Powderhorn Resort is a cozy little place, perched high up on Grand Mesa a few miles southeast of Grand Junction.

It's got 1,600 skiable acres - 600 of which are immaculately groomed - a respectable vertical drop of 1,650 feet and four lifts, one of which is of the surface variety. There are tree runs and glades and terrain parks and wide corduroy boulevards for skiers and snowboarders of any and all abilities to cavort on.

It's been around for a while, having officially opened its doors in 1966.

However, if you've been alive for a little longer than Powderhorn's been around, you're in for a special treat on certain days this winter.

Every Thursday has been deemed Young at Heart days, and any visitor who is 50 or older can ride the lifts at Powderhorn for $30. That's a $23 reduction in the normal all-day adult lift ticket price and $13 less than the usual daily tariff for the senior set (60 to 69 years old). Besides the cheap ticket you get to ski or snowboard with a Powderhorn guide in common-ability groups.

Throw in an extra eight bucks and you can partake in the resort's Young at Heart après party from 4 to 5 p.m.

Sign in at Powderhorn's ski school desk by 9 a.m. Thursdays to take advantage of this deal.