Powder Mountain Reviews

Positive Reviews


Best kept secret


Pros: No lines, no crowds, plenty of Pow, economical

Cons: horrible lodges, not a lot of groom,

I decided to write a review since the last one on this site was done back in 2010. A lot has changed, but not a lot has changed:)   A few years ago a group of young billionaires got together and bought Powder Mountain "Pow Mow" with the intent to largely keep it the same, while creating a village think tank atmosphere.  Because of its immense size it had tons of terrain for them to build a small village up on the mountain for them and their friends.  So far, they have done little to build the village, but have installed a "village lift" and another lift that really allows for access to the village, BUT, in doing that opens up a ton of terrain .   Let's start with...
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Pros: Great Snow, lots of terrain

Cons: one way in and out

 I love this place. You can get lost it's so big, After a big dump, there's still powder two days later. Just don't tell the trendonistas.

Negative Reviews


Go to Snotbasin!


Pros: Fry sauce! mmmmmm ketchup&mayo!

Cons: horrible snow, LONGGGG LINES, rude locals, No animal statues to greet you.

Stay away from this place! Horrible twisty mtn rd with NO SHUTTLE to get you up or back down!! Snowbasin is much easier to get to with great modern facilities. Just do yourself,(err me) a favor and stick to Snowbasin or the SLC areas!!   Snowbasin has the absolute best snow, and due to their location they get HUGE dumps and the snow is NEVER crusty or windblown; always deep deep deep and light. Gotta love that famous UT snow! Oh, did I mention the Gondola?? Snow basin has 2. PowMow will never see a gondola, if you really want the real skiing experience complete with a gondola or two just go to Snowbasing..you won't even have to close your eyes to fool yourself into thinking you're in...
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dontskienough almost right


Pros: can ski from your vehicle

Cons: powder country bus really bad

dontskienough was right about Pow Mow but wrong about Snotbasin - it is equally bad with an old lift system and terrible facilities. I think all of you that are serious about the quality of your ski vacation should stick with The Canyons, "Dear" Valley, and Park Sundance !

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Not the best in UT.

Cool area, but I am surprised this is rated #1 in UT. I would rate snowbasin higher personally. POWMOW is a huge area however most of the terrain is comprised of meadow skipping low angle pow. Its cheap price and a good place to get some pow if you don't want to fight for it down salt lake way.

Hands down my favorite place to ski!


Pros: The snow and terrain are awesome. No crowds ever and plenty of challenging terrain.

Cons: Atop the mountain with the treacherous road back down. No amenities close by, except back down at the bottom in Eden.


Hidden Gem


Pros: Powder, powder & more powder when it's gone elsewhere. No lift lines. glades, backcountry, cat skiing, diamond peaks heli service

Cons: Access road-check your brakes this mother is steep Bring a lunch the food stinks.

for those who want it, Wolf Creek, Eden and Huntsville have limited and OK dining. Ogden offers some decent dining and bars but its all relative because you're in Utah anyway....

Good Place to learn Powder skiing


Pros: Nice out of the way mountain

Cons: Not much steep skiing

Nice Mountain some fun stuff here and there.  If you are visiting  give it a try.  If your into steeps and very challenging skiing, stay with Snowbird and Alta You would be disappointed with Powder Mountain

Love it!


Pros: Value, lack of crowds, acreage, snow quality,

Cons: lonely, overly enjoyable,

Powder Mountain is the place to go if you want to get your pow-shred on. Its is the best place to go after a storm in search of snow stashes. If there has not been a storm for a few weeks they have a great terrain park as well as steep groomers and a wide variety of terrain that is enjoyable for begginers to experts. I love powder country and the $12 cat accesible lightning ridge. You can get great powder days after a storm, which is becoming a rareity here in utah. 

Old School Powder Skiing


Pros: Lots of powder, days after a snow. No lift lines. No development. Cheap lift tickets.

Cons: Relatively low angle. No development.

Spent a week at PowMow 2/7/09-2/13/09.  Great snow.  No crowds.  Despite only one high-speed quad and the rest older slow speed models there are simply no lift lines.  Snow lasts for days.  After a big snow the low angle of most of the area can make it difficult.  There is steeper terrain but you have to look for it.  Some good tree skiing.  The cat ride is worth $12 if you don't want to walk, especially given the cheap lift ticket.  Buying multi-day vouchers at the ticket office gives you a daily rate of $48/day.    Contrary to the previous review we saw the patrol out skiing all of the time.  In fact I even commented that they must get to ski a lot more because there are so few people...
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Aptly named resort


Pros: Lots of great powder - lots of it!

Cons: Awful to non-existant signage

This area has a lot of terrain and having a guide is a guarantee that you will find tons of untracked pow.  The trails are not marked and it is easy to get into trouble if you cannot ski the steeps, trees and rocks.  Very poor ski patrol visibility - in two days there our group of THIRTY saw no patrollers at all.  Get a guide, ski your brains out and hope you can remember where he/she took you next time so you and your buds can ski without guidance.