Powderhorn Resort ~ http://www.powderhorn.com



Powderhorn Resort sits atop the largest flat top mountain in the world; the Grand Mesa on Colorado’s Western Slope. With Grand Junction Regional Airport not far away, this pristine ski area has 500 acres of skiable terrain and 1600ft of vertical drop with some of the most fabulous snow in Colorado.

Powderhorn has enough room to offer almost every type of skiing and snowboarding experience, ranging from beginner to intermediate to expert. In addition to great skiing and boarding, Powderhorn offers some of the most enjoyable snowmobiling in the United States. Completing the package, the resort area has two full terrain parks for you to practice your technical skills.

Powderhorn also supports the skiing and boarding communities by hosting several competitions and clinics every year. These are designed to attract skiers and boarders to test themselves on the challenging terrain and excellent park features.

Incredibly family-oriented, Powderhorn also has cross-country equipment and snowshoes for those that are not there for the great skiing and boarding.

Powderhorn Stats

Base Elevation: 8,200 ft
Summit Elevation: 9,850 ft
Vertical Drop: 1,650 ft
Skiable Area: 1,600 acres
Annual Snowfall: 250 in
Snowmaking: 15 %
Number of Lifts: 4
Uphill Lift Capacity: 4,370 per hour
Types of Lifts:  

  • 1 Surface Lift
  • 2 Double Chair
  • 1 Quad Chair
Number of Trails: 29
Longest Run: 11,600 ft


Powderhorn Reviews:

youknowwho from grand junction, co                                                                               Oct 27, 2008

probably the worst reason to call an area a ski resort in the lower 48 states….this place has a extremely big head for what they have to offer…….very little “good” terrain, some of the worst customer service I have ever seen….and a joke of a snow report (courtesy – SkiTown.com)  (sorry Powderhorn!)

My Take: I won’t be nearly as rough on PH as that review was – I skied Powderhorn many years ago in the early 80s and I remember some excellent snow, not a big, huge steep hill but some good terrain and a nice small area feel. It was uncrowded and it wasn’t pretentious and I liked it. Powderhorn closed for several years and I’m sure some things have changed but nevertheless, there is a lot to say for the small, obscure ski areas and you kind of “carry your pain where ever you go” – best to just not bring any. Powderhorn is a good place for that.

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