Powder Mountain review

by: bjarvis - Jan 22, 2010

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Terrain, snow, crowds

    Cons: lift system

    Recommended For: Singles

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009


Full review

Wow, does this place have the goods or what. If you can't stand the crowds in the cottonwood canyons, then this is your best bet for snowfall, terrain challenge, and untracked powder. The hill is mostly skied by locals from Ogden, and definatley does not get traffic like park city or Alta/Snowbird. That doesn't mean that it is lacking at all. The mountain's layout can be somewhat befuddling, but if you are willing to study the map, and if you are capable of skiing most terrain, you are going to have a blast here. Other benefits of this place include the fact that there are so many other forms of alternative transportation, including a bus, heli rides, and cat skiing all inbounds but not lift accessed. By far the most unique combination of alternative transportation that I've seen anywhere I've skied. It gives you a real big mountain backcountry experience without the huge additional cost or the worry about getting stuck or lost somewhere. Beware though, this is probably not the best place for families with a lot of young kids. Terrain here is challenging, and while it provides the basics, your options are going to be far more limited here than they would be in park city in terms of alternative off hill activities and other daycare ammenities. However, the price is going to be much nicer than at those resorts.

Either way though, if you are looking for powder and a challenge without fancy frills and throngs of vacationers, this is the place.

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