Powderhorn Resort

Powderhorn Resort
Powderhorn Resort, early fall

The first skiing on Grand Mesa started back in the 1940's with a single rope tow. Then in the 50's, the Mesa Creek Ski Area opened with one surface lift. Powderhorn Ski Area opened in 1966 with a double chair and a surface lift, about 2 miles below the old Mesa Creek Ski Area.

Over the years, Powderhorn has been sold to different developers and entrepreneurs. It became Powderhorn Resort in 1988. Today, the Inn at Wildewood and Wildewood Restaurant have been newly renovated and enlarged. And in 2007, the Resort added 6 miles of mountain bike trails and an 18-hole disc golf course.

The Powderhorn Resort base area offers a snack bar and a cafeteria. There is also an equipment rental and repair shop on premises. Nearby lodging includes the Inn at Wildwoode and the Goldenwood Condos.

Quick Facts about Powderhorn Resort

Nearest City: Mesa, Colorado
Season: Late November - Early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, MST
Lifts: 4:
* 1 quad lift
* 2 double chairs
* 1 surface lift
Average snowfall: 250"
Snowmaking: 21 acres (when needed)
Total Ski/Board Terrain: 1,600 acres
Base Elevation: 8,200 ft
Summit elevation: 9,850 ft
Vertical Rise: 1,650 ft
Terrain Parks: 2
Runs: 37
Trail Classifications:
Beginner: 20%
Intermediate: 50%
Advanced: 15%
Expert: 15%
Longest run: Bill''s Run - 2 miles
Powderhorn Resort
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Ski Trails Maps courtesy of Powderhorn Resort
Photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License