Reed Hastings, co-founder and executive chairman of Netflix, has purchased the majority of the Summit Series’ founders’ ownership stake in Powder Mountain, UT. Greg Mauro remains the other co-owner. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Hastings assumes one of Powder Mountain’s five board seats and will share oversight of management and operations.
The largest ski resort in the United States by skiable acres, Powder Mountain operates on pristine land above Northern Utah’s Ogden Valley. The resort spans 8,464 acres, has 154 trails, nine lifts, two terrain parks, a diverse mix of mountain lodging, and a unique policy of capping day passes and season pass sales to provide a guest-first ski experience. Avid snowboarders, Reed and his wife Patty bought the property eight years ago and built a home on Powder Mountain.
“Patty and I love this mountain community and want to see it flourish. We’re looking forward to being a part of Powder Mountain’s future and to help safeguard what makes this place special. Also, we look forward to funding some lift upgrades, restaurants, and enhanced parking!”
– Reed Hastings
The addition of Hastings to Powder’s ownership and board comes months after recruiting the new General Manager, Kevin Mitchell, who brings experience in resort operations and development to Powder’s leadership team. Mitchell was GM of California’s Homewood Mountain Resort for a decade prior to joining Powder Mountain.
“With Kevin’s background, and Reed joining the ownership, we can move forward together with a shared purpose led by a seasoned and talented team.”
– Greg Mauro, Powder Mountain long-time majority owner
Reed adds, “Elliott Bisnow and crew had a big dream that partially came true. Greg and I are excited to improve Powder Mountain further.”
ABOUT Powder Mountain
With over 500 inches of annual snowfall, Powder Mountain sits on some of North America’s premier terrain an hour north of Salt Lake City International Airport. Daily caps on lift tickets and yearly caps on season passes have preserved a uniquely un-crowded resort experience. On peak days, Powder Mountain typically has 1/10th the number of skiers found at large EPIC and IKON resorts. A suite of cat-skiing options provides further opportunities for skiers and boarders to experience untouched snow throughout the winter. In the summer months, the newly opened Powder Mountain Bike Park offers downhill mountain biking and a growing trail system for recreation on the mountain. In addition, an expanding family-friendly network of trails—approaching 50 miles— features unrivaled views from 8000 feet elevation and no more than 5% slope change, including Powder’s famous Brim Trail. For more information, visit PowderMountain.com.