Powderhorn

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Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
Overall
4

While it can't compete with the other big name resorts in Colorado, Powderhorn serves up some decent skiing and is popular amongst locals of Grand Junction. Sitting on top of the world's largest flat-topped mountain, the terrain here is mostly suited for beginners and intermediates, although there steep tree skiing and boulder fields which provide plenty of fun. The low key resort has an Old West vibe and makes for a perfect stop if you're passing through Grand Junction or headed to Utah. 

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Powderhorn vs
PowderhornArapahoe Basin
beginner20 %10 %
intermediate50 %30 %
advanced20 %37 %
expert10 %23 %
total runs42 109
ski area1,600ac 960ac
summit elevation9,850ft 13,050ft
total lifts4 8
child lift ticket$18 Free
adult lift ticket$71 $100
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall128″ 179″

Powderhorn Reviews

Very Good 4.1 / 5
based on 7 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Good!3.5 / 5Nov 27, 2017
ZFZeb F.
advanced skier
Powderhorn is an awesome local favorite for the people of Grand Junction. It is easily accessible if you live in Grand Junction, but quite a haul from the Front Range. That being said, Powderhorn is rarely packed and offers great snow with awesome tree skiing through aspens.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Powderhorn is actually surprising for quality riding. Not the steepest but typically is a ride on for fast laps and fun terrain. The park crew does pretty good for what they have to work with and the food is fair priced and pretty good. The pizza is the best and they have great beer specials. Go to Blink Diner in the town the road. Best happy hour... More
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 09, 2017
SJFShawn Joseph F.
expert skier
Great tree skiing that allows you to find many variables lines from tight tees all the way to open Boulder fields. It can be challenging trees on the west side where you must plan ahead constantly, or it can be mellow trees where you can surf with carelessness in the air!... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 08, 2017
DSDave S.
intermediate skier
With the addition of the new ski lift (couple of season now) Powderhorn is a great ski area. We have had season passes for 5 seasons now and really enjoy it. Snow is great, the staff friendly and it's close. Perfect hill for an adventure! ... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 05, 2017
BSBen S.
advanced snowboarder
Not the best snow always, but it's a decent small resort. They take advantage of being the only resort in the area, passes are overpriced. But it has great power when it snows.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 08, 2017
DHDarrel H.
It's a locals place and when I visit my son's family in Grand Junction I go there to have a swerve down their runs. Nice friendly place, and their chilli is great.
Superb!5 / 5Sep 27, 2017
DDoug
Big mountain skiing at local mountain prices. Short lift lines and great terrain keep everyone happy on a powder day. The west side lift is old and slow, but delivers the goods. Great place!

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