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Powder Mountain Gets Noticed in NYC

post #1 of 15
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Nice article about Powder Mountain in the Times today. Some nice pics, too! Fun to know a little more about this "off-the-beaten-path" resort.

post #2 of 15

there is no powder there, its all at alta.

 

Honestly they are from NY what do those people know?

post #3 of 15

Powder mountain hasn't been an off the beaten path resort for a couple of years now.  It's an OK place to ski. might be worth a day trip.  

 very few and short steep shots  It is subject to to much sun and long long long boring runouts back to the lift.  it is good place to go if you wish to try your hand at skiing powder and crud.

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

 

there is no powder there, its all at alta.

 

Honestly they are from NY what do those people know?

 

I won't disagree with you that us folks from NY don't know anything (though I'm originally from Philly, myself), but I just thought it fair to point out that the author of the article, Stephen Regenold, is from Minneapolis.

post #5 of 15

Pure fluff... but I too am wondering if that "extreme skier" ever made it down alive? Anyone know?

post #6 of 15

PowMow is a fun place, but I'd have to say that 7000 acres is a bit inflated.

JF

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PowMow is a fun place, but I'd have to say that 7000 acres is a bit inflated.

JF

 

It's including the heli skiing, cat skiing, backcountry, slackcountry, resort area, probably the parking lot...

 

JH is 3.5k OB and 2.5k in bounds, for 6k total.

post #8 of 15

A lot of the inbounds acers are hike to terrain and still rather flat.

post #9 of 15

You can find untracked stuff for DAYS after a storm.  I mean really first tracks kind of don't cross a single path powder.  No - not super steep and the run outs sometimes are a bummer, but everything else is super fun.  A very memorable place. 

post #10 of 15

Agreed. PowMow is a unique, fun skiing/riding experience--where else do you get such an accessible combination of helicopter (pay-per-ride or day), cat skiing (pay-per-ride or day), hike-to and shuttle-serviced terrain? No where I've ever been or read about. No, it's not Snowbird and doesn't have the steeps or vertical of some places, but it also doesn't have the crowds or all-out rush to the goods. Stroll there five days after a storm and find pure fresh tracks somewhere. Glad to see it defined in this article by what it is, rather than what it's not.

post #11 of 15

Untracked 5 days after a strom? No way. The place has been discovered.  Seems Powder Mountain is on everyones most ski list.

  Same thing for Snowbasin.

post #12 of 15

One day I'd like to take my wife -- a really strong skier who's just a novice in powder -- for a week of confidence-building immersion somewhere. Would bring the kids too. Who gets the vote? Pow Mow? Targhee? Whitewater? Opinions?

post #13 of 15

Alright keep thinking that. You're probably right, not worth the trip.
 

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Untracked 5 days after a strom? No way. The place has been discovered.  Seems Powder Mountain is on everyones most ski list.

  Same thing for Snowbasin.


 

post #14 of 15

It isn't a matter of what I'm Thinking it is what i'm seeing at both Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.  I ski both and I can honestly tell you that the days of untracked Powder at  days after a storm are no more. 

 

post #15 of 15

I ski them both as well and what you're saying isn't accurate. Perhaps you're trying to protect home court, but I'm pretty sure an article in the New York Times will be read more widely than this forum thread. From your first post, it doesn't sound like you ski Powder much, perhaps you've hit some bad days, but I've been there days after a storm recently and have seen (and taken) plenty of fresh lines.

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