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Category: Sustainability

    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

    Powder Mountain’s Commitment to a Crowd Free Skiing Experience

    By Courtney Williams | January 17, 2020

    With more than 8400 acres of skiable terrain and the tightest set of ticket sales in the industry, Powder Mountain’s commitment to a crowd-free experience is unprecedented.   Does this story sound familiar? After spending a small fortune on travel, lodging, and ski equipment, you tell yourself it will all be worthwhile so long as... Read More

    How does Summit Powder Mountain’s philosophy of stewardship align with the mountain?

    By Courtney Williams | December 11, 2019

    There is no disconnect between our philosophy as a resort and resort community and how we treat our mountain. Our foundational philosophy is based in protecting the mountain and its natural environs. A major motivating factor in acquiring Powder Mountain was to save it from the planned overdevelopment of its previous owners, which included a master plan that was... Read More

    What are Summit Powder Mountain’s environmental policies and sustainability efforts?

    By Courtney Williams | December 7, 2019

    The Summit Powder Mountain development is designed to make a minimal environmental impact and preserve the mountain’s ecosystem. We’ve also added a full-time Ecosystem Specialist with over 40 years of experience to our team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Master of Science in Forestry and Ph.D. in Biology, and is a retired Professor of Forest... Read More

    What’s going on with Powder Mountain’s water rights?

    By Courtney Williams | December 7, 2019

    After undergoing a highly scrutinized and collaborative process to obtain and fully utilize our water rights, we gained approval through the State Engineer by meeting and complying with – and continuing to meet and comply with – specific, required mitigation measures and conditions. These measures involved developing a plan that utilized the existing 400 acres/foot of water already owned... Read More

    Summit Powder Mountain: The Master Plan

    By Courtney Williams | December 3, 2019

    When Summit’s community of entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and artists rallied to save Powder Mountain from the scourge of massive overdevelopment in 2013 they countered with a simple vision: keep Powder Mountain’s magical experience intact by harnessing its natural beauty, and making it a year-round place for their purpose-driven community to gather, play, plan, learn,... Read More

    Our Sustainable Design Commitment to Powder Mountain

    By Courtney Williams | December 3, 2019

    Mitigating our environmental impact is at the forefront of everything we do at Powder Mountain. Our foundational philosophy is to preserve the exquisite ecosystem that makes this place one of the most enchanting, inspiring places on the planet. Within our community, ecologically driven design and development ensures the ethereal landscape and all it protects will... Read More

    How Powder Mountain is helping the Eden Community and Counties like Weber and Cache

    By Courtney Williams | December 2, 2019

    Since taking ownership of Powder Mountain, we’ve helped ski operations grow consistently, offering more seasonal and full-time job opportunities to the residents of Ogden Valley and surrounding communities while helping Powder Mountain remain an economically viable, independent resort. We’ve created around 80 jobs through our resort offerings, plus provided job opportunities for people in the... Read More

    How is Summit Powder Mountain limiting resource consumption on the mountain?

    By Courtney Williams | December 1, 2019

    Our Design Guidelines promote the responsible development of residences on Powder Mountain. Specifically, we incorporate the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (similar to LEED certification), which speaks to energy efficiency, water conservation, and other green practices. Development plans limit residential building sizes, incorporating small homes and micro-units into the core of our future Village to... Read More

    What is the relationship between Powder Mountain and Summit Series?

    By Courtney Williams | December 1, 2019

    Summit Series and Powder Mountain are two distinctly different organizations. Powder Mountain is a mountain resort and community-owned by a joint venture between the founders of Summit Series and two venture capitalists who live seasonally in Eden, Utah. Our deep commitment to preserving Powder Mountain’s delicate ecosystem impacts every aspect of the Powder Mountain development... Read More