POWDR is gearing up to celebrate a golden anniversary this year, as Woodward turns 50. For half a century, the camp, founded in central Pennsylvania in 1970, has provided a progressive atmosphere that empowers youth and fosters creativity and inclusivity. Today, as Woodward has grown to be a leader in lifestyle and action sports, its mission remains the same: to inspire the next generation and have a good time doing it.
PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 29, 2020 – POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company, and Woodward, an experiential action sports company and part of POWDR, today announced the opportunity for guests to enter into a user generated content contest to qualify for the 2020 Woodward Peace Park Championships, which will be hosted at Mt. Bachelor, a POWDR mountain resort, in Bend, Ore., from April 20-26, 2020.
As part of its Climate Action Plan, POWDR has set the goal to be 100 percent renewable by 2025. The internal environmental goal—the first of its kind for POWDR—is in keeping with the Play Forever initiative and speaks to POWDR's long-term commitment to protecting the environment.
"It's big for us, because it's the first time we've set a tangible environmental goal and made a plan to get there," says POWDR Director of Sustainability Laura Schaffer. "We set the goal, and resort teams did a lot of work to inform it."
The POWDR Passport, which recognizes those who live POWDR’s values of enduring, entrepreneurial, responsible, soulful, and teamwork, is now in its third year. The Passport is more than a trip to a POWDR property, it’s a way to show your colleagues that you appreciate them and all they do.
Play Forever comes to life across POWDR through programs, projects, partnerships, and—at its core—people. At Copper, two recent projects underscore the resort’s dedication to Play Forever: the creation of a sustainability and facilities tech position; and the implementation of native seed collecting.
With a little help from Mt. Bachelor, the town of Bend, Ore., received a climate action win on Dec. 4, with the passing of the Bend Community Climate Action Plan. This plan will guide the Bend community to reach its goals set in 2016 of a 40 percent decrease in fossil fuel use by 2025 and a 70 percent decrease by 2050.
January has traditionally been “learn-to” ski and ride month for ski areas nationwide, and POWDR properties, assisted by the POWDR teams that were instrumental in supporting these programs, are doing their part to encourage participation this month and all season long.
Talk of climate change is picking up these days. Any cursory glance at the newspaper or online will show multiple articles that relate directly to the effects of global warming: flooding and hurricanes in coastal communities; droughts and famine resulting in increased levels of immigration; power being shut off in California to avoid fire; the Fed warning that banks are now figuring climate change into their lending practices. These stories about our everyday lives are the leading stories in major publications like The New York Times, Washington Post and CNN.
Park City, UT, Jan. 21, 2020 – POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company with destinations across North America, announced today a new long-term partnership with Mammut, the leading Swiss-born premium outdoors brand, with more than a century of experience in producing mountain safety equipment, technical apparel, and accessories for outdoor activities.
Over Thanksgiving weekend the Killington team and a host of volunteers yet again put on a top-tier event for 36,500 spectators that showcased Killington and the state of Vermont on a global scale. The event--the Women’s World Cup--was hailed by the community, the athlete competitors, and the international ski community as best-in-class.