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Powder Mountain

Powder Mountain Ski Resort

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This is Less Than Average for Powder Mountain

Core Strengths

Powder Mountain
Travel Ease
88.6
Overall
75.4
Snow Quality
74.2
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

38

Rank in
Region

27

Rank in
State

7

This resort is often compared with:

Alta
Silver Summit
Solitude
Best time for snow at
Powder Mountain Ski Resort
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Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Powder Mountain Ski Resort

Powder
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Powder Forecast
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True Snow: 350" per year
Snow Quality Rank

24

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

24

Powder Mountain Ski Resort is ranked No. 24 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

15.1%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

20.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

9.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

24

Powder Mountain Ski Resort is ranked No. 24 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

24

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2200 ft

8900 ft
Base Elevation: 6895 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Powder Mountain Ski Resort

Powder Mt. does not maintain formal snow statistics, but in-season reporting over the past decade shows about 10% more snowfall than nearby Snowbasin, which translates to a healthy 350 inches per season. There are very modest skier numbers over a massive 5,000+ acres of terrain, some of it accessed by surface lifts, snowcat and bus shuttles. Thus powder usually degenerates from sun or wind before it is tracked out by skiers. Consequently Powder Mt. is the one of the premier areas for powder skiing in North America.

Accumulation and Preservation

Powder Mt's lowest lift is at 6,900 feet and there is little snowmaking. It averages about 2/3 open at Christmas and is less than half open at Christmas in about 30% of seasons. Powder Mt. has roughly equal shares of north, east and west facing terrain, so much of the powder can set up quickly in late season. January and February are the most reliable months at Powder Mt.