Powderbird To Now Offer Individuals and Groups Exclusive Heli-Ski Access to 150,000 Acres in Utah’s Uinta and Wasatch Mountain Ranges; Access to Custom International Destination

Heli-Assisted Adventure

PARK CITY, Utah, Dec. 11 – Today, POWDR, one of the last standing independent ski companies with multiple world-class destinations across the country, announced it will offer helicopter-accessed and international adventure through Powderbird starting this 2018/19 season.

POWDR’s acquisition of Powderbird and new partnership with Cloudveil Mountain Heli means Powderbird guests will have more options for adventure, including exclusive heli-ski access to more than 150,000 acres of expanded U.S. Forest Service and private terrain throughout the Uinta and Wasatch ranges, as well as the opportunity to enjoy custom international destination packages and access to boutique, remote lodging in Utah that offers adventure seekers the perfect jumping off point for rewarding and challenging terrain.

“Adventure enthusiasts will be excited to experience Powderbird’s legendary heli-ski expertise and access the unique lodging and diverse terrain they offer,” says Justin Sibley, co-president of POWDR. “We are pleased to continue Powderbird’s more than four decades of legacy and vision. The addition of Powderbird to POWDR’s adventure portfolio will help us bring our vision of inspiring every human being with cool experiences in awesome places to life for our guests.”

Since 1973, Powderbird has offered backcountry heliskiing in Utah’s most sought-after terrain and their ‘tail guide’ standard and safety operation guidelines have been adopted around the world. Powderbird will continue to be based out of Snowbird resort, and, as a result of the acquisition, Snowbird and Powderbird guests will be able to seamlessly book their heli-ski adventures and lodging.

“This partnership combines years of expert backcountry heliskiing and a world-class ski resort with fresh and creative innovation in the rapidly growing world of mountain adventure travel,” says Ted Kimball, Powderbird president. “With our increased access to acres of public and private backcountry terrain, Powderbird will deliver superior snow quality and ensure fresh tracks for our guests. We are excited to be a part of POWDR’s unparalleled collection of adventure offerings.”

Powderbird will offer its guests direct mountain access from the Salt Lake City airport, and will also continue to operate out of Heber, West Bountiful Skypark and Snowbird.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Snowbird’s guests to have convenient access to world-class helicopter skiing and riding in addition to our renowned resort terrain and amenities,” says Dave Fields, Snowbird president and general manager. “From guided backcountry skiing to snowcat skiing to guides who help people find Little Cottonwood Canyon’s secret stashes, adding Powderbird to the options makes the Snowbird experience truly unique in North America.”

To book your heli adventure for the 2018/19 season, visit Powderbird.com or call 801.742.2800.


POWDR is an adventure lifestyle company that offers awesome experiences in amazing places. Within POWDR’s portfolio are eight mountain resorts including Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Killington and Pico Mountain in Vermont; Boreal Mountain Resort and Soda Springs in the Lake Tahoe region of California; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon, and Lee Canyon in Nevada. POWDR owns the Woodward camps and programs which includes Woodward PA, Woodward Copper in Colorado, Woodward Tahoe, Woodward West in Stallion Springs, CA, and Woodward Riviera Maya, Mexico. POWDR fuels participation in the adventure lifestyle with a collection of festivals, themed runs and branded events. Outside Television is the national active, outside-lifestyle programming network subsidiary of POWDR, Sun Country Tours in Oregon is the company’s river rafting outfitter, and Powderbirds based out of Snowbird Resort in Utah is the company’s heli-skiing operation. POWDR is headquartered in Park City, Utah with offices in Louisville, CO. www.POWDR.com.

About Powderbird

Powderbird is Utah’s premier heli-skiing outfitter built on sharing a passion for the mountains. Operating out of Utah’s Snowbird Resort, Heber, and West Bountiful Skypark, Powderbird uses a fleet of high-performance aircraft and guests are led by a team of world-class, professional guides. Founded in 1973, Powderbird has been a pioneer in the heliskiing industry having established the ‘tail guide’ standard for heliskiing and safety operation guidelines that have been adopted around the world. Providing individual or group heli-adventures, Powderbird heli-skiing offers guests private lodge access, year round experiences, and additional customized services. Powderbird also offers heli-skiing adventures in Greenland. Powderbird.com.

About Snowbird

Averaging over 500 inches of annual snowfall per year and conveniently located just 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowbird is North America’s most accessible alpine resort destination. For media information, please contact Snowbird Communications Manager Brian Brown at (801) 891-3496 or bbrown@snowbird.com.