Powder Mountain Ski Resort

Powder Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Utah in USA. The resort is in the town of Cedar Valley, UT. We recently ranked all of Utah's ski resorts, so you can see where Powder Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Powder Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Powder Mountain Lodging:

Powder Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Powder Mountain has a total of 154 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 8,464 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 3,425 hectares, 13 square miles, or 34 square kilometers.

Powder Mountain's slopes see on average 400 inches (157 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 33 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
8,464(34 km2)
Annual Snowfall
400"(157 cm)

Powder Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Powder Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,422 feet, or 2,872 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,900 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,522 feet (769 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 9,422 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,422'(2,872 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,522'(769 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,900'(2,103 m)

Powder Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
58.4out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Powder Mountain's difficulty level of 58.4 is above average. 75% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Powder Mountain has 8,464 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Powder Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 40% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 35% as expert.
25%(2,116 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
40%(3,386 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
35%(2,962 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Powder Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Powder Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 65% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Powder Mountain Ski Resort Location

Powder Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Utah, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Cedar Valley, UT.

Cedar Valley, UT 84013 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
40.15000, -112.18000

Getting to Powder Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Powder Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 40.15000, -112.18000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Cedar Valley, UT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Powder Mountain Ski Resort.

Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT45 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Powder Mountain.

Provo-Utah Lake International AirportPVUProvo, UT25 mi
Ogden Hinckley AirportOGDOgden, UT73 mi
Cedar City Regional AirportCDCCedar City, UT176 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Powder Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Powder Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
SundanceSundance, UT8,250 ft58%36 mi
SnowbirdSnowbird, UT11,000 ft83%41 mi
AltaSalt Lake City, UT10,550 ft53%42 mi
BrightonBrighton, UT10,500 ft53%44 mi
SolitudeSalt Lake City, UT10,035 ft53%45 mi
Deer ValleyPark City, UT9,570 ft65%48 mi
Park City MountainPark City, UT10,000 ft76%52 mi
Woodward Park CityPark City, UT6,840 ft14%52 mi
Nordic Valley (Wolf Mountain)Eden, UT6,400 ft42%65 mi
Eagle PointHuntsville, UT10,600 ft53%79 mi
SnowbasinOrangeville, UT9,350 ft62%81 mi

Powder Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation9,422 ft
Base Elevation6,900 ft
Vertical Drop2,522 ft
(25% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  35% Expert)
Skiable Acres8,464
Avg. Annual Snowfall400 inches
Powder Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats