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Powderhorn Announces December 7th Early Opening


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Powderhorn Mountain Resort opens for the season on Dec. 7, 2013

MESA, Colo. (December 3, 2013) – Powderhorn Mountain Resort is celebrating the holidays a little early this year, with the announcement of an early opening on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Powderhorn originally was scheduled to open for the 2013-2014 season on Dec. 12, 2013.

Powderhorn opens with four lifts operating and over 50% of terrain open and additional trails will open as conditions allow. Chairlifts will turn from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days per week starting on Saturday. The Sunset Grill and the new West End Grill and the Ski and Ride Center also will be open. The Tubing Hill opening will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are looking forward to a great start of the season with more snow in the forecast we are excited for a snowy ski season. The mountain is looking wonderful, the staff is ready and we cannot wait for the smiles of our skier and snowboarders to hit the slopes!”, states David Smith, Powderhorn’s Marketing Manager.

Another 12 to 24 inches of snow is expected in the area this week, just in time for opening day. For current conditions and snow updates, visit the resort website at For weather updates, check out and weather guru Joel Gratz’s mountain forecasts for Colorado at

Powderhorn recently announced a season pass pricing rollback to early season rates through December 10, 2013. The best value for skiers and riders who plan to log a lot of vertical this season, this year’s Powderhorn season pass includes resort discounts, deals from local partners and special ticket at other nearby resorts. As an added bonus, Powderhorn is offering a $25 Resort Credit with the purchase of a Powderhorn season pass and Resort Charge registration. Fall pass pricing and added value benefits are available until Dec. 10, 2013. Passes are available online or at the ski area.

Powderhorn season pass pricing starts at $459 for an Adult Full Season Pass. The resort offers a variety of season pass options. Please visit the website at or contact the ticket office at 970-268-5700, ext. 2100 for information or to purchase a pass.

The resort is offering a $99 Learn to Ski and Ride package for first-timers (ages eight and above), which is available beginning on opening weekend only. Shoppers can expect to find retail sales and specials throughout the weekend, as well.

Guests can save on Powderhorn Ski and Ride Center programs, too. The resort is rolling back pricing to its early season rates for Learn to Ski and Ride programming (, the Yeti program ( and Powdercats and Freeriders programs (

Powderhorn is pleased to announce our new partnership with Rossignol.  With the same award-winning, all-mountain performance as Experience retail skis, the Experience Rental delivers more versatility, ease-of-use, and progressive all-mountain performance so beginners gain more control and confidence, intermediates learn to maneuver and carve, and advanced to expert skiers excel in all conditions. Skis and snowboards are available for daily rentals in the Rental Department.

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 a 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