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Colorado’s Powderhorn Mountain Resort closed for the season

From left to right: Charles Reams, Stephanie Bailey, Mallory Reams, and Rick LeFebre ride the last Take Four chair at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Next season, Powderhorn will debut a new detachable quad chairlift.
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NEW CHAIRLIFT FOR POWDERHORN

Topping the list of capital investments scheduled this summer at Powderhorn Mountain Resort is the installation of a Poma high-speed quad chairlift along the same alignment as the current Take Four lift. The new lift will cut ride time in half while offering comfortable seats and footrests for lift riders. The bottom terminal will be lowered by approximately eight feet to create much easier access to lift loading area. Construction begins next summer and the new chairlift will be ready for opening day in mid-December for the 2015-2016 season.

SOURCE: Powderhorn Mountain Resort

SEASON RECAP

Powderhorn Mountain Resort had a wonderful season thanks to all passholders, patrons, sponsors and employees. There were also a variety of new programs and events that will continue into the 2015-16 season. Plus, it’s getting a new chairlift for next season!

LEARN TO SKI OR RIDE PROGRAM

Powderhorn hosted many new skiers and riders this year. The Grand Junction Free Press Learn to Ski or Snowboard program saw more than 550 graduates.

HOME LOAN STATE BANK BUSINESS LEAGUE

Congratulations to team Hilltop for taking the title of Home Loan State Bank Business League Champions for 2015! Members of this year’s team Hilltop are Tom Keenan, Tyson Elliot, Ben Kurtsman, Bill Roberts, Alaina Brennan and David Livingston. The traveling trophy will be displayed at Hilltop until next year’s business league race.

Final team results were Hilltop (first), Colorado Mesa University (second), West Slope Betties (third), Stage Coach Drivers (fourth), Canyon Winds (fifth), Community Hospital (sixth) and Home Loan State Bank (seventh).

POWDERHORN GIVE BACK DAY

Friday, March 6, marked the first Powderhorn Give Back Day. Powderhorn teamed up with Rocky Mountain Health Foundation to receive tax-deductible donations to give scholarships to low-income students from across the Western Slope. They will participate in Powderhorn Adventure Snowsports Training program (PHAST), a learn-to-ski-or-snowboard program.

A total of 24 students were selected from We Can! Mesa County and HopeWest Kids programs to receive the PHAST scholarships. Powderhorn hopes to expand the program next year and give scholarships to 50 students.

SUMMER EVENTS

Mark your calendars for these summer events at Powderhorn:

Webe Dirt Bike Race Series, July 11-12

The Mud, The Bands and The Beers, July 25

Summerhorn at Powderhorn by Townsquare Media, Aug. 1

Color Sunday, Sept. 27

Powderhorn will be downtown at Record Store Day on April 18 and MOG Fest on April 25 selling season passes. Don’t miss out on the 15-percent discount. Pass prices will increase May 1.

For more information and updates, visit http://www.powderhorn.com or find Powderhorn on Facebook.

Send Powderhorn photos (landscape, lessons, lift line and more) to crow@gjfreepress.com.


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