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Fall Fest & Color Weekend 2013


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David Smith, Marketing Manager
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Four days to celebrate the fall foliage on the Western Slope of Colorado

MESA, Colo. – SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 – Fall in Colorado is fast-approaching and Powderhorn Mountain Resort provides one of the most profound locations for leaf peeping on the Western Slope providing spectacular fall foliage and everlasting views of the Grand Valley.  This year, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the return of its Fall Fest, September 21 and 22 and annual Color Weekend, featuring the Grand Mesa Byway’s annual Color Sunday, September 28 and 29. Don’t miss this opportunity to take in the views from above the trees at the most pristine perch on the Western Slope.

Powderhorn’s Fall Fest and Color Weekend both include a fun and friendly venue featuring food, live music, lift rides, and activities for all ages. The two weekend events include, fall season pass sales, local vendors , Honey skateboard demos, live art, kids creative corner, bungee tramp, free yoga, and free camping in the lower lot.

New this year the Powderhorn POWDER cross; Cyclocross bike race sponsored by LTR Sports during Fall Fest and, returning this fall, the Powderhorn Adventure Challenge during Color Weekend; Featuring three races at 8,200 ft.: the Powderhorn Race Club annual 10K Thigunawat; Team Challenge; and the Kids Fun Race will be main attractions during Color Weekend along with lift rides, guests are reminded they must be able to load and unload the lift unassisted.

Event Schedule (subject to change, as weather permits):
September 21-22, 2013: Fall Fest Featuring LTR Sports Cross Country Bike Race, The POWDER Cross:

9:45 a.m.
       Powder Cross (Cyclocross bike race) registration
10 a.m.          LIFT RIDES, Local Vendors, Season Pass Sales, Kids Creative Corner, Bungee Tramp, Yoga and  FREE CAMPING.
11 a.m.          Group C, Bike Race
12 p.m.          Group A, Bike Race
1:10 p.m.       Group B, Bike Race For more info on the POWDER Cross, sponsored by LTR Sports, Grand Junction can be found by linking here.
1 p.m.            Live music on the Sunset Deck featuring The Wrong Impressions.

10 a.m.         LIFT RIDES, Local Vendors, Season Pass Sales, Kids Creative Corner, Bungee Tramp, and  FREE CAMPING.
1 p.m.           Live music on the Sunset Deck featuring No Apologies

September 28-29, 2013: Color Weekend featuring the Grand Mesa Byway’s  Color Sunday:

9:30 a.m.     Grand Valley Disc Golf Club Bag Tag Disc Golf Tournament
10 a.m.        Lift Rides, Local Vendors,  Season Pass Sales, Kids Creative Corner, Bungee Tramp and Free Camping.
1 p.m.         Live music on The Sunset Deck featuring Round About.

9:30 a.m.     The Powderhorn Race Club’s Thigunawat 10K Race
10 a.m.        Lift Rides, Local Vendor Options, Season Pass Sales, Kids Creative Corner,  Bungee Tramp and Free Camping.
12 p.m.        The Powderhorn Race Club’s Team Adventure 3K Run (kids to follow) registration  information can be found by linking here.
1 p.m.          Live music on The Sunset Deck featuring The Williams Brothers Band.
*For more information please link here.

About Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Nestled deep in the heart of the Grand Mesa on the storied Western Slope of Colorado, Powderhorn is a scenic, family-friendly resort featuring 1,600 acres of terrain suited to a variety of abilities and preferences. Powderhorn is known for extending exceptional value to each guest, thanks to improvements at the resort and mountain focused on creating a one-of-a-kind, year-round experience. Western Colorado is known for its wide-open spaces, distinctive topography and friendly local residents. It is also recognized for its vineyards, wineries and agriculture. The climate allows for skiing or snowboarding in the morning and playing a round of golf or enjoying a hike or mountain bike ride in the afternoon. Thanks to its location, the options for exploring – both on the mountain and throughout the Grand Mesa – are virtually endless. This season, Powderhorn welcomes new and improved events for guests to enjoy at the resort, with unique temperatures, enhanced activity options and more. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at