Updated: Solitude, Alta extend ski season an additional weekend

Resorts joins Snowbird, Woodward Park City as Utah’s only options for skiing and snowboarding this late in the season

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Skiers dance to music from their boom box on the lift at Solitude on Saturday, April 17. The resort announced Monday that it would extend its season and keep its lifts running Thursday through Sunday this week.

Why let two feet of snow go to waste? That was the attitude at Solitude Mountain Resort and Alta Ski Area after they got 25 inches of fresh snow last week just days before their scheduled closing day and with possibly a little more in the forecast this weekend.

So, instead of just letting their respective 74- and 94-inch bases melt away, the resort managers opted to give skiers and snowboarders a bonus weekend.

Solitude’s lifts will turn Thursday through Sunday. Single-day lift tickets will range from $49 for adults to $29 for kids ages 5-7. Ikon and Solitude season passes — both this season’s and for 2021-22 — will also be accepted.

“With last week’s spring storm,” Jeff Carroll, Solitude’s director of sales and marketing said in a statement announcing the extension, “we are delighted to offer four more days of fun.”

Alta will reopen Friday through Sunday. Daily lift tickets will remain between $50, for youth, and $129, for adults. Season passes will be accepted.

Solitude’s announcement Monday and Alta’s bonus weekend gives skiers and snowboarders four choices for extending their winter season. Snowbird is open daily until May 9 and plans to keep its lifts running weekends through Memorial Day (May 31). Lift tickets range from $110 for an adult to $55 for ages 7-12 through May 14, when prices will drop $10-20 per ticket. Woodward Park City is open year round and has promised to keep its jib park open as long as there is snow.

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