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This is the Powder Blog, where I discuss all things related to staying at a Perfect Powder Homes. Anything that I learn that will help you out on your vacation I'll post here. Feel free to email us with any questions at info@perfectpowderhomes.com. Thanks and Happy Skiing!
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  • 19 Dec 2007 10:52 AM | Anonymous
    Can't wait to get on the mountain.  This trip we are going to do a lot of snowcat skiing.  Besides Alta, we will be checking out the skiing on Powder Mountain, they have cat skiing for only $7 per ride!  What can you buy for $7 these days?

    -1.5 Starbucks latte
    -1.5 Bean and Cheese Burritos
    -2 packs of lettuce for Shelldon the tortoise
    -1 pack of chapstick from costco
    -1.5 Fashion Magazines off the stands
    -10 to 15 minutes of wireless internet time in an airport that doesn't provide free interenet (boooo!  Booooo! Free wireless is the way to go!)

    Yep, that's pretty much all I can think of for now.

    Powder Mountain is approximately 45 minutes away from the Cottonwood Heights.  We have gotten so spoiled having Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, and Solitude only 8 miles away (approx 20 min drive).  45 mins seems kind of far for skiing :)~

    Resort: Powder Mountain  http://www.powdermountain.com/
    Lift Rates:
    2007-2008 Season Lift Rates
     
    Adult
    Child*
    Senior **
    Silver 62-69
    Senior***
    Gold
    70-79
    Day Pass $53.00 $30.00 $42.00 $22.00
    Half Day Pass $45.00 $25.00 $36.00 $22.00
    Day/Night Pass $58.00 $33.00 $46.00 $22.00
    Night Pass $19.00 $14.00 $17.00 $15.00
    Sundown Only Day $30.00 $19.00 $27.00 $22.00
    Sundown Only Half Day $27.00 $16.00 $24.00 $22.00
    Tiger Tow $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00
     
    Day Hours 9:00AM - 4:30PM
    Half Day Hours 9:00AM -1:00PM or Noon - 4:30PM
    Night Hours 4:00PM - 10:00PM
    Day/Night Hours 9:00AM - 10:00PM


    Snowcat Skiing -- Looks like the price went up from $7 to $10


    Lightning Ridge Snowcat Skiing

    One of Powder Mountain's greatest assets, the Lighting Ridge Snowcat will tow 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.

    Single Ride Pass $ 10.00
    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.




    Facts & Stats
    Ski season dates
    Mid-November to Mid-April
    Conditions Permiting
       
    Operating hours Day passes valid from 9:00AM to 4:30PM
    Night passes valid from 4:00 to 10:00PM
    Day/Night Passes valid from 9:00AM to 10:00PM

     

    More Powder Mountain Info:

    Lift Operations
    Lift
    Type
    Length
    Vertical
    Hours*
    Sundown Double 2200' 600'
    9AM - 10:00PM
    Timberline Triple 3800' 900'
    9AM - 4:30PM
    Paradise Fixed grip Quad 5530' 1605'
    9AM - 4:00PM
    Hidden Lake Express High speed
    detachable Quad
    6000' 1300'
    9AM - 4:00PM
    Sunrise Platter tow 1406' 155'
    9AM - 3:30PM
    Saddle Horn Surface tow 600' 80'
    9AM - 4:00PM
    Tiger Surface tow 650' 120'
    9AM - 10:00PM

     

    More Facts & Stats
    Skiable acreage
    5500 acres:
    The most of any ski resort in United States.
    Powder Country shuttle 1,200 acres
    Lightning Ridge 700 acres
    Wolf Creek guided tours 800 acres
    Lift served 2,800 acres
         
    Average annual snowfall Over 500 inches of "Real Snow"
       
    Vertical drop Lift served vertical 2,205'
    In-bounds vertical 2,500'+
         
    Summit elevation 8900' Hidden Lake lodge
    9105' Lightning Ridge
       
    Number of runs 114 runs:
    25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced
       
    Terrain parks Two parks:
    Confidence run at the Sundown lift
    Open days and nights
    Hidden Lake terrain park and half pipe


  • 01 Dec 2007 5:49 PM | Anonymous

    Finally this week it started snowing in Utah.  Normally snow starts to fall somewhere around late October but this year it came a bit later.  I signed up for the snow report from skiutah.com.  Here's what they report:

     

    Snow Report
    01 Dec 2007
    brought to you by

    TODAY'S MOUNTAIN WEATHER FORECAST
    TODAY...SNOW. ACCUMULATION 4 TO 7 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. TONIGHT...A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 10. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT.
     
     
     
    18°F Hi: 28°F
    Low: 10°F
    In an effort to provide skiers and riders with the most accurate snow condition information possible, Ski Utah lists elevations for the base, summit and snow report stake location of each resort below. In general, snowfall totals will be greatest at the summit and decrease with elevation.
    SNOW REPORTS
    RESORT UPDATED NEW 24HR NEW 48HR BASE RUNS OPEN LIFTS OPEN STAKE ELEV.
    Alta Ski Area
    Base: 8530
    Summit: 10550
    12/1/07 7 7 30 2/116 2/7 9664ft
    Comments:Alta is open with skiing on the Collins and Sunnyside lifts.
    Brighton Ski Resort
    Base: 8755
    Summit: 10500
    12/1/07 8 8 26 10/66 3/6 8735ft
    Comments:Crest, Majestic and Explorer lifts operate daily from 9 am to 4 pm. Our terrain park has 10 features. All can be hit in one run!
    The Canyons
    Base: 6800
    Summit: 9990
    12/1/07 4 12 18 5/155 5/17 9990ft
    Comments:4' new snow in the past 24 hours. The Canyons is open with skiing and snowboarding on 5 runs and 5 lifts on 1 mountian. More runs & lifts opening soon . . .
    Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
    Base: 7760
    Summit: 11000
    12/1/07 6 6 29 2/85 2/11 9840ft
    Comments:Snowbird's opening date is currently November 30th. Check back for updates.
    Solitude Mountain Resort
    Base: 7988
    Summit: 10035
    12/1/07 5 5 20 6/64 4/8 9300ft
    Comments:Eagle Express, Apex, Moonbeam and Link are open with 6 groomed runs!

  • 24 Nov 2007 10:16 PM | Anonymous

    Here are the latest updates on the (4) Salt Lake Ski Resorts:

    -Alta Resort: Scheduled to open up on Thurs, Nov. 29th.

    -Snowbird Resort:  Scheduled to open up on Friday, Nov. 30th.

    -Solitude Resort: 3 out of 8 lifts (Link, Moonbeam and Apex) are now open daily from 9 am to 4 pm... current ticket window rates are starting at $43.00.

    -Brighton Resort: 2 out of 6 lifts (Majestic and Explorer) are now open daily from 9 am to 4 pm...  current ticket window rates are starting at $30.00.

     

    For additional information about the Salt Lake Ski Resorts and the UTA public transportation schedules, please click on the links listed below:

     

    http://www.visitsaltlake.com/ski_salt_lake/snow_report.html

     

    http://www.rideuta.com/ridingUTA/schedules/routeSchedules.aspx

  • 24 Nov 2007 10:10 PM | Anonymous

    Husband found this new site, it's a google map for snow and ski resort report.

    Check it out!

    http://www.skibonk.com/ski/

     

     

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