Powder Mountain operates on and is surrounded entirely by private property and reserves the right to restrict terrain access at its own discretion. Terrain access is regulated through a series of signs, rope lines, gates and points of entry; all erected and maintained in the interest of public safety. Violating Powder Mountain boundary lines can result in long, strenuous, cold and dark search and rescue efforts in areas that most often do not have cell service. Traveling beyond the marked area boundary or going under any rope at any time is a violation of the Powder Mountain Boundary Policy and will not be tolerated. Violators may lose lift privileges and may be turned over to the Weber County Sheriff.
The Powder Mountain Snow Safety Department is responsible for controlling access to avalanche terrain and actively reducing avalanche danger. Avalanche mitigation within the area boundary reduces, but does not eliminate, the possibility of avalanches occurring. Access to avalanche terrain is regulated through a series of rope lines, signs and gates. Travel into avalanche terrain is only permissible through open avalanche gates. At times of elevated or increasing avalanche hazard these gates will be closed. When the hazard decreases or is actively mitigated gates may be reopened at the discretion of the Snow Safety Team. Travel into closed avalanche terrain is a violation of Weber County Ordinances Chapter 22 § 109-22-01 and Chapter 4, §14-3-5 through §14-3-10. Violators will lose lift privileges and/or will be turned over to the Weber County Sheriff.
Powder Mountain road is steep and can be a challenge to drive. Please do not pass vehicles on the road. When attempting to drive the road in snowy conditions, it is required that you have 4-wheel drive and snow tires. While descending the road, downshift into low gears to control your speed and avoid overheating your vehicles brakes. Always bear in mind that we provide bus service in conjunction with UTA so consider leaving the driving to a professional.
Powder Mountain does not permit skiing or riding with child carriers.
Powder Mountain requires all packs be removed prior to loading a lift and carried on the riders lap.
Powder Mountain only allows uphill travel in designated areas and along approved routes. Uphill travel is permitted in the Lefty’s Ski and Skin area, along the cat track for Lightning Ridge, up to the peak of James Peak and up the cat track in Raintree. Terrain must be open for skiing and riding and may not be accessed when closed or outside resort operating hours. A lift ticket or season pass is required when skiing or riding on any Powder Mountain property regardless of whether you intend to ride a lift.
When our winter resort operations end, uphill traffic is now allowed on Powder Mountain property during the shoulder season. Please respect Powder Mountain property and be wary of resort vehicles. This is a backcountry experience at your own risk, with no patrol or avalanche mitigation services offered. Avalanche training and gear are encouraged. Do not interfere with or load ski lifts. In the event of an emergency, call 911. For more information see Utah Recreation Code 57-14-2.
Recreational drone and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle use by any guest or member of the public, for any reason, is not permitted on or over any Powder Mountain property. Commercial drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicle use is by permission only and must receive prior written consent from Powder Mountain management. All requests for approval of commercial drone use should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equipment: Equipment used will be designed for and fit for the intended purpose.
• Equipment should be designed for or fit for use by people on the snow.
• Skis or boards must have appropriate construction including metal edges.
• Attachments, pivots, connections must all be engineered solutions.
• An anti-runaway device (Leash) or restraint attached between the device and the rider (either with a breakaway link or removable when on chair lifts) must be present.
• An anti-drop device or restraint attached between the device and the chairlift (not attached to the rider) must be present for use on chairlifts where applicable (i.e. where the device can physically
become separated from the rider and the chair and potentially be dropped).
* Chairlift safety bar must be used when transporting skibikes
No cut off skis with exposed square ends, unfinished fabrication or unnecessary protrusions.
• The device design should accommodate an acceptable rider solution for use on common ski lift
types without impeding on the normal operation of the facility. The riders must be able to self-load and unload without slowing the lift down. The rider must sit on an outside position on the chair and must be able to slide/ride off the lift at the same pace as other customers, not walk off the ramp and not interfere with other guests. Foot traffic is not allowed on Powder Mountain lifts.
• The device must not be motorized for use with traditional ski/snowboard users.
Rider Skills: Just like our ski and snowboard riding customers, snowbike riders must obey the NSAA Responsibility Code.
1. People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
2. You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
3. Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
4. Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
5. Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
6. Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
The rider must also be able to demonstrate a safe and acceptable solution for ski lift loading and
unloading that is within the parameters of the ski lift design and operating standards which does
not impede on other users. Rider must slide down the offloading ramp, not walk when getting off the lift.
Area Limitations: No skibikes or other non-traditional equipment on the Timberline lift, Powder Country Shuttle or Snow Cats.
Rider Knowledge: The rider will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the resorts normal safe
skiing/riding policy for ski/snow bike use specific to the Powder Mountain.
• The rider must understand the resorts usual safe skiing and riding policy.
• The rider must know any and all safe use requirements specific to their equipment.
• The rider should demonstrate safe riding practices and awareness of other mountain users in
their immediate vicinity at all times.
A violation of this policy will result in your ski/snow bike riding privileges being revoked with no refund issued.
Powder Mountain Ski Patrol reserves the right to stop the activity that they deem dangerous to the customer or other customers. You must always obey their directions.
Powder Mountain loves dogs but for the safety of our guests we do not permit them to ride the lifts or use the ski trails. Dogs are allowed in other outdoor public areas but must be on a leash and owners are required to clean up after their dogs.
Test your backcountry skills near the entrance of Powder Country with the BCA Beacon Park.