What is the relationship between Powder Mountain and Summit Series?
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.
Has Powder Mountain ever had plans to be a private resort?
From the beginning, we have stated that the mountain will never be privatized. The strongest indication is that the main access roads to all areas of the resort are public state and county roads. We’ve always listened to, and honored, the locals’ expressed desire to preserve the unique character of the mountain by not overcrowding it, continuing to provide side-country experiences, preserving its adventurous spirit and keeping it affordable. Our lift tickets and season passes are significantly less expensive than all our competitors, available for public purchase, and are only sold in limited quantity to preserve the unspoiled, unique and adventurous ski experience that Powder Mountain is known for.
How is Summit Powder Mountain limiting resource consumption on the mountain?
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 promote affordability and sustainability.
As well, we limit our resource consumption in many ways, like creating an efficient trail and lift network, eliminating plastic bottles, and not making snow – the largest use of water and energy for most resorts. We’ve also planted 5,000 trees, put 630 acres of land on the east bench of the Ogden Valley into a conservation easement, and we are working with the Ogden Valley Land Trust to put more than 800 additional acres of land into conservation.
What are Summit Powder Mountain’s environmental policies and sustainability efforts?
Our deep commitment to preserving Powder Mountain’s delicate ecosystem impacts every aspect of the Powder Mountain development plan. We’ve 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 Disturbance Ecology and Management, Wildland Fire Science and Snow and Avalanche Science at Utah State University. He was hired to help us move our development and any on-mountain activation in a sustainable and environmentally healthy direction..
We have also partnered with the University of Utah, Utah State University and Weber State University to create an Innovation Zone that will explore next-generation emerging technologies. The Innovation Zone will explore utilizing cleaner utilities like electric, water, and sewer at Powder Mountain, in partnership with local utilities and regulators.
How does Summit Powder Mountain’s philosophy of stewardship align with the mountain?
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 double in size and scope to ours, and construction of two highly water-consumptive golf courses and a water park.
The new master plan was well-vetted by various local/regional wildlife and environmental agencies and groups, and limited to a small percentage of the overall property acreage, with approximately 80% of the project’s Weber County lands retained as open space.
What’s going on with Powder Mountain’s water rights?
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 continue 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 by Powder Mountain. We consistently meet all monitoring and reporting requirements associated with approval.
Sustainable-use parameters including prohibitions on permanent irrigation on the mountain have been implemented. We have also continuously met and collaborated with all interested parties and stakeholders relative to the water constraints associated with the Ogden Valley, and Powder Mountain’s plan relative to the sustainable use of our water resources.
What are distances between SLC Int’l airport, Ogden, Eden, and Powder Mountain?
- SLC Airport → Ogden 40 miles/40 minutes
- SLC Airport → Eden, 56 Miles/1 Hour
- Eden → top of Powder Mountain 6 miles/15 minutes
How do I get to and from the airport?
- Uber and Lyft are great options to get to and from the airport and around the Wasatch front.
- We also recommend a local option: Black Diamond Shuttles.
- In addition, SLC Int’l airport services include; Shuttle Express (801.596.1600) and Utah Mountain Shuttle (801.808.1367) who have a desk in the Ground Transportation area of the airport.
Where can I rent a car?
- If you have booked your lodging with Powder Mountain Getaways, you will receive discounted rates on car rentals from Enterprise by presenting your confirmation number. Call them directly at 801.715.1617 to inquire about open hours and availability.
- SLC Int’l airport has a Rental Car Shuttle across from baggage claim with most major car rental companies represented.
Is there public transportation and when are they available?
- There is a UTA bus schedule posted here that provides access to the two ski resorts in the area as well as routes to and from Ogden.
- Adults/Youth: $4.50 one way
- Seniors: $2.25 one way
- Season Pass: $35
What can I expect to be in our lodging when I show up?
Powder Mountain Getaways Lodging supplies small amenity bottles of shampoos, lotion and soaps in each bathroom for your convenience. We also supply towels, sheets, dish soap, dish detergent, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and a starter pack of paper towels and toilet paper.
Where can I get liquor, wine, beer, and other alcoholic drinks?
Outpost Spirits is located inside Arbor Lodge. Monday – Saturday / 10am – 8pm
Where is the closest hospital?
Hospitals with 24/7 emergency care:
- McKay-Dee Hospital
4401 Harrison Blvd, Ogden UT 84403 f
- Ogden Regional
5475 S 500 E, Ogden UT 84405
Urgent Care Facilities:
- Ogden Clinic
1159 12th Street, Ogden UT 84404
- North Ogden InstaCare
2400 N Washington Blvd, North Ogden UT 84414
How do I find out about upcoming events in Ogden Valley and beyond?
Salt Lake City
How do I know the conditions of the mountain?
The Powder Mountain website updates during the winter every morning to inform visitors of the recent snow totals, road conditions, operating lifts and terrain status.
- Powder Mountain’s Website
- National Weather Service for in/near PowMow
- PowMow Mesowest Condition (a weather station at Hidden Lake)
- Utah Avalanche Center // Necessary for any backcountry adventure.
- Open Snow Report
- PowMow Twitter and Instagram
- UDOT Road conditions
What is the emergency number for ski patrol?
Available during the winter season only. 801.745.3772 ext. #123
What are some local community resources good to know of?
- For Non-Emergency Dispatch, call Weber County Sheriff’s Office at 801.629.8221 or the Fire Department at 801.745.2315
- When an injured animal is found call the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at 801.814.7888
I see there are homes being built on the mountain, how can I get more information?