Powder Mountain

Closed
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
Overall
4.7

Powder Mountain in Utah is just like its name – a haven for powder skiers. Powder Mountain feels private, uncrowded, and unbelievably special as they limit ticket sales to 1,500 skiers a day! Powder is owned by The Summit Group, an organization of brilliant business minds, tech startup entrepreneurs, billionaires, artists and band members that purchased Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Eden Utah in 2013. This impressive group of startup owners, nature goers, and party throwers have unveiled their Powder Summit ski village concept, but the ski area will continue to be authentic, all natural snow. It is humble but huge – 8,400 ac including 2,876 lift served acres (9 lifts total) plus 507 ac cat skiing (at $25 a ride) and 5,081 ac accessed by a hike or served by shuttle bus when you ski beyond the lifts. You get the drift, Powder is special and has been since 1972.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Powder Mountain vs
Powder MountainAlta
beginner25 %25 %
intermediate40 %40 %
advanced35 %35 %
expert--
total runs167 116
ski area8,464ac 2,200ac
summit elevation9,422ft 10,550ft
total lifts9 11
child lift ticketFree $54
adult lift ticket$85 $104
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall149″ 270″

Powder Mountain Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5
based on 10 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Powder Mountain might be my favorite place in Utah. It's very local friendly, has great atmosphere, the people that ride there are outstanding, and typically is never crowded. Overall not the steepest or most challenging but has some great stuff if you're willing to hike or pay a bit extra for the cat ride. Time a powder day and you'll be stoked... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 17, 2017
GCGary C.
advanced snowboarder
When i first showed up to the resort i was greeted by a staff member and directed where to buy lift tickets. When we were ready to go a guide asked if we have ever been there and i never have. He then had us follow him to show us around and the bar and the tlreaort was tons of fun many great people... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 12, 2017
SLCShane Levi C.
expert skier
I don't really know or care about the lodging or apres ski activities. All I care about is skiing and Powder Mountain has consistently good skiing. It's not the biggest. It's not the steepest. But it is consistently good.... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 09, 2017
JSJohn S.
advanced skier
no town - not much cheap lodging, long drive from airport but not real bad, some great off piste skiing, needs base lodge music entertainment and apre ski scene - currently there is not much at the base area. Lift tix are not too expensive. Great snow, not crowded, lots of terrain options if you know your way around the mountain but much of it is... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 09, 2017
MMMike M.
expert skier
This is a throwback; something truly special. The snow is deep when it dumps and untracked for a while. Powder Country, and the bus ride, are one of a kind. Access to the freshies from both sides of the road (makes no sense till you're here to ski and experience). Won't get huge vert due to lifts, but all quality. Plus, if you're feeling it, take... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 09, 2017
EVOErik Van O.
advanced snowboarder
No matter how packed it is, you can always find a place where you will see absolutely no one in the back country, or even right off the trail. This is by far the best resort in Utah by an avalanche!... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 07, 2017
BVBrian V.
intermediate snowboarder
Powder Mountain is a nice down home resort without all the touristy bullshit. Prices were reasonable and people friendly. I hope it stays as it is. If people want high prices and pampering they can go to the Park city area.... More
Superb!5 / 5Sep 25, 2017
COColleen O.
If your looking for some fresh days after a storm, this place is it! It doesn't have the steeps you'll find at other places, but it has a vast amount of terrain! If you are looking for more fun take a snow cat ride on lightning ridge for more fun and access.
Very Good!4 / 5Apr 11, 2013
CCharles
Slow lifts, no grooming, no snowmaking, no crowds, great snow, powder doesn't get tracted out in a couple of hours.
Superb!5 / 5Feb 12, 2013
CCheryl
When I went earlier this year it snowed just perfectly the day before skiing. It wasn't too crowded, and the lift ticket wasn't outrageous. We had enough terrain for a variety of levels of skiers and snowboarders.

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