Thursday, September 27, 2007

Color Sunday (Again)

It's Color Sunday all over again. Due to last weekend's rain, we're doing it all over again so you have a chance to ride the lift and hang out at the mountain. The colors are changing fast now and the forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies and a high of 57. Plan on brining a jacket to ride the lift as it will be a little cooler on top.

Lift rides
Update: Due to mechanical difficulties the lift will not be running.

Wildewood Restaurant brunch 10am-3pm
Live music on the deck 12-4pm
Alpine Trader sales 9am-4pm
Color Sunday Open (disc golf tourney) 10am registration

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Warren Miller Update

Got word on the Warren Miller show Playground.

Grand Junction
Two Rivers Convention Center
Nov. 3
8:00pm (time could change)

Each ticket to the show will be worth a free lift ticket to Powderhorn! Plus we'll bring some swag to giveaway at intermission. It's the same day as the ski swap so come down, save some money on gear, get your pass photo taken, and check out the Warren Miller film. Sounds like a good day to me!

New Gear

Looking for new equipment this year? With all the companies and products out there it can be pretty hard to figure out what to buy. Powder Magazine launched their 2008 Buyer's Guide online this year. It's a dandy little device and makes me wonder why no one has done this before. You can search or browse all the products, read reviews, and make your own comments.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Environmental Announcement

We are excited to announce today that we will be using wind energy to offset the power used to run the Take Four and EZ Rider lifts. We've teamed up with Renewable Choice Energy out of Boulder and contracted for the next 3 years. The ski industry has made great strides in the last few years to help reduce our environmental impact. Powderhorn decided it was time to get serious to do our part. We depend on the enviroment to run our business and to enjoy the sport so we should definitely be doing what we can to preserve it. Following the lead of the Vails and Aspens of the world, Powderhorn is the first of the smaller resorts in Colorado (the Gems) to use renewable energy to offset a large portion of energy. Look for more information and details soon on the website and hear more about this story in the newspaper soon.

Monday, September 24, 2007

First Snow!

While I'm not at the mountain today, I have been informed that the top of the mountain did receive a dusting of snow last night! Sorry that there is no picture to prove it, just trust us :) As we get deeper into the fall we'll keep you updated on accumulations and how the base starts stacking up. We'll even have video coming on the website before season so you can see exactly what's going on.

I stopped in Gene Taylor's today to get some skis ordered and got to see all their new tuning equipment. I have to say it's some seriously fancy stuff! They can tune your skis or board perfectly to whatever snow conditions are the norm at the time. Plus they can now tune your bases so well that even in the middle of the season your ride can get back to the nearly perfect out-of-the-wrapper performance. The shop opens Oct. 1st.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

When It Rains It Pours

I'm sure many of you are waking up right now and looking out the window to see water everywhere. There's really no end in least until tonight. It's a steady downpour up here at the mountain so we've decided to obviously cancel the lift rides for the day. You can still come up and eat and get your season pass taken care of. The Alpine Trader has amazing sales going on right now too. The Good News- Color Sunday is such a great event that we want to make sure everyone can enjoy it at Powderhorn. So we've decided that we will run the lift next Sunday the 30th. This will probably be the peak of the colors so the lift rides will be nothing short of amazing! Lifts will run from 10am-3pm, $5 adults and $3 kids 12 & under. See you next Sunday! Please help spread the word.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Color Sunday Open

Well Color Weekend is going strong! Temperatures are perfect today and it's been nice and sunny for those riding the lift. For all you disc golfers, tomorrow is the Color Sunday Open tournament. Registration starts at 10am and the first group goes out at 11am. If you choose, there is a $10 donation for the tournament, otherwise it's free to play. Winner gets a night's stay at the Inn at Wildewood as well as two lift tickets.

Course record is 48 (6 under) by Ben Thatcher. Everyone is gunning for it tomorrow!

Friday, September 21, 2007

See you this weekend

Don't forget its Color Weekend on the mesa! We'll be firing up the lifts tomorrow at 10am so come early to get your ticket and be first in line. The high forecasted for the mesa tomorrow is 71 and its 58 on Sunday. Grab a jacket, we'll see ya here!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Warren Miller's Playground

Here is the trailer for Warren Miller's new movie. I have an email into them to find out when it will be in Grand Junction. I'll let you know as soon as I know!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Race is On

If you travelled I-70 in the last couple days then chances are you noticed the white stuff above the Eisenhower tunnel. It has also snowed on the peaks of Breckenridge a couple times. Loveland ski area has announced it will fire up its snowmaking operations this week. I'm sure that A-Basin won't take that lying down and will hop to it as well. So the classic race to open is officially beginning! Last season A-Basin beat out Loveland putting a stop to a 7 year streak. We'll see what happens this year. We'll keep you posted and you can always check out to get updates.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Here Come the Colors

Today is the official start of Color Week on the Grand Mesa. And right on schedule, the colors have started to change. I think the colder temperatures and tons of rain in the last couple days gave it the kickstart it needed. For all the details of everything happening this weekend go to
The clouds have parted for a moment...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Meet Biff

This is one of the biggest spiders I've ever seen although it's hard to tell in this picture. He has made his home outside our Sales Manager's window. Let's just say I had issues even posting this picture. Spiders are disgusting as far as I'm concerned. But the guys love it and have named him Biff.

Traz this Saturday

If you still need to get your season pass or plus card we'll be at Traz this Saturday from 10am to 2pm. It's also a good chance to check out all the new snowboard gear. They've told me that almost everything has come in and it's some great stuff!

And if you have your pass already just stop in and say hi. We always like chattin with everyone. Oh and we like if you're feeling nice....I'm just saying, Borders and Starbucks are quite close :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Photo Contest

It's time to get excited about the ski season! Here is a cool way you can win a Powderhorn season pass:

Go to the GJ FreePress and post your favorite picture of you tearing up the slopes at Powderhorn. This can be from any season. We'll be the judge of the coolest picture and determine a winner on November 1st. First place gets a season pass, second place gets a sweet Loki jacket.

Here is the first go get after it!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Sorry that the blog has been MIA for the last week. I was out of town and apparently no one here at the mountain had anything to say! I'm just trying to find out what's going on so I don't really have anything to report. Things are as busy as ever and the temperatures are getting much cooler here at the mountain. All good signs that winter is approaching! I'll have Powderhorn updates for you later today or tomorrow.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

We're out of here! Have a safe and fun weekend. Hope you all get to go outside and enjoy the last bits of summer. The staff here at Powderhorn hit the doors running for the weekend. Staff plans include camping, hiking 14ers, watching football, rafting, fishing, and hunting. Enjoy!