[R325R, Powder Mountain]'s newest foray into four season recreation is taking Ogden Valley by storm. Their new Safari 4X4 Adventure Tours have been selling out all summer and they won't stop until the lifts fire up. The guided tours take guests to spectacular sites with amazing views over the 10,000-plus acres within the resort that would otherwise be inaccessible to the public by vehicle.

Powder Mountain mechanics, Roger Arave and Evan Miller, retrofitted a 1986 red Chevy Suburban to build an off-road vehicle of their dreams. Powzilla has a foot clearance under the axle and three feet to the rocker panels. It can climb the steep and rocky terrain of Powder like a mountain goat.

A full roll cage, 42 inch tires, and a canvas top in case of inclement weather provide a comfortable and safe excursion for guests. Incredible views, conquering steep slopes, and seeing wildlife (mostly sheep and moose) in their native habitat create a memorable experience.

Each three-hour tour is custom tailored to the guest's expectations and to take advantage of the changing scenery, wildlife, and weather. Typical areas to be explored include Lightning Ridge, Cobabe Canyon, and Three Mile Trail to Hidden Lake. The overlook into Ogden Valley from the south end of the property should not be missed.

The view from this point includes all of Ogden Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Uintah Mountains, Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada. It is a great excursion to check out fall colors in the Wasatch Mountains.

"We have been testing our new off-road vehicle for a number of weeks now and everyone from 5 to 90 years of age has loved the adventure," said Gregg Greer, Powder Mountain President and CEO. "We are excited to be offering this unique experience to guests showcasing the beauty of Powder Mountain even without all the powder."

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Wolf Creek Adventures at 801-745-2000 or e-mailing adventures@wolfcreekutah.com. Tours range from extreme to mild. Prices are $75 per adult and $35 for children.