Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for Powderhorn Mountain Resort's guests, property owners, and community members:

July 16th, 2020

By statewide order of the Governor, all guests are required to wear masks in public indoor spaces, including inside the lodge where our bathrooms, rental shop, season pass office, and retail spaces are located. Please come prepared with a mask if you plan to go inside the lodge on your next visit. Thank you.

June 1st, 2020

All of us at Powderhorn Mountain Resort are looking forward to a celebratory summer opening as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Recreating in the crisp mountain air on the Grand Mesa remains a healthy way to enjoy the Grand Valley’s wonderful outdoor assets. As the resort reopens, we are renewing our commitment to be a part of the solution to the coronavirus crisis. We’ve implemented several new summer operating policies to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


  • Please park a minimum of 12 feet from other vehicles in order to maintain proper physical distance from other arriving guests.
  • In the parking lot and at all times at Powderhorn, please practice social distancing of at least six feet from anyone who has not been in your co-quarantining household and/or wear a cloth facemask when other guests are nearby.


  • The bike rental, repair, and retail locations will be open with a one-way traffic policy in order to minimize the physical proximity of visitors. All guests should enter through the main front doors of the lodge, proceed into the shop entrance and exit out of the bike shop through the east doors facing the Umbrella Bar and chairlift.
  • We encourage guests to plan ahead and purchase Bike Park tickets, scenic lift ride tickets, and bike rental equipment online ahead of time. This will allow Powderhorn staff to prepare your order/equipment prior to your arrival for minimal contact pickup.
  • At all purchase locations, modifications have been implemented for minimal contact transactions.
  • All Bike Shop surfaces will be regularly wiped down/sanitized.
  • Rental bikes will be sanitized after each rental use.
  • Helmets and other protective equipment will not be available for rent. Please be sure to bring your own helmet as they are required while using the bike park. Protective equipment will be available to purchase from the retail store and helmets purchases are discounted when renting a bike.
  • Powderhorn employees interacting with the public are required to wear face masks.
  • Please be aware that there may be a limit on number of people in the rental and retail locations at any given time.


  • Please only ride the chairlift with those whom you already interact, e.g. family members. Feel free to organize your party accordingly.
  • Marked intervals in the chairlift line should be observed to maintain appropriate physical distances when waiting for the chairlift. 


  • Please bring plenty of water, fill your water bottles and hydration packs prior to your arrival. The public drinking fountain will not be available. 
  • We suggest all riders increase the distance between themselves and the rider in front of them to avoid running into the exhaled breath of the leading rider.
  • When passing someone on the trail, please allow them time to move to the side sufficiently to practice social distancing protocols.


  • The lodge restrooms will be open during normal operating hours. Restrooms will be cleaned/sanitized approximately every 30 minutes. Please be aware that there may be a limit on the number of guests using the restrooms at any given time.


  • The Sunset Grill will be open with limited table seating available and no seating at the bar. Along with table seating we will also offer BBQ and Picnic Packs for guests that would prefer to pick up food and drinks from the Sunset Grill and spread out to enjoy Powderhorn’s scenic outdoor vistas. Call ahead seating and reservations will be available and are strongly encouraged. If you are visiting with a larger group, please remember that no more than 10 may be seated together. 
  • At all purchase locations, modifications have been implemented for minimal contact transactions.
  • The upstairs Sunset Grill will be open for outdoor, socially distanced, seating for dine-in, or take-out options. 
  • The Umbrella Bar will be open to walk-up drink service only. 
  • Powderhorn employees interacting with the public are required to wear face masks.
  • A common bike wash station will not be available for use at the resort. Please plan on washing your bikes at home. 

Thank you very much for your cooperation.  We appreciate your help in making it so everyone can enjoy being up at the mountain in a comfortable environment.

April 25th, 2020

As we move past the peak of concerns about the coronavirus, we understand some might still have questions about any potential impact on next ski season.   To help make your decision about purchasing a Mission: Affordable season pass easier in every respect than ever before, we have:

  • Extended the deadline to get the lowest price of the year (Just $299!!!) until May 3rd to provide more time to assess the situation
  • Created a new payment plan of four easy payments of only $74.75 to make it even more comfortable for our guests to make a decision about buying a season pass for the 2020/2021 winter season
  • Allowed a one-time deferral of usage for a year if a pass holder later becomes concerned about any impacts of the coronavirus on the 2020/2021 season
    • Anyone who buys a Mission: Affordable season pass for the 2020/2021 season can choose to request to defer the use of the pass until the 2021/2022 season
    • The request must be made by sending an email stating the request between October 1st and November 25th, 2020, and the request must include the pass holder name and the number on the pass
    • This is not an offer of a cash refund or any other credit offer and only applies to the one time deferral of a 2020/2021 season pass in exchange for a 2021/2022 season pass
    • The pass will be moved to the 2021/2022 winter season at no charge, regardless of a season pass price increase

We hope the above changes will allow you to make a decision to purchase your Mission: Affordable season pass for the 2020/2021 ski and snowboard season with confidence and comfort.  Our mission really is to make skiing and snowboarding as affordable and accessible as possible, and to provide a wonderful atmosphere in which you can enjoy your time in the fresh mountain air while you create memories at Powderhorn Mountain Resort that last a lifetime. Come join us. Accept the Mission!

April 3rd, 2020

Coronavirus Mission: Affordable 4-Pack Resolution:

The coronavirus has disrupted life for pretty much everyone around the world, and our resorts are among the affected operations.  The corona-crisis only impacted a small portion of our season, but it was enough that some of those who purchased our Mission: Four’dable 4-packs (M:4) might not have had a chance to use all of the lift tickets included.

In the past, any unused lift tickets (including Mission: Four’dable) have expired at the end of a ski season but because of the extenuating circumstances involved with the coronavirus, we have decided to allow up to two unredeemed M:4 tickets from this season to be used next season before (or on) Dec 24, 2020.  Those qualifying tickets from this year will need to be taken to the ticket office after November 1, 2020, along with your ID and a copy of the email sent to M:4 purchasers, to be exchanged for tickets that will work next season.

Alternatively, because of the unprecedented interruptions caused by the coronavirus, up to two unredeemed M:4 tickets from this season can be appended to a new M:4 purchased for next year and may be used anytime next season.  Those tickets qualifying for exchange should be taken to the ticket office after November 1, 2020, along with your ID and a copy of the email sent to M:4 purchasers, to be added to the newly purchased M:4 for the 2020/2021 season.

The 2019/2020 season had some great conditions, and some challenges, but we managed to get in the vast majority of a normal season even with the coronavirus caused shut down.  Most importantly, we noticed time and again families, friends, and even those who enjoy being solo on the slopes, enjoying the improvements at Powderhorn and being out in the fresh mountain air more than ever before.  It’s unfortunate the coronavirus has been a major disruption for everyone, including the entire ski industry, and we hope this one-time extension of the M:4 program helps ease the inconvenience a bit.

While normally all M:4 tickets strictly expire at the end the season for which they were issued, the corona-crisis is anything but normal.  Allowing the extension of up to two of the unused tickets is our way of helping you get the most out of your time on the mountain.  We value you as a customer, we appreciate you as a patron, and we look forward to seeing you on the slopes at Powderhorn next season.

March 27th,

Guest Service in a Covid 19 World.

The coronavirus has created a number of unique challenges. One of those is how to continue to serve our guests while also helping to protect their health and the health of our wonderful staff. We take both the service of our customers and the coronavirus safety concerns very seriously, so in order to protect our employees, our guests, and our communities, we are following CDC guidelines along with federal and state mandates for non-essential business operations in this most unusual of times. 

To meet our dual objectives, while we are not open for normal in-person business transactions at the resort, we are available for business online, by telephone, or by email. We have staff working (from home) who can respond to your needs and assist you with purchases and reservations so you can enjoy the fresh mountain air here in the not-too-distant future. Please check our wesite frequently for the latest updates and answers to your questions, and contact us if we can assist you. 

We hope everyone can be safe and healthy as we all follow social distancing and stay-at-home protocols to get through this corona-crisis. 



Ryan Schramm
General Manager
Powderhorn Mountain Resort

16th, 2020

The unexpected closure of Powderhorn has understandably caused a great number of questions, concerns and uncertainty for individual guests, pass holders, group bookings, weddings and Spring or early Summer operations.

We are evaluating the changing circumstances daily and doing our best to address your questions and concerns. Like every other winter resort we are experiencing heavy call, email and social media volume. We will address every inquiry but it may take some time before we get to your specific inquiry. This web site is your best source for up to date information.

There are a few questions we can answer at this time;

Will there be any adjustment to my season pass as a result of the unexpected closure?
No, season passes are good for the duration of the season regardless of the actual closing date. Opening and closing dates are planned but not guaranteed.

I have a complimentary ticket. Will it be valid next season as a result of the closing?
No, complimentary tickets expire at the end of the season in which they were issued.

I paid for lift ticket(s) on your web site for a day after you closed. Can I get a refund?
Yes, we will refund any day ticket purchased for a day after the closing date. We will process these automatically.

I paid for rentals and/or ski school for a day after you closed. Can I get a refund?
Yes, similar to on line lift ticket purchases rental and ski school purchases for any day after closing will be refunded. These too will be processed automatically.

Will my 2019-2020 Buddy Tickets be valid next year?
No, Buddy Tickets expire at the end of the season for which they were issued.

I have a reservation at your lodging that is after the closing date. Can I get a refund or change the reservation?
Yes, any lodging reservation between now and May 1 can be cancelled or changed with no penalty. We will reassess the situation closer to May 1 as we know more about the COVID 19 situation.

I have unused quad pack tickets. Will they be refunded or extended?
At this time we are evaluating our policies and next steps regarding unused Mission ‘Fourdable Quad Pack tickets. We will communicate with you directly and on this web site soon.

March 14th, 2020

In light of Governor Polis’ Executive Order, Powderhorn Mountain Resort will suspend winter operations effective Sunday March 15, 2020.  This is an extraordinary set of circumstances, and while we regret not being able to finish the season as planned, we are committed to being a part of the solution to the coronavirus crisis.

The most important thing we can say is “Thank You!” to the each and every one of our Powderhorn Mountain Resort supporters of which there are thousands. We are enormously grateful for these relationships and look forward to a celebratory reopening.

Read Colorado Ski Country's statement HERE.


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