Skiers in the U.S. know how great the state of Utah is in terms of adventures throughout the year. From world-class mountain biking in summer to amazing skiing and snowboarding in winter, there are literally hundreds of amazing destinations to choose from no matter what you enjoy. Not far from Salt Lake City Utah, skiers can find more than a few amazing ski resorts. While better known resorts may be the most popular, other amazing resorts including Powder Mountain offer their own appeal and locals know, this is one you won’t want to miss. Recently ranked one of the “best value resorts” by Ski Magazine, Island Trader Vacations invites you to learn more about this great winter destination for travel.
Once the winter range for a herd of sheep of Frederick James Cobabe, this close to 7,000 acres of skiable terrain is now considered a premier ski destination. Opened in 1972, the resort grew over the years and today, the resort area includes multiple lodges, tows, quads, over 140 runs, two terrain parks and the largest number of skiable acres of any resort in the U.S. Backcountry tours, over 500 inches of real snow and even off-road expeditions further set this resort apart from others.
- Open from Mid November – Mid April
- Over 7,000 acres skiable acres
- Backcountry tour area
- 500+ inches of natural snow
- Vertical drop 2,500’+
- 144 Runs
- Summit elevation – 8900’ Hidden Lake Lodge
- Summit elevation – 9422’ Lightening Ridge
- Two terrain parks
A “true” mountain resort, skiers planning on heading to this part o f the Wasatch Mountains should consider the weather and the road conditions before traveling. Of note, you will often be required to carry chains and use snowtires. You can find out more about snow and avalanche conditions in Utah at the utahavalancecenter.org.
Just one of many exciting and popular ski destinations in the U.S., we invite you to explore other resorts with us again. In the meantime, be safe this winter and enjoy the season!