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Powderhorn Update: Enjoy the powder this weekend on Colorado’s Grand Mesa

Snow piles on a lift chair after a winter storm dumped several inches on Powderhorn Mountain Resort.
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Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s new “Learn to Ski or Snowboard Series” allows first-time skiers or riders the opportunity to slide Grand Mesa’s slopes three times for $149. That price includes full-day lessons, lift tickets and equipment for any three days of the season. The program spans all ages — 5 years old on up for ski lessons and 7 years old and up for snowboarding. Plus, after completion of all three lessons, the newly educated skier or boarder receives a non-transferable “Graduate Card,” which provides a 50-percent discount on all future lessons that season as well as lift tickets and gear rental.


Powderhorn Mountain Resort is located on Colorado’s Grand Mesa, about an hour from the center of Grand Junction, or 40 miles east. It offers 1,600 acres of skiable terrain, 63 trails, five lifts, and three terrain parks. The base elevation is 8,200 ft., with a summit elevation of 9,850 ft.

Powderhorn also features other amenities, like indoor and outdoor seating with views of the ski area, West End BBQ & Bar, Sunset Grill & Bar, live music, a bag jump, a tubing hill, Powderhorn Racing Club and more.


Powder is the word of the week at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Since last Tuesday, Powderhorn Mountain Resort has received 24 inches of fresh, new snow. The mid-mountain base is now up to 49 inches and 98 percent of the mountain is now open.


March is the time to hit the slopes! Plus, Powderhorn’s March specials will last all month. Children 6 and under ski free (lift ticket only) and adults can get buy one, get one midweek tickets (Monday through Friday) with no coupons needed. All youth and junior tickets are 40 percent off and all college students receive a 20-pecent discount on daily lift tickets (must show college ID). Single-day lesson specials are also available for $85 — rental, lift ticket and lesson, no helmet.


Friday, March 6, is the grand finale to the Home Loan State Bank Business League Race Series. Last week, Hilltop remained the team-points leader over Colorado Mesa University, West Slope Betties, Stage Coach Drivers, Canyon Winds Cellars, Community Hospital and Home Loan State Bank. The top five male racers were Jack Harbottle, Bruce McKay, Tom Keenan, Scott Mercier and Sam Williams. The top five female racers were Tara Brosig, Amy Carmichael, Sara Landis, Alaina Brennan and Thea Khan Farugi.

The winning team will take home the traveling trophy and a corporate season pass for the 2015-16 season.


With the exciting announcement of the new, high-speed quad, Powderhorn is offering a 15-percent discount to anyone who would like to purchase their 2015-16 season pass now. As an added bonus, purchase your pass today and use it for the remaining 2014-15 season — two seasons for the price of one! For more information, visit http://www.powderhorn.com or call the Ticket Office at 970-268-5700, ext. 2100. This offer is good until April 30.


The Grand Junction Free Press Learn to Ski or Snowboard program is a fun way to spend spring break. For more information, call Powderhorn’s Ski and Ride Center at 970-268-5700, ext. 2080.


Calling all active and retired military! Powderhorn wants to thank you for your service to our country with discounts on lift tickets and rentals March 7-8. Present your military ID for discounts at the lift ticket office and rental shop.

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

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