Duration/Dates3-7 Nights (or more)
Powder Mountain and Snowbasin Resorts are located approximately 1 hour north of Salt Lake City (Powder Mountain is 20-minutes further) and 30-45 minutes from downtown Ogden. Both resorts are located near the beautiful Pineview Reservoir in Ogden Canyon and are close proximity to the Salt Lake City International Airport.
These two resorts are northern Utah’s best kept secrets, with incredible terrain for all ability levels and frequently see less skiers and snowboarders than some of the resorts closer to Salt Lake. Snowbasin was one of the great venues for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, where they hosted the men’s and women’s downhill, Super G, and combined races.
Powder Mountain and Snowbasin are well suited for couples, families, groups of friends, and adventure-seeking solo skiers and snowboarders. There is a good selection of accommodations near both resorts, as well as in the cities of Ogden and Salt Lake. Regardless of whether or not you are looking for a long weekend getaway, mini-week, or full-week of skiing, Endless Turns will arrange a very memorable ski vacation for you to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah!
This beautiful valley located between Powder Mountain and Snowbasin Resorts is known as Ogden Valley, which is made up of two villages, Huntsville and Eden.
Located just on the other side of the mountain is the incorporated city of Ogden. Boasting an old heritage feel with Historic 25th street located downtown. In Ogden, there is plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, from live music at Brewskis to the local brewer Roosters (known for their tasty fish tacos and Pale Ale).
RESORTS IN THE AREA
Snowbasin Resort offers a wonderful variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels and has one of the most advanced lift systems in the western U.S. At the resort, you will travel to the mountain tops in style and comfort.
Snowbasin has 3,300 skiable acres, 107 trails, 12 lifts, 3 terrain parks, a 2,950 foot vertical drop, and some of the most diverse off-piste terrain in Utah! The resort offers wide-open powder bowls, adrenaline-pumping chutes, steep faces, fast groomers, and some of the best tree skiing in North America!
Snowbasin Resort is all about quality and exceptional service, which has been clearly illustrated with the design of their on-mountain day lodges and restaurants. The resort went absolutely all out, even with the design of their restrooms, which are nicer than most of the high end casinos in Las Vegas. The resort even has award-winning chefs serving up fine cuisine for lunch and mountain top dining, with spectacular views.
- Triple 4 High
- Speed Quads 2
- Aerial Tram 1
- Gondolas 2
- Surface 2
- Base Elevation 6,400 ft/1,951 m
- Peak Elevation 9,350 ft/2,850 m
- Vertical Drop 2,950 ft/899 m
- Annual Snowfall
- Average 400 inches (1,016 cms)
- Skiable Acres 3,300
- Beginner 20%
- Intermediate 50%
- Advanced/Expert 30%
- Designated Runs
- Off-Piste & Backcountry
- Yes, both are wonderful.
- Skiing Snowboarding
- Terrain Park
- Offers great terrain for all ability levels, the resort hosted the 2002 Winter Games downhill events, and is located 1 hour from the Salt Lake Airport.
Snowbasin Trail Map
Powder Mountain is an adventurer’s dream with over 8,464 skiable acres (the most of any resort in the United States), 154 designated runs, 9 lifts, 500″+ annual snowfall, 2,519 foot of lift accessible vertical (more, if you are willing to hike for it), 4 snowcat skiing areas, 1,200 acres of off-piste goods to be had in Powder Country (side-country terrain), backcountry tours, 2 terrain parks, and let’s not forget to mention it’s one of the biggest resorts in North America!
Powder Mountain or “Pow Mow”, as the locals call it, is truly a diamond in the rough and a favorite among powder enthusiasts. With all the infinite possibilities of making turns to your heart’s delight, Powder Mountain is also not a place where you will encounter long lift lines.
- Double 1
- Triple 1
- Quad 1
- High-Speed Quads 1
- Platter 1
- Surface 2
- Base Elevation 6,900 ft/2,103 m
- Peak Elevation 9,105 ft/2,775 m
- Vertical Drop 2,205 ft/672 m
- Annual Snowfall
- Average 500 inches (1270 cms)
- Skiable Acres 7,500+
- Beginner 25%
- Intermediate 40%
- Advanced/Expert 35%