With thousands of skiable acres to explore, it can take years to truly “know” Powder Mountain. Here are five things you need to successfully accomplish before you start your deep dive. If it’s your first time to Pow Mow, take advantage of the complimentary mountain tours that depart from the Mountain Adventure Yurt at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily.
1. Successfully Navigate Powder Mountain Road (SR 158)
With grades so steep they’re measured in double digits, SR 158 (locally referred to as Powder Mountain Road) isn’t for the faint of heart. Four-wheel drive is recommended. A front-wheel drive with adequate clearance and really good tires is the bare minimum. The good news is, riding the UTA ski bus or the Powder Mountain shuttle counts toward checking this box. Don’t be that guy in the ’87 Honda Civic with bald tires that keeps everyone else from the pow.
2. Find a Powder Stash One Week After a Storm
Unlike resorts that get carved up within hours after a big storm, Powder Mountain’s 8,464 acres of natural snow actually makes this one pretty easy to accomplish. See the hint below if you need help.
3. Hit Snowcat Sidecountry
You don’t have to ride the snowcats up Lightning Ridge and/or Raintree every time, but until you’ve done it, you haven’t experienced the magic that is Powder Mountain. While plenty of lift-accessed terrain is available to help you check off item #2, Pow Mow’s snowcats pretty much guarantee freshies on any given day.
4. Après Ski with Live Music at The Powder Keg
Don’t try to hog an entire table. Simply find an empty seat anywhere, order a steaming bowl of ramen or a bacon cheeseburger and a pitcher of beer and make some new friends. The live music typically starts around 3:00.
5. Night Ski the Sundown Lift
Night skiing at Powder Mountain goes from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. This gives you plenty of time to check off #4 and warm up with live music and a drink indoors while still getting your runs in. You get bonus points if you hit the terrain park and don’t forget, there are places to stay if you decide to make a night of it.
There is plenty to do across more than 8K acres in the world’s most aptly named resort and even more going on around the area. Experience all of what Ogden has to offer as you expand on your own checklist.
Here in Ogden you can experience 3 ski and summer resorts, combined boasting over 11,600 skiable acres and miles of single track for those who love to mountain bike and hike! We offer a wide range of breathtaking recreation options with everything in easy reach. Whether you settle in at one of our many friendly hotels, out-of-the-way campgrounds or modern meeting and event venues, you will find that Ogden is an ideal travel destination offering one-of-a-kind outdoor recreation and metropolitan delights throughout the year. Wander and get lost in Ogden!