North of Salt Lake City and northeast of Ogden, the Powder Mountain Resort ski area has 167 runs spread across 2,800 acres that are served by 6 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 2,205 feet. In addition to the lift-accessed terrain, there are two more inbounds snowboarding areas at Powder Mountain that are served by the Powder Country Shuttle (1,200 acres) and the Lightning Ridge Snowcat (700 acres). And, if that isn't enough for you, there is an extensive backcountry touring area that is served by the Snowcat Powder Safari (3,000 acres) and the DMI/Wolf Canyon Tours (1,000 acres), which leads out to a bus stop. Overall with the off-piste options, there are almost 8,500 acres to explore.
For the freestyle snowboarders, there are two terrain parks to check out including Hidden Lake Terrain Park with its halfpipe and boardcross and Sundown Terrain Park off the Confidence Run.
For some apres ski action, the only option is Powder Keg located at the base area. Other than that, if you want some nightlife you'll have to head back into Ogden to the Alleged or to Brewskis.
To reach the snowboarding at Powder Mountain from Salt Lake City, head north on US15 into Ogden. Exit onto SR39 and head east towards Eden. Before Eden, head north on SR158 and follow past Eden about 20 minutes to the ski area.
Overall, Powder Mountain is the 3rd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 13 snowboarding resorts in Utah. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Powder Mountain including Snowbasin Resort and Wolf Mountain Resort.
Local Contacts: Powder Mountain Ski Area (801) 745-3772
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Columbine Inn, Powder Mountain (801) 745-3772; Red Moose Lodge, Eden (877) 745-0333
Luxury Loding: Northstar Lodgings, Eden (801) 648-7332; Powder Ridge Village Resort
Breakfast Restaurant: JuJu's Kitchen And Bake Shop, Eden
Reference Source: click here http://www.powdermountain.com/
GPS: 41.379385, -111.780825
Date Published: 1/3/2016
Date Updated: 12/18/2017
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