Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ringing Off the Hook

Wow you guys are awesome! We're scrambling like crazy to answer all the phone lines and return your emails. It just means we don't get to eat but hey, it's worth it. We've talked to so many people these last few days that are really excited for ski season.

Just wanted to thank you all for ordering season passes! Enjoy your long weekend!

FYI- Our phones will be staffed Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4:30pm. The new website should launch tonight so just look for the Order a Season Pass banner if you'd like to order online.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Subaru Hookup

Let's hope we'll have the kind of season that you need all-wheel drive to get to the mountain on a regular basis!

We've just been informed that Grand Junction Subaru is offering $500 over dealer invoice on any new Subaru to all Powderhorn season pass holders! Just show your season pass at the dealership anytime between now and March 29, 2009 to score your deal on a new ride.

Certain conditions do apply. See Grand Junction Subaru for details

The End is Near

The end of summer is nearing. This aspen is clearly more excited than the others.

The Farmer's Almanac came out yesterday and is calling for a colder and wetter winter for two-thirds of the country. Only the far west and southeast are expected to have normal winter seasons. While many people are upset...we say, bring it!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Among the many projects we're tackling this summer, our sign at the entrance is getting a major facelift. The new sign will include an electronic sign which we'll use to keep you updated on all the fun stuff happening year-round.

When our guys peeled off the top layer of the sign, they were suprised to find the original hiding behind it. Check out that old logo!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another Sign of Season

Another sign that ski season is approaching....Buyer's Guides! Both Skiing and Freeskier magazines have come out with their first issues of the season. Both mags have done very extensive ski tests. Check them out, on newstands now!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Colorado Gems Cards are now available! This card is only $10 and gets you big deals at each of us CO Gem mountains. The Gems include Powderhorn, A-Basin, Loveland, Echo Mountain, Sunlight, Ski Cooper, Eldora, Monarch, and SolVista.

For details or to order go here

The Powderhorn offer is $10 off a lift ticket (valid 3 times).
Oh and the picture on the card is from our very own Mad Dog extra cool points!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lots of Moosen

According to the logic of comedian Brian Regan, if the plural of 'ox' is 'oxen,' then the plural for 'moose' should be 'moosen.' Well we have a lot of moosen.

The picture on our homepage is of the twin moose that we see frequently around the mountain. Here are more pictures of them and Mama Moose.

These pictures are taken with the magic of a zoom lens, please don't get that close to moose(n)!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Powderhorn Dude Ranch

Some of you who like to check out the webcam may have noticed lots of cows running around the slopes. Didn't you know we double as a dude ranch in the summer? They are great as lawnmowers and fertilizers. We even have our own brand now.

Just kidding!! Somebody's cows are on the loose and decided that they like Powderhorn quite a bit. They aren't shy either as they've spent considerable time watching our lift maintenance crew. But the brand above is a concept for our 08-09 stickers.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Is It Winter Yet?

I don't know if the hankering to ski or ride starts this early for you guys...but since we are up here all the time, it's hard not to get excited prematurely. The worst thing you can do this time of year is watch a ski or snowboard video. I'm telling you, it will wreck you. It's like giving a ten year old a 6-pack of Red Bull and locking him in a closet.

However, if you just can't resist like us, here is a great teaser for the upcoming Absinthe Films video. Their video last year was called Optimistic which we watched a lot for the proper inspiration.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Watch KREX Tonight

Watch KREX news channel 5 tonight at 5 & 10pm! They'll have a great story on the new runs including info on how the runs are built and footage of the guys working today.

Flat Top Fun

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first Flat Top Festival!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Trail Map

With the help of Google Earth and a great artist, we'll have a new trail map this season showing the exact layout of each run.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Season Pass FAQs

We'll attempt to read your mind and answer your questions:

Q: Do I need to have my picture taken?
A: If you are an adult and had a pass last year you will not have to have your picture taken again. Unless you are unhappy with your mug on last year's pass. Then you can replace it. Kids grow like weeds, so they will need to have their picture retaken each year. If this is your first year to have a pass, we need your picture.

Q: Where do I get my picture taken?
A: We have several opportunities in the fall in Grand Junction to have your pic taken. Most dates are TBD, but you will be able to find us at Gene Taylor's, Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Sports Authority, and the Ski Swap on Nov. 8. Check the website for dates as they are booked.
You can get your picture taken this Sunday, the 10th, at the Flat Top Festival! 9am-9pm here at the mountain.

Q: How do I get my hands on my pass?
A: We will mail it to you unless you would like to pick it up at any of our town shows or here at the mountain.

Q: How much will pass prices go up in September?
A: An adult pass is currently $393 (best price) and will be $436 in September. Order now!

Q: Is Powderhorn having the special again for Mesa State students?
A: Yes, MSC students & staff can purchase a pass for $275 at our on-campus sales: Sept 4, 10, 17. Must have valid MavCard or Student ID# to qualify.

Have more questions? Leave us a comment and we'll get right back to ya.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Second Run Begins

It's about time for another update on the progress of run building! Since the voting is over, we can start refering to these by name now.

Hooligan is the first one we've cut. The guys are now cleaning it up and finishing the logging.

The second run is Bear Claw, located on the west side of Red Eye. Work on this run has just begun.
Come up and check them out for yourself this Sunday at the Flat Top Festival!
I'm going to see how many times this week I can refer to the Flat Top Fest so you will come hang out with us. Hey, it's my job

Monday, August 04, 2008

Voting Closed

Well 625 of you have spoken! And the new run names are.....

Bear Claw

Thanks for voting!

On Sale

Season passes are on sale now. We apologize to anyone who has tried to purchase theirs online and can't find our online store. We have been having technical issues with it so have not put it 'live' on the site. But you can call us at 970-268-5700 and we'll take your order. We've been working on the store all weekend and it should be ready soon. Thanks for your patience!