Powderhorn resort outside of Grand Junction on Colorado’s Western Slope is enjoying plenty of power. “It’s spectacular up here, absolutely amazing," says Gabrielle Michna, sales & marketing manager for Powderhorn.
Like so many Colorado resorts, Powderhorn has received nearly three feet in a week. “The mountain holds the snow extremely well. There are powder stashes to be found at least a week after it snows,” said Michna.
The Powderhorn Ski & Ride Center also offers a two-hour Powder Clinic, every time that it snows over six inches in one day.
One group enjoying it is the Young at Heart skiers and riders. Those in the group are over 50 years old. They meet on Thursday mornings for a day of fun at Powderhorn. “It’s a camaraderie kind of thing, or getaway with your friends, to get to do something that you wouldn’t normally get to do,” says Michna.
She adds that the group usually has five to 15 people. The appropriate skill levels are matched together for the day.
Anyone is welcome to join the group, if you meet the age requirements. The cost is a lift ticket for the day for $38, or you can use your season pass. The group then has fun with an apres ski party hosted by Powderhorn, which costs $8. Sometimes there is live music.