To say Powder Mountain has no crowds is an understatement!
This Utah ski resort is home to over 7,000 acres of skiable terrain. Almost 3,000 acres belongs to the traditional lift-served resort; it features groomed trails and powder runs galore. The remaining 4,000 acres gets powder hounds all hot under the collar.
Powder Mountain is the Utah ski resort to tackle if you’re in search of endless powder, untouched corduroy, cost effective cat skiing and absolutely no lift lines.
Due to the sheer size of Powder Mountain Resort, newcomers sometimes missed the best runs. To counter this, guests can opt for a free orientation over groomed cruisers with a Mountain Host or a day with a Mountain Adventure Pro taking in secret glades, chutes and open bowls.
Are you an adventurous soul? Then you’re in luck. Powder Mountain offers guided backcountry Utah ski tours at affordable prices. They’re restricted to 20 guests a day, so be sure to ask Destination Utah in advance if you would like us to make a booking for you.
A no-frills resort with plenty for everyone, exploring Powder Mountain is an experience you want to be part of.
Dave Ryan- Powder Mountain Review12.06.2012
Definitely worth a visit while you are in Utah, and because less tourists go there the lift lines are always fairly short!
Powder mountain is about 90 minutes drive north of Salt Lake City and to the East of Ogden. Because of this distance it is much more of a locals hill than the other mountains. The advantage of this is, even a few days after a big storm there is still fresh powder to be found while the resorts in the Cottonwood Canyons will be all skied out.
The facilities are fairly basic compared to the other Utah mountains but at this resort it’s really just all about the skiing.
The resort only has 4 lifts and 3 tows but there is 7000 acres of accessible terrain making it one of the largest mountains in North America.
From the top of the mountain you can ski down the backside into Powder Country which is a huge area. You will end up back on the road up to the mountain where you can get picked up by a bus to get back to the resort. There is also a snowcat service for about $18 (conditions pending) up Lightning Ridge that give access to even more powder bowls.
For a beginner skier there is not that much available but more advanced skiers will find plenty of challenging runs. There is some great technical skiing under the Paradise lift and if your willing to hike there are good tree runs out in Cobabe Canyon. If you really want to make the most of out of the day strike up a conversation with a local on the chairlift and hopefully they will share some secrets about where to go as some of the better runs are not posted very well so it’s all about knowing where to go.