First time visitors to the area, looking for Powder Mountain vacation rentals, benefit from an overview of the area–including info on shopping, dining, and transportation. Those details are provided here, to assist in your trip planning–and help make your visit to the area as enjoyable as possible!
With Powder Mountain not being as developed as most northern Utah resorts (what we love about it, since that seems to keep the crowds at bay), there are few on-mountain lodging properties. Slopeside shopping and dining are limited to that at the ski area–the rental shop and a couple of eateries–as development of a village is in the planning stages.
The majority of Powder Mountain vacation rentals are located off-mountain, in the Wolf Creek Resort part of Eden, about 10-15 minutes from the ski area under normal road conditions. Huntsville, on the Snowbasin side of the valley, has a few more properties that are a 20-25 minute drive from the Powder Mountain resort.
Most visitors rent a car, whether staying on- or off-mountain. For guests staying in slopeside Powder Mountain vacation rentals, having a car allows the flexibility to dine off-mountain and buy groceries as they wish. Though airport shuttle companies allow a grocery/liquor stop en route from the airport for a nominal fee, the only other shuttle service in the area is by public bus–from the Powder Mountain parking lot in Eden to the ski area, with stops at a couple of lodging properties along the way. This ski shuttle service runs on a schedule, rather than continuously, with a fee to ride.
There are several restaurants in Eden. Huntsville has a few more, as does Ogden Canyon–between the valley and the city of Ogden. Most restaurants are within a 5 to 15 minute drive of the Eden and Huntsville lodging properties. See our Dining/Activities pages for additional details.
Valley Market has a good grocery selection, at reasonable prices. At this time, the closest liquor store–for anything other than the 3.2 beer available at grocery stores–is in Ogden. For liquor store locations, check the Utah ABC website: The Smiths grocery store, at the corner of 12th Street and Harrison Blvd (just before you enter Ogden Canyon, coming to the valley via I-15 to 12th St exit from SLC), is the closest larger grocery store; and Ogden also has Costco and Sam’s Club. For guests coming to the valley via Trappers Loop (Hwy 89, to I-84, to Hwy 167), there is a Costco in Bountiful, and large grocery stores–as well as liquor stores–en route.
If the details above don’t answer all questions, we’re happy to address them as we assist guests booking their Powder Mountain vacation rentals.