Situated deep in the heart of one of the world’s largest flattop mountain, Grand Mesa, Powderhorn is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets. Imagine skiing among red cliffs and desert canyons. This unique—and breathtaking—scenery can only found on a Powderhorn ski vacation. With a summit elevation of 9,850 feet, a vertical drop of 1,650 feet, two half pipes and 1,600 acres of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain to choose from, Powderhorn’s stats hold their own against many of the more well-known resorts in the Rocky Mountains. After a great day on the mountain, those on Powderhorn ski vacation enjoy a variety of convenient lodging options, all practically right on the slopes.
Powderhorn is many things: family-friendly, laid-back, inviting and convenient, but it is not a place to wear your fur coat. This charming resort is best known for its affordability.
For those interested in mixing time on the skiing and riding with dining and nightlife, consider staying in nearby Grand Junction. Just 45 minutes west of Powderhorn, Grand Junction offers a charming downtown with shops, restaurants, bars, galleries, and even wineries and distilleries. With a multitude of affordable lodging and dining options—sure to satisfy every taste and budget—and a convenient, stress-free airport, Grand Junction is the perfect launching point for a ski vacation you won’t soon forget.
Powderhorn is renowned for its corduroy and sunshine, so you can bet that the Powderhorn skiing is best enjoyed by intermediates and families. Powderhorn's desert-locale and arid climate produces incredibly light, fluffy snow. Because of the area is namely frequented by laid-back, friendly local skiers and boarders, lift lines are virtually nonexistent and the powder stashes stay fresh several days after storms. Experts will be pleased with Powderhorn’s famed bumps and Aspen glades.