Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Opening Day at Powder Mountain Resort

Powder Mountain Resort is excited to announce Sundown and Timberline Lifts will begin turning tomorrow morning, November 30th, for the 2019–20 winter season.

Eden, UT (November 29, 2019) — Powder Mountain Resort is excited to announce Sundown and Timberline Lifts will begin turning tomorrow morning, November 30th, for the 2019–20 winter season. Known locally as Pow Mow, the resort prides itself on providing a 100% natural snow skiing experience. As soon as additional snow covers the mountain’s 8,464 acres, the Powder Mountain Resort operations team will open more terrain. Please stay tuned to and all social media outlets for up-to-date info. 

This Saturday, Sundown and Timberline Lifts will open for regular operations at 9am. The Sundown area will be open from 9am to 9pm daily. Lucky Slice Pizza will be tossing New York Style pizza and an assortment of drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at Sundown Lodge. The Timberline Lodge and Powder Keg will also offer an assortment of delicious food and refreshments. Season pass pictures and pick-ups will be available at Timberline Lodge beginning, Saturday, November 30th, from 9am to 4:00pm daily. 

Day tickets will be discounted 40% and will increase as more lifts and terrain open. The Sundown area will have Confidence Run, Deadhorse Run and the lower portion of the Sundown Terrain Park groomed, including three to five features set up. The Timberline area will have Drifter Run groomed and all other runs will be ungroomed. UTA shuttle buses will begin operations on December 14th. 

In remembrance of the loved ones Powder Mountain Resort lost last season, they have updated and added new trails including, Woody’s World, Amy’s 3 Mile, and Powder Hog. This year's Week of Giving will benefit non-profits chosen by the families of Powder Mountain’s staff who lost their lives during last season. Save on day tickets and donate to charities during the week of December 16th. 

New for the 2019/20 winter season, Powder Mountain Getaways will be the exclusive lodging partner for Powder Mountain and off lift tickets with each lodging package. Powder Mountain Getaways will be offering ski accessible rental homes in the new Summit Powder Mountain neighborhoods. The Adventure Center and Snow Sports School will continue their partnership with the GoSnow app, providing guests the ability to book instructors or guides online via your phone, with the ability to rate their experience. The Snow Sports School will also be offering pop up clinics, women and youth-specific programs, and discounts via the app. Back for its second season, the First Time Ski or Snowboard Family discount saves $350 for a family lesson of 4 learning to ski or ride. The Powder Stash Card is also back to help skiers and snowboarders who missed out on season passes to receive discounts on day tickets. Starting at $99 the card includes a free lift ticket and saves the cardholder 20% per additional day ticket purchased. 

Powder Mountain continues its commitment to be the most uncrowded major ski resort in North America by limiting ticket sales to 1,500 per day. “Powder Mountain has always been a well-kept secret, known for wide-open terrain, an adventurous spirit and days of powder after a storm. With more people discovering Pow Mow every year, we had to do something radically different to preserve the Pow Mow experience. Restricting day tickets to 1,500 per day on 8,400 acres is a totally different model than the volume model we see becoming so common in today’s ski industry and demonstrates our absolute commitment to Preserving the Pow!” said Mark Schroetel, General Manager of Powder Mountain Resort. “In a further effort to maintain the Pow Mow experience, we cap Season Pass sales at 3,000. This 

is the first year we have sold out of passes prior to the season and highly encourage people to sign up for the wait list to improve their chances of getting a pass next year” added Schroetel. 

Green Initiatives 

Powder Mountain Resort is pleased to announce our continued pledge to be 100% plastic water bottle free with the help of Mizu, who installed water stations 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 Protect Our Winter’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 2019/20 winter events schedule can be found at and our Facebook event page. From live music at the Powder Keg, to rail jams at Sundown, Powder Mountain Resort is your destination for winter fun. The following events are highlights of the most popular events. 

Week of Giving – Donate goods and cash during the week of December 16th and ski at a discounted rate. 

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

4th 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, February 29th at the Sundown Parking Lot. 

13th Annual Powder Mountain Grom Fest – Join Powder Mountain Resort Saturday, January 11th and Saturday, February 8th for the annual Grom Fest. This event is for skiers and snowboarders ages 12 and under. There will be a slalom course and a small slopestyle set up. Jamboree – This is a ladies-only weekend-long retreat, including competitions, clinics, dining, yoga, and more spanning from Thursday, February 6th to Sunday, February 9th. Registration is open at 

World Telemark Day – Powder Mountain Resort will be hosting the annual World Telemark Day, March 7th, which will include vendors, discounts, and live music. 

Uinta Brewery Pop-Up w/ Hovland Snowskates – Uinta Brewery will be hosting a few pop-up events during the winter season with the help of Hovland Snowskates. Enjoy good beer and a chance to try out the no binding craze. 

Military Appreciation Days – All Military (active duty, veterans, retired service members) personnel ski free on Friday, March 27th and April 3rd. Dependents and HAFB contractors receive discounts. 

Closing Weekend – Powder Mountain Resort’s season will end on Easter Sunday, April 12th, 2020. 


About Powder Mountain: Powder Mountain is a one of a kind year-round resort hanging its hat on skier experience, adventure and an unprecedented mountain modern village development. Known locally as Pow Mow, the resort boasts the most skiable acreage in North America with 8,464 acres. Preserving the Pow Mow experience and keeping the mountain uncrowded is made possible by capping day passes at 1,500 daily and season passes at 3,000 yearly, which allows for an average of three acres per skier. Powder Mountain is known for its unconventional way of accessing all its terrain; from lift to bus to snowcat, you'll always be able to find fresh snow.