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Powderhown Mountain Resort Announces First Summer Opening

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Dave Smith
MESA, Colo. (April 30, 2014) –Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) announces the first summer opening in resort history, starting June 28, 2014.
PMR will kick off the summer season opener with the Powderhorn Mud Dash on June 28. The Mud Dash is a four mile adventure/obstacle race, run throughout the resort. The Mud Dash will be followed up that evening with the first series of Mountain Man Movie Nights, free to all families.

“We are excited to announce Powderhorn will now be open in the summer. We have a very strong and diverse line up of activities for people to choose from, and we always have really nice weather here in the summer so it gives all the Western Slope residents an excuse to come up enjoy the resort and get out of the heat,” said Mike Mathisen, Food and Beverage Manager at PMR.

PMR boasts temperatures that are ten to fifteen degrees cooler than the Grand Valley, and the activities will offer a relief to beat the heat. Along with all the activities that are scheduled, PMR will also be offering scenic chair lift rides, a disc golf course, trails for hiking and biking, and retail. The Sunset Grille will be open for food and beverage. Please note that no bikes may be taken on the chair lift. The chair lift, retail and the Sunset Grille will only operate on the weekend events.

Event Schedule
June 28 - Powderhorn Mud Dash
                 Mountain Man Movie Night

June 29 - Fitness Competition by Gold’s gym

July 12 - WeBe Dirt Bike Races (Cross-Country Motorcycle Race)
                Mountain Man Movie Night

July 13 - Webe Dirt Bike Races (Cross-Country Motorcycle Race)

July 26 - Bottles, Cans and Music Festival (Wine Tasting by CAVE)

July 27 - Bottles, Can and Music Festival (Beer Tasting by Mountain Groove Productions)
                Disc Golf Tournament Series

August 2 - Outdoor Fest
                   Battle of Powderhorn Paintball Scenario
                   IBCA sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off
                   Mountain Man Movie Night

August 3 - Outdoor Fest
                   Battle of Powderhorn Paintball Scenario
                   ICS Sanctioned Chili and Salsa Cook-Off
                   Disc Golf Tournament Series

September 20 - Fall Fest
                            Cyclocross Bike Race
                            Poker Run

September 21 - Fall Fest
                            Dual Slalom Mountain Bike Race
                            Disc Golf Tournament Series

September 27 - Color Weekend
                            Adventure Running Race

September 28 - Color Weekend
                            Disc Golf Tournament Series

PMR is also looking for volunteers to help with these events. For more information about the upcoming season or to register for the events please visit our website at or call John Messinger, Event Coordinator, at 970-268-5158.
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. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at