Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In Deep

Here's Matchstick Productions' new teaser for In Deep


Cutting Costs

In order to save money we're removing the chairs from the lifts...so we encourage you to work on your grip.

Please know that I'm joking :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Young at Heart Videos

Check out this video by the Young at Heart crew!

They have a really good time. If you're in the 50+ crowd, join up this winter! Every Thursday all season you get to ski with fun people, get a discounted lift ticket, and enjoy an apres party at the end of the day.

p.s. Sorry I couldn't embed the video. Blogger is being stupid and I gave up for sanity's sake.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Go Forth...

and have a good weekend!

After what seems like 6 inches of rain today, the weather is clearing. Highs in Junction this weekend are forecast around 90....only 70 up here though! Stop in the Alpine Trader & Cafe (located in the lodge) for sandwiches, beverages, ice cream, snacks, and info on how to enjoy the Grand Mesa this weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dad's Day Pics

Here's a few photos from Father's Day. Thanks to all that came up!

Farmer's Market

Look for the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway booth at the Farmer's Market tonight on Main Street! Mary, our lovely representative, will have tons of info on all our summer events & activities plus she can answer any questions you might have. We'll also have all the season pass info and lift ticket pricing for the 2009-10 season...not to mention free stickers!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Coffee = Productivity

Powderhorn's satellite office is at Trader's Coffee today. Stop in and say hi if this is your pick-me-up shop of choice. I'd be happy to answer questions or just talk skiing/hiking/disc golf/look at pictures of your grand kids.

We're beginning the process of developing a new logo for Powderhorn. A little brainstorming meeting is happening today and I'm counting on the coffee to trigger some massive light bulb. As always, if you have ideas/feedback, just email us at ski@powderhorn.com. You can also bug us via Twitter.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Exercise the Brain

We want you to impress us with your vast reservoirs of knowledge! Each month we have a trivia contest in our e-mail newsletters. Congratulations to Lisa Roberts, our winner for the month of June. She snagged a free night stay at the Inn at Wildewood.

For all those that played last month, the question was: Marmots are the largest of what animal family? Answer: Squirrels. Now go share that at the water cooler and impress your coworkers.

We're currently cooking up a question for July's newsletter. It's hard to come up with one sometimes! If you'd like to subscribe to the email, click here.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Forest Service Update

I just got out of a meeting with the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway (very cool things planned by the way). The Forest Service gave an update that I thought would be good to pass along...

Some campgrounds are open at this time. Rangers are checking and opening more sites as conditions permit. If you'd like to start camping, call them at 242-8211 for site information (or just drive around aimlessly until you land on a good spot...that's my philosophy). The visitor center is now open 7 days/week from 9am-5pm.

This Sunday is the first official day of summer so get up to the mesa! Don't forget the Father's Day BBQ & Brew here at PH.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

This Will Hurt a Little

This might hurt a little for those of you that already can't wait to ski and ride again. But I think the 3.5 minutes of escape and memories of past winters are worth it. There's quite a few rail shots in this (which I know many of you love) but the powder shots...WOW. It'll sting just for a moment!

This is the first teaser out for 2009. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Disc Golf Update

The Forest Service came up last week to check out the area and determined that it's still too wet to put in the disc golf course. So our new goal is to have it all set by 4th of July weekend. If it ever stops raining around here we'll be able to get it done.

We shouldn't complain though, the rain is needed and the green looks good around here!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day BBQ & Brew

Dad's Day is this Sunday so don't forget pops. Bring him up to the Grand Mesa for a day of goofing off. The Sunset Grille is hosting a Father's Day BBQ & Brew featuring food by Rib City and a beer garden from Palisade Brewery. Starting at just $8.95, from 11am-3pm.

The disc golf course will also be open plus you can catch fly-tying demos, go for a hike, get specials at the Alpine Trader & Cafe, and enter to win prizes.

My Dad doesn't live here....would anyone like to pose as my father so I can come and not feel stupid?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Annual Meeting

Steve and I are headed to Boulder today for the Colorado Ski Country Annual Meeting. It's the one time each year that everyone from all the Colorado resorts gets together. We celebrate the past season and start planning for the next. Members of the ski industry here in Colorado are like one big family. So this is our annual reunion. Many ski stories will be told and embellished over a beverage or two, and it's an all-around good time.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


Wildflowers are just starting to pop up all around the mountain. It's good to see all the color back after mud season! These wild iris are in full bloom down by the main entrance.

FYI- we have Wildflower Tours throughout July. Every Thursday and Sunday, Master Gardener Donna Clark takes you on a hiking tour of Grand Mesa wildflowers. For all the details, click here.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Thigunawat 10K

The first ever Thigunawat 10K Trail Run will be taking place at Powderhorn on August 16th. Registration is now open so visit that website to get signed up! Proceeds benefit the Powderhorn Racing Team.

The course will begin and end at the base area with live music and food to follow the race. A course map is coming soon on the Thigunawat website. Start training!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Back to the Mountains

Wow it sure is green around here! I've been in Uganda for the last couple weeks and it's amazing to see the difference from when I left. I hear there was a lot of rain while I was gone and you can sure tell. We planned to have a major trail maintenance day yesterday to get the biking/hiking trails ready but it was too wet.

As soon as I dig out from the emails and find out what's going on around here, I'll let you know!