The facts are clear: If there are going to be major plans for expansion at Powder Mountain -- including yearlong events and perhaps a new incorporated town -- there needs to be major changes with road access to Powder Mountain resort.
Right now, Powder Mountain road isn't up to the job. With its steep grade and close proximity to the Ogden River, it's a nightmare for drivers of heavy, large vehicles. According to a police report from Aug. 30, when a Nevada teen was killed after a motor home in which he was traveling lost control going downhill from Powder Mountain and crashed. About 20 vehicles were stopped along the road allowing their brakes to cool. Other drivers were going downhill at very low speeds. When the fatality occurred, Powder Mountain was concluding a motocross event.