Solitude Mountain Resort is the perfect place to escape the scorching heat of the Salt Lake valley this weekend. Morning yoga, mountain breezes, special food events and even live music are just a few of the surprises that await anyone willing to take the picturesque drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Begin your weekend adventure on Saturday with some fresh air and relaxation with a complementary outdoor yoga class at 10 a.m. on The Inn at Solitude’s lawn.
Then take the scenic Sunrise chairlift to enjoy the view and hike down or play a round of disc golf. The course starts at 9,000 feet and features 18 holes of high-altitude fun. The course winds down the mountain with holes ranging from 250 to 1,200 feet in length. Disc golf rentals are available from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the weekend at the Nordic Center.
In the afternoon, settle into your home-away-from-home at either The Inn at Solitude or condos located around the charming, European-style village. Open up the patio doors and enjoy the summer mountain breeze before taking advantage of Club Solitude’s heated pool, hot tubs and dry sauna.
But all that adventure will certainly build up an appetite so get ready to sit down for an annual event you don’t want to miss.
The annual Wasatch Mountain Table dinner is an al fresco affair with the Wasatch Mountains serving as a backdrop to the delectable dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, August 4, and highlighting Pigs & Pinot. “Our Pigs & Pinot event is a highlight of summer in the mountains for our Solitude family,” says Solitude Mountain Resort Director of Food & Beverage Andrew Fletcher. “We love that we can create a complete, personalized experience – encompassing the food, the wine, and the breathtaking views – for each of our guests.” With a focus on pork and other locally sourced ingredients, the evening begins with passed appetizers as you’re seated at the mountainside communal tables. A five-course meal will follow for $90 per person. An optional wine pairing is offered for $40 per person featuring French Burgundies from Maison Louis Jadot and California Pinots from Domaine Carneros and Cakebread Cellars. For additional information and reservations, please call 801-536-5765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next day, on Sunday, August 5, Taste of the Wasatch begins at 11 a.m. for VIP ticketholders and noon for general admission. Spread on the mountainside near Last Chance, the annual event is dedicated to fighting hunger in Utah with proceeds supporting the mission of 3 Squares, Inc.
Taste of the Wasatch brings together more than 50 of Utah’s finest restaurants as they converge on Solitude Mountain Resort for an afternoon of great food, fine wine, local beers and the Lucky 52 opportunity drawing.
There are only a few VIP tickets left and these seats get you in an hour early to the venue at 11 a.m. along with covered tent seating at a table. General admission tickets are also available. Patron are encouraged to bring their own chairs and shade coverage to sit alongside Big Cottonwood Creek or throughout the venue.
Solitude is offering a discounted stay to all Taste of the Wasatch ticketholders. For $125 you can stay at The Inn at Solitude on Sunday evening. Reservations can be made here.
Whether you’re staying at Solitude overnight on Sunday or not, you can still relax for a few more hours after Taste of the Wasatch with live music from Matthew & The Hope in Solitude Village from 4-6 p.m. Close out your weekend staycation at Solitude with $2 ice cream at the concert!
After the concert, head over to Honeycomb Grill for dinner on the patio until 8 p.m. A new menu awaits guests and includes a creamy burrata with tangy heirloom tomatoes and a generous portion of blue lump crab spaghetti to name a few.