Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Season Pass Orders

If you received a postcard in the mail regarding the season pass sale, this entry is for you. The label on your postcard was supposed to include your customer ID number. Our website will ask for this when you order. The mail company we used had an oops! and forgot to include this number. After the initial panic wore off, the solution is this: a white postcard will be sent out tomorrow with your customer ID on the label. Please look for this in the mail!

Sorry for the confusion and complication. Please call us if you do not receive your customer ID. Again, this is for those who have purchased a season pass in the last 3 years.

Monday, July 30, 2007

It's Almost Time...

I'm blogging from a nice little corner in Trader's Coffee shop today as I wait for my vehicle to get out of the shop. I just overheard a couple talking about the ski season. How perfect as we are about to begin the season pass sale! Passes go on sale this Wednesday. Yep only 2 more days! We recommend buying your pass in August this year because that actually makes it even cheaper than last year!

Exception: If you are a Mesa State Student don't buy your pass yet. We'll be on campus at least twice offering you a special price of $250. Dates available as soon as we get word from MSC.

Order online at http://www.powderhorn.com/ or by calling us at 970-268-5700.

If you're in the mood for coffee stop into Trader's and come chat with me. Since the problem with my car is in the 'computer' I have a feeling I could be here for awhile. In order to use their free wireless network I feel like I need to keep buying coffee...so by about noon I will have ingested enough caffeine to power a locomotive and will need someone to talk to.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mowing the Lawn

Is mowing the lawn one of your least favorite chores? Well imagine having to mow an entire mountain! Our mowing operations began this week. Why, do you ask, would you want to mow a whole ski area? Well we take croquet pretty seriously around here and a nice lawn is key to a good game.

Ok actually we mow the ski runs so that it takes less snow to cover the slopes and start building a base. First priority is to get the entire disc golf course mowed.

Imagine driving that thing up Wonderbump!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Good Reviews

Thanks to everyone who came up this weekend and checked out the new disc golf course! Tons of you had good things to say about the course. We always appreciate feedback, both postivie and negative. Course signage and maps are getting wrapped up this week. We will also be mowing the entire course. We attempted to get this done by last weekend but the mower broke and a part had to be replaced.

The Alpine Trader is stocking discs and other items. Don't forget to stop in for gatorade and a snack for the course. And if you play on the weekends, the Wildewood Restaurant is open so you can fill up after your round.

Lastly, look for details soon on Powderhorn's first disc golf tournament!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thinking Winter

It's only July but we are in full winter mode here getting ready for the season. People always ask me what we are doing up here all summer. Well we need the summer just to get ready again for the winter! Here is what's going on right now:

- Designing the look of the season pass, plus card, and lift tickets
- Hiring new sales and events staff
- Ordering new computers
- Lift maintenance (the chairs of the West End lift are currently all in a neat pile on the ground)
- Designing the 07-08 brochures
- Ordering winter apparel for the Alpine Trader
- Setting up radio and print advertising contracts & schedules for the whole season
- Learning how to implement new technology on our website (crossing our fingers for videos & podcasting this year!)
- Lots and lots of painting to phase out the blue around the daylodge
- Developing the schedule of local and out-of-state shows

I'm sure there's more going on, but just typing this list got me stressed out!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Web Cam

Wondering what happened to the webcam? Well it's a little sick right now. It's stuck on a shot from this morning. Actually it's picketing against us. It's decided that it will no longer work under such poor conditions and is in talks with its union. We'll try to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

On the bright side, we don't have to worry about getting caught with our finger in our nose while walking in & out of the office.

Mesa State Students

If you're a Maverick listen up! We will be on campus at least twice (hopefully 3 times) this fall offering you a special season pass price of $250. So you don't need to buy one in August. We'll come to you....and you'll save a ton of cash for stuff like beer laundry detergent. We don't have the specific dates as of yet but look for info on the website, flyers on campus, and ads in the campus newspaper. The first date should be early September.

Oh and spread the word!

Monday, July 16, 2007

What Did I Miss?

I came back from vacation and (ta da!) we have a disc golf course! It looks incredible. We've added some pictures to the slideshow below so check it out. Better yet, come up and check it out for yourself!

Our season pass postcards were printed while I was gone and you should be getting those in your mailbox end of next week. The pass sale starts August 1st!

We've also made the decision to run the lift 2 days for Color Weekend this year (instead of just Color Sunday). That is scheduled for Sept. 22-23.

And we have selected a winner in our sticker contest. Congratulations to Jeremy Cooper for this design. He has won 2 lift tickets for the 07-08 season.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Disc Golf Update

The Daily Sentinel misquoted Pete Wade on the cost of Disc Golf at Powderhorn- it is free to everyone. We just want you to come and enjoy our beautiful mountain! When you do come to play, be prepared. "The rough is rough", said Pete Wade as he climbed out of the trees. "Bring a mountain bag." (In that bag I would recommend...BUG SPRAY!) But Pete, Nick and Brian couldn't get over the views and the weather - played through a light rain and sunshine.

The Alpine Trader will be selling discs for those of you who forget yours or tend to overshoot the holes.

We don't have pads for throwing yet, and are working on maps, but it is sooo close! We'll see you up here soon!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

For Your Entertainment

Trailers for new ski & snowboard movies are coming out at a steady pace lately. To check out ski movies go to http://www.freeskier.com/freeskier/news.php?news_id=1115. They will be adding more throughout the summer. To watch snowboard trailers go to http://www.transworldsnowboarding.com/snow/

Here is the trailer for Color It Rad by FYC Pics. This film has Powderhorn footage (although I don't think any of the shots are in the trailer)

I wish I was there to see this!

For a sneak preview of 07-08 snowboards, goggles, and other gear...check out this link- http://www.transworldsnowboarding.com/snow/photos/slideshow/0,26821,1582468,00.html

For a sneak preview of a few 07-08 freestyle skis, check out this link- http://www.negativegravity.co.uk/2007/02/16/07-08-season-skis/

Mish-Mash of Info

Independence Day
If you are planning on visiting the mesa for the 4th, please keep in mind there are fire restrictions! The Forest Service has fire danger for the Grand Mesa at Very High. Please respect this and keep our forests safe.

Disc Golf
Half of our disc golf baskets have already arrived! Construction of the course will begin after the holiday. The course has already been designed and laid out by local disc golfer Pete Wade.

Season Passes
07-08 passes go on sale August 1st. Buying a pass in August actually makes it quite a bit cheaper than last year. If you've had a pass in the last couple years, you should be getting a reminder in the mail in a few weeks. Go here to check out pricing and benefits.

The Red Rock Racers will be having their next race this Sunday, the 8th. It's free to watch and beginners-experts are welcome to compete. Check out their site here.

See ya!
I'm taking off this afternoon for almost 2 weeks of vacation time. I'll load up the blog later today with some things to check out while I'm gone. Hopefully I'll find someone around here that's willing to update this thing for me. Have a great 4th!

Monday, July 02, 2007

...And Grand It Was

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out yesterday to check out the new mtn. biking & hiking trails. At least 65 people dropped in yesterday and overall the feedback was good. We will continue trail maintenance and the development of solid singletrack. Your comments and feedback are welcome anytime. Leave us a message at the trailhead, call, email, or send smoke signals.

If you saw the news last night, one station reported that we are building an 18 hole golf course in the next two weeks. They left out a very important word- DISC. A Disc Golf course will be opening soon and free to the public. Keep your ears open for details on a tournament this summer!