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Powder Mountain announces expansion with terrain acquistition, new lifts

By Rob Nielsen - | Mar 29, 2024

Image supplied, Powder Mountain Ski Resort

A map of the Powder Mountain Ski Resort showing some of its newly acquired land, which will be part of an expansion effort — announced Friday, March 29, 2024 — in the coming years.

EDEN — The Powder Mountain Ski Resort is about to get a little bigger, with more to offer for patrons.

On Friday, the resort announced in a press release that it had signed a contract for the acquisition of 2,390 acres of land along with additional lift service for Wolf Creek Canyon, which accesses the DMI (Don’t Mention It) area.

“The 1047 skiable acres we’re adding in Wolf Canyon and DMI will be accessible to the public and offers access to some of the best technical skiing and riding in the country,” Alex Zhang, chief creative officer for Powder Mountain, said in an email to the Standard-Examiner. “It will really round out our lift-served offering. We’ll be offering tours in the area next winter with lift infrastructure to follow. The 2390 acres we’re adding in the Davenport area will be for our Powder homeowner community. We’ll operate tours for members on that acreage starting next winter.”

Zhang said the lift additions are intended to supplement existing infrastructure.

“In broad strokes, over the next several years we’re going to be adding lift service to some of the best terrain on the mountain, while providing needed upgrades to existing lift infrastructure that’s starting to show (its) age,” he said. “Without changing the character of what Powder Mountain is, we’re going to be upgrading the on-mountain experience in ways that we’re really excited about. The Lightning Ridge Lift will go in this summer along with replacement lifts for Paradise and Timberline. Starting next winter we’ll be offering guided trips into Wolf Creek/ DMI, with lift infrastructure to follow. The exact timeline is TBD, but we’re targeting Summer (2025) for the Wolf Creek lift(s) installation.”

Zhang said it’s hoped the improvements show the resort is looking to meet the needs of users.

“Hopefully they show our commitment to investing into the public ski experience of Powder in ways that previous business models haven’t been able to,” he said. “The future is really bright with something for everyone.”


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