Inn at Solitude and Solitude Resort Lodging will receive complimentary parking for the duration of their stay for all vehicles in the party.

      Why are you charging for parking on days when the parking lot isn’t typically full?
      The goal of Solitude’s many transportation initiatives is to encourage staff and guests to develop habits of carpooling and using public transportation. Our vision of reducing air pollution and congestion in Big Cottonwood Canyon depends on a full-time commitment to reducing low-occupancy vehicles and motivating people to adopt other modes of transportation.

      Why charge for cars with 4+ occupancy?
      Our carpooling and public transportation initiatives, including employee vans and free UTA Ski Bus access, rely on revenue from all vehicles parking in our lots.

      What if I don’t have anyone to carpool with?
      Check the UTA Trip Planner to find the quickest way from door to slopes via public transportation. Solitude season pass and Ikon Pass holders ride the UTA Ski Bus free. Stay tuned for news on the release of a ride-sharing app.

      How do I access the UTA Ski Bus with my Ikon Pass or Solitude season pass?
      To ride the Ski Bus, simply tap your season pass on the electronic reader as you enter the bus. All Ikon Passes and Solitude season passes will be activated for free access to the UTA Ski Bus prior to opening day of the winter season.

      Will paying the parking fee cause delays at the entrances of Solitude?
      No, it shouldn't. Guests will pay at a kiosk after parking their vehicles, alleviating crowding at the entrance of the parking lot.
    • From Salt Lake City International Airport (33.9 miles, 42 minutes)
      1. Starting from Salt Lake City International Airport
      2. Head northeast on N Terminal Dr for 121 ft take a slight right in 0.2 mi
      3. Use the middle lane to turn right toward N 3700 W for 144 ft
      4. Use the left lane to turn slightly right onto N 3700 W for 0.1 mi
      5. Continue straight for 220 ft
      6. Continue onto Crossbar Rd for 0.6 mi
      7. Take the ramp onto Terminal Dr for 0.5 mi
      8. Use the left 2 lanes to take the I-80 E ramp to City Center/ Ogden/ Provo for 0.7 mi
      9. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-80 E and merge onto I-80 E for 0.4 mi
      10. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 117 toward Provo for 0.9 mi
      11. Merge onto I-215 S for 15.1 miles
      12. Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 6 for UT-190 E toward 3000 E for 0.3 mi
      13. Keep left, follow signs for 6200 South East for 341 ft
      14. Turn right onto UT-190 E/ 6200 S/ Big Cottonwood Road, continue to follow road south for 1.7 mi
      15. Turn left onto UT-190 E/ Big Cottonwood Canyon Road and follow for approximately 12.6 mi
      16. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort — both entry one and two will be on your right

      Google Maps Directions
      From Downtown Salt Lake City (29.4 miles, 39 minutes)
      1. Starting from Downtown Salt Lake City, UT
      2. Head south on 200 W toward 300 S/Broadway for 0.3 miles
      3. Take I-15 S, I-215 E/Belt Route and UT-190 E to Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd for 29.1 mi
      4. Turn right onto 500 S/Cesar E. Chavez Blvd for 0.4 mi
      5. Take the I-80 E/I-80 W ramp on the left to Cheyenne/Reno/S.L. International Airport/Las Vegas for 0.2 mi
      6. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-15 S/I-80 E/Cheyenne/Las Vegas
      7. Merge onto I-15 S/I-80 E for 2.5 mi
      8. Keep left to continue on I-15 S for 5.9 mi
      9. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 298 to merge onto I-215 E/Belt Route for 5.5 mi
      10. Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 6 for UT-190 E toward 3000 E for 0.3 mi
      11. Keep left, follow signs for 6200 South E for 341 ft
      12. Turn right onto UT-190 E/6200 S/Big Cottonwood Rd S and continue to follow UT-190 E for 1.7 mi
      13. Turn left onto UT-190 E/Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd and continue to follow UT-190 E for 9.7 mi
      14. Continue onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd for 2.9 mi
      15. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort - both entry one and two will be on your right

      Google Maps Directions
      Please note that routes from Park City change between winter and summer season due to road closures. Both winter and summer options are listed below.

      From Park City - Winter Directions (42.1 miles, 56 minutes)
      1. Starting from Downtown Park City
      2. Head northwest on Park Ave toward Heber Ave for 2.4 mi
      3. Continue onto UT-224 N for 4.3 mi
      4. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left to merge onto I-80 W for 15.4 mi
      5. Take exit 130 to merge onto I-215 S for 5.5 mi
      6. Take exit 6 for 6200 S for 0.2 mi
      7. Keep left, follow signs for East for 0.1 mi
      8. Use any lane to turn slightly left onto UT-190 E/6200 S and continue to follow UT-190 E for 1.8 mi
      9. Turn left onto UT-190 E/Big Cottonwood Cyn Rd and continue to follow UT-190 E for 12 mi
      10. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort — both entry one and two will be on your right

      Google Maps Directions


      From Park City - Summer Directions (11.9 miles, 34 minutes)

      1. Starting from Downtown Park City
      2. Follow Heber Ave to Deer Valley Dr. for 0.1 mi
      3. Head northwest on Park Ave toward Heber Ave for 16 ft
      4. Turn right onto Heber Ave for 0.1 mi
      5. Turn left to stay on Heber Ave for 177 ft
      6. Take Marsac Ave and Guardsman Pass Rd to Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd in Salt Lake County for 11.7 mi
      7. Turn right onto Deer Valley Dr for 256 ft
      8. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Marsac Ave 3.6 mi
      9. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto UT-224 S for 2.1 mi
      10. Continue onto Guardsman Pass Rd for 4.8 mi
      11. Sharp right onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd for 1.2 mi
      12. Arrive at Solitude Mountain Resort — both entry two and then one will be on your left
    • Complimentary access to the UTA Ski Bus is included in all Solitude season passes, including Ikon Passes. Fees do apply without a season pass — get latest rates by calling 801-RIDE-UTA.

      UTA Route 972 serves Solitude from the following park & rides:

      • Big Cottonwood Canyon & Wasatch Blvd
      • 6200 S & Wasatch Blvd
      • Midvale Fort Union Station
      • Bingham Junction Station

      View Bus Routes

    • Utah Mountain Shuttle
      Set up a shuttle ride in advance to and from Solitude with Utah Mountain Shuttle.

      Car Rentals There are various car rental options out of the Salt Lake City International Airport along with various branches inside the Salt Lake City Area. In the winter, please be sure to rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle with proper snow tires.

      Lyft/Uber Getting to Solitude Mountain Resort with Lyft/Uber is another option, but please note Uber/Lyft drivers are scarce in the canyon and it may be hard to find a ride down.
    • UDOT (Utah Department of Transportation) Guidelines for Travel in Big Cottonwood Canyon
      The UDOT requires that ALL vehicles traveling in the canyon between October 1 and April 30 must be four-wheel drive (4x4). They must also be equipped with approved snow tires with sufficient tread and identified by M + S (mud and snow) or a snowflake symbol on the sidewall of the tire. Absent approved tires, drivers must have properly-sized chains in the vehicle ready for use. Violators of these regulations will be ticketed.



      View Road Conditions
      See live road conditions and traffic information through UDOT Traffic cameras.


      Guardsman Pass Closure
      Connecting Big Cottonwood Canyon to Park City, Guardsman Pass is only open during summer and fall (conditions permitting). It will always be closed in the winter – typically from November 1 to May 25, but possibly longer depending on conditions. The only access between Solitude and Park City during the winter months is via 1-80.


      Ride Hailing Caution
      Getting to Solitude by Lyft or Uber is easy. However, you may find it difficult to summon a ride when you are ready to depart. This is due to the scarcity of available drivers in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Please use caution when planning to travel down the canyon. You may look to Utah Mountain Shuttle.


      Parking on Highway 190
      If you park along the highway in Big Cottonwood Canyon, all four tires must be right of the white line. Obey all posted signs and cones or risk being ticketed and towed. If your car is towed, call UPD (Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake) at 801.743.7000. UPS is the prevailing jurisdiction along Highway 190.

    Weather Resources

    Below are some popular weather resources that will help you plan your trip to Solitude efficiently and safely.

    NOAA

    NWS Cottonwood Canyons Weather Forecast

    OpenSnow

    Utah Avalanche Center Report