MY POWDR Shutting Down

MY POWDR, the POWDR-wide internal mobile news and social app, will discontinue at the end of September. For the past few years it has allowed users to read news articles about what’s happening across POWDR, share social media content, comment on posts, and participate in fun competitions and games, all in one customized POWDR application.   

While MY POWDR helped build a stronger POWDR employee network, due to technical challenges, the full potential of the app was never realized. So, after Sept. 30, MY POWDR will no longer be usable.   

Woodward Park City Designated as Center of Excellence, Mountain Experience Testing Ground

Having opened its doors in December 2019 and only recently wrapped up its inaugural summer camp season, Woodward Park City, the world’s first action sports and ski resort, has been further elevated as a living, breathing center of excellence for Woodward’s mountain experiences. 

World’s Best Mountain Bikers Go All-In at SilverStar

SilverStar Mountain Resort, in British Columbia, was one of the proud hosts of The Clif Crankworx Summer Series (CCSS) in late July. The Crankworx Summer Series is a made-for-T.V., multi-stop series showcasing epic riding destinations in BC. The CCSS featured 25 of the world’s best mountain bike athletes, three iconic destinations, four races per stop and 14 hours of live MTB coverage.  

Snowbird’s SeventyOne Receives Construction Industry Award for Renovation/Restoration

In June, Snowbird's retro SeventyOne restaurant was named a winner in the Engineering News-Record Mountain States 2020 Best Projects competition across a seven-state region that included Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. The annual awards recognize notable achievements in the construction industry, and this year, Snowbird was selected from among 138 entries by a panel of 11 industry judges. 

Moving Parts

Mountain resorts have a lot of moving parts. Both literally—complicated lift infrastructures, snowmaking systems, snowcats—and figuratively—unpredictable weather, staff shortages, COVID-related adjustments. Overcoming uncertainty and operational challenges requires teamwork and entrepreneurialism, two of POWDR’s core values. In this age of not knowing what to expect next, here’s how three resorts recently dealt with challenging situations by living these values.  

Killington: Have an Ice Day 

POWDR Enhances the Ski School Experience with flaik

In June, POWDR announced that flaik, the leading ski school management platform in the North American ski industry, would become its official operational ski school partner at its 11 mountain resorts including Boreal/Soda Springs, Copper, Eldora, Killington/Pico, Lee Canyon, Mt. Bachelor, SilverStar, Snowbird and Woodward Park City.
 

POWDR Perk: ExpertVoice Gear Discounts

You may be familiar with ExpertVoice, the online community where industry professionals can get exclusive discounts on outdoor products. POWDR and ExpertVoice have collaborated to bring employees an improved POWDR employee experience with the same opportunities to save on brands like Big Agnes, SMITH, 686, Mammut and Dakine, to name a few.