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Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain   |  Adam Clark
  • Status: Open
  • Weather: Clear, 49F

Powder Mountain superlatives include "terrain for days," "massive," "super fun" and "more than 500 annual inches of snow." Powder Mountain is accessible in about an hour's drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. The second half of the drive combines the Ogden River Scenic Byway with Powder Mountain Road, state Route 158. A couple of years ago 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. New for the 2021-22 season, Powder Mountain has joined the Indy Pass lineup.

Plan Your Ski Trip

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Pow Mow Trail Map

154 Runs

3,346 Feet of Vert

8,464+ Skiable Acres

1 Hour From Salt Lake

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Passes and Tickets

Season passes are available for loyal Pow Mow shredders and single lift tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket window. Powder Mountain also partners with the multi-mountain Indy Pass which grants members two days at over 80 resorts in North America. Ticket discounts are available for students, veterans, Weber County residents, kids and seniors. Booking your tickets online in advance is highly encouraged, plus it saves you valuable time on the slopes.

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Lessons and Ski School

Powder Mountain’s Snow Sports 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 or Locals 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 a great mountain 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 as well as for 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 get plenty at Hidden Lake and Sundown.

Snowcat Skiing

What about the rest of the resort? There are shuttles and snowcats that will transport you to your dream day. The Lightning Ridge Snowcat accesses 700 additional acres and keep in mind, this is serious get-yourself-purposefully "lost" kind of backcountry. 

Here's how cat skiing at Powder Mountain works in a nutshell: connect up with the "Pow-Mow" crew in the main village, hop in the cat then 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. There are single ride tickets or punch passes. “Buy 10, get the 11th free” on the Lightning Ridge snowcat is a much more exhilarating repeat customer reward than your typical free cup of coffee. With so much adventure awaiting, it’s worth booking a ski-in/ski-out condo near the Timberline Lodge. 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. The Pow Mow area called DMI is local code for “Don’t Mention It” (a.k.a. Wolf Canyon) and 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 some steep chutes. Aren’t you glad you have someone 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 ugly during 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 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Pro tip: buying night tickets online instead of at the ticket window reduces the price by almost half.

Restaurants and Places to Relax

Hearty ski lodge food is all part of the great winter experience, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little 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. Just 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: 0″

    Base Depth: 17″

    Open Runs: 0/118

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Beaver Mountain

    Beaver Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 60″

    Open Runs: 0/48

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Brian Head Ski Resort

    Brian Head Ski Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 52″

    Open Runs: 0/71

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Brighton

    Brighton

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 88″

    Open Runs: 0/66

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Cherry Peak

    Cherry Peak

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/20

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Deer Valley Resort

    Deer Valley Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 56″

    Open Runs: 0/103

    Opening: 12/03/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Eagle Point

    Eagle Point

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 45″

    Open Runs: 0/39

    Opening: 12/16/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Nordic Valley

    Nordic Valley

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 32″

    Open Runs: 0/40

    Opening: 12/09/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Park City Mountain

    Park City Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 46″

    Open Runs: 0/341

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Powder Mountain

    Powder Mountain

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 30″

    Open Runs: 0/154

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbasin Resort

    Snowbasin Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 50″

    Open Runs: 0/107

    Opening: 11/25/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Snowbird

    Snowbird

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 89″

    Open Runs: 0/141

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

  • Solitude Mountain Resort

    Solitude Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 80″

    Open Runs: 0/82

    Opening: 11/18/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Sundance Mountain Resort

    Sundance Mountain Resort

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 43″

    Open Runs: 0/50

    Opening: 12/09/2022

    Closing: TBD

  • Woodward Park City

    Woodward Park City

    New Snow: 0″

    Base Depth: 18″

    Open Runs: 0/11

    Opening: TBD

    Closing: TBD

Run Highlights

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