Powder Mountain

Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
  • Lots of powder (all in the name)
  • Cheap Cat Skiing
  • Restricted number of daily lift tickets sold, limits crowds
  • Slightly out of the way and has limited amenities



Powder Mountain in Utah is just like its name – a haven for powder skiers. Powder Mountain feels private, uncrowded, and unbelievably special as they limit ticket sales to 1,500 skiers a day! Powder is owned by The Summit Group, an organization of brilliant business minds, tech startup entrepreneurs, billionaires, artists and band members that purchased Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Eden Utah in 2013. This impressive group of startup owners, nature goers, and party throwers have unveiled their Powder Summit ski village concept, but the ski area will continue to be authentic, all natural snow. It is humble but huge – 8,400 ac including 2,876 lift served acres (9 lifts total) plus 507 ac cat skiing (at $25 a ride) and 5,081 ac accessed by a hike or served by shuttle bus when you ski beyond the lifts. You get the drift, Powder is special and has been since 1972.

Powder Mountain

Powder MountainAlta Ski Resort
beginner25 %25 %
intermediate40 %40 %
advanced35 %35 %
total runs167 116
ski area8,464ac 2,200ac
summit elevation9,422ft 10,550ft
total lifts9 11
child lift ticketFree $54
adult lift ticket$85 $104
back country
value for money
average total snowfall160″ 290″

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Powder Mountain Reviews

Fabulous 4.3 / 5
based on 20 reviews

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Very Good!4.1 / 5Feb 20, 2020
Powder Mountain ReviewsJoey W.
advanced snowboarder
Best skiing in north America. Steep slopes, deep powder, cat tours, plus a lift ticket capacity for the day. Powder keeps well for days on end after a storm, there is always a freah line to be found.... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Jan 05, 2020
Powder Mountain ReviewsJesus A.
beginner snowboarder
One of the best resorts around. Tons of powder. alot of open space and very friendly people my fravorite place to board. Alot of beginner trails along with plenty of experienced terrain and powder country!!... More
Very Good!4 / 5Aug 08, 2019
Powder Mountain ReviewsLarry K.
expert skier
Big. 8k acres. Tree skiing at its best. You can find powder stash’s easily a week after last storm. Tickets under $100. Old school atmosphere. Cat skiing provides access to steeps and hiking up James peak. Double black diamond powder runs. Amazing Dec - Feb. Go when it’s snowing for the ultimate powder day.... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Jul 01, 2019
Powder Mountain ReviewsBob W.
intermediate skier
AWESOME, powder and groomed slopes. Never to crowded , perfect for beginners to advanced skiers, We come from Virginia to ski Powder Mountain, wouldn't go anywhere else.. 15 years and counting... More
Good!3.8 / 5Mar 22, 2019
IKIsaac K.
expert snowboarder
Badass nobody is there sick terrain! Parking at the top of the mountain is unique. Would absolutely recommend over busy crowded resorts closer to Salt Lake City. Even after a few day old storm lots of pow to still shred!... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Feb 18, 2019
Powder Mountain ReviewsBrandon R.
advanced snowboarder
It's the locals only spot tons of back country powder never crowded and always amazing! All levels of terrain a couple parks and even night skiing! This a hidden 5 star spot!... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 06, 2018
Powder Mountain ReviewsPaul P.
expert skier
It’s worth the extra drive north. Snow quality and quantity equal to the Cottonwoods but much less crowded, can find yourself alone on a Powder day. Great terrain variety, I think over 5000 acres of skiable terrain. Cheap snowcat and Heliskiing options. Not much lodging or nightlife but it’s about the skiing right.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Powder Mountain might be my favorite place in Utah. It's very local friendly, has great atmosphere, the people that ride there are outstanding, and typically is never crowded. Overall not the steepest or most challenging but has some great stuff if you're willing to hike or pay a bit extra for the cat ride. Time a powder day and you'll be stoked... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 17, 2017
GCGary C.
advanced snowboarder
When i first showed up to the resort i was greeted by a staff member and directed where to buy lift tickets. When we were ready to go a guide asked if we have ever been there and i never have. He then had us follow him to show us around and the bar and the tlreaort was tons of fun many great people... More
Good!3.8 / 5Nov 12, 2017
SLCShane Levi C.
expert skier
I don't really know or care about the lodging or apres ski activities. All I care about is skiing and Powder Mountain has consistently good skiing. It's not the biggest. It's not the steepest. But it is consistently good.... More

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