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Powder Mtn, UT Development

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"In Weber, the expansion would include 610 single-family homes, 850 townhomes and condos, 320 hotel rooms, five lodges, two 18-hole golf courses and one firehouse. On the Cache Valley side, the expansion would consist of a hotel and about 800 dwelling units, said Wendell Morse, Cache County's development services director. "


Full story:

http://www.standard.net/live/News/118102/
post #2 of 20
Very interesting--thanks for the link. Sounds like it is years in the future if anything happens at all.
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There is a lot of potential there. What they need is a couple of good bars! A few restaurants would help too. It's the middle of nowhere out there.
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There is a lot of potential there. What they need is a couple of good bars! A few restaurants would help too. It's the middle of nowhere out there.

You could just stay in RI, plenty of bars and restaurants there I bet.
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it's so pristine and beautiful it would be a shame to see it developed like that. I'm not sure it would support that much stuff anyway- it's pretty remote. Park City is starting to look like Orange County- but up north there is the land that time forgot - so far.
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Things are heating up over the Powder Mtn development. The owners are trying to incorporate to get around zoning restrictions. The wonderfull Utah legislature passed a bill last year to allow it.


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post #7 of 20
yeah but the mountain sucks....crappy snow:.......... slow lifts:.........trecherous road to acess it:

dont know why anyone would go there
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>yeah but the mountain sucks....crappy snow:.......... slow lifts:.........trecherous road to acess it

i agree!, powder mtn is an oddity, big problem is low elevation and low pitch. during the couple of times i skied there last week of Feb, the sun was getting way high and doing big DAMAGE to the snow, slushville in late feb, worse than Park City resorts eve. nice valley, tremendous people that live there, but buyer beware if you are primarily looking for world class "skiing" resort.
post #9 of 20
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.........trecherous road to acess it:

dont know why anyone would go there
That's the best reason to STAY there then. Don't have to deal with the road, right?
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Actually FEB 3rd they did not even open.... if they cannot get the emergency vehicles could not get up the road so NO LIFTS were able to run...
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Actually,they did open as we were staying there @ Powder Ridge condos. It just took them a while to get the lifts running after 31" of that "crappy snow". Finally let us go around 10 AM. I wish they would leave the area alone- I prefer slow lifts over 6-person high-speed lifts disgorging tons of skiers. Maybe that's why u see so little moguls there.
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incahoots is correct about this unconsitutional land grab.

how would you like to be incorporated into a town and not allowed to vote for your town council? plus how would this developement impact the traffic on non-interstate highways throughout the ogden valley (especially the construction)?

http://ogden-valley.blogspot.com/200...-and-news.html
post #13 of 20
The best, and most-extended powder skiing I've ever done was at Powder Mountain, about 7 years ago. We received fresh snow day after day - not that it mattered since there were so few people.

It's true that the pitch isn't extreme - although James Peak and DMI (the huge "backcountry" area) are respectable.

Regardless, where else can you wallow in knee-deep powder until your legs can't stand it anymore?

Of course, development changes things. Will it still be as attractive once slope-side condos disgorge hordes upon the fresh?
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how would this developement impact the traffic on non-interstate highways throughout the ogden valley (especially the construction)?
One of the advantages of Ogden Valley over the Wasatch Front was the clean air. However, while riding the Needles Express last Tuesday, we noticed that greenish-yellowish haze of Wasatch Front inversions hanging over Eden. 8,500 skiers at Powder Mtn would probably make the Ogden Valley worst then the Wasatch Front.

But, as you said, the bigger issue might be being forced into a new town you don't want to be in, and not having the right to vote for the town council which can tax you. Didn't we have a revolution about that?

Here's an update from the SL Trib:

http://www.sltrib.com//ci_8332820?IA...www.sltrib.com
post #15 of 20
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Powder Mountain has now incorporated as its own town with its own appointed (not elected) mayor and council, and will now be able to set its own zoning. Ain't democracy grand!




http://www.standard.net/live/news/139831/
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Incahoots View Post
Powder Mountain has now incorporated as its own town with its own appointed (not elected) mayor and council, and will now be able to set its own zoning. Ain't democracy grand!




http://www.standard.net/live/news/139831/
Maybe they should just rename it Lake Buena Vista, UT.
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Maybe they should just rename it Lake Buena Vista, UT.
... or maybe Powder Mountain World
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... or maybe Powder Mountain World
Along with --

EPSKAOP (Experimental Prototype Ski Area Of Tomorrow)
Warren Miller Studios
Blizzard Birches Tubing Park
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"Representatives of Powder Mountain gave the commissioners a list of one mayor and five council members, the minimum needed to form a commission."

This is amazing! I would love to see the list of names for Mayor and the council. I wonder if they have the titles of Secretary, COO, and such.

I would be pissed to high heaven if I was living within the boundaries and they did that to me. So heavy handed and anti-democratic.

Anything for a buck.
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There is a lot of potential there. What they need is a couple of good bars! A few restaurants would help too. It's the middle of nowhere out there.
That's the reason it's on my bucket list. I love skiing at places that feel like they're in the middle of nowhere. Those places are becoming fewer each year.

I'll gladly drive 5 hours (much of it on brutal frost heaved roads) to ski at Saddleback. Now, THAT's the "middle of nowhere", despite the fact that it's in the "crowded" Northeast. Isn't Powder only about 50 miles from SLC Airport? An easy drive to get to the middle of nowhere....sounds perfect to me just the way it is.
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