Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain   |  Ian Matteson/Courtesy of Powder Mountain
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Voted the "Top Ski Resort in the West" for 2024 by SKI Magazine readers, Powder Mountain superlatives include "terrain for days," "massive," "super fun" and "more than 500 annual inches of snow." The resort is located 60 miles north of Salt Lake City International Airport, which is about a 75-minute drive by car. The second half of the drive combines the Ogden River Scenic Byway with Powder Mountain Road, State Route 158. In 2016, the resort welcomed the addition of more than 1,000 new acres of terrain with two new chairlifts and capped day passes to keep the skier density low. It is the most skiable acreage of any resort in the United States. 

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Pow Mow Trail Map

154 Runs

2,519 Feet of Vert (Lift Accessible)

8,464+ Skiable Acres

1+ Hour From Salt Lake City International Airport

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Passes and Tickets

Season passes are available for loyal Pow Mow shredders, and lift tickets — for day and/or night skiing — can be purchased online or at the ticket window. Powder Mountain offers dynamic ticket pricing so the sooner you purchase tickets, the more money you save. Ticket discounts are available for students, veterans, Weber County residents, kids and seniors. Booking your tickets online in advance is highly encouraged so you'll have more time on the slopes.

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Lessons and Ski School

Powder Mountain’s Ski & Snowboard School is a great way to improve your confidence and explore the mountain. First-timers: book a half-day training session for personalized instruction from one of Pow Mow’s experienced ski or snowboard teachers. The weekly Powder Club and All-Mountain Adventure Team are open for intermediate shredders. Ladies and Weber County residents looking for a fun learning environment can sign up for the women's and local's programs online. (Read: Learn to Ski & Ride Better)

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Resort Information

Who is Powder Mountain for?

It’s no surprise that Powder Mountain is great for powderhounds. With more than 8,000 acres of terrain covered in 500 annual inches of powder, Pow Mow is ideal for experts to challenge themselves and beginners to learn how to ski powder. Intermediate to expert skiers prefer runs off the Paradise lift and cat skiing at Lightning Ridge, but beginners can find plenty of terrain at the Hidden Lake and Sundown lifts.

Snowcat Skiing

What about the rest of the resort? Some shuttles and snowcats will transport you to your dream day. The Lightning Ridge snowcat accesses 700 additional acres where skiers and snowboarders experience a get-yourself-purposefully "lost" kind of backcountry. 

Here's how cat skiing at Powder Mountain works: Purchase a single cat ride pass alongside your lift ticket or season pass. Then you'll connect up with the "Pow-Mow" crew in the main village, hop in the cat, cruise out and pretty much ski anything you can point at. You are essentially dropped off at the top of the run and picked up at the bottom. With so much adventure awaiting, booking a ski-in/ski-out condo near the Timberline Lodge is worth it. Plus, the Powder Mountain Adventure Center yurt is just next door.

Guided Backcountry Skiing

If the phrase "Powder Safari" strikes your fancy, a backcountry tour of Powder Mountain is the season highlight you’ve been waiting for. Get into the sidecountry with an Adventure Center expert who knows where all the sweet runs are. You can get in the thick of approximately 1,000 acres and a 3,000 vertical drop if you’re willing to take a short hike up to James Peak. This awesome terrain includes huge, wide-open bowls, thick trees and steep chutes. Aren’t you glad you have a guide who knows it well?

Parking and Transportation

Free parking is available without reservation at the Timberline, Hidden Lake and Sundown base areas. Road conditions can get slippery during the winter – always follow canyon requirements, which may include clearance minimums, chains and 4WD. You can help reduce traffic congestion by parking at the Eden Park n’ Ride lot and hopping on a UTA Ski Bus or complimentary Pow Mow shuttle (free for season pass holders). See more Utah ski vacation tips.

Night Skiing

Powder Mountain offers night skiing from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Sundown Lift only. All night tickets are $19 for all ages and dates.

Restaurants and Places to Relax

Hearty ski lodge food is all part of the great winter experience, but sometimes it’s nice to have something new to break up your ski day. Take a lunch break at Hidden Lake Lodge, which features authentic Mexican fare including freshly made tortillas and homemade salsas. Remember to eat wisely, since burrito coma can make you a little slower immediately after lunch.

Snow Report

  • Alta Ski Area

    Alta Ski Area

    New Snow: 12″

    Base Depth: 147″

    Open Runs: 93/118

    Opening: 11/25/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 15″

    Base Depth: 78″

    Open Runs: 48/48

    Opening: 12/16/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 7″

    Base Depth: 59″

    Open Runs: 71/71

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Brighton


    New Snow: 15″

    Base Depth: 111″

    Open Runs: 61/66

    Opening: 11/25/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 16″

    Base Depth: 52″

    Open Runs: 26/38

    Opening: 12/27/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 15″

    Base Depth: 92″

    Open Runs: 103/103

    Opening: 12/02/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 9″

    Base Depth: 64″

    Open Runs: 40/39

    Opening: 12/15/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 14″

    Base Depth: 50″

    Open Runs: 23/42

    Opening: 01/20/2024

    Closing: TBD

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 8″

    Base Depth: 95″

    Open Runs: 336/344

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 20″

    Base Depth: 97″

    Open Runs: 165/154

    Opening: 12/07/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 15″

    Base Depth: 120″

    Open Runs: 100/114

    Opening: 11/30/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbird


    New Snow: 10″

    Base Depth: 113″

    Open Runs: 113/140

    Opening: 11/30/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 14″

    Base Depth: 103″

    Open Runs: 80/82

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 7″

    Base Depth: 82″

    Open Runs: 72/72

    Opening: 12/02/2023

    Closing: TBD

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 6″

    Base Depth: 46″

    Open Runs: 11/11

    Opening: 11/17/2023

    Closing: TBD

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