Powderhorn Mountain Resort

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We have put together a list of everything you need to know about Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Overview

Powderhorn Mountain Resort is situated on the Grand Mesa in Western Colorado. The resort is best known for its family-friendly atmosphere, affordability as well as glade and tree skiing. Its unique location makes it crowd-free, making it a favorite among skiing enthusiasts seeking a peaceful, scenic experience.

Ski Terrain

  • Beginner runs: 20%
  • Intermediate runs: 50%
  • Advanced runs: 20%
  • Expert runs: 10%
  • Total ski runs: 42
  • Terrain Parks: 2

Mountain Statistics

  • Summit elevation: 9850 feet
  • Skiable area: 1600 acre
  • Average Snowfall: 250 inch

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Trail Map

Powderhorn Mountain Resort trail map

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Lift Tickets

Powderhorn Mountain offers day lift tickets and season passes. A reusable RFID card is required and costs an additional $5 on top of the lift ticket price. 

Day Lift Ticket

Powderhorn day lift tickets can be purchased in advance online (for a discounted price) or in-resort. There is an option of full-day, half-day, or beginner lift-only day tickets. The quantity of day tickets may be limited on busy days to ensure a quality mountain experience, so it is recommended to purchase the ticket early.

Season Pass

With the Powderhorn Season Pass, you can enjoy unlimited access to Powderhorn throughout the winter season. The pass also provides additional benefits and some access at Powderhorn’s Partner and Sister Resorts including 3 days at Loveland Ski Area and 3 days at Ski Cooper. The pass price is around $399-$699 (2023-24) for Adults ages 13-74 (prices are subject to change).

Powderhorn Ski and Snowboard Lessons

Powderhorn Ski and Snowboard School offers a diverse range of private or group lessons, as well as special programs specifically designed for kids.

  • Children's Learning Center is tailored for children between the ages of 3 and 8, providing a terrain-based learning environment. Furthermore, they offer discounted rates on equipment rentals and lift tickets exclusively for kids.
  • Bob Beverly Free Learn To Ski or Ride program is an exceptional opportunity for individuals who have never skied or snowboarded before. Participants, aged 8 and above, can enjoy up to three days of free rentals, lift tickets, and group lessons in a single discipline.
  • Powderhorn's Lessons & Bundles accommodate individuals of all ages and skill levels, catering to first-timers and seasoned skiers seeking a refresher. These lessons also include discounted rates on equipment rentals and lift tickets.
  • Powderhorn's Multi-Week Programs are designed for kids and offer options such as Powdersprouts, Powdercats, and the All-Mountain Freeride Team. Participants can choose between Saturday and Sunday series.

Nearest Town to Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Powderhorn Mountain Resort is located just 28 miles from the town of Palisade and 8 miles drive from the small town of Mesa. Although Mesa serves as a gateway to Powderhorn, it is very small with only a few restaurants, a rental shop and two lodging options in town. In comparison, Palisade offers a lot more dining and lodging options as well as being home to many wineries. From both these towns, you can also access Sunlight Mountain Resort within approximately 1.5-2 hour drive.

On Mountain Dining

Powderhorn Mountain offers a four on-mountain dining options.

Sunset Grill

Sunset Grill, located at Powderhorn’s base village, offers dine-in and take-out options, serving delicious sandwiches, house smoked meats, and a variety of craft beers, all while providing a picturesque view from the Sunset Deck.

Opening hours (subject to change): 11am - 4:30pm 

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Thunderbird Tacos

Located as the base of Flat Top Flyer, this restaurant serves tacos, burritos, and drinks.

Opening hours (subject to change): 11am - 4:30pm 

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Sunrise Coffee

Located near the lobby of The Ski and Ride desk, Sunrise Coffee offers drinks, burritos, wraps, salads, and pastries.

Opening hours (subject to change): 7:30am - 2pm

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Umbrella Bar

Umbrella Bar offers small bites including soup, pretzels and beer. 

Opening hours (subject to change): 11am - 4:30pm

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Powderhorn Mountain Resort Contact Information

Address: 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, CO 81643, United States

Phone number: (970) 268-5700

Email: ski@powderhorn.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ski packages to Powderhorn Mountain Resort?

There are no ski vacation packages to Powderhorn Mountain Resort. That said, there are ski vacation packages to most destination resorts in Colorado.

When is the best time to go skiing in Powderhorn Mountain Resort?

Generally, February to March is the best time to go skiing in Powderhorn Mountain Resort as this is when Colorado receives the most snowfall. You are also able to enjoy skiing with lower crowd levels.

What amenities are available at Powderhorn Mountain Resort?

Powderhorn has the basic amenities including a ski school, a rental shop, a retail shop, lockers, a few dining options, and parking lots. They also offer a free shuttle service from the lower parking lots to the base village.

How much does it cost to rent ski equipment at Powderhorn Mountain Resort?

The standard ski/snowboard package at Powderhorn is $59 per day for adults and teens, $39 per day for juniors. Rental helmets are available for an additional $9. Please keep in mind that prices are subject to change. For the most up-to-date pricing, please visit the official website.