The Southwest’s largest resort management company expands its regional presence with Southern Nevada’s premier outdoor destination.

Mountain Capital Partners (MCP), the largest ski resort management company in the Southwest, today announced that it will purchase Lee Canyon, Southern Nevada’s premier outdoor recreation destination, from POWDR Corporation and POWDR’s local partner, the Thomas Family. 

As the 12th resort in MCP’s portfolio, Lee Canyon’s sister properties now include nearby Brian Head Resort in southern Utah and Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Ariz. This year, Lee Canyon will introduce Power Kid, a free, no-strings-attached season pass for children ages 12 and younger. This pass offers kids unlimited ski and bike park access at Lee Canyon and every Power Pass resort. Lee Canyon’s season pass products will offer reciprocal days at other MCP resorts.

MCP manages a collection of ski resorts, mountain bike parks, and golf courses in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. Internationally, MCP manages Valle Nevado of Santiago, Chile, the largest ski resort in the Americas. 

“For 60 years, Lee Canyon has delivered an important and unique diversion for Las Vegas and the surrounding communities. We are honored that POWDR Corporation and the Thomas family are entrusting us with carrying on Lee Canyon’s legacy,” said MCP Managing Partner James Coleman.

 Coleman added that future resort investments are being explored and will be announced later.

MCP will retain the Lee Canyon leadership team and all support staff, consistent with past acquisitions. MCP has a long history of successfully working with resort owners, leaders, and teams; in peak season, Lee Canyon employs roughly 275 people. 

 “While we’ve been proud to be part of the POWDR family for the past two decades, I’m confident that Lee Canyon will be in good hands with MCP,” said Lee Canyon General Manager Dan Hooper. “They have a record of excellent resort leadership that will continue our mission of being Vegas’s backyard escape for discovering adventure in the mountains. I am proud of the team here at Lee Canyon and look forward to welcoming the team at MCP to our family.” 

Mountain Capital Partners’ flagship season pass product, the Power Pass, will be upgraded to include access to Lee Canyon. 2023/24 Power Pass guests will enjoy unlimited access to Lee Canyon; 2023/24 Power Pass Select (also known as the 12 Day Power Pass) guests will get 12 restricted days to be shared between Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, and Lee Canyon. 2023/24 Power Pass Core (also known as the 4 Day Power Pass) guests will enjoy a total of 4 restricted days to be shared between 

Purgatory, Snowbowl, Brian Head Resort, Spider Mountain Bike Park, and Lee Canyon. For more information, visit

Coleman says the draw to Lee Canyon was a natural – and a familiar – one. 

“The Southwest is home to me, my family, and our team. This is where we live, where we work, and where we play, and Lee Canyon encapsulates everything we love about this region,” he said. “We’re eager to put to work the best practices we’ve learned over the last two decades while also understanding how to best continue Lee Canyon’s unique success and position it for even more growth in the future.” 

This season, Lee Canyon has received over 260″ of snow, a record for the resort. Lee Canyon plans to continue ski operations Friday through Sunday until April 30. For more information, visit



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