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.
There are numerous options to stay at Powder Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Powder Mountain Mountain 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, 13.2 square miles, or 34.3 square kilometers.
Powder Mountain's slopes see on average 500 inches (12.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 41 feet every year!
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.
Powder Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
60.3out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
Skiable Terrain 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.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Cedar Valley, UT.
Cedar Valley, UT 84013 USA
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Getting to Powder Mountain Mountain 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 Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||45 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 Airport||PVU||Provo, UT||25 mi|
|Ogden Hinckley Airport||OGD||Ogden, UT||73 mi|
|Cedar City Regional Airport||CDC||Cedar City, UT||176 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.
|Sundance||Sundance, UT||8,250 ft||62%||36 mi|
|Snowbird||Snowbird, UT||11,000 ft||67%||41 mi|
|Alta Ski Area||Salt Lake City, UT||11,068 ft||71%||42 mi|
|Brighton||Brighton, UT||10,500 ft||56%||44 mi|
|Solitude Mountain||Salt Lake City, UT||10,488 ft||70%||45 mi|
|Deer Valley||Park City, UT||9,570 ft||68%||48 mi|
|Canyons Village at Park City||Park City, UT||9,990 ft||76%||49 mi|
|Park City (Park City Mountain)||Park City, UT||10,026 ft||76%||52 mi|
|Park City Mountain||Park City, UT||10,026 ft||78%||52 mi|
|Woodward Park City||Park City, UT||6,840 ft||14%||52 mi|
|Nordic Valley (Wolf Mountain)||Eden, UT||6,400 ft||48%||65 mi|
|Eagle Point||Huntsville, UT||10,600 ft||55%||79 mi|
|Snowbasin||Orangeville, UT||9,350 ft||79%||81 mi|
Powder Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,422 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,900 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,522 ft|
(25% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||500 inches|