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Powder Mountain Adventures

Powder Mountain Adventures

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Snowcat Skiing and Tours
Book any adventure at the Yurt !

Call 801-745-3772 ext 181 or 182


Snow Cat Skiing

Snowcat Powder Safari

The morning starts with a safety orientation followed by a snowcat ride to over 3,000 acres of exclusive bowls, glades and chutes for a day gliding on powder. The safari is limited to up to 11 guests accompanied by 2 guides. The adventure requires reservations and will only operate when weather and snow conditions allow. Prices include guide service, lunch and avalanche beacon.


December 24 – March 20 $385 /person
Season opening – December 23 & March 21 – closing $360 /person
April 15 – mid May (or as long as conditions permit) $200 /person
Full Private Snowcat reservation (11 seats) $3,850

HOT DEAL- Book a Full Private Snowcat at $3,850 and the 11th seat is Free.

For more information, call 801-745-3772 ext. 181 or 182

Reservations for a Full Day Excursion
1-801-745-3772 Ext 181 or 182

Snowcat Sunset Safari


The guided tours take guests to mountain peaks between 8,600 and 9,100 feet all with unobstructed views of Ogden Valley, the Wasatch Mountains and beyond to the Unita Mountain Range.  The tour will culminate with alfresco dining while watching the sun set over the Wasatch Mountains.  On the return trip, moonlight turns the snow covered slopes into a shimmering wonderland adding a romantic touch to the adventure.  This is a great way to introduce the non-skier to the beauty of Powder Mountain and for those familiar with our mountain a chance to experience a part of the mountain few have seen before.  

Tours depart from the Mountain Adventure Center at Powder Mountain one and a half hours prior to sunset. The cost is $75 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger.

Reservations are required.  Tours are limited to four to 10 guests.  Arrangements can be made for private parties and customized tours. Tours are subject to weather and snow conditions and availability.

Call 801-745-3772 for more information and reservations.


Lightning Ridge or Raintree Snowcat Skiing

Powder Mountain Snow Cat Skiing

One of Powder Mountain's greatest assets, the Lightning Ridge Snowcat will take you to the top of Lightning Ridge with very little effort. Once on top you will access over 700 challenging acres of pristine powder snow with an impressive 2100' vertical drop.

Access to James Peak and the adjacent powder bowls and chutes are an additional 20-30 minute hike from the top of Lightning Ridge.

Raintree, in Cobabe Canyon, will be offered when conditions are favorable.  The snowcat in this area will be offered at times as an additional area or as a substitution for Lightning Ridge.  Signs will be erected at the top of Sunrise Lift when the snowcat is operating in this area.  You may also ask about the status at any ticket window.  Lightning Ridge passes willbe valid for Raintree.

Single Ride Pass $18.00
Season Pass Holder Price $15.00

Mountain Hosts are available for an additional charge to guide you down on your initial run.

Expert terrain only. No trail grooming. Area is subject to closure due to avalanche and/or weather conditions. Please do not ski this area alone.


Guided Adventure Tours

Our Mountain Adventure Pro’s know Powder Mountain's 5,500 acres intimately and lead guests to the best powder adventures at the resort. They take the business of finding untracked powder seriously and love every minute of their job. Your Mountain Adventure Pro will assess snow, weather and your ability in order to develop an adventure tour that will create memories that last a lifetime. Our Mountain Adventure Pro’s know how to ski and ride all conditions. If you ask your personal adventure Professional they will also give you some assistance on how to perform to your potential in the famous Utah powder. Meet your Pro at the Yurt (Mountain Adventure Center) at the Resort Center.

Below is a sampling of our favorite tours:

Cobabe Canyon Tour:

For intermediates that would love experiencing serene high mountain aspens, pines and open untracked powder bowls.

Lightning Ridge Tour:

For the expert skier/boarder seeking the challenge of 2100 vertical feet of powder in natural gladded trees, open bowls and mountain faces.

All-Out Powder Tour:

Extreme skiers/boarders ride endless powder bowls, chutes and steep faces.

Prices for individual or group tours (6 or less per tour):

All Day
9:30am to 3:30pm:
$200 / group (Includes one Lightning Ridge cat ride weather and snow conditions permitting)

Half Day
9:30am to 12:30pm or
12:30pm to 3:30pm:
$150 / group

Complimentary Mountain Orientation
Complimentary tours designed to introduce Powder Mountain 's groomed trails; lodges and lifts depart daily at 10:00am. Mountain Hosts meet guests at the trail map sign, next to the Yurt at the Resort Center. Mountain Orientation Tours last approximately 1-2 hours.


Backcountry Guided Tours

Wolf Canyon Tours

Backcountry Ski & Skin
This tour of Wolf Canyon offers the challenge of a good climb combined with long, expert powder runs.  You bring backcountry skills, stamina and full backcountry gear – AT equipment or split board, skins, beacon, shovel, and probe.  We provide one cat ride up Lightning Ridge and all the powder you can handle. Our experienced pros will safely guide you through expert terrain.  $300 per tour for 1 to 6 guests, the price is the same. An all area lift pass is also required.

To schedule a tour, call 801-745-3772 Extension 181 or 182

DMI Tours

Wolf Canyon/DMI Tours
Yes, we are opening up the forbidden zone for guided tours only.  DMI is the local’s code for “Don’t Mention It.”  This area, also known as Wolf Canyon, encompasses approximately 1,000 acres and has a 3,000 vertical drop if you are willing to take a short hike up to James Peak.  The pristine terrain includes huge, wide open bowls, thick trees and some steep chutes.  There are two versions of the guided tour to choose from.

The Ultimate DMI Tour
A full day tour of Wolf Canyon for 5 - 8 guests led by 2 guides.  The ultimate tour takes you to open bowls, chutes, gladed trees and all the powder you can handle. The tour includes lunch, use of avalanche beacon, and a private van shuttle to maximize your vertical for the day.  $295 per person.  A minimum of 5 guests are required for tour to run.

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