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Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s season passes on sale in valley

Make fresh turns at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Known to be both uncrowded and affordable, it also offers that home-grown, local feel folks grow to love.
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Many locals get in on this deal to augment their Powderhorn season passes. In GJ, you can purchase them Nov. 2-3 at Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 461 Main St. For more information, visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/classicpass or call the Classic Pass Hotline 800-525-6200, ext. 4475.

Attention powder hounds! Powderhorn Mountain Resort will open Friday, Dec. 13 (or earlier weather permitting).

Powderhorn season passes are available for purchase now, with deals including discounted tickets to Aspen/Snowmass, Steamboat Ski Resort, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, and (new this year) Sunlight Mountain Resort in Glenwood Springs.

Sunlight “is offering up to three half-price lift tickets, with no blackout dates or restrictions, for full-season Powderhorn pass holders,” a Powderhorn news release said.

Adult season passes for Powderhorn are now discounted at $459 through Nov. 2 at midnight. On Nov. 3, prices will jump.

“We’re calling the pass sale a plan for powder,” Powderhorn spokeswoman Gabrielle Michna said, also noting that the Grand Mesa ski area received 211 inches of snow for the 2012-13 season.

New this year, food and beverages will be available for purchase at Lift 2, on the west end of Powderhorn’s ski area.

“It’s for people who don’t want to go back to base area for drinks and food,” Michna said. “It’s ideal for people who are hunting powder.”

Plus, Powderhorn’s mountain crew has worked hard to remove all diseased aspen trees from the glades over the summer.

“The guys have done a really good job going through glades, and trimming back bad aspen trees to create a more enjoyable experience,” Michna added. “There are now more glades there for people to find their own powder stashes.”

Passes can be purchased online at http://www.powderhorn.com or at other scheduled locations. For more information, visit the website or call 970-268-5700, ext. 2100.

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