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    Neighbor Spotlight: What Inspires Patrick Maloney

    By Courtney Williams | May 29, 2020

    Patrick Maloney couldn’t afford to take any chances when talk of the COVID19 crisis was heating up in late February. With an 18-month old at home, and his wife pregnant with their second child, finding a safe place to isolate was paramount.  As a frequent visitor to Powder and a longtime member of the Summit... Read More

    Neighbor Spotlight: Ryan Byrne’s Return to the Mountains

    By Courtney Williams | May 22, 2020

    “Right when I think I have some grasp of this place I discover something new,” says Ryan Byrne, who’s still adjusting to the sheer size of Powder Mountain. “Earlier this year I overheard this guy on the lift say, ‘Man, some people can’t handle this much horizon.’ I’m not exactly sure what that means…but I... Read More

    Whatever It Takes: The High Value of Hot Chocolate Showdowns in the Sky Lodge

    By Courtney Williams | March 6, 2020

    “We are using social entrepreneurship as a vehicle to teach emotional intelligence, self-worth, self-confidence, and self-value.  It is the perfect tool to learn those things.”  – Sarah Hernholm If you spent any time in Powder Mountain’s Sky Lodge during recent neighborhood events you undoubtedly came across the groundbreaking hot chocolate concoctions up for grabs. The... Read More

    Derek Taylor: 5 Reasons Why I Love Powder Mountain

    By Courtney Williams | March 5, 2020

    Derek Taylor has been an authoritative voice in the ski world for more than two decades. The former editor of Powder Magazine has skied and written about every snow-covered corner of the globe over the course of his career. When it came time to settle down, however, he chose Northern Utah for a few reasons,... Read More

    How Dr. Jaymie Henry and the Summit Powder Mountain Community are Impacting the World

    By Courtney Williams | February 23, 2020

    In 2017, Dr. Jaymie Henry tasked a group of international surgeons, nonprofit leaders, and startup founders to bring her ambitious dream to life: bring simple surgeries to the masses with a scalable solution. The group spent the weekend on top of Summit Powder Mountain for one of the inaugural Summit Institute lab events, which is... Read More

    Meet Greg Arnette, Quite Possibly the Coolest Snowboard Instructor in the World

    By Courtney Williams | February 21, 2020

    Powder Mountain is renowned for its friendly smalltown staff, and Greg Arnette is one reason why. A master motivator, he’s rarely spotted without a huge smile. At 60-something, he’s full of youthful exuberance, which explains his thirst for adventure and the six-pack abs he hides under his thermals. For the past 20 years, Arnette has... Read More

    Bryan Meehan of Blue Bottle Coffee Shares 3 Vital Business Lessons With His Powder Mountain Neighbors

    By Courtney Williams | February 21, 2020

    Bryan Meehan gave an insightful interview in front of his Powder Mountain neighbors during the Presidents’ Weekend gathering. The Irish-born serial entrepreneur is CEO of Blue Bottle Coffee, which he purchased in 2012. By then, the Harvard Business School grad had already started and sold two businesses. Fresh & Wild, a London based chain of... Read More

    Catching Up With Award-Winning Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons

    By Courtney Williams | February 21, 2020

    “Everything around here is appropriately named,” says Brian Mackay-Lyons. “Paradise, Eden, especially Powder Mountain. It’s impossible to describe its beauty: the alpine meadows, the Ogden Valley, the Wasatch range and the Salt Lake basin off on the horizon.”    Back in 2013, the award-winning architect from Nova Scotia, who’s famous for his understated eco-conscious homes,... Read More

    Powder Mountain’s Strict Skier Cap Grabs Mainstream Press Headlines

    By Courtney Williams | February 16, 2020

    Overcrowding is a big deal these days, as the pastime enjoys a popularity surge, and as sales of Epic and Ikon passes spike. These multi-resort passes, available for as little as $700, are now honored in some manner by nearly every major resort in North America. But not every resort wants to be part of this phenomenon,... Read More

    Don’t Blow Your Next Ski Vacation

    By Courtney Williams | February 11, 2020

    Blowout crowds at the country’s top resorts have been earning a lot of worrisome headlines of late. Both big juggernauts in the ski resort biz, Alterra Mountain Co. and Vail Resorts, have been enjoying great success with the popularity of their IKON and EPIC passes. And while that may be good for their shareholders it’s... Read More