In its unique location, where the desert meets the mountain, Powderhorn is nestled on the edge of Grand Mesa and surrounded by more than 360,000 acres of Grand Mesa National Forest.
Just 35 miles east of Grand Junction, the slopes of Powderhorn are located 4,000 feet above the Grand Valley floor.
Powderhorn combines wonderful skiing and snowboarding with breathtaking views in a friendly, personal atmosphere. The base elevation is 8,200 feet, with a vertical drop of 1,650 feet. Powderhorn prides itself on offering tremendous value for great winter and summer fun.
Powderhorn has surprising base facilities and the mountain layout feeds into the central base area. There are no long lift lines or expensive lift tickets. They proudly maintain groomed corduroy runs, but there are also plenty of challenging bump runs and glades to play in. Powder stashes can be found all day on Powderhorn’s roomy slopes.
If you’ve never been on skis or a snowboard, Powderhorn is an easy place to learn. Spend time with certified instructors who genuinely love to teach. The classes are small and kids younger than eight ski and play in their own area. They recently added an amazing new service: Ski Patrol Ski Along, your own personal guide to the mountain!
The kids won’t get lost, and the family friendly attitude makes it the ideal getaway for a day, a weekend or longer. Powderhorn is a place with no crowds and no hassles.
Powderhorn also offers nearby accommodations just steps away from the lift, offering ski-in/ski-out lodging options. Dining is also available on-mountain.
The resort is also open during the summer with lift-assisted downhill mountain biking, including rentals, lessons and an expanding trail system. There's also free camping in the summer!
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