Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Opening Day at Powder Mountain Resort

Powder Mountain Resort is excited to announce Timberline and Sundown Lifts will begin turning tomorrow, Saturday, December 19th, for the 2020/21 winter season.

Eden, Utah (December 18, 2020) — Powder Mountain Resort is excited to announce Timberline and Sundown Lifts will begin turning tomorrow, Saturday, December 19th, for the 2020/21 winter season. 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. 

For up-to-date information about what to expect during your visit this winter, visit Due to COVID-19, safety precautions and operational changes have been made to ensure guests and staff remain safe and healthy. Powder Mountain will be operating within 3 different scenarios this season, in concurrence with federal, state, and local guidance. Currently, the resort is operating in the RED scenario. Powder Mountain’s goal is to remain open for the entirety of the winter season and will rely heavily on the participation of its patrons and community to respect and adhere to new restrictions and operations.  

This Saturday, Timberline and Sundown 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 at the Sundown Lodge to-go window. The Timberline Lodge will also offer an assortment of delicious food and refreshments at the outdoor to-go window located behind the lodge. All food ordering is now fulfilled online at To-go orders can be scheduled for pick-up in advance.  

Season passes can be picked up at Timberline Lodge from 9am to 4pm daily. The Sundown area will have Confidence Run and Deadhorse Run groomed. The Timberline area will have Drifter Run groomed and all other runs will be ungroomed. UTA shuttle buses will begin operating on Saturday, December 19th.  

Powder Mountain Getaways, the exclusive lodging partner for Powder Mountain, offers discounted lift tickets for guests. Nightly rental offerings include ski accessible homes in the new Summit Powder Mountain neighborhoods, and condos and townhomes in Eden, Utah, located 4 miles from the resort baseThe Adventure Center and Snow Sports School will be offering slightly different programs this year, which can be booked online at Back for its third season, the First Time Ski or Snowboard Family discount will be offered until December 21st for $200, including lessons, tickets, and rental for a family of 4. 

In these unprecedented times, Powder Mountain continues its commitment to be the least crowded major ski resort in North America by limiting ticket sales. Mark Schroetel, Powder Mountain's General Manager, said it best, "Powder Mountain has always been a well-kept secret, known for wide-open terrain, adventurous spirit, and days of powder after a storm. Restricting day tickets on North America’s largest ski resort is how we demonstrate our commitment to safety, providing a genuine skiing experience and to keep Preserving the Pow!" To accommodate lovers of pow this year he added that, "We replaced our enclosed cabin haul cats at Lighting Ridge and Raintree with open air cats and open-air trailers to provide safe access to some of the best powder skiing anywhere. We will also continue to run the Powder Country buses but at much reduced capacity per bus to provide adequate social distancing.  We encourage guests who wish to experience Powder Country to weigh their choices carefully as they are likely to face substantial wait times for shuttles.”  

Although the experience might differ from years past, the skiing will remain exceptional. Powder Mountain Resort, with support from its community, team members, and guests, is ready to provide a great on-mountain experience and is committed to what matters most; the wellbeing of those who will enjoy unrivalled skiing and riding on powder and groomed trails at our resort this season.


Powder Mountain Resort 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 snow cat, fresh snow always awaits.  

For additional information, media and/or questions contact: 
Jean-Pierre (JP) Goulet – 
Marketing and Communications Manager 
Powder Mountain Resort