Powderhorn is a friendly ski resort with plenty of challenging bumps, trees and powder on its uncongested slopes. Situated on the Grand Mesa in southwestern Colorado, Powderhorn also has superb cross-country skiing and snowmobiling opportunities, and all trails are open to snowboarders. Additionally, an intermediate terrain park provides further excitement, and a beginner park is also available.
The Inn at Wildwood, Powderhorn’s only ski-in/out lodging property, offers accommodation for up to 50 guests. Excellent ski clinics have programmes for both women and children. A conference room is also available in one of the restaurants, and childcare facilities can be found in the Children’s Learning Center.
Powderhorn ski resort has over 200 hectares of groomed terrain and 29 trails that are divided into 20 per cent for novices, 50 per cent for intermediates, 15 per cent for advanced sliders and 15 per cent for experts. The longest slope here is 3.5kms, and 4,300 people per hour have access from four lift systems. Snowboarders also have two terrain parks, and cross-country skiers can enjoy 20kms of first rate trails on top of Grand Mesa.
Powderhorn has fairly limited other non-ski activities and facilities, but there is some fantastic snowmobiling and snowshoeing territory on top of Grand Mesa plateau. In the springtime, you’ll find golf courses surrounded by cliffs and canyons, and mountain biking on the world-renowned Kokopelli Trail. Après-ski features two restaurants and lounges in the inn.
The December to April ski season at Powderhorn resort has its best conditions between January and March, and minors and seniors receive discounts. Taking a short flight from Denver to nearby Walker Field Airport and driving or taking the shuttle bus from there is the quickest way to get to Powderhorn ski resort; while driving from Denver is more practical.