Mountain is a hidden gem, leave your appetite at home

by: skier101 - Jan 6, 2009

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

    Pros: This mountain has got the goods

    Cons: Lodging and Food

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2007

Full review

I have skied Powder Mountain several times over the past decade and each trip revealed some new runs, aspects, hidden trails that would amaze any skier who has skied the major resorts around the US. Simply put, PM has got the goods from a pure skiing perspective. Beyond that, it's relative isolation in comparison to many resort areas - eg. Park City, Vail, Tahoe, Aspen, give it the added bonus of never being very crowded. I suspect that the lack of crowds is due to several factors which auger continued open slopes for this sleeper area. The reason no one goes there is that the resort town (Wolf Creek/Eden/Huntsville) is your basic LDS backwater. There is NO charm if that's what you're after and there is no nightlife to speak of. Until or unless the good people of Cache county and the greater Huntsville area decide to impose some zoning restrictions on the haphazard developments and attempt to establish a defacto downtown Eden, PM will remain what it is today, a weird outpost for powder addicts and people looking for more of an inbounds backcountry experience. IMO, the valley below is turning into the next Parley's Pass (and that is not a compliment) but the ski area itself could really help out it's cause if they imported some out of town cooking and lodging. The food we were served in the base lodge was beyond bad. Maybe the worst resort food I've ever consumed. Tip of the day: stay at the Little America in downtown Salt Lake and bring your own picnic lunch.