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Reviews for Powderhorn
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The mountain is great the snow is decent. I have had a pass for this mountain for the past few years and I have always had a good time, but the last time I went I got a pretty good laceration to my arm and it was bleeding profusely. I went to the ski patrol area to get it wrapped before I left to the clinic for stitches. At the ski patrol tent not only was Rondo extremely rude but not very helpful as he initially brought me a glass of water and a trashcan but no gauze. His tone was aggressive and demeaning as me accidentally getting hurt was an inconvenience for him. He also stated that because of COVID I had to stay outside and he still felt the need to tell me five times as if I'm stupid and cant listen. I then had to ask him for gauze while I was rinsing the blood off my arm. In all, I enjoy the mountain as it itself is awesome, but try not getting hurt up here as from my experience ski patrol seems to have better things to do then patient care, which is their job. It was really disappointing seeing this EMT be rude, uninterested, and annoyed by my presence. ... Full Review
If you don’t mind unfriendly employees especially the lifties and a guy at the lift line with some sort of law enforcement badge visible (picture Barney Fife) barking at people to “put your mask on!” (and no not me) along with huge and I mean ridiculously huge lift lines then this is the place for you. ... Full Review
Wow. This place used to be great. Now they only groom greens. If you have beginning kids or are looking for nice blue cruisers look elsewhere. They are also closing the west half of the mountain during the week. ... Full Review
A fantastic amount of trails without any of the crowds! A big day of snow here rivals any of the larger ski resorts in Colorado, and you will spend more time skiing and less time waiting in line. Plenty of territory to explore and a great, relaxed atmosphere to do it in. And...if you have an AT setup, be sure to check out the Old Powderhorn hill about a mile or two up the road!... Full Review
I love this hill like it’s a member of my own family. Powderhorn is a quintessential locals mountain. One can argue that it belongs to the people of Mesa County, evident by the amount of season pass holders you will meet in the lift line. An affordable and beautifully hidden resort.
If you are looking for a European style world class resort with a vibrant night life, this isn’t it. What you will find is great snow, friendly people in short lift lines, and an apres ski consisting of tailgating and sharing local and home brews.
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