Winter Programs Adaptive Snowsports Powderhorn Resort

We offer classes that cover everything from beginner lessons to advanced tips for seasoned skiers and riders.
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Full Day: 10 - 3
Half Day: 10 - 12 or 1 - 3
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Powderhorn Resort has a fresh approach to a skiing or snowboarding adventure. With more than 600 acres to explore, novice and experts can cruise the corduroy, dash into the aspens for glade skiing, plow through waist deep powder, hit the bumps or jib through the terrain parks. Some Powderhorn distinctions include short lift lines, amazing views, hospitable service, informal atmosphere and a welcome feeling of being home.

Powderhorn Resort is located in western Colorado on the side of the beautiful Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-top mountain. With 510 acres of terrain and a vertical drop of 1,650 feet, Powderhorn offers slopes for beginners and experts.

Snowboarders are welcome at Powderhorn. There is a terrain park located right under "Take Four" lift and visible from the daylodge. The features include: hits, straight rails, kinked railes, a rainbow, a trapezoid and a pyramid. More features are added every season.

The rental shop has a full array of equipment for all winter sports including snowshoes.

Cross country skiers will enjoy the 360,000 acres on top of the Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat topped mountain, which is ideal for cross country skiing. There are also 12 miles of groomed trails. Skiers and non-skiers alike can enjoy a winter of fun and scenic beauty at Powderhorn. The people are friendly, and the views are breathtaking.

The Sunset Grille and the Wildwood Restaurant offer foods to satisfy any appetite. The Inn at Wildwood is located slopeside and this is the only ski-in/ski-out lodging at Powderhorn. Skiers and non-skiers alike can enjoy a winter of fun and scenic beauty at Powderhorn. For additional fun things to do, visit the Colorado National Monument and visit the Colorado Wineries located 20 miles away.

Great skiing on Showdown Trail.

On "Take Four" lift.

"Bill's" run with the views.

A typical day at Powderhorn.

In powder on "Snow Cloud" run.

Your rental shop staff.
Mountain Statistics:

Base Elevation: 8,200 ft (2,499 m)
Summit Elevation: 9,850 ft (3,002 m)
Vertical Drop: 1,650 ft (503 m)
Skiable Area: 510 acres (206 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 250 in (635 cm)
Snowmaking: 15 %
Number of Lifts: 4 Uphill Lift Capacity: 4,370 per hour
Types of Lifts: 1 Surface Lift, 2 Double Chairs, 1 Quad Chair
Number of Trails: 29
Longest Run: 11,600 ft (3,536 m)

Trail Ratings:

Easiest: 20%
More Difficult: 50%
Most Difficult: 15%
Experts Only: 15%

Getting to Grand Junction:

By air: Walker Field Airport is located in Grand Junction and is serviced by the following airlines: America West Express, Sky West/Delta and United Express Airlines.
By train: Amtrak provides daily rail service from Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah, to Grand Junction.
By car from Denver: right off I-70 Interstate in Western Colorado. Distance: 248 miles (399 km). Powderhorn exit (Exit 49) is about 35 miles before Grand Junction when travelling westbound.

Directions to Powderhorn from Grand Junction:

Powderhorn Resort is located 35 miles southeast of Grand Junction, Colorado, approximately a 40-minute drive via I-70 east to Exit 49 South on Colorado Highway 65 (Grand Mesa Scenic Byway). Continue 20 miles passing through the town of Mesa while ascending Grand Mesa, turning right into Powderhorn Resort.

Directions to Powderhorn from Walker Field Airport Airport in Grand Junction:

From the airport, go East on I-70 to the Grand Mesa Exit #49 (Hwy 65). Travel through the town of Mesa and continue on Hwy 65 to Powderhorn Rd until you reach the ski area.

For more information about Powderhorn Resort, check out Powderhorn's web site.

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