Powder Mountain has been continuously owned and operated by the same family since opening in 1972. Dr. Alvin Cobabe, his daughter Aleta Cobabe, and granddaughter Jamie Lythgoe serve on the management team. At 87, Dr. Cobabe is still active in the resort’s operations.
While horseback riding with friends along Lightning Ridge in the 1950s, someone casually mentioned that the terrain would make a great ski resort. The idea rang true with Dr. Cobabe and he began to amass adjacent property adding to the thousands acquired from his father. When the resort opened on February 19, 1972, he owned 14,000 acres (57 km²).
Only the Sundown lift was open during Powder Mountain’s first season. The area was lit for night skiing and the instructors taught skiing. Food was prepared on an outdoor barbecue. The Main Lodge, the Sundown Lodge and the Timberline lift were added to operations in the 1972/73 season.
Dates of Season:
Mid-November – Mid-April
Trails & Terrain:
•Terrain: Lift-Served: 2800 acres Skiable Served: 5500 acres
•One double, One triple which is being replaced with a quad, One fixed quad,
and One detachable quad
•113 marked trails with vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing; 2500 acres of
snowcat backcountry skiing
•Terrain Difficulty: 25% Beginner; 40% Intermediate; 35% Advanced
•Longest Run: 3.3 miles (Hellfire)
•Terrain Parks: 2
Snowfall & Temperatures:
•Average Snowfall: 404 inches annually
•Summit Elevation: 8900 ft lift served; 9422 ft via snowcat
•Base Elevation: 6900 ft
•Vertical Drop: 2000 ft lift-served ; 2522 ft via snowcat
HOW TO GET THERE:
Salt Lake City International Airport services over 600 non-stop flights daily.
Take I-15 North to Odgen’s 12th Street, Turn east and follow the signs through Ogden Canyon.
Rental Car Service’s are located through-out the Salt Lake City Airport