Powder Mountain, also known as “Pow Mow”, is located in Utah just north of Salt Lake City and east of Ogden. With over 8,464 acres, Powder Mountain has the most skiable terrain in the United Sates giving it some of the best back country skiing in the country. About 2,800 acres is accessible with the lifts and the rest is accessed by shuttle buses and snowcats. Powder Mountain also receives over 500 inches of snow annually giving it plenty of natural powder.
Photo courtesy of Rodney Davenport
Powder Mountain has a variety of terrain covering 167 trails along with two terrain parks. It is a no frills laid-back ski mountain with dated facilities. Driving up the access road can be difficult and unless you have a good SUV, The drive can be best avoided by taking the bus. The challenge of access means it's not a busy place and therefore not expensive. But, Powder Mountain is one of the best kept secrets in the area and it is a ski purist mountain where you will have few lift lines, untracked powder, and some spectacular off-piste skiing. For lodging, you’ll need to check your options in nearby Eden, UT.
Powder Mountain Notable Trails:
- Straight Shot - steep pitch, rock jumps and cliffs.
Powder Mountain Tip:
- Lift tickets are very reasonably priced. But, if you want even better deals, check for discount tickets at local (Eden) ski shops or go on Wednesdays. Powder Mountain has heavy discounts on this day.
- Don't leave without taking a Cat ride.
- Be aware that the access road to Powder Mountain can be very difficult and you are best to have an SUV or have chains on your tires. There is a bus service from Ogden if you don’t mind waiting a bit. Best to avoid the mountain where there is heavy snow predicted.