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Ski Like a Girl!

Ski Like a Girl!
Ski Like a Girl!
 
The “Ski Like a Girl” program is designed to build confidence everywhere from the bumps to the groomers. Our top female instructors help you achieve your goals in every setting on the mountain. This program provides the opportunity to meet new friends while exploring a variety of terrain in a FUN & non-competitive environment. Brought to you in partnership with St. Mary's Hospital.
 
Includes wine and cheese celebration on the last day.
 
Please inquire about our discounts to those who have children participating in our Children’s Learning Center or Kid’s Multi week programs.
 
4 Week Series on Either Tuesday's or Saturday's $159
 
February Series
Tuesdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturdays (1 - 3:30 pm) 6, 13, 20, 27

Ski Like a Girl!

Ski Like a Girl!
Ski Like a Girl!
 
The “Ski Like a Girl” program is designed to build confidence everywhere from the bumps to the groomers. Our top female instructors help you achieve your goals in every setting on the mountain. This program provides the opportunity to meet new friends while exploring a variety of terrain in a FUN & non-competitive environment. Brought to you in partnership with St. Mary's Hospital.
 
Includes wine and cheese celebration on the last day.
 
Please inquire about our discounts to those who have children participating in our Children’s Learning Center or Kid’s Multi week programs.
 
4 Week Series on Either Tuesday's or Saturday's $159
 
January Series
Tuesdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturdays (1 - 3:30 pm) 9, 16, 23, 30
 
 
February Series
Tuesdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturdays (1 - 3:30 pm) 6, 13, 20, 27

Ski Like a Girl!

Ski Like a Girl!
Ski Like a Girl!
 
The “Ski Like a Girl” program is designed to build confidence everywhere from the bumps to the groomers. Our top female instructors help you achieve your goals in every setting on the mountain. This program provides the opportunity to meet new friends while exploring a variety of terrain in a FUN & non-competitive environment. Brought to you in partnership with St. Mary's Hospital.
 
Includes wine and cheese celebration on the last day.
 
Please inquire about our discounts to those who have children participating in our Children’s Learning Center or Kid’s Multi week programs.
 
4 Week Series on Either Tuesday's or Saturday's $159
 
January Series
Tuesdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturdays (1 - 3:30 pm) 9, 16, 23, 30
 
 
February Series
Tuesdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturdays (1 - 3:30 pm) 6, 13, 20, 27

Ski Like a Girl!

Ski Like a Girl!
Ski Like a Girl!
 
The “Ski Like a Girl” program is designed to build confidence everywhere from the bumps to the groomers. Our top female instructors help you achieve your goals in every setting on the mountain. This program provides the opportunity to meet new friends while exploring a variety of terrain in a FUN & non-competitive environment. Brought to you in partnership with St. Mary's Hospital.
 
Includes wine and cheese celebration on the last day.
 
Please inquire about our discounts to those who have children participating in our Children’s Learning Center or Kid’s Multi week programs.
 
4 Week Series on Either Tuesday's or Saturday's $159
 
January Series
Tuesdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) 5, 12, 19, 26
Saturdays (1 - 3:30 pm) 9, 16, 23, 30
 
 
February Series
Tuesdays (9:30 am - 12:00 pm) 2, 9, 16, 23
Saturdays (1 - 3:30 pm) 6, 13, 20, 27

The Possibles Bag

The Possibles Bag


For those of you who spend much time in the backcountry, (skiing, riding snowmobiles, hiking, camping, etc.) you have probably at least heard of the 10 essentials for survival. Depending on which list you look at (and there are many out there) you’ll find items such as such as a map, compass, first aid supplies, a knife (multi-tool), extra clothing, headlamp, space blanket, matches, water, etc. These are all great tools to have with you.  But for the majority of us, all of these items don’t go with us every time we go out, especially on a day trip which is only supposed to last a few hours in familiar country. But, when you take into consideration that most Search & Rescue missions are for individuals who were only out on a day trip, we might want to at least look at some items that might lead to a positive outcome.  
 
In the 1700 & 1800’s the mountain men of the West always carried a pouch they referred to as a Possibles Bag.

Now, depending on which “expert” you talk to, there are a number of explanations as to what a Possibles Bag was.  Many will tell you it was powder & shot for their rifle. 

The thought behind the Possibles Bag was if the mountain man lost everything, yet still had his Possibles Bag filled it, would be possible for him to survive.  The bag would contain such things as fire starter, some food (maybe jerky), some line for fishing or snagging prey, maybe a small knife, etc.  Whatever the owner thought might be necessary to survive.
 
A couple of things I’ve learned over the years are, one, exposure is one of the leading causes of fatalities of lost individuals in the wilderness.

Two, if I’m lost and they can’t find me, I’m in a bit of trouble.  So with this in mind, I keep a Possibles Bag with me whenever I’m in the outdoors world. I have two items that are always included a fire starter and a signaling device. 

The fire starter can be anything from matches to a cigarette lighter.  The key here is that it has to work. I personally use a system I learned from a friend of mine who is a retired Para-Rescue Jumper.  For me, it always works and is very easy to use.  I can give you more information on the system, if anyone wants it.
 
The signaling device I use is also very simple to use and it works. It’s a whistle. When it comes to the operation of a whistle, no special training is needed and I can blow the whistle almost all day long.  As long as I’m breathing, I can blow the whistle.  Shouting, well that runs out pretty quick and is not nearly as effective.  Think about sporting events. There can be a few thousand people yelling at a football game and when the official blows the whistle, you hear it.  I personally use a whistle when I’m running a rescue toboggan/sled at Powderhorn.  People here it from a long ways off and sometimes even get out of the way.  It’s pretty effective.
 
There are a few other things I may carry in the Possibles Bag like food, first aid supplies, water making equipment, small knife, etc., but fire starter and a signaling device are always included.
 
What’s nice about the Possibles Bag is it can be small, fit in your pocket or back pack, and never really be in the way with whatever you are doing. Whether you’re jogging/running, skiing, climbing, hiking, biking and you’re in the backcountry, you may want to consider having a Possibles Bag along with you. 

It might just come in handy.
 
By Rick "Grumpy" Smith


           

Ski Like a Girl In Colorado by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com

Ski Like a Girl In Colorado
by Kristen Lummis, braveskimom.com


Welcome to Powderhorn!


 
Ski Like a Girl In Colorado
Kristen Lummis

 
I’ll readily admit that when I was a younger, I didn’t want to ski like a girl. Instead, I wanted to ski with the boys and beat them. Skiing like a girl sounded kind of wimpy to me.

My how times have changed.

Now, that I’m older (and wiser), I love skiing with my girlfriends. And I think lots of other women do, too.

It’s not that we don’t like skiing with our husbands, boyfriends and other guys. We do. But there’s a different energy when you a group of women get together on snow.

From Groomed to Glades

I experienced this energy first-hand at Powderhorn Mountain Resort on a snowy day in January when I dropped in for a “Ski Like a Girl” clinic.

Open to women of all abilities, “Ski Like a Girl” meets once a week for four weeks. Participants are divided according to their ability and goals. On the day I visited, 12” of snow had fallen overnight, so everyone shared the same goal: ski powder.

As we rode up the new high-speed lift, one of the participants, a woman named Mary, shared that she had only recently begun skiing and was uncomfortable off of groomed terrain. She told us she was nervous, if not scared, about the new snow.

Still, she was totally game to try.

By the end of the morning, Mary had skied her first glade. Not only was she more comfortable in deep snow than at the start of the day, but she’d learned how to control her speed and maneuver in widely spaced trees.

With a smile a mile wide, Mary came roaring out of a glade called Yoo Hoo. Filled with exuberance and joy, she wiped out in a huge pile of fluffy snow.

We all cheered.

Laughing as she righted herself, Mary exclaimed “That was my first glade. I would never have skied it without this group.”

We all cheered again.

Why Ski Like a Girl

When I asked the women at Powderhorn why they were participating in “Ski Like A Girl,” they each emphasized improving their skiing and snowboarding skills.

Many of them started skiing as adults, often with a boyfriend or husband. And while they enjoyed skiing enough to keep at it, they were ready to ski or ride on their own terms.

One of the most interesting answers I got was from Nell, an avid skier and flyfisher.

“I took a women’s flyfishing clinic last summer,” she explained. “I was forced to do everything myself, from choosing the fly to deciding how to cast. I loved it and decided that I’d like to experience that same self-sufficiency in skiing.”

Why It Works

Research shows that men and women learn differently and that women often thrive in collaborative environments. Even if they are strangers, women enjoy nurturing one another.

Stephanie Reynolds, Powderhorn Ski and Snowboard Manager and PSIA Examiner, explains it this way.

“I’m passionate about Ski Like a Girl because it’s an opportunity to support other women in improving and enhancing their skiing skills. 

“Women are going in a million different directions taking care their family and others, so this program is a way for women to do something for themselves. 

“We celebrate achievements, create friendships and explore all types of terrain in a supportive, non-competitive environment.”

And did I mention that we cheer?

Women’s Clinics in Colorado

No matter where you ski in Colorado, you can find plenty of supportive, fun and challenging programs for women. Some of these programs are multi-day (or week), but most welcome one-time drop-ins. Others are single day events. For more information check the resort websites.

Arapahoe Basin: Legendary Ladies – Alpine Ski, Telemark and Snowboard Series

Aspen Snowmass: Women’s Edge Four-Day Lesson Program

Copper Mountain: Women’s Wednesdays

Crested Butte: Women’s Tips on Tuesdays

Eldora: Women’s Days

Loveland: Women’s Wednesday

Monarch: Women’s Edventures; Women’s Wednesdays

Powderhorn: Ski Like a Girl

Purgatory: Women’s Ski Weekend

Silverton: Book a private guide for a group of female friends

Steamboat: Women’s Ski Camp

Telluride: Women’s Ski and Wellness Week

Wolf Creek: Ladies Ski and Snowboard Clinics

Enjoy!
 

Tubing Hill Open (12/31/15)

The snow tubing hill is open! We have built an innovative and exciting banked-turn course that is nearing completion. 

Powderhorn

Grand Opening Weekend Celebration

 
Grand Opening Celebration Times & Event Locations

Event

Time

Location

Notes

VIP/Media Breakfast

8:00AM-9:30AM Slope Side Alternative Location – Sunset Grille

Ceremony Set-up

8:30AM Flat Top Flyer  

Speeches

8:40AM Flat Top Flyer Order: Sam Williams, Andy Daly, Ken Gart

Ribbon Cutting

8:55AM Flat Top Flyer  

Caroling

9:00AM Flat Top Flyer  

DJ Gilbert

9:30AM- 2:30PM Sunset Grille Announcements made for Scavenger Hunt

Live Music

2:00PM-5:00PM Slope Side Alternative Location – Sunset Grille

Scavenger Hunt

1:00PM- 2:00PM On-hill. Begin and end on Deck  
 

Additional Items

Demos – Weston Snowboards and Hovland Snowskates will be demoing throughout the day
Santa on the Slopes – Santa (and elf) will be on the hill distributing candy
Flash Mob Caroling – Carolers will gather at pre-determined, on-hill locations
Photo Booth – Jim Hamlin will be taking photos which can be later downloaded from his website
Cookies – Free cookies will be distributed around the base area throughout the day
Qdoba Giveaway* – Tortilla soup tasting and taco bar giveaway
HCB Giveaway* – TBD
 
*Must be present to win for all giveaways. DJ will announce details
 
 

Powderhorn Community Day Hosted by Leitner-Poma, Prinoth and Powderhorn Mountain Resort

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Media Contact:
Dusti Reimer
dreimer@powderhorn.com
970-268-5700 ext. 2004
970-471-3221 (cell)
 
POWDERHORN COMMUNITY DAY HOSTED WITH LEITNER-POMA, PRINOTH, AND POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT
 
MESA, Colo. (Dec. 8, 2015) – Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR), Leitner-Poma and Prinoth, are hosting a Community Day on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 at PMR, to show appreciation to the Grand Valley community for their support of the Flat Top Flyer and improved snow grooming at PMR.

“Leitner-Poma of American (LPOA) is happy to partner with Powderhorn and Prinoth to present a day of appreciation to the many loyal Powderhorn skiers from the Grand Valley who supported this great local gem over many years, over many long cold rides, to access great skiing.  Now with a six-minute ride to the top, it’s our pleasure to bring you more bang for your precious buck,” stated Rick Spear, president of Leitner-Poma of America.

Dave Hunter, Director of Sales and Snow Grooming for North America Prinoth added, “In conjunction with the completion of the Flat Top Flyer, Powderhorn Mountain Resort has purchased a 350 winch from PRINOTH. This season PMR will also be testing out the largest snow groomer in North America; The BEAST. The partnership between Powderhorn Mountain Resort and our two companies illustrates trust, hard work and dedication on all sides.”

Powderhorn Community Day will be a community appreciation day with significantly discounted full-day lift tickets. Prices will be $29 for adult ages 18 and up, $15 for youth ages 17 and under, and children six and under will be free. No other discounts will be applied. Prices will be valid for Dec. 13th only.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Leitner-Poma and Prinoth on this great opportunity. We want everyone in the Grand Valley to be able to come up to Powderhorn and get a chance to ride the new Flat Top Flyer and experience all the other improvements we made over the summer. The snow conditions are excellent so come on up and get in a great day of skiing or snowboarding,” said Sam Williams, general manager of PMR.

PMR will also give away a 2015-16 Powderhorn Season Pass.

Advance tickets will be on sale at the Powderhorn website and they will be available for purchase at the Powderhorn Ticket Office the day of the event.

For more information, please visit our website at www.powderhorn.com/events/community-day-sunday-december-13th.
 
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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. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn and www.twitter.com/skipowderhorn using hashtags #skipowderhorn and #phsummer.
 
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http://www.powderhorn.com/events/community-day-sunday-december-13th

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Installs New Chairs, Begins Snow Making For The Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*Great Photo Opportunity*

Media Contact:
Dusti Reimer
dreimer@powderhorn.com
970-268-5700 ext. 2004
970-471-3221 (cell)

POWDERHORN MOUNTAIN RESORT INSTALLS NEW CHAIRS, BEGINS SNOWMAKING

MESA, Colo. (November 3, 2015) – Powderhorn Mountain Resort (PMR) will begin installing the new chairs on the Flat Top Flyer as early as Friday this week and will start snowing making for the 2015-16 ski season Wednesday night.

Cable splicing for the Flat Top Flyer took place this past week on the new lift and now the newly constructed chairs are ready to be installed.

After the installation of all the chairs for the Flat Top Flyer, load testing by Leitner-Poma will begin.

“Load testing is essentially the final part before we’re certified to let customers ride on the new Flat Top Flyer. Leitner-Poma has done a great job this summer in the construction and installation of our new high speed quad and we’re on time with construction completion and on budget,” says Sam Williams, general manager for PMR.

In addition to the chairs and load testing, PMR has also tested the snow making system earlier this week in preparation for snowmaking operations. With part of the $5 million capital improvements being an almost double expansion of snow making at the resort, the temperatures have are now cooperating enough to enable PMR to start making snow to build a base quicker.

“With being able to make snow, we’re going to be able to establish a base earlier.  In order to get the slopes open we need at a least a 24 inch base. With cooperating temperatures, upgraded snow guns and expanded snow making coverage, we’re going to be able to get a lot more terrain covered than anyone at Powderhorn has ever seen before,” said Dave Smith, slope operations manager at PMR.

PMR is currently scheduled to open on December 17th. 

PMR will be at the Powderhorn Ski Patrol Ski Swap on Nov. 6-7, at Colorado Mesa University selling season passes. Powderhorn season passes will be discounted up to $50, if you purchase before November 8.
 
For more information, please visit PMR’s website at www.powderhorn.com, or keep-up-to-date with their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn .


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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. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit www.powderhorn.com or call 970-268-5700.  Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/skipowderhorn and www.twitter.com/skipowderhorn using hashtags #skipowderhorn and #phsummer.

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