Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Christmas Eve Opening Day at Powder Mountain Resort

Santa Delivers a day early. Powder Mountain Resort will begin turning Sundown Lift Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, for the 2017/18 winter season.

Eden, Utah – Santa Delivers a day early. Powder Mountain Resort will begin turning Sundown Lift Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, for the 2017/18 winter season. As soon as additional snow covers the mountains 8,464 acres, more terrain will open. Since Powder Mountain prides itself on providing a 100% natural skiing experience, seasons with late starts are inevitable, but typically translate into great winters.  Please stay tuned to ""> and all social media outlets for up to date info.

Sundown Lift and Lodge will be open from 9am to 4:30pm daily. Lucky Slice Pizza will be tossing delicious New York Style pizza and offering an assortment of drinks and snacks for purchase. Day tickets start at $30 and will increase as more terrain opens. The Sundown Area will have Confidence Run, Deadhorse Run and the lower portion of the Sundown Terrain Park groomed. The terrain park will have three to five features setup. UTA shuttle buses will begin normal operations tomorrow, December 24.

Starting Saturday, December 25 the " href="">Powder Kegwill begin nightly live music performances, complimenting a new Asian influenced menu. Season pass pictures and pick-ups will be available at Timberline Lodge from 9am to 4:30pm daily. A Powder Mountain shuttle will run between Sundown Lodge and Timberline Lodge for extra parking, season pass pictures, and access to a rowdy time in the Powder Keg.

New for the 2017/18 Winter

As the first resort to establish a truly meaningful cap on day and season passes, Powder Mountain is pleased to announce a lower day pass cap to provide skiers and snowboarders an unprecedented experience on hill. 1,500 tickets are available daily. “We strive to maintain the uncrowded, wide open, adventurous experience Pow Mow is known for. The reduction in the day ticket cap proves that we are truly committed to Preserving the Pow!” said Mark Schroetel, General Manager of Powder Mountain Resort.

Last season, Powder Mountain became the largest lift accessible resort in North America, made possible by the addition of two new lifts adding 1,000 + acres of new terrain. During summer months, the resort’s trail crew cleared new trails and added over 50 acres of tree skiing terrain in Mary’s Bowl. Hippie Hill is now be accessible to guests via both Village and Mary’s Lift adding another 250 acres of terrain to explore.

Out with the old, in with the BLUE. This year Powder Mountain brings you a new line up of exciting brands and beverage choices when you visit the mountain. Pepsi Cola of Ogden, will bring their full portfolio of beverages to resort facilities, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Bai, Polar, Fiji, and Starbucks. Along with greater variety and healthier choices, Pepsi Cola also brings their industry leading marketing and events teams to help create a year-round calendar of fun family events and extreme activities associated with brands like Mountain Dew. Powder Mountain looks forward to a strong partnership with The Pepsi Posse events team, their ongoing commitment to community and the brands they represent. Pepsi Cola of Ogden is local and family owned since 1932, and part of the Admiral Beverage family since 1979.

Green Initiatives

Powder Mountain Resort is pleased to announce our continued partnerships with Mizu Water Bottles and POW (Protect Our Winters). Powder Mountain maintains a pledge to be 100% plastic water bottle free with the help of Mizu, who installed water stations last season in every lodge to promote the use of refillable water bottles. The Admiral Beverage Company/Pepsi will also reinforce our efforts in recycling plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Furthermore, Powder Mountain is pleased to help spread POW’s message to our guests. “Our snow comes from Mother Nature and we are 100% reliant on Her for our amazing powder. We strongly believe in POW’s educational outreach and lobbying efforts to protect our most cherished resource” said Schroetel.

Winter Events

The 2017/18 winter events schedule can be found at and our Facebook event page. From live music at Powder Keg, to rail jams at Sundown, Powder Mountain is your place for winter fun. 

Powder Keg Live Music - Located in Timberline lodge, the Powder Keg is your one-stop-shop for food, beer, and live music. To find out more about which bands are playing and when, check out our Facebook. 

The 2nd Annual Turn N’ Burn Derby presented by Lucky Slice and Salomon Snowboards - The Turn N’ Burn Derby is a snowboard-only banked slalom held Saturday, January 6th at the Sundown Parking Lot. Registration is open at

11th Annual Powder Mountain Grom Fest - Join us Saturday, January 27th and Saturday, February 24th for the 11th annual Grom Fest. This event is for skiers and snowboarders age 12 and under. There will be a slalom course and a small slope style set up. Jamboree - This is a ladies-only competition and clinic series Saturday, February 3rd and Saturday March 3rd at Sundown. Registration for the competition starts at 10am and the Jam is at noon. Clinics and Demos to follow.

Terrain Park Rail Jam - All ages rail jam, hosted Saturday, March 10th at Sundown. 

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 31st. More details coming soon 

Closing Weekend Party - Saturday, April 14th. More details coming soon


As one the first resorts to cap day and season passes, Powder Mountain is a one of a kind resort hanging its hat on skier experience, adventure and an unprecedented mountain modern village development. With the addition of two new lifts last year, the throwback mom and pop style resort boasts the most skiable acreage in North America with 8,464 acres. Preserving the Pow Mow experience is made possible by capping day passes at 1,500 daily and adult season passes at 1,500 yearly, which allows for an average of three acres per skier.