Friday, February 27, 2009

February 27 Friday Feed

In this week's podcast we have an interview with Maverick the Moose. He's quite the trash talker when it comes to the Great Mascot Race.

Listen here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Great Mascot Race

Coming up on March 7th we're having a new event- The Great Mascot Race. It's designed purely for everyone's entertainment! Imagine a dozen random creatures flying down the hill competing against each other for fame & glory...

Oh it will be good.

If your company, group or organization has a mascot and would like to be involved, email me at You'll receive 2 free lift tickets for participating plus your organization will be included in our press releases for the event. We're inviting local television stations and newspapers here for the race. If you don't have a member of your organization that's brave enough to race in the suit, we can help with advance notice.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Conditions Report

Most of you know we've had some weird weather in the last 24 hours. Ski Patrol just gave me an updated report since we did not have groomers on the mountain last night (and subsequently no stake reading). We received 7" on top total out of this storm. Our base is at 46". There was no snowfall on the lower half of the mountain. Instead we got rained on.

This leads many people to believe that conditions are marginal at best. Well I'm heading out right now to debunk this myth! I'm going to go take honest photos of several different runs so you can see exactly what it looks like (past our webcam). I'll post the pics and soon as I get back inside.

UPDATE: It's great skiing out there! The snow is soft and really fun to carve. I didn't see any of what we call "cancer spots"- areas where dirt is showing and can quickly spread.

Midway area
Harold's Way

Bottom of Yoohoo

Bill's Run

Monday, February 23, 2009

TMFF Video

TMFF= Too Much Flippin Fun! Ok that was cheesy even for a Monday huh?
TMFF= Thunder Mtn. Freestyle Fest and here's the video...

Plus Card Holders

If you have a Plus Card, this is your week to ski completely FREE! Just show your card at the ticket window and they'll give you a free ticket. Might be a good week to take a couple vacation days!

The forecast is calling for 3-5" today and 1-3" tonight!

The deals page has been updated with info on the BIGGEST season pass sale for 2009-10. Our connection is running a little slow...but I'm working on getting those prices posted today along with pictures from this weekend.

UPDATE: 3" of new snow on top. There is rain at the base area. The snow line is around midway. Once the temps drop tonight we'll have snowfall on the whole mountain.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Racoon Eyes

How's your goggle tan coming along? Mine is getting pretty ripe. Today is absolutely PERFECT! Good snow, blue skies and temps in the mid 30s. Doesn't get much better!

Lift tickets will still be just $35 for women tomorrow. So if you're missing out on skiing today, make sure you make it tomorrow!

Pictures and video from the Freestyle Fest will be posted on Monday. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Friday, February 20, 2009

2/20 Friday Feed

In this week's podcast we cover the snow update, events, The Great Mascot Race and an update on deals.

Listen here.

Forgot to mention in the podcast that the Plus Card FREE Week begins Monday. Enjoy 7 days of totally FREE skiing if you purchased the Plus Card!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Women's Weekend

Listen up ladies! Just want to make sure you know about all the crazy deals we have for you this weekend.

February 21-22
$35 lift tickets
$30 women's clinics
50% off rentals
20% off lodging at the Inn at Wildewood

The clinics are 10am-noon, register with ski school 970-268-5700 ext. 2080

February 21
Big apres at the Wildewood!
Fashion Show
Includes appetizers, wine sampling and live music
$24/person (guys welcome)

Don't freak out guys! Men's Weekend is March 28-29 and you'll get the same lift ticket deals.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TMFF Update

Take 2 of the Thunder Mtn. Freestyle Fest is this Saturday! And here is a peek at the snowboards and skis we will be giving away. Should the winner not want those skis...I'd be happy to release you of the burden :)

Powderhorn Racing Club

Ski racers from Powderhorn recently kicked some booty at Durango Mountain Resort!

The Powderhorn Racing Club USSA team J4 athletes competed at Durango Mountain Resort in the Super Giant Slalom competition. Six area athletes, ages 11-12, competed against teams from Telluride, Flagstaff, Taos, Crested Butte, Vail, Loveland, Durango, and Glenwood Springs (Sunlight). Jonah Howe and Keino Davis placed in the top 10 in all three races.

On March 15, Powderhorn will host the J5 finals bringing top young athletes from all over the Rocky Mtn. region. Go team!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Win This!

Ready for a new board? Register to win this sweet DC pro model! Stop into Traz Snow & Skate (near Sportsman's Warehouse) any day this week to register. Or you can register up here this Saturday during the Thunder Mtn. Freestyle Fest.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

We're feeling the love today! Mother Nature is lavishing it on us with powder. Right now you can't even see the mountain it's snowing so hard. They're calling for 10-18 inches through the next 24 hours.

Hopefully you're spending Valentine's Day with your significant other in the powder. That's a much better gift that a giant teddy bear. If you're celebrating "Singles Awareness Day" today, we hope the powder lifts your spirits!

Friday, February 13, 2009


No bad luck here despite the fact that it's Friday the 13th! It's perfect blower powder out there! Here's a couple quick pics between face shots.

This is a cool site that gives you data from a weather station on top of the mesa near our summit.


We've just made the call that we must postpone the Thunder Mtn Freestyle Fest until Saturday, February 21st. There's so much snow, it would be impossible to get the new features set and everything ready for competition tomorrow.

We'll save all the prizes (and maybe get a few more) for next Saturday!

Powder Day!

It's amazing up here! I'm in our administration offices at the bottom of the parking lots and I can barely see the lodge. We're up to a foot of new snow now, all overnight last night! That makes 27" so far this week.

There will be no Friday Feed today because all you'd hear is us freaking out about how good the snow is. And honestly, I want to go ski it myself! I'll snap a few pictures and post them later on today.

We also have a lot to get ready for this weekend! The terrain park crew is going to have to pull long hours today to dig out the park and have it ready for tomorrow.

Oh and the skis we're giving away to the top skier tomorrow are SWEET! They're the new K2 Extremes park skis. The snowboard will be in our hands today but is most likely a K2 or Atomic.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lunch Special

This week's lunch special at the Wildewood Restaurant is:

Powder Pasta
Sauteed shrimp in a tomato pesto cream sauce over a bed of penne pasta

Race you there!

The Random Post

It's time once again for that blog post where we throw a bunch of information at you that we think you might want to know. It's better than writing 6 posts in one day!

- Most importantly, we're looking at snowfall tonight all the way through to Saturday. Get ready for freshies!

- Actually this is more important: the Higher Love Fundraiser is this Saturday. We're donating $1 from every lift ticket sold to the Latimer House Counseling & Advocacy Center. Grand Junction Subaru is also throwing in $300. Help us support this important organization!

- The 3rd Annual Thunder Mtn. Freestyle Fest is Saturday. It's the biggest terrain park competition of the season. I'm picking up a new snowboard and skis today for the top skier and rider! They'll also get $100 cold hard cash. I'm also buying about 100 hot dogs to grill up in the park for competitors. Mmmmmm mystery meat.

- Last Saturday, Maverick the Moose raced Pinky the Pig from Rib City Grille in the CDA Ski Challenge. I never heard who won...but no doubt it was Maverick.

- And finally, we received a Flat Stanley from Mrs. Fay's 3rd grade class at Chipeta Elementary. Oh the things he will see! We'll send you guys some great pictures of Stanley at Powderhorn!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Check Out the Conditions

Here's a little video from today so you can see what it's looking like out there...


If you're a Twitter-er, check us out!

We post updates all day long, especially when it's snowing!

And It Continues

Still snowing! We've had 12" in the last 48 hours (technically in the last 36 hours) and it's still going. We'll get some pictures and video today so you can see better what the conditions are like.

FYI- got a question on the snow report regarding the time. The snow reading off the stake is done around 5am. But we have to put our snow report out to the public by 6am. So that's why we say "this is the 5am snow report" on the snow line. It's the time the reading was taken for new snowfall. Clear as mud?

Monday, February 09, 2009

New Snow

YAAAAY! We received 6 inches of snow mainly all overnight and it's snowing right now. We'll get some pictures so you can see the conditions. Also check out the webcam.

UPDATE: 12:15PM 3 more inches since this morning, still snowing hard! Skiers right of Mad Dog Glade is mostly untouched and EPIC!

Aspen/Snowmass Open

One of our correspondents happened to be at Buttermilk yesterday on a day off and snagged these photos of the competition.
Olympic Bronze Medalist- JJ Thomas

FYI- The 3rd Annual Thunder Mtn Freestyle Fest is this Saturday! $20 to enter, top skier and rider take home $100 cash and new skis or snowboard! All other winners receive big prize packs. FREE lunch in the park for competitors, FREE Mountain Dew, and lots of stickers & giveaways. Registration begins at 8:30am and Comp begins at 10am.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Guest Appreciation Day

Thanks to everyone who came out today! We hope you enjoyed yourself (and the discounts). Here are a few pictures from the day...

Chris from Gene Taylors helping out

Seth from Loki and Steve Bailey our President

Maverick and Smokey were hanging out

As well as Pinky from Rib City Grille. Powderhorn is the ski resort of choice for mascots.

Hittin the CDA Ski Challenge race course
Looking at 3-7 inches of snow tomorrow and another 3-5 tomorrow night. Woot woot!

Friday, February 06, 2009

2/6 Friday Feed

In this week's podcast we cover some clues for the treasure hunt, guest appreciation day, more deals and our geeky side!

Listen here

CDA Ski Challenge

In addition to Guest Appreciation Day tomorrow, Colorado Discover Ability is holding the annual Ski Challenge. For just $60 you get a lift ticket, two runs in the Giant Slalom course, party, t-shirt and lunch.

Anyone can compete! And it benefits an amazing organization!

Starts at 9am
Info: 970-257-1222
Silent Auction in Cottonwood Room including:
Burton Custom 156 snowboard
Atomic Crimson 176 Flat ski
Volkl Bridge 177 Flat Twin Tip
Nordica Pro Forms
Alpina Light Touring 160 waxless ski

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Stomach Grumbles

I have to believe this was strategic. It's almost lunch-time and the manager of the Wildewood Restaurant just sent us all this email:

"The Wildewood Restaurant is going to begin running a weekly lunch special, in addition to our normal menu items. The special this week will be:
Sauteed artichoke hearts, spinach, portobella mushrooms, pinenuts, and fresh tomatoes in a white wine and garlic sauce, topped with asiago cheese and parsley. The special will run at $10.95 through Sunday Feb. 8. (its awesome if you add chicken to it!). Come check it out!"

My stomach actually just reacted to an email!

If yours did too, make sure to hit the Wildewood this weekend.

Time For Change

Here's some change we can all get onboard with- snow is back in the forecast! It's warm today but there's that familiar breeze we always get when a new system is coming. Warm days with soft snow are great...but I think we're all ready for another powder day.


If you need ideas, this guy has them all...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Showing Some Appreciaiton

It's that time of the season where we'd like to show all of you our appreciation. Whether you come back year after year, or this is your first season at Powderhorn, we are thankful to have you.

This Saturday is Guest Appreciation Day. Lift tickets will be just $30 for everyone (except 6 & under or 70+ since yours is already cheaper). We're also having a massive treasure hunt on the mountain. We'll be hiding 12 treasure chests that each have a different prize. If you find one, turn it in to Guest Services. You could score a season pass for next year, a Plus Card, a case of Pepsi, free food from the Wildewood Restaurant or other cool prizes. The Alpine Trader is offering 30% off when you show your season pass or lift ticket.

It's also the CDA Ski Challenge. This is a race that's open to everyone and the proceeds all benefit the work of Colorado Discover Ability. You'll get a t-shirt and lunch with your registration! Also check out their silent auction.

I'll post more info on other specials as they become available!

side note- our email system is down (the beauty of working in the mountains) so if you've sent an email in the last few days, we aren't ignoring you, we just can't get to it!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Good Job Phil!

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning ensuring us 6 more weeks of winter. That is if a giant rodent can be trusted....