Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Project America Run

"On May 1st 2010, Mike Ehredt, a retired Postal Clerk and Army Veteran, touched the wheel of his jogger stroller in the Pacific Ocean in Astoria, OR and began an epic 4514 mile journey across the country to Honor and Remember Service Members lost in Iraq. He is currently placing flags that hold a yellow ribbon bearing the Name, Rank, Service, Age and Hometown of those whose dreams and ambitions were taken so quickly from us. The flags are being placed each mile along the roads he is traveling in reverse chronological order by date of death, till the very last flag is placed on the shores of the Atlantic in Rockland, Maine."
- From the Project America Run website.

This week Mike's journey brought him through our area. You may have seen his story on KKCO 11 News. Our business services director put Mike up for the night and got to hear amazing stories of the people he's met so far on his journey.

After a well deserved snack, Mike was off and running to Paonia.

Good luck Mike!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Guess the Run

A couple of us escaped the office today and rode up the mountain on our bikes. Not all the way up mind you. That would require another lung or two. During the ride we came up with a simple little game.

"Guess the Run"

We'll start off pretty easy...

Which run do you think this is?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Skiing Waves

Not surfing....skiing. In the ocean. Yep, we've never seen anything like it before either. But Chuck Patterson is making it happen.

Check out his full blog post for the story

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Planning, planning, planning

That's all we're doing right now! And we love it. Our event schedule is set. Look for the Dummy Jump and Pond Skim coming back. We'll also have the 3 Jump Jackpot again and stay tuned for a special pre-season event here at the mountain. We've got something up our sleeve that we've never done before. I'll keep you posted as it develops.

Our terrain park extraordinaire is off helping out one of our mountain friends in the Pacific Northwest for a few months. Once he gets back he'll dive right into building our new natural terrain park. This will involve new park features built entirely out of natural product such as dead trees. I'll post pictures of construction as it happens this fall.

We're close to just 1 month away from the season pass sale. Crazy isn't it? Buy during August for the best pre-season prices. Click here for the rates. Check out the new Pre-teen age group and added benefits. More benefits may be added yet this summer. I'll keep you updated on that as well!

Monday, June 21, 2010

There It Goes...

A Powderhorn fan made this cool video of the spring snowmelt and posted to our Facebook page. Pretty cool to see the change on the mountain!

Link to the video

Link to our Facebook page

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Make a Caption

Here's our favorite photo from our Ride the Rockies experience.

What caption would you give for this photo?

Before & After

Wow! I left during mud season and came back to a mountain in summer...all in a span of a few weeks.

May 20th
June 16th
Temperatures are in the low 40s at night and there's still wet spots on top. But it's just about time for fishing, hiking and camping on the Grand Mesa!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ride the Rockies

Powderhorn provided a stop on the second leg of the 25th Annual Ride the Rockies bicycle tour. This year's route will take the riders 532 miles in seven days from Grand Junction, with a day one loop through the Colorado National Monument, to Salida. Today was a 90 mile ride from Grand Junction to Delta that took the riders up and over the 10,839 ft Grand Mesa.

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