Powder Mountain Utah

Fabulous

4.3 / 5

based on 10 reviews

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Beginner
25%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced / Expert
35%
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Overview

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 acres including 2,876 lift served acres (9 lifts total) plus 507 acres cat skiing (at $25 a ride) and 5,081 acres 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.

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Lifts

High Speed Quad
1
Quad Chairs
4
Triple Chair
1
Surface Lifts
3

Elevation

Base
6900 feet
Summit
9422 feet
Vertical drop
2522 feet

Terrain

Total runs
167
Terrain Parks
2
Longest Run
3.0 miles
Skiable Terrain
8464 acres

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DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Very Good!

4 / 5

Nov 24, 2017
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... More
GCGary C.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.8 / 5

Nov 17, 2017
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... More
SLCShane Levi C.
expert skier
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 12, 2017
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
JSJohn S.
advanced skier
Very Good!

4.1 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
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... More
MMMike M.
expert skier
Good!

3.8 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
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... More
EVOErik Van O.
advanced snowboarder
Superb!

4.6 / 5

Nov 09, 2017
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
BVBrian V.
intermediate snowboarder
Very Good!

3.9 / 5

Nov 07, 2017
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
COColleen O.
Superb!

5 / 5

Sep 25, 2017
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.
CCharles
Very Good!

4 / 5

Apr 11, 2013
Slow lifts, no grooming, no snowmaking, no crowds, great snow, powder doesn't get tracted out in a couple of hours.
CCheryl
Superb!

5 / 5

Feb 12, 2013
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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