Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Grand Mesa Bowmen

This weekend, we are hosting the Grand Mesa Bowmen 3D Shoot. This is a huge competition of some of the best archers around. Due to the fact that people will be shooting arrows everywhere, the disc golf course will be closed this weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Come up and watch the competition, eat at the Wildewood Restaurant, and shop the Alpine Trader!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Win Stuff

Do you get our email newsletters? I know, you probably get lots of emails just like us. BUT ours is one that's actually worth reading. Plus each month we are having fun contests! This month you have a chance to win 2 lift tickets.

Check out the current newsletter here
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Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Olympics

Are you catching gold fever? It's hard not to. We just wish it were the winter olympics that were coming up. That would mean there's snow on the ground and we get to watch our snowboard team destroy the competition in the pipe.

Vancouver may already have snagged the next winter olympic games, but we are going for it for 2014! I think Powderhorn has a shot.

If we host, we will introduce:
Snowball fighting
Saucer sledding
Ski dancing
Roller derby on ice

What sports would you include?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Run Update

The guys are making good progress on the first of two new runs. This is the run that will go from Snowcloud to Redeye. We've determined that it will be about 2400 feet long and a blue/black mix.

Looking down on the exit onto Redeye

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Chipmunk On the Loose

We have a chipmunk on the loose in our administration offices today. He has provided us with some great entertainment so far. You can definitely tell where he is in the building by who is screaming, "there he is!" at the moment. Currently he is hiding out in the giant closet where we keep all our uniforms. We've created a food trail (made up of triscuits and granola) from the closet to the front door. So far, no success.

I have to say, this is the most exciting thing happening today.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Getting a New Look

Our website will soon be getting a new look along with quick access to some of your favorite features.

The process of designing a new website can be a little difficult. First you have to come up with an idea of what you want it to look like. Then you must present that idea to everyone and let them respectively rip it to shreds until a good/solid layout is created. Then you let the geeks...I mean super-smart-high-tech-web-designer people make it better.

The new site will have quick access to weather, snow report, and webcams on every page. The home page will also have a quick link to the store so purchasing your season pass is quick and easy. Look for great items from the Alpine Trader in the store this season too! You will even be able to take a flyover tour of Bill's Run on the site. So if you just can't get out and ski...you could at least fake it.

We also have a few other ideas for fun things to add....but they're in the Top Secret file for now (aka the "In Case There's Extra Money In the Budget" file).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Building a Run

Work has begun on the new runs for the 08-09 season! Our crew started with the shorter of the two runs. This run will shoot off of Snowcloud and join with Redeye. It leaves Snowcloud around the area where Mad Dog Glade ends. Looks like it opens up access to even more tree skiing adventures!

At the beginning of the run

Looking down the run

Vote on your favorite run name now at http://www.powderhorn.com/

Monday, July 14, 2008

Vote On A Name

We've compiled a list of 5 new run names and want you to make the choice! That's right, we're passing the buck to you. We need a break.

Vote now at www.powderhorn.com


Sorry for the lack of postings again....we've all been taking vacation time while we have the chance! By about September we're all too busy to get outta here so we have to get it in while we can.

Currently we have some big projects in the works- 08-09 Brochures and Trail Map, new website design and navigation, online store, installation of a Magic Carpet surface lift, and a new ski run.

More info on various PH news coming soon. Just gotta get these 162 emails returned...

Monday, July 07, 2008

Upcoming Concerts

Hand check! Everyone still have all their fingers and toes after the 4th? Good. Might as well start planning for this weekend now right? Check out these free concerts we have coming up...

Thursday, July 10
Centennial Band

Sunday, July 13
Vintage Voltage
BBQ dinner starts at 5pm

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Fireworks Shows

While we do not have a 4th of July show here at Powderhorn, there are many spectacular shows in the area. Tired of doing the same old thing every year? Here is a list of great shows within about a 2 hour drive:

Grand Junction, CO
6pm Parade- Main St
Freedom Fest in Lincoln Park
9pm Fireworks Show- Stocker Stadium

Ouray, CO
2pm Water Fight on Main St
9ish Jeep Parade & Fireworks

Telluride, CO
11am Parade
9ish Fireworks Show

Moab, UT
4-9pm Live music, food, venders, and parade
9pm Fireworsk Show

Aspen, CO
9pm Aspen Mountain

Season Pass Update

We've had some phone calls requesting to purchase season passes now. Just hold your horses though please! We don't even have the season passes designed yet....working on it though. Designing the passes is always a fun project each year. We try to use both a ski and snowboard picture and something that helps distinguish the difference for our ticket checkers. Often, a prank pass or two gets developed before we really crack down to business. Here is one we wanted to do for our employee pass a couple years ago. It got vetoed pretty fast.

If you've ordered a season pass in the last 2 years, you will receive a postcard in the mail around July 25th reminding you that it's almost time to purchase. If you'd like to check out the prices now, click here.

Lift ticket, Plus Card, lessons, rentals, and special program rates are all updated and available at http://www.powderhorn.com/