Powder Mountain Resort

Powder Mountain, Hidden Lake area
Powder Mountain, Hidden Lake area

A survey of 2006 Ski Magazine readers ranked Powder Mountain Resort #1 for snow quality among North American resorts. Powder Mountain is graced by pure, fallen-from-the-sky Utah powder (and lots of it) on its three mountains of gold medal terrain and steep slopes. There's also two excellent terrain parks and the Hidden Lake Halfpipe: 400 feet long, 40 feet wide and 8 to 12 feet tall. Powder Mountain also offers the Lightning Ridge Snowcat: $12 for a single ride to the top of 700 acres of pristine powder with a 2,100' vertical drop (expert only, no trail grooming, no skiing alone, subject to closure due to avalanche or weather). There is also the Snowcat Powder Safari: 1,000 acres of exclusive glades, chutes and bowls, 10 guests/2 guides per trip, by reservation only, $300 per person.

Powder Mountain Resort operates equipment rental/repair shops in the Resort Center and downstairs in the Sundown Lodge. Room and condo rentals are available slopeside (and 4WD is recommended in season for reaching slopeside properties).

Powder Mountain Resort is located 19 miles northeast of Ogden and 55 miles north of Salt Lake International Airport.

Powder Mountain Resort
Fresh powder at Powder Mountain Resort

Quick Facts about Powder Mountain Resort

Nearest City: Eden, Utah
Season: Mid November - Mid April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation:
Day Passes: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, MST
Night Passes: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Day/Night Passes: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Lifts: 7:
  • 1 high-speed detachable quad
  • 1 quad
  • 1 triple chair
  • 1 double chair
  • 3 surface tows
Base Elevation: 6,900 ft
Summit: 8,900 ft
Vertical Rise: 2,000 ft
Skiable Terrain: 5,500 acres
Average Snowfall: 500"
Snowmaking: No
Night skiing: 1 chair, 1 surface lift, 7 days a week
Number of Trails: 124
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 25%
Intermediate: 40%
Advanced: 35%
Powder Mountain Resort
Powder Mountain Resort Trails map: click on the map for a larger version
Ski trails map and upper photo courtesy of Powder Mountain Resort
Lower photo courtesy of Wikipedia userid Baileypalblue