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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Summit Group Hosts Town Hall Meeting

The Summit Group, the new managers and future owners of Powder Mountain, hosted a town hall meeting for the community on December 6, 2012.

We will overview some of the highlights below:
  • Powder town (aka Powderville) is dead.  The petition to incorporate and subsequent lawsuits have been dropped.
  • They have purchased several parcels during the Wolf Creek bankruptcy sale, of which a 1500 acre will remain open space.
  • The previous owners had mentioned 10,000, 5,000 and 3,000 homes with golf courses and 19 lifts.  Summit feels those numbers are excessive.
  • Phase one will consist of 500 smaller (4,000 sq. ft.) single family homes south of the Hidden Lake parking lot.
  • They plan to preserve the existing terrain and the number of lifts will remain roughly status quo.
  • They own the Wolf Barn and 80 surrounding acres.  They plan to use it for resort base parking during the ski season, then reseed and use as a public park in the off season.  Possibly soccer fields.
  • They hope to revive the Balloon Festival.
  • After phase one, they hope to redone much of the 10,000 acres as TR-1 - Resort Zone.
  • Last year, there were 139,000 skier days at Powder Mountain.
What is your impression of our new neighbors?  
Who will be the first to opine?

1 comment:

Russell Paige said...

I say Summit's model for managing/developing a ski resort will become THE GOLD STANDARD model for how to do things THE RIGHT WAY in the ski industry! So long as Powder Mountain stays open to the public and the quality of the ski/snowboarding experience up there is preserved for future generations I wish them nothing but success! Welcome Summit neighbors!!! PS Summit: When considering potential development projects in the area I believe many in the valley would benefit from a public aquatic center/wellness center with state of the art fitness facilities.