Powder Mountain will operate the Powder Snowcat Safari after the lifts close on April 19 and will continue until mid-May, conditions permitting. In fact, the price for the excursion to 2,000 acres of exclusive bowl and tree skiing has already been reduced 50% to $150 per person. The adventure is limited to 10 guests per day who can expect about 4 hours of intense skiing.
“At this time of year, we generally nickname the snowcat excursion - Corn Harvest Safari,” said Rod Kelly, Mountain Manager. “This week there is snow in the forecast every night so we might not have our corn skiing until the last week of April or early May, but the powder might just be superb.”
Corn snow is a granular snow formed by a series of thawing and freezing. The corn snow is “ripe” when the bonds between the snow grains just start to melt creating a velvety surface. Skiing and boarding on this type of snow is similar to a mid-winter powder day only with sunshine and warmer temperatures.
A snowcat safari under the spring sun is a great way to conclude your 2008-2009 season. If you decide to bring a party of your closest friends, clients or employees, ask about the group discount. This is an opportunity to truly have the mountain all to yourself.