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post #61 of 78

This is an attempt by "new entrepreneurs" to change and modernize how the ski resorts are run. I would bet that many of "new" owners have their own idea how ski resort should function and they have plenty of marbles to play with, unlike us here that have plenty of ideas but very few "marbles".

Something good might come out of this.

post #62 of 78

It's fair to say that the fact that the founder of The Summit is an "avid skier" has a lot to do with why building a permanent location for entrepreneurs and the annual conference on a ski mountain was of interest.  The first Summit Series event in 2008 was in SLC for 3 days, the 4-day event in 2010 was at Squaw Valley.  The last one had 1000 participants.  One of them was an Eden resident and skier.   Greg Mauro brought up the idea and is now Managing Partner of Summit Mountain Group.  They have a long time real estate developer who has experience with developments in Eden on board as Director of Development.  The first VP/GM of the Yellowstone Club is on The Summit's development team too.

 

http://www.summit.co/about-us/

 

Clicking on the pics of the people (and one owl) for the Summit Team is pretty fun just to read the job titles.  Not standard corporate lingo at all.  The Development Team includes much more traditional types.

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It's fair to say that the fact that the founder of The Summit is an "avid skier" has a lot to do with why building a permanent location for entrepreneurs and the annual conference on a ski mountain was of interest.  The first Summit Series event in 2008 was in SLC for 3 days, the 4-day event in 2010 was at Squaw Valley.  The last one had 1000 participants.  One of them was an Eden resident and skier.   Greg Mauro brought up the idea and is now Managing Partner of Summit Mountain Group.  They have a long time real estate developer who has experience with developments in Eden on board as Director of Development.  The first VP/GM of the Yellowstone Club is on The Summit's development team too.

 

http://www.summit.co/about-us/

 

Clicking on the pics of the people (and one owl) for the Summit Team is pretty fun just to read the job titles.  Not standard corporate lingo at all.  The Development Team includes much more traditional types.

I don't think its necessarily a good thing that the first VP/GM of Yellowstone Club is on the Summit's development team, unless he learned from his mistakes. 

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I thought this was worth sharing.
http://ogden-valley.blogspot.com/2013/07/guest-post-by-brad-note-this-was.html?m=1

I read the Ogden Valley Forum stuff the other day.  Thanks for posting the other one.

 

When I moved to the area 12 years ago, I figured it was only a matter of time before some deep pockets came in to develop PM.  I saw it kind of as the final frontier for a ski area as unlike most, it is solely on private land.  I really expected a Vail type conglomerate to do it.  These summit folks seem to have a different agenda & it will be fun to see how it all plays out.

 

I do find it interesting to hear people being critical of what the owners do on their own land .

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JF

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It would have been pretty cool to see Pow Mow end up in the hands of a co-op like Mad River Glenn.  I know that it seemed like all of Eden was against previous plans to develop Pow Mow when I first visited several years ago.  Are folks as apprehensive about the new plans or are there just a few vocal residents that stand out?

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I saw this article and while I do hate the way the county commissioners seem to be willing to bend over backwards for the developers easier access would be a plus for even common man.

 

http://ogden-valley.blogspot.com/2013/07/weber-county-advances-powder-mountain.html?m=1

 

Now the question is where is this new road going to be?

 

 

post #69 of 78

The vibe that comes off the PowMow season pass page feels like it would still be a fun place.  But I have no idea whether it's the same as before or a reflection of the new owners.

http://www.powdermountain.com/en/tickets-and-passes/season-pass/

 

For instance, there is a K-12 Honor Roll pass:
"For consistently high marks in your scholastic pursuits, Pupil of Pow, we bequeath you with a 10% pass exemption. Be mindful, Einstein, enlightenment isn’t always found between the profanities scribbled in your textbooks, but in the expanses of wide-open and untracked snowfields."

The senior pass for 62-69 is called the Ambassador:
"For those who’ve risen to the esteemed rank of Ambassador, fear not for your efforts have not gone unnoticed. In exchange for your dutiful years of service, please accept our gratitude in the form of a substantial discount. Our 5,500+ acres of fluffy fountain of youth await you."
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I haven't noticed any real changes yet but then again I don't think any of the development plans have gotten underway.  Better food and a better road would be a huge benefit.  I just hope they don't get rid of the powder country shuttle bus.  For what ever reason I think it really adds to the charm and character of the place.

post #71 of 78

I thought the food was pretty good.  Did you try the salad bar?

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I've never had anything terrible there but its definitely not anything to write home about.

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This post definitely puts things in a more positive light.  I do still worry that all of the development could ruin what was probably the last great relatively undiscovered ski area but at least it doesn't sound like another Sundance.

 

http://ogden-valley.blogspot.com/2013/08/summit-outside-from-inside.html

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Call me a grump, but the very idea that perhaps the greatest bastion of old school ma-and-pa skiing is owned by a bunch of trust fund hipsters and young Hollywood types is slowly sucking the soul out of the place. I'll try not focusing on it, but skiing where CW stars and hipster bands just held their latest "get in touch with nature brainstorm sesh" just flies in th face of what Pow Mow was traditionally all about. I know the last owners had controversial plans that could have ruined the place, too, but at least they kept a low profile while their plans fell through. I'm already getting sick of reading about PM from the POV of stodgy Forbes types.

I'm just glad Snowbasin lowered its pass prices. I'll probably go to the new 2-class PM less and less.
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Call me a grump, but the very idea that perhaps the greatest bastion of old school ma-and-pa skiing is owned by a bunch of trust fund hipsters and young Hollywood types is slowly sucking the soul out of the place. I'll try not focusing on it, but skiing where CW stars and hipster bands just held their latest "get in touch with nature brainstorm sesh" just flies in th face of what Pow Mow was traditionally all about. I know the last owners had controversial plans that could have ruined the place, too, but at least they kept a low profile while their plans fell through. I'm already getting sick of reading about PM from the POV of stodgy Forbes types.

I'm just glad Snowbasin lowered its pass prices. I'll probably go to the new 2-class PM less and less.

except that Snowbasin doesn't seem to get the snow that Powder Mtn. gets.

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except that Snowbasin doesn't seem to get the snow that Powder Mtn. gets.

 

 

But at least it has some pitch. 

 

 

I wouldn't worry about Pow Mow.  The hipsters will come, they'll get bored, they'll leave.  There might be some minimal improvements, but I don't see this really taking off.

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