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Color Sunday

Color Sunday

Fall is in the air at Powderhorn Mountain Resort! Days are shorter, temperatures are dropping, and winter is just around the corner. But the most exciting part of this time of the year is the fall colors here on the Grand Mesa! Scenic Lift rides are available for $12 each and free for children 12 and under with a purchasing adult.

Mountain Safety Information/ Dog Policy/ Chair Lift Restrictions and Guidelines



10 AM: Flat Top Flyer opens for Scenic Lift Rides & Downhill Mountain Biking

12 PM: Care Flight Lands at Powderhorn*

1 PM - 1:10 PM: Care Flight helicopter tour of the Grand Mesa for two giveaway winners*

1PM-3PM: The Palette painting classes (SOLD OUT)

1PM-3PM: On Mountain Photo Workshop

2:30PM-5PM: Live Music by Stray Grass

4 PM: Flat Top Flyer Closes

 Mission: Affordable Season Pass Price Deadline

September 30th will also be your last chance to purchase your MISSION: AFFORDABLE 18/19 Winter Season Pass at the Summer rates! If you have already purchased your winter season pass, this will be a great opportunity to get it printed before the winter season.

The Palette Painting Class at Powderhorn (SOLD OUT)

Join the Palette on Color Sunday at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors while you paint your own masterpiece in a guided class on the ski slopes.

On-Mountain Photography Workshop

Powderhorn Mountain Resort will be offering a complementary Photography workshop to help you improve your photo skills! This workshop will start at the top of the mountain after taking a scenic lift ride on the Flat Top Flyer. The class will then take a hike down the mountain and participants should be prepared to hike with proper footwear, water, & snacks.

There are no requirements for what camera you use. All participants must have a lift ticket or a pass to access the lift.

This Photography workshop will be instructed by Forrest Zerbe. Forrest has worked as a professional commercial photographer since earning a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.  He is currently the instructor of Photography at Colorado Mesa University.  He spends most of his free time either enjoying and photographing the outdoors or in his darkroom on his family farm here in the Grand Valley.

Forrest is donating is time to make this workshop a possibility, please consider tipping the instructor for his time! Spots are limited, to reserve please call 970-268-5157.


Powderhorn Fall Colors Photo Contest

FALL COLORS + YOUR PHOTOS = FREE MISSION: AFFORDABLE SEASON PASS! Our signature Color Sunday is coming up on Sept. 30, and to celebrate the splendor of the season we’re hosting a Powderhorn Fall Colors Photo Contest.


How to Enter:

  1. Follow @skipowderhorn on Instagram and Facebook.
  2. Share your fall colors photos from Powderhorn Mountain Resort, the Grand Mesa and Grand Valley on Instagram and/or Facebook by Oct. 1, 2018.
  3. Tag your post with @skipowderhorn and #colorsunday.


Bonus: Tag a friend you’d like to join you at Color Sunday on Sept. 30.


Contest ends Monday, Oct. 1 at 11:59 p.m. MST. One winner will be selected by a panel of judges the first week of October. Winner will be notified by Oct. 5, 2018.


Care Flight Helicopter Tour & Ride Giveaway For Two

Care Flight will land in the lower lots of the resort to give tours of their life-saving helicopter! They will also be giving 2 lucky people a helicopter tour of the Grand Mesa & Powderhorn! Powderhorn is offering raffle tickets to win the ride for a recommended donation price of $5 each. No donation or purchase is necessary to win, 100% of donations will be given to the Mesa County Search & Rescue!

Must be 18 years or older to participate. To donate and enter to win, call 970-268-5157 on Wednesdays through Sundays between 9 AM and 5 PM. Tickets can also be picked up on September 30th prior to the drawing.

Must be present to win on September 30th.

* Care Flight schedule is subject to change if the helicopter must respond to an emergency or poor weather conditions. In the event of a cancellation, giveaway winners will be offered a ride on an alternative date.