The wake of the pandemic created economic uncertainty in our communities. To support them as they navigate uncertainty with an eye on a bright future, POWDR launched Play It Forward in June. Part of POWDR's Play Forever corporate responsibility commitment, Play It Forward celebrates and enables actions that support the mountain communities in which we live, love, work, and play.
As a kick-off to season-long Play Forever initiatives, Copper, Snowbird, Eldora, Killington, and Mt. Bachelor all participated in the “Buy a Pass. Plant a Tree. Play Forever.” program, presented by Nokian Tyres.
The inaugural Play Forever Fridays took place at Woodward Park City the afternoon of Sept. 11, and benefitted Wasatch Adaptive Sports, a local organization that cultivates independence and mobility among those with adaptive needs. The event was open to the public, and participants received 25 percent off lift tickets all day; $5 for each ticket was donated to Wasatch Adaptive Sports. The event also included mountain bike demos by adaptive athletes, a public Q&A session with the athletes, free outdoor yoga, music in the plaza, and a raffle for a Subaru swag bag.
There’s passion, and then there’s Woodward passion. But this isn’t just some marketing jargon we toss up on a website, type out in a social caption, or mention in a web series. It’s the truth. From the campers who migrate to our locations each summer, to the athletes training for their next big event.
Curious what the day-to-day life of an Olympic gold medalist skier looks like? Want to know the latest and greatest trends in the world of freeskiing? Maybe you’re just trying to figure out which up-and-coming skiers you need to follow on social. Whatever it is, professional skier—who just so happens to reside down the road from POWDR’s headquarters in Park City, Utah—Joss Christensen is set to give us a full ski industry update at 9 a.m. MST on Thursday, Oct. 15!
By Megan Baroska
We are fortunate to be in an industry with many knowns that make our planning and operations run smoothly from year to year. We know, for example, about when the temperature will cool and the conditions will become right for snowmaking. We can plan our staffing levels according to when the calendar says is the winter holiday and spring break. And most intuitively, perhaps, teams across POWDR resorts know how to prepare the mountain for great ski and ride experiences our guests come back for year after year.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably noticed that The Fulcrum looks a little different than usual. Aside from a bit of a facelift (which we’re pretty excited about, by the way), we've introduced a brand-new component for your reading pleasure: The Woodword.
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.
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.
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.