Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thanks PHanatics!

To all our great snowriding friends,

I've been writing this blog since 2006 with the intent to connect with Powderhorn guests. My goal has been to communicate openly with you, show you the "behind the scenes" work, get you excited to ski/ride and, hopefully, make you chuckle once in awhile. You are the reason we get to work in the ski industry. You're the reason Powderhorn is here.

I love this place. Our terrain is unmatched in Colorado. I hated skiing trees when I first started working here; now it's all I want to ski! We really do have the best glades of any resort I've skied. This is also such an incredible place for families. It makes me happy to see Moms & Dads zipping their kids into ski gear (only to have them ask to use the restroom) and taking them out on the hill. Powderhorn is a great place to learn this lifetime sport.

Well, change is inevitable though. While it can be scary, it's certainly good. Today is my last day at this wonderful mountain. I've accepted some change in my own life. But I'm confident that Powderhorn will continue to be THE gem of Western Colorado. And I'll be the first in line to buy a 2011-12 season pass, because I can never get enough of those glades.

Thank you for being such loyal, supportive and FUN friends of Powderhorn. I'll see you on the slopes!

p.s. The wonderful Kyle Pope will be posting news here periodically, so check back for updates.

Thank you,
Sarah Allen

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

New Natural Park

Cutting has begun on a new playground! The natural park will be full of fun, woodsy features for your enjoyment.

This new park is located off of Maverick, just below the jump park. The guys are clearing out dead aspen trees as part of our stewardship with the Forest Service. This has to be our best recycling program yet!

Plateau Creek

Plateau Creek is now running over 3,000 cfs. If you're used to seeing it as the little trickle during winter, check this out...

Monday, June 06, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

A Special Message

As our loyal friends and fellow snowriders, we want to share with you some exciting news. Powderhorn will sell at an absolute real estate auction. As we transition to new ownership, we want you to know that we'll keep you apprised of any developments as we move forward.

Here is a message from CEO Steve Bailey and our partner, JP King Auction Company:

The Powderhorn Ski Resort, a 1,600-acre resort on Grand Mesa, will sell at real
estate auction on August 4. The resort, which contains 600 groomed acres and 44
trails, will sell at absolute auction with no minimums and no reserves. J. P.
King, the nation's premier real estate auction marketing firm, will conduct the

"We're excited for what the future of Powderhorn can be, and
we know the potential that it has, so we're working with the leader in high-end
real estate auctions to ensure a quick and positive experience for us and for
the future owner," said Steve Bailey, the CEO and president of Powderhorn. "On
behalf of the current ownership and staff, we are looking forward to the
transition for this gem of western Colorado."

We are continuing operations as usual and look forward to another winter season. There are many ways to stay connected with us through this exciting time:

For information on the auction visit the JP King website.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime. Thank you for being a friend of Powderhorn!

Sarah Allen
Marketing & Communications Director

Surf's Up!

It's June 1st and it feels like the runoff is just now kicking into high gear around here. Get out your water wings!

Here's a shot from the webcam on April 30th

And here's May 30th

Our little Plateau Creek hit 1900 cfs this weekend.

Word has it that Big Sur is running in Debeque Canyon. Surf's up, enjoy!