Thursday, March 31, 2011

Final Podcast of the Season

Let's Party

It's crazy how much we have going on this weekend! Although the season's end came too soon, we're going to celebrate with a 3-day party. All employees are gearing up today for the final weekend. The stoke factor is high!


Here's the scoop:
Friday
$25 lift tickets
Redlands Mesa Golf tent- guess how many golf balls are in the jar to win prizes. You can also win swag by taking the golf trivia challenge from Doug the Bartender.

Saturday
$25 lift tickets
BBQ and beer on the deck
Redlands Mesa Golf tent- take the Putting Challenge and win swag by taking the golf trivia challenge from Doug the Bartender.

Sunday
$25 lift tickets
BBQ and beer tent on the patio
Redlands Mesa Golf tent- taste the award winning samples from chef Randy Brown, Slush Trap Competition, Pond Skim Chip Shot- win free rounds of golf! Check out the Redlands Mesa tent for all the details.
Pond-side beach party- all day! Bring your lawn chairs.
Pond Skim- 5:30pm
Live music by Goodman Unplugged

Even more details coming soon! Bottom line, you gotta be here for this.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Closing Weekend Deal

Lift tickets are just $25 for everyone Friday, Saturday and Sunday! It's going to be a huge party all weekend. Spread the word and round up your buddies!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Read to get soaked?

Who's ready for one heckuva party this weekend?

The Pond Skim & Closing Day Beach Party is going to be a blast!

Here's all the details so you can plan ahead:
Sunday, April 3rd
Bring your lawn chair and reserve your spot pond-side
Pond Skim begins at 5:30pm
Beer and BBQ tent opens on the patio at 4pm
Live music all afternoon
Redlands Mesa Golf Course will have a tent on the deck both Saturday and Sunday. Check out demo gear and play the "Slush Putt" on Saturday or the "Pond Chip" on Sunday.

Don't forget the sunblock and your floaties!

In the meantime, the 4 for $100 deal is available through Thursday. We've had 16" of snow in the last week so it's alllllll good!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Skiing Incognito

It's that time of year for skiing in your favorite "throwback" or "gaper" gear, costumes, or anything fun really! Why do we do this as skiers and riders? Well we're fun people and warm mountain temperatures certainly encourage this behavior.

If you haven't already, start planning your costume or favorite outfit for closing weekend! There are no prizes or awards, just lots of laughing. It also makes lift rides more fun when you see a gorilla skiing below you.

Here are some examples we've seen in the past:






Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to Spring Ski at Powderhorn

Sorry, I have some not-so-exciting news: only 12 days left in the season at Powderhorn. I don't mean to depress you, it just means we should all be getting in as many turns as possible these next 12 days!

With 14" in the last week, the mountain is refreshed and skiing very nicely. Here are some suggestions on how to take on the mountain for perfect spring runs:

Morning
Head to the West End where the sun shines first. If it's a powder day, this is definitely the place to be with a huge variety of options- the glades, Mudslide, Sweet Misery or Bear Claw to name a few.

Afternoon
The shift in lift hours allow for really fun skiing in the afternoons. If you like carving, the groomed runs have been perfect between 1-4pm each day. Bill's Run, Redeye and Tenderfoot are among a few that are groomed regularly and perfect for big turns.

The terrain parks are also softened up by then and great for all ability levels. Link them all together for top to bottom park fun with some carving and side jibs along the way.

Last Run
I recommend hitting Wonderbump on your final run if skiing until 5pm. It'll still have sun on it and the views are amazing.

Apres
See you on the deck!

Deal
Do it all without selling a kidney. We just launched the 4 for $100 package. Grab some friends/family and spring ski for $25 apiece. Nice!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ski Bumps, Fight Lumps

A crew of 6 skiers are skiing all 27 Colorado mountains in just 8 days for the Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition. This hearty bunch are making their turns at Powderhorn today after a morning at Telluride.

Organizers of the tour are encouraging people to donate to the cause through their website at http://www.skibumpsfightlumps.org/.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Party Like It's 2011

Looking at the event calendar, we have a ton of partying going on this weekend! Take your pick...or take them all. With snow coming now, followed by sun this weekend, it should be perfect conditions.

Friday
Spring Full Moon Party
4-7pm
Sunset Grille
Live music by Tony Rosario
$3 Palisade pints
$4 flight of four sampler
Pepsi pong and beer pong
Fire pits on the deck

Saturday
Palisade Brewing Co. Snow Bar
4-8pm
Music by DJ T-bone
$3 Palisade pints
Bonfire, door prizes, beer specials
Dirty Hippie Contest- dress in your best hippie garb for a chance to win a brewery tour with 4 style tasting for up to 10 people, $30 gift card to Palisade Brewing Co., or a growler of Dirty Hippie beer. May the hippiest, dirtiest snowrider win! (Must be 21+ to participate in contest)

Sunday
Guest Appreciation Day
It's our day to say THANK YOU!
FREE BBQ dinner at the Sunset Grille
4pm, first come, first served
Live music by Starr & Martin from 3-6pm

Pack your party pants along with your skis this weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Good Times...

Check out this video from a local PHanatic. With this storm coming in (6-15" currently forecast) let's hope we're all riding the pow again in just a couple days!


GoPro pow edit. from Lightbulb Media on Vimeo.



Don't forget about the Shoot Your Friends video awards!

Monday, March 14, 2011

J5 Finale

Wonderbump and Bill's Run were converted into championship ski race courses over the weekend for the J5 Finale! Congratulations to all who participated! We will have the results of the race soon, but for now, just a few pictures from the race.



Friday, March 11, 2011

The Mad Dog Zombie

This is by far the creepiest thing I've ever seen while skiing. Someone had some fun with Dummy Jump leftovers in Mad Dog Glade.



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sun. Trees. Powder.

That's our specialty of the week. Here are some shots taken yesterday...


Photo by Paul Dingman


Mad Dog Glade, photo by Dustin Schaefer

Dustin finding his own pow stash. Photo by Paul Dingman

Hanging out in Mad Dog Glade. Photo by Dustin Schaefer

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

2.9.11 Update

This week's podcast covers the sweet snow conditions, spring deals and the J5 Racing Finale.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Pow-Pow-Powder Day!


It was rainy in the valley, and Powderhorn was the place to be today! Between 1pm yesterday and 1pm today Mother Nature so kindly covered our favorite winter hangout with 16 inches of fresh POW! Our base is at 67 inches now, and the weather man is calling for sunny skies tomorrow! There may be some fresh tracks to be had in your favorite stashes on a bluebird Wednesday, tomorrow. Come get it while its fluffy! Keep up the good snow dances!
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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Let's try this again shall we?

This week's podcast comes to you from the crash zone of the Dummy Jump...

Ski Bikes for Sale! Get 'em While it's Still Cold!

Unfortunately, there just isn't a good spot on the resort to enjoy the adrenaline rush the ski bike may bring, so the Powderhorn Rental Shop is selling theirs.


This is a K2 1.0 All Mountain Ski Bike, it weighs 23lbs and has suspension. No warranty is available. It's worth $500 and going for $299.99

This one is a K2 SMX Freestyle / All Mountain Ski Bike. It weighs 26lbs and has suspension also. No warranty is available. It's worth $575 and selling for $299.99.

Call (970)208-6090! Come check them out at Powderhorn Rental Shop.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Top 10 reasons why spring skiing is awesome

I'm not really sure how it got here this fast, but it's already March! If you've been skiing for any amount of time, you know that spring skiing is awesome. Here is a list of all the great things about spring skiing (updated from last year's top 10).

Top 10 Reasons Why Spring Skiing is Awesome:

1. Goggle tans are good conversation starters.

2. You can ditch the puffy coat and ride in a hoodie...or Starter jacket. Whatever you prefer.

3. Goofy events such as the Pond Skim and Spring Snow Bar.

4. That soft, corn snow is fun to carve.

5. Beers on the deck.

6. Lots of deals such as Fill a Quad and Savor the Season. Check out the full list here.

7. People start randomly wearing throwback outfits like neon one piece suits.

8. You can go skiing and put off spring cleaning.

9. Spring lift hours begin March 14th. 10am-5pm for maximum sun time!

10. Some of our best snow comes during March. Watch the forecast so you can get all the powder your little legs can handle.