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.
1. 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. Not to mention you can always let one of Pow Mow's experienced in-bound guides lead you to some of the best skiing Utah has to offer. See the hint below if you need help.
2. Hit the Sidecountry in a Snowcat
The snowcats up Lightning Ridge and/or Raintree are magic. They get skiers and boarders to territory that almost always causes a memorable ski run, and some exciting hoots and hollers along the way.
Snowcat tickets are additional on top of a pass, and can be purchased online, in advance, at the mountain, or even while you're waiting in line to catch one.
3. Après it Old-School Style or Dance on the Tables
The Powder Keg brings the party to the slopes and is a gold standard of post-skiing fun. It's a gem of Ogden and Utah Après. The ramen is delicious, the drinks cold, and the music is bopping. Be sure to get there early, the place gets busy after 3 p.m. and it will be standing room only.
Be sure to watch out for people dancing on the tables and bar as the evening progresses!
4. 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 #3 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.
5. 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.
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.