Powder Mountain, UT, Now Allowing Uphill Access For Touring

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Paradise, Powder Mountain, UT. | Photo: SnowBrains

Powder Mountain closed out the season with 566″ of snowfall, shutting down operations two weeks ago. Yet dozens of feet of snow still sits on the mountain, which currently has a 90″ base despite its lifts not running. To make use of that deep snowpack, Pow Mow has decided to allow uphill access for touring this spring. Here are the details, taken from the Powder Mountain website:

Closed for the 22/23 Winter Season

On behalf of the Powder Mountain team, we would like to thank all the guests who joined us for the incredible 22/23 winter season on or off the hill!

It was a record-breaking season, with the highest snowpack base of 165 inches ever recorded since Powder Mountain open in 1972. We received 565″ of snow, bringing us to our 6th snowiest season ever since we started recording snowfall in 1977. The longest 24 hours without snow was only 5 days!

Finally, we would like to sincerely thank all our incredible staff who showed up day-in, day-out, with a smile on their face, and ensured the mountain was ready to open by 9am. The Powder Mountain team members are truly special and pride themselves in providing an exceptional experience for our guests.

Off-Season Uphill Policy

When winter resort operations aren’t open or during shoulder seasons, uphill travel is allowed on Powder Mountain’s private property. Please respect Powder Mountain’s property and be wary of resort vehicles. This is a backcountry setting at the guests own risk, with no patrol or avalanche mitigation services offered.

Powder Mountain reserves the right to close access to the mountain at anytime. Avalanche training and gear are encouraged. Guests are asked to not interfere with or load ski lifts. In the event of an emergency, call 911. For more information see Utah Recreation Code 57-14-2.

With as much snow as there is sitting on Powder Mountain’s empty slopes, the skiing and riding will likely still be good well into June—you’ll just have to earn it. 

Springtime at Powder Mountain. | Photo courtesy SnowBrains

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