Overall Rating

Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain3.5/512
Powder Mountain3.5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
  • Recommend
    83%
  • Would Revisit
    83%

Powder Mountain - Reviews

Powder Mountain - Reviews

Hidden Gem

Juan J.29/01/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January

Hidden Gem

Juan J.29/01/2019
I came to Pow Mow for a week and it was amazing. It snowed a total of 37 inches while we were out there. The lift lines were excellent, Friday there was more people than the rest of the week but it was no more than a 3 minute wait. This was my second trip out to Utah and I have to say I enjoyed it more than Park City. Park City I was fighting for the fresh tracks, while Powder I had fresh tracks all day. Not to mention by 12pm park city is practically all tracked up. The backcountry or powder country as they refer to them were unbelievably good. The tree lines in between trails were also very fun and untouched. I did one ride on the cat ski and that was also so much fun and challenging in a good way. The terrain overall was 10 out of 10, and the friendliness of the staff was 10 out of 10. I even had someone from the staff show me some parts in the powder country that I would have never found had it not been for them. The only thing that they are lacking is maybe a few more high speed lifts with bubble shields.

PowMow Is DA BOMB!!!

John06/01/2017
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    N/A
  • Rider Level
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PowMow Is DA BOMB!!!

John06/01/2017
BEST TREE SKIING EVER!!!!

Laid Back Grooves

Tomstah01/01/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    December

Laid Back Grooves

Tomstah01/01/2017
PowMow is surprisingly awesome place to ski. I had read many mixed reviews about the place, so I was somewhat open minded when we made it there. It has the same vibe as Alta, Bridger Bowl or A-Basin: it's all about the skiing or boarding. And yet it is so unlike any other resort I've been to, there are hills everywhere that somehow connect. Yes there are long shallow groomers, but when we there about 5 days after a 2 foot storm, we still found bits and pieces of untouched in Powder Country and plenty on Lightning Ridge ($25 snowcat ride). There is plenty of fun steep stuff in PowMow and there are no lift lines : ) The lifts are pretty slow but this is not investment banker territory, who cares enjoy the ride. This is a totally chilled mountain.

Powder Perfect

Powder Pig01/08/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    January

Powder Perfect

Powder Pig01/08/2016
A delightful, rustic resort. The beauty of this place is that all comers are there to either ski or board. No one visits to be 'seen' or look pretty. When the pow is on (and that is fairly regularly) Pow Mow has something for everyone, from wide open terrain to gorgeous bowls out wide to well spaced glades and tree skiing. Add in the Lightning Ridge cat ride for a small amount, the two aptly named Powder Country areas (serviced by a bus)and Powder Safaris to awesome backcountry and the skier/boarder has great choice on any day. There is plenty of opportunity for Alpine Touring if that's your go (take serious note of avalanche warnings). Powder dumps will generally last a few days, particularly in the outer reaches of Cobabe Canyon. And the pow is definitely light, dry and fluffy, usually blower. The place is rarely crowded, Saturday's being the busiest and it is still possible to move into uncrowded slopes. Lift lines are almost non-existent. It may seem busy in the car parks but due to the amount of acreage, skiers and boarders spread out and sometimes the place can seem deserted. They're out there somewhere!
Facilities are adequate, food and drink are just average and at the end of the day, if you choose, there is always some fun home grown US talent playing in the Powder Keg bar.
The resort staff are very warm and hospitable. They make you feel part of the Pow Mow family.
Well worth a visit.

Syd o

Sydney orkin18/05/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    12-17
  • Month Visited:
    January

Syd o

Sydney orkin18/05/2016
Pow mow is my home resort and it is great. It has great snow and great parks. It is beautiful

Not up to the hype

Utah native01/02/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January

Not up to the hype

Utah native01/02/2016
I have heard a ton of buzz about this resort and I decided to head up on a powder day. Poopy at beast. There were few people and the place was tore up. The terrain is very mellow (snowbird is much better) and boring. The chairs are super slow and tons of traversing to get to them. There were not that many people because the snow wasnt worth it.

There crown jewel, powder country was boring and uneventful.

I would go somewhere else in Utah, much better snow in the cottonwoods

Under estimated

Michigan powder fiend12/01/2016
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Month Visited:
    January

Under estimated

Michigan powder fiend12/01/2016
When a resort has the balls to call themselves "Powder Mountain", and they ended up understating it, you know you're at the right place, at the right time. I rode here for the first time Jan. 8-10, and it dumped the most heavenly snow. They proved to themselves that "the greatest snow on earth" is not just limited to the cottonwood. And it stayed like that for days. If you're planning at trip to ride Utah, and not sure about making the drive up here. Don't bother, the locals will thank you, and what's one more regret in your life?
Most the chairs were slow, but at times it was a blessing. A lot of the employees were friendly, and the powder keg bar? I haven't figured out if the government here keeps most the beer extremely weak because they are worried about my health, or they want me to drink twice as much, so they can tax me twice. Either way, the "amenities" aren't anything to write home about, but that shouldn't even phase you when the pow stays so good, for so long. Being from Michigan, and typically making trips to the south shore, like heavenly or Kirkwood, I never really understood what they mean when they say "blower pow", but powder mountain showed me, by freezing my helmet to my hair from taking face shots all day. Never having to wait for a single lift line. I am forever indebted to this place. As a wise person once said, "ok, we let you in, now don't f**k it up for the rest of us"

Pow Pow Mountain!!!

Pitted17/06/2013
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35

Pow Pow Mountain!!!

Pitted17/06/2013
Powder mountain! Offering a wide range of terrain and ways to access it. Powder Mountain is a expert Powder Hounds play house. With cats/heli both available, this mountain gets great snow coverage for both! Due to some pretty intense localization I might get chewed out for giving it a good review :P but I can't help myself. The drive in makes it very apparent with signs like "tourist go home" ...etc.

This mountain is the epitome of uncrowded on most days. The way they make the mountain move in my mind is genius. It's for the most part ALL OPEN TERRAIN! Very few groomed runs to speak of and two or three chairs. But most people will ride the canyons down and catch the bus back up to the top allowing optimal time to explore and pick out new routes.

This mountain gets a big two thumbs up. Unless you're one of those people who live life fast and need to be there right now and get as many runs in as possible I suggest a more modern mountain unless you're going for the heli/cat skiing, in which case look no further! You sir have arrived!

Powder mountain - the name says it all

Tawnee Loosle28/11/2011
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35

Powder mountain - the name says it all

Tawnee Loosle28/11/2011
Powder Mountain is the place where the locals go if they want a great pow run. A week after a storm, you can still find fresh tracks because the mountain is so big. You don't get fancy food, lifts, or shops here, but you do get great snow for a cheap price.

Shhhhh...

Kevin the K from SEA13/04/2011
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50

Shhhhh...

Kevin the K from SEA13/04/2011
Don't tell anyone else about Pow Mo. Please. Let's keep this between us.

I visited Pow Mo in Jan 2010 in the middle of a storm cycle, and in Feb 2011 at the tail end of a drought. OK, so the lifts are sort of an on-snow lift museum, and the food is laughably bad, and it is a little lower elevation than LCC or BCC resorts, there is zero nightlife (unless you head to Ogden, a very fun town 30 +/- minutes away), and it doesn't have the true Double Black Diamond runs, but there are a lot of pluses.

NO CROWDS - the place is fricking HUGE! So huge, that it is well worth considering hiring a guide for a day if you are in a group. It will cost you peanuts per person, and they will take you to The Goods.

SNOW PRESERVATION - 6" here is better than 14" at Alta, imho. You will be skiing fresh lines long (days!) after the LCC hordes have slaughtered all the fresh at Alta or Snowbird.

CHEAP - accommodations in Eden, lift tickets, food, beer, and cat skiing are all cheap at Pow Mo. Speaking of which... CAT SKIING - pay as you go on Lightning Ridge, or book a whole day Powder Safari. There are also DMI tours that I have heard are excellent.

Finally it is a unique EXPERIENCE - poking around in out of the way corners, having Woody barking at you to hurry up and get on the bus, riding the first Lightning Ridge cat of the day on a powder day, just awesome. The lack of lift infrastructure is actually a positive, in my opinion. Make it a goal to ride every sort of uphill conveyance they offer in a single day.

Regarding another reviewer who had a bad experience, if the snow is crap (or just for some variety), Snowbasin has outstanding amenities (and food!), an amazing lift system, huge swaths of groomed terrain, and it is about 25 minutes from Eden.

All in all, Pow Mo rocks!
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