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For more than 40 years, Powderbird has been guiding adventurers like yourself through a backcountry playground larger than all of Utah’s ski resorts combined.

During those four decades we’ve discovered hundreds of great powder lines here in the Wasatch and around the world that we’d love to show you. With so much room to explore, we’re still discovering amazing new lines – from wide open bowls and glades, to steep and playful couloirs.

Powderbird is the best way to access what has become known as The Greatest Snow on Earth™. Join us for an adventure that we will create and experience together.

The Powderbird quest: What can we do today to maximize the joy & safety for our guests as we explore the backcountry together?

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Training & Orientation

Optimizing your backcountry riding joy & safety begins at 5:00am.

Two hours before receiving your 7:00 am go-call, our guides and staff have already begun gathering and reviewing data for your upcoming adventure: What is the current weather forecast? Where is the highest quality snow? What are the avalanche conditions? Where can we go today that will provide the very best experience for each group’s ability and desire?

When you arrive at our base expect a delicious breakfast, a great plan to share with you, a series of important safety briefings, and then we’ll climb in, fire up, and be off on our adventure.

When the rotors spin up, you’ll find your heart will begin to pound a little harder as the anticipation of your adventure becomes a reality – even after 40 years in the industry it still happens to us.

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First Run of the Day

When the helicopter drops you off and the silence surrounds you the first thing you’ll notice is that there is more of everything
– except people.

This is an experience you can’t find at any ski resort. It will be a day selecting lines surrounded by just a few friends and your guides. With no crowds, you’ll be able to find fresh turns without the anxiety of it all disappearing before the morning is over. Your day is a journey into one of the greatest natural playgrounds in the world.

Your first lap will almost surely end with you grinning so hard that your cheeks will start to ache. But don’t bother trying to wipe that smile off your face, because you’re just going to climb aboard the helicopter and do it again.

Our helicopters will drop you off above 9,000′.
But expect your excitement to soar much higher.