Powderhorn Announces Earliest Winter Opening on Record

Preseason snowfall and favorable snowmaking conditions contribute to November 25 Opening Day

MESA, COLORADO – Powderhorn Mountain Resort opens for the 2022-23 winter season Friday, November 25th, the resort’s earliest winter opening on record. Powderhorn will operate seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Skiing and riding will be available on eight runs with 58 acres of terrain serviced by the Flat Top Flyer high-speed quad chairlift. Additional terrain will open as conditions allow.


Ryan Schramm, Powderhorn’s General Manager, commented on the outstanding early season conditions, “Significant preseason snowfall combined with an exceptional job by our snowmaking and grooming crews created the ideal circumstances for an early opening. Our crews took advantage of favorable temperatures to build a quality snow surface for opening.”


Powderhorn’s gravity-fed snowmaking system, one of the most energy efficient systems in North America, has been running at-capacity every opportunity since late October. The resort has received 51 inches of natural snowfall and currently has a 30-inch base depth – much higher totals than historical opening day averages.


Early season lift ticket rates will be in effect at $79 for adults and teens and $69 for juniors. Season Passes for children 5 & under, and seniors 75 & older, are available for $29 at any time. Guests may also purchase four fully transferable day tickets in the form of Mission: Four’dable Quad Packs, on sale for $259 until November 28th and $299 from November 29th until December 19th.  Powderhorn’s Base Lodge, Sunset Grill, Rental & Repair Shop, and the Outdoor Elements retail store will be open to the public and the 300 Lakes Village Tiny Homes are available for bookings. For the most up-to-date conditions, lift operations, and trail openings visit the Snow Report at www.powderhorn.com or download the Powderhorn mobile application. All operations are subject to weather.  




Located near the top of the Grand Mesa on the storied Western Slope of Colorado, Powderhorn celebrates its 56th year as a scenic, family-friendly resort featuring 1,600 acres of terrain suited to a variety of abilities and preferences. Powderhorn is known for extending exceptional value to guests, thanks to improvements at the resort and a mountain focused on creating one-of-a-kind, year-round experiences. Western Colorado is known for its wide-open spaces, distinctive topography, and friendly local residents. To learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort, visit www.powderhorn.com or call (970) 268-5700.


Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. is a geographically diversified international resort operating company based in Park City, Utah whose portfolio includes Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Wisp Resort in the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland, Ragged Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Mt. Washington Alpine Resort in the Beaufort Mountain Range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Jay Peak Resort in the Green Mountains of northern Vermont, and Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa of western Colorado. Among the resorts, there are over 3,885 acres of ski terrain, 99 holes of golf, lift served mountain biking, ZipTours, canopy tours, aerial challenge courses, an indoor waterpark, multiple aquatic and activity centers, an ice arena, extensive lodging accommodations, dining options, and two full-service spas. For more information on PGRI, please visit www.pgri.us

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