Everything we do is centered around making minimal environmental impact. Our foundational philosophy is to preserve the exquisite ecosystem that makes Powder Mountain one of the most enchanting, inspiring places on the planet.
Within the community, ecologically driven design and development ensures the ethereal landscape and all it protects will remain safe and pristine for centuries to come. In keeping with this, our master development plan is limited to a small percentage of overall property acreage, retaining 80% of our Weber County lands as open space for residents and visitors to revel in. Everything we’ve done has been heavily vetted by various wildlife and environmental groups.
We employ a full-time Ecosystem Specialist to help us keep our resource consumption to a bare minimum. On-mountain, we limit our environmental impact in many ways, such as providing fresh drinking water and eliminating plastic bottles, creating an efficient trail and lift network, and doing minimal grooming only when necessary. Since making snow accounts for the largest use of water and energy at most resorts, we use only the fresh powder provided to us naturally.
To help offset our impact, we’ve planted 5,000 trees and spearheaded reforestation after an insect blight damaged the surrounding fir trees. We’ve also put over 1,400 acres of land on the east bench of the Ogden Valley into conservation easement.
Conservation is at our core here at Powder Mountain. And it always will be.