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Powderhorn Mountain Resort is located 45 minutes east of Grand Junction, Colorado on the Grand Mesa. The area has a variety of ski terrain such as groomers, bumps, glades, and boulder fields. Powderhorn is unique among Colorado ski resorts because of its terrain and climate. Powderhorn sits on the side of one of the world's largest flattop mountains, or mesas, rather than in a mountain canyon as many ski areas do, which allows for views extending more than 20mi across the desert below. The climate at Powderhorn's high desert location—east of Grand Junction, Colorado and slightly north and east of Colorado National Monument—produces dry, powder snow. The Rocky Mountain News said,"Powderhorn makes up for a lack of vertical with two quality terrain parks," and noted Powderhorn's "Old West feel" and focus on "families, beginner and intermediate skiers." Powderhorn has a wide variety of terrain with a few long groomed runs as well as steeper tree runs and boulder fields full of jumps and cliffs.Use our Mesa (Mesa County) online journey planner to arrange your visit to Powderhorn Mountain Resort and other attractions in Mesa (Mesa County).
ElevationBase Elevation: 8200ftSummit Elevation: 9850ftVertical Drop: 1650ft
AreaSkiable area: 1600acre 20% Beginner50% Intermediate30% Advanced
Weather and climateAverage snowfall: 250 inchesSnowmaking: 21acre (when needed)
LiftsLifts: 5 1 Quad2 Doubles1 Surface1 Tow lift
Powderhorn Mountain Resort reviews
Very nice stay, I stayed at the Goldenwood condominiums. Beautiful, slightly dated, accommodations, friendly staff and beautiful scenery.
Very nice stay, I stayed at the Goldenwood condominiums. Beautiful, slightly dated, accommodations, friendly staff and beautiful scenery. more »
Went to try snowboarding for the first time ever at Powderhorn this March. I saw that there was this awesome program there called the Bob Beverly free to ride program where you can have three...
Went to try snowboarding for the first time ever at Powderhorn this March. I saw that there was this awesome program there called the Bob Beverly free to ride program where you can have three... more »
Had a fantastic time here with some good friends. The staff was friendly and the Mountain was not to crowded during New Years 2022. The resort is more local and it could use some updates but I think that is a small thing. There are some great blue runs here. Definitely worth a visit especially if it just got snow!
Stayed at a Goldenwoods Condo for the better part of the first week of 2022. The condo was decent and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Didn't downhill ski this trip but enjoyed the cross county ski trails just below the resort lodging. Also drove up the hill to cross country near Jumbo Reservoir. Looking forward to our next stay.
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