Welcome to Solitude
Though less undiscovered than it once was, you can feel sometimes as if you've got the mountain to yourself at Solitude. It's still something of a local secret, so there's room to learn plus lots of speedy, roller-coaster-like corduroy to look forward to once you've gotten your ski legs. The lowdown: 2047ft vertical drop, base elevation 7988ft; 1200 acres, 20% beginner, 50% intermediate, 30% advanced; eight lifts. Three new quads have been added in recent years.
If you're an expert, you'll dig the 400 acres of lift-assist cliff bands, gullies, over-the-head powder drifts and super-steeps at off-piste Honeycomb Canyon. Everything here, including the expert grooming, is first-class.