Summit announced today it has taken over management of Powder Mountain, the largest skiable area in the United States by acreage. On the southern side of Powder Mountain, Summit will establish a sustainably designed residential community, called Summit Eden, which will become home base for the organization, the community, and its distinctive leadership and cultural events.
Returning to Utah means returning to the roots of the Summit dream. In 2008, founder and CEO Elliott Bisnow, then 23, convened 19 young entrepreneurs for a three-day event in Park City, Utah designed to help the business leaders create pathways to achieve their personal, professional, and altruistic goals.
“Our vision is to create an epicenter of innovation around a residential community on the southern side of Powder Mountain,” said Bisnow, 27. “The Ogden Valley has enormous natural gifts and Powder Mountain is iconic and capable of summoning the imagination of the most innovative people in business, non-profits, academia and the arts.”
Located in the town of Eden, Utah, Powder Mountain is home to the largest skiable mountain in the United States with more than 10,000 acres of terrain. The resort will remain open to the public and Summit plans to preserve the character of the mountain.
“Instead of overpowering nature, we’re looking at how we can preserve an environment of open spaces, uncompromising vistas, and year-round adventure. Our goal is to create a place that has a positive impact not just on the residents of Summit Eden and the Ogden Valley, but the state of Utah, and the world,” said Bisnow.