Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Welcome Back Friend

As promised, the snow has landed covering the mountain top to bottom! Here are a couple pictures from around the resort today...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

There's No Business Like Snow Business

Snow is on the way and we are rolling out the welcome mat! It's a short yet strong system with a lower snow line, so we could see the white stuff on the whole mountain. Preparations are at full speed and this snow will only encourage us to keep sprinting!

We've added some great new people to the management team. They're drinking from the fire hose this week as they jump right in. Everyone on the team are skiers/riders who cannot wait to get on the mountain. I can't think of better motivation at work: the better you do, the better the ski rewards. There really is no business like the snow business.

Speaking of, have you planned on rewarding yourself this season with skiing? We have a variety of opportunities coming up to purchase your season pass or Deca Card, or just get your pass photo and chat with us about the upcoming season. Here's the rundown:

Colorado Mesa University
Friday, October 28
University Center
*This week is the last chance to get your College Pass at $299!*

Rib City Grill- Montrose
Saturday, October 29

Ski & Snowboard Swap Expo
VIP night Friday, November 4
6-9pm, $5
Saturday, November 5
7am-4pm, $2
Two Rivers Convention Center

Denver Ski & Snowboard Expo
November 4-6
$12, children 12 & under are free
Print a coupon for $2 off
Colorado Convention Center

Ski & ride 16 mountains in Colorado for FREE when you work at Powderhorn!
Hiring Fair
Saturday, November 12
Base Lodge
More Info

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Preseason = Busy Season

We love the "preseason." It's a ton of work but it's all with great anticipation for opening day. This year, we're busier than ever. With the transition to new owners comes a lot of exciting changes and we're hustling to implement as much as possible before your skis touch the snow.

Here's a shot of a few of our awesome brush cutters up there in the snow, improving runs!

If you peek at our webcam, you'll notice the deck is getting completely resurfaced. And you're going to notice some big changes when you walk into the lodge the first time!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last Chance

It's here already, the last chance to order your season pass at the lowest price possible. Prices will go up to full price on Saturday, so please order now and save money! Click here to order.

We keep adding benefits to the pass, even as late as this week! We're excited to bring Durango Mountain on board again this season as well as Sipapu down in New Mexico. Here's the updated benefit list:

3 FREE days at each:
Durango Mtn. Resort
Monarch Mountain
Ski Cooper
Ski Apache
Sipapu Ski Resort

Unlimited half-price tickets at Crested Butte.
10% off food and merchandise at Powderhorn.

We're making improvements in snowmaking right now, resurfacing the sundeck and naming the new halfpipe. It's certainly a big new year! Thanks to all who will be skiing & riding with us this season.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One For The Road

Powderhorn is proud to present TGR's One For The Road as part of the Ski Swap this year! It's a great time to come together, catch up with Powderhorn friends and get stoked for season.

Saturday, November 5
Avalon Theatre
Doors open at 7pm
Show begins at 8pm
Tickets $15, stub is good for a buy one, get one FREE lift ticket at Powderhorn!

Plus get $2 Kannah Creek brews at the show. Then head to the after party at Naggie McGee's, show your ticket stub for a free well drink, draft beer or glass of wine.

Here's a little pick-me-up for your afternoon

Thursday, October 06, 2011

First Snow

It's here! The first snow of the season. You can watch the storm on our webcam. The forecast is calling for 3-7" today!

We're as happy as this guy...

If you haven't ordered your season pass yet, this snow is a great reminder! Passes go to full price on October 15th.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Snow Buzz

First of all, thank you to everyone who came up, took a lift ride and enjoyed the fall colors!

As I type this post, it's raining buckets. We like to say that rain is just premature snow. And it is in fact forecast to snow tonight in some areas around 10,000 feet. The first time those forecasters start saying the GOOD 4-letter word, well we just get excited.

Who knows what the winter weather will bring, but take a look at what the Farmer's Almanac is saying. Well we say it's never too early to start your snow dances. Let's make sure this doesn't happen!