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Powderhorn Announces December 7th Early Opening

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Dave Smith
dhsmith@powderhorn.com
970-268-5168
POWDERHORN ANNOUNCES EARLY OPENING
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 http://www.powderhorn.com/snow-report. For weather updates, check out OpenSnow.com and weather guru Joel Gratz’s mountain forecasts for Colorado at http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/colorado.

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 http://www.powderhorn.com/season-passes 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 (http://www.powderhorn.com/special-programs), the Yeti program (http://www.powderhorn.com/team-yeti) and Powdercats and Freeriders programs (http://www.powderhorn.com/powdercats-freeriders.)

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.
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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 www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn.
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Team YETI

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Media Contact:
David Smith, Marketing Manager
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
970.268.5168
dhsmith@powderhorn.com

POWDERHORN MOUTAIN RESORT INTRODUCES TEAM YETI FOR THE 2013-2014 WINTER SEASON
Powderhorn’s new snowsports team provides young athletes with a well rounded knowledge of safety, mountain skills, and backcountry awareness

MESA, Colo. (October 8, 2013) – New for the 2013-2014 winter season, Powderhorn Mountain resort introduces Team YETI. The YETI program is a multi-week series for athletes, ages 9 to 15, seeking specialized level coaching in advanced training areas such as, backcountry awareness, boarder and skier cross, competition preparation and strategy, mountain etiquette and slope style.

Team YETI curriculum includes a variety of coaching techniques. During sessions, video analysis is shot in the morning and reviewed during break, allowing students the opportunity to make improvements in the afternoon.

Competition preparation and strategy is a main focus for Team YETI. Athletes will learn how to plan tricks for their run or locate primary and secondary lines in competition. Coaches will help each athlete develop mental tools to safely conqueror obstacles.

Team YETI also will focus on mountain etiquette and equipment maintenance. Athletes will learn the codes of the mountain, their relevance, and how to set an example effectively. They’ll also learn how to sharpen edges, wax their base, and fill core shots to get the most out of their equipment.

“We are hoping to take a specific group of youth from Powderhorn and the surrounding area, who are seeking those well rounded multidimensional mountain skills, and show them a new side and style of learning,” said Powderhorn Ski and Ride Center Manager Luke Martin. “It’s not so much a ski or ride lesson, but more of a team-building lesson along with a really great adventure. We have hand selected our coaches for Team YETI and we think the kids will be thrilled.” 

Team YETI is designed for young skiers and riders who want to learn advanced, multidisciplinary skills from advanced-level coaches. Team YETI is a four-week series, offered January through March, on Saturdays and Sundays. Cost for Team YETI at the early season rate (before Nov. 2, 2013) is $199. Please visit www.powderhorn.com for a list of regular season rates and details on Team YETI.

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 www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn.
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Learn to Ski & Ride

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Media Contact:
David Smith, Marketing Manager
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
970.268.5168
dhsmith@powderhorn.com

POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT AND THE DAILY SENTINEL BRING BACK LEARN TO SKI AND RIDE SEASON PASS PROGRAM FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON
 
MESA, Colo. (September 25, 2013) – Powderhorn Mountain Resort and the Daily Sentinel join forces to bring back the Learn to Ski and Ride Season Pass Program for the 2013 – 2014 winter season. The perfect option for anyone new to skiing or snowboarding, the program includes three ski or snowboard lessons at Powderhorn, as well as a free season pass for the 2013-2014 season upon completion of the lesson program.

Designed for first time skiers or snowboarders ages eight and up, The Daily Sentinal’s Learn to Ski and Ride Season Pass program features three consecutive ski or snowboard lessons at Powderhorn Mountain Resort with the Intensive Series. Powderhorn’s Intensive Series includes a full day group lesson with an hour break for lunch. Lessons run from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Participants emerge from the series with a great foundation in their chosen snow sport, and are able to put new skills to the test on-mountain.

Upon completion of the three-lesson program, participants receive a free season pass for the remainder of the 2013 – 2014 season.

“Our future lies in those who have yet to discover snow sports,” said Powderhorn Mountain Resort General Manager Sam Williams. “We are vested in creating the most convenient and affordable option with the Learn to Ski and Ride Program. A free season pass with three lessons to get someone started skiing or riding is not only the best bang for your buck but a great way to get involved in the Powderhorn family.”

Powderhorn is committed to enhancing and growing its community ski and ride programs. These classes include the benefit of learning a new sport, and allow participants to gain an appreciation of and learn how to safely access the winter outdoor environment. Lessons focus on weather precautions, changing snow conditions, etiquette on the mountain and the Skier/Rider Responsibility Code. Cost for the program at the early season rate (before Nov. 2) is $249 for youth and pre-teen participants (ages 8-17), $299 for adults (18+) and $299 for full time college students. Please visit www.powderhorn.com for a list of regular season rates and details on the Learn to Ski and Ride Pass pass program.


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 www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn.
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Powderhorn Mountain Resort Capital Expenses

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Media Contact:
David Smith, Marketing Manager
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
970.268.5168
dhsmith@powderhorn.com

POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT ANNOUNCES IMPROVEMENTS AND CAPTIAL PROJECTS FOR THE 2013-2014 SEASON

MESA, Colo. – September 13, 2013 – Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) is pleased to announce improvements and capital projects for the 2013-2014 ski and ride season. Guests will find enhancements in all areas of the resort operation, with continued focus on the overall guest experience. Improvements for the upcoming season include: a new Master Development Plan (MDP) for future improvements; point of entry enhancements; slope maintenance improvements and additions to Powderhorn’s  snowcat fleet; lift maintenance enhancements; new kitchen equipment and expanded seating in the Sunset Grille; and the addition of an alternative on-mountain dining option.

“Our projects this summer have focused on the overall guest experience”, said Powderhorn general manager Sam Williams.  “We have spent a lot of time interacting with our guest and staff over the past two seasons and are putting the information and suggestions we received into action with these projects.”

PMR’s new MDP provides a clear and concise vision for the future of the resort. It incorporates previous approvals at the mountain with private land development projects, new recreational use concepts and expansion area detail. With the ultimate goal of creating a year-round recreational experience that is appealing to both the local community and destination guests of all ability levels, PMR’s new MDP features additional terrain, the long awaited high-speed quad and new features for the resort. The MDP is a five-to-ten year plan that is designed to act as a guide for future developments at the resort.

Thanks to support from Mesa County, PMR guests will notice improvements immediately upon entry to the resort this season. New asphalt has been installed to enhance the entrance experience, and crews added an expanded 16-foot gravel shoulder, which will provide more convenient parking.

On the mountain, increased snow making capabilities will allow operations crews to establish better early season base conditions carrying the season into the spring, while additions to the equipment fleet, including two new Prinoth snowcats, will improve grooming and slope maintenance efforts.

Two of Powderhorn’s lifts received upgrades for the coming season, including new bearings on the West End lift bull wheel and new electronic drive controls on the Easy Ryder lift. In addition, a new communication line will improve reliability and lift safety, and decrease down time for guests.

On the slopes, the removal of standing dead timber, mainly consisting of The Sudden Aspen Decline, or SAD-infected aspen trees, will enhance the resort’s glade skiing and riding.

PMR’s food and beverage experience also will see improvements. The kitchen equipment upgrade at the Sunset Grille will improve and enhance speed and quality of service in the restaurant, and expanded seating will increase capacity. And, a new restaurant at the bottom of the West End lift, the West End Grille, will offer an easy on-mountain dining option, in addition to the Sunset Grille located at the base of the mountain.

“We are aiming our efforts to cater to our guests,” said Mike Mathisen, food and beverage manager at PMR. “We’re creating an easy, comfortable environment with a variety of options, making a great dining experience and atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.”


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 www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn.
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The Powderhorn Triple Play

THE POWDERHORN TRIPLE PLAY

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Media Contact:
David Smith, Marketing Manager
Powderhorn Mountain Resort
970.268.5168
dhsmith@powderhorn.com


POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT TO HOST THE MEMORIAL
TRIPLE PLAY RACE, AKA PH3, BIKE, SKIN, AND SKI.
One Event, One Day, Three Stages, A Great Cause, The PH3.


POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT, MESA, Colo. – February 26, 2013 – Powderhorn introduces a new and exciting event for outdoor enthusiast of the valley and surrounding area. The Powderhorn Triple Play, AKA the PH3, is a three stage memorial race in celebration of the life of Tim Sewell, which includes biking from the Mesa community center to Powderhorn Mountain Resort, skinning or snowshoeing up the hill and skiing or snowboarding down.  Anyone has the opportunity to participate either as an individual or on teams.  Early registration is available through the Ski and Ride Center for $40.Walk in registration on the day of the event is also available at the Mesa Community Center for $50.  In honor of the life of Tim Sewell and in support of his family, Powderhorn will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Colorado Mesa Cycling Team, the Powderhorn Race Club, the local Suicide Prevention Clinic, and the VA Medical Center, Suicide Prevention Fund.
 
Event Schedule (subject to change, as weather permits):
March 16, 2013: The Powderhorn Triple Play or PH3(80’s Weekend, costumes encouraged, and awarded)
8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.     $50 registration and sign up Mesa Community Center
10 a.m.                     Race Starts
3 p.m.                       PH3 Awards on the Sunset Deck
3:30 p.m.                   David Padill, DJ

For more information about March Madness at Powderhorn Mountain Resort please click here.

About Colorado Mesa Cycling Team
The CMU Cycling team is currently the #1 ranked Division II collegiate team in the United States.  The team is committed to academics first and athletics second.  The long term goal for the CMU Team is to be the global prototype for how a collegiate team should be run.  While most of the athletes have a desire to race at a professional level, they realize the importance of an education for their long term well-being.

About Powderhorn Race Club
The mission of the Powderhorn Racing Club is to provide an atmosphere in which young athletes learn the sport of ski racing and refine their skills in an environment that fosters a healthy and competitive spirit and encourages growth and fulfillment on both an athletic and personal level. By helping our athletes to set and achieve challenging and realistic goals they learn the importance and reward of hard work, dedication and self-discipline. Our commitment to this objective combines the efforts of coaches, athletes and parents. It is with that enthusiastic collaboration that the Powderhorn Racing Club inspires great skill, confidence, and independence in its participating athletes.

About the local Suicide Prevention Foundation       
Founded in 2006, the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation (WCSPF) is committed to reducing the rate of suicide in the region by developing a variety of prevention approaches, training individuals and groups in suicide intervention, providing therapeutic services for needy at-risk children and youth, and increasing public awareness that suicide is preventable and depression is treatable. 

About the VA Medical Center Suicide Prevention Fund
The Grand Junction VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program covers 15 Colorado counties, two in Utah and one in Wyoming.  The Suicide Prevention Program provides direct support to “at risk” veterans, providing cell phones to ensure they can access a mental health service 24 hours a day.  Along with providing help the Prevention Program also provides education to those in isolated communities spreading the word on the National Veterans Crisis line and the assistance that is available through the GJVA.  “It is okay to ask for help; You are not alone.” Veterans Crisis Line: 1800-273-8255 Press 1

About Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Powderhorn Mountain Resort continues its commitment to an authentic skiing and riding experience for the 2012-2013 season. 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 affordable 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 guests with new pass options and resort partnerships, unique events, enhanced activity options and more. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn.
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Powderhorn Ski Area got its name for a reason

Colorado Ski Country USA visits Powderhorn - a Gem ski area that could just as easily be called a diamond in the rough.

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The Home Loan Business League

Home Loan Business League Ski & Snowboard Race Series
Build a team of your co-workers or fellow snow enthusiasts to race for the title of Grand Mesa Masters!
Dates: 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/28
Registration: Call the Ski & Ride Center at 970.268.5700 ext. 2080
$320 per team for series (does not include lift ticket for the day)
Grand Champion will win 2014/2015 Corporate Pass! Other prizes for each event!!

The Business League Race Rules

• No individual make-ups.
• No substitutions.
• Race time 1-3 pm.
• Registration time 12 noon at the ski school desk.
• Course inspection 12 noon to 1pm.
• Teams will consist of 5 to 7 members. Teams may consist of as many male or female participants as desired.  5 lowest scores count each night
• Racers must be 21 years of age or older.
• No Racer may ski the course prior to that night's race.
• You must complete the entire race series on the same type of equipment that you registered on.  You sign up as a snowboarder, you must race each night as a snowboarder, NO mid-season changes.
• Any racer giving the Starter a wrong racer number will be disqualified from that night's competition.
• Any racer entering the timing building will forfeit their score for that night's race.
• Individual preliminary race results will be calculated at the end of the race. Preliminary scores will be posted in the Sunset Grill after the race.
• Race results will be final by noon, the day following the race.
• No racer may enter the SRC Office or timing shack while race results are being tabulated.
• All protests, challenges, and any change requests must be filed in writing and emailed  to the race secretary lmartin@powderhorn.com by noon the following day, when the results will be deemed final.  Lowest weeks score, will not be used.

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