Tour of Utah 2014 - Powder Mountain

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Powder Mountain will be the site of Tour of Utah’s Stage Four finish, August 7, 2014. Cyclists will climb to 8,200 feet and complete the stage among the lush aspen and black pine trees of Utah’s northern Wasatch Range.
With more than 500 inches of annual snowfall and 7,000 acres of skiable terrain, Powder Mountain is largely considered one of the premier powder skiing resorts in the nation. Referred to as “Pow Mow” by locals, the ski area was established in 1972 when Alvin Cobabe converted his family’s sheep grazing fields into a “mom and pop ski resort.” Cobabe retired in 2006 and his resort has sold twice – currently owned by Summit, an organization established in 2008 of young entrepreneurs and business developers committed to protecting Powder Mountain”s pristine charm.

Host Cities and Venues for 2014 Tour of Utah

February 4, 2014 by Tour of Utah

Stage 1, August 4
Cedar City > Cedar City

  • Second-time host city, overall start
  • Host for Team Presentation event on August 2
  • Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival
  • Elevation 5,840 feet; population is 29,213
  • Home to Southern Utah University, which was founded in 1897

Stage 2, August 5
Panguitch > Torrey

Panguitch:

  • Second-time host city, Stage Two start
  • County seat of Garfield County
  • Located 25 miles from Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Elevation 6,624 feet; population 1,520

Torrey:

  • Second-time host city, Stage Two finish
  • Torrey is located in Wayne County, 10 miles west of Capitol Reef National Park
  • Elevation 6,830 feet; population 200 in summer

Stage 3, August 6
Lehi > Miller Motorsports Park

Lehi:

  • The Tour has passed through Utah County each year since 2004
  • Sixth time Lehi and Utah County have hosted a start, Stage Three start
  • Lehi, 23 miles south of Salt Lake City, is surrounded by Utah Lake and the Oquirrh and Wasatch Mountain ranges
  • Elevation 4,564 feet; population 47,407

Miller Motorsports Park:

  • Six-time host venue, Stage Three finish
  • Last hosted Team Time Trial in 2012
  • Located in Tooele, 35 miles west of Salt Lake City, on the western slopes of the Oquirrh Mountains in Tooele Valley
  • Elevation 5,050 feet; population of Tooele 32,115

Stage 4, August 7
Ogden > Powder Mountain

Ogden:

  • Six-time host city, Stage Four start
  • Last hosted the Tour in 2012 with two stages
  • Known as the ”Crossroads of the West”, Ogden is county seat of Weber County nestled between Wasatch Mountains and Great Salt Lake
  • Elevation 4,300 feet; population 82,702

Powder Mountain:

  • First-time host city, Stage Four finish
  • Ski resort 19 miles northeast of Ogden in Eden, Utah
  • North America’s largest ski area with 7,000 acres of skiable terrain • Base elevation 6,900 feet

Stage 5, August 8
Evanston > Kamas

Evanston, Wyoming:

  • First-time host city, Stage Five start
  • First time Tour of Utah has been hosted outside the state of Utah
  • Elevation 6,749 feet; population 12,359

Kamas:

  • First-time host city, Stage Five finish
  • The Tour has passed through Kamas each year since 2006; two stages went through Kamas in 2012 and 2013
  • Located in 18 miles east of Park City in Summit County
  • Elevation 6,486 feet; population 1,811

Stage 6, August 9
Salt Lake City > Snowbird

Salt Lake City:

  • Seventh consecutive year as a host city, Stage Six start
  • Hosted a circuit race for the Tour in 2013
  • State Capital of Utah
  • Elevation 4,226 ft; metropolitan area: population 1.1 million

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

  • Seventh consecutive year as a host venue, Stage Six finish
  • Base elevation 7,760 ft
  • This is considered the “Queen Stage” of the Tour, with 8–12% gradients on final six-mile climb up Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Snowbird also hosts overall finish for The Ultimate Challenge endurance ride
  • Elevation 6,486 feet; population 1,811

Stage 7, August 10
Park City > Park City

  • Sixth consecutive year as a host city
  • Third time as the Overall Finish Host City
  • Within Park City limits, altitudes range from 6,720 ft. to 8,460 ft; population 7,558
  • Home to three major ski resorts
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