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Powderhorn Resort

State Highway 65, Grand Junction, CO
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Description: Family-friendly mountain resort averages 250 inches of legendary Colorado powder each year.
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Grand Junction, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The nearest ski resort to Grand Junction should not be missed by locals or visitors. In the last few years Powderhorn has had some of the best snow conditions in Colorado. The grooming crews are experts at maintaining excellent conditions where needed. Great prices for the whole family.

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Russellville, Arkansas
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The jump from Green runs to Blue runs is sizeable. There are some great Blues, but you need to be a Type II or III skier to be comfortable on them. The Blacks are ridiculous!

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

For the high price of the ski lift ticket I was expecting a little more. The lodge isn't anything special, I've seen many nicer (same priced, same sized) resorts in Colorado with much nicer accommodations. There were only 3 lifts. Its a good place for your not so hard core skiers and snowboarders. The tubing was a great cheap way... More

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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
104 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Skiers heard of or skied at Powderhorn, a small resort, family friendly, a great place for kids to learn how to ski, just 35miles from Grand Junction. Summertime the resort is just.minutes away from the Colorado National Forest on Grand Mesa. Also, within driving distance are the Colorado National Monument, the Gunnison National Park and its Black Canyon, Canyonlands National... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you are looking for a reasonably priced small mountain to ski/snowboard at, Powderhorn is your place. Close to Grand Junction, this small resort is a great family snow spot. The runs are beginner to intermediate at best and there are only a handful of lifts, but you can't beat it for a quick day trip for the family.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great little resort that has a wide variety of terrain. Top 3 in the state for snowfall 2 out of last 4 years. Slow lifts but less people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Powder horn is a good mountain for beginners and intermediate riders. It is easy to access, being only an hour from grand junction, and the roads are usually fair. I feel i need to mention that one of my rental skiis broke mid air, miracle I wasn't injured by that fiasco.My real problems are with the mountain itself, the snow... More

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Silt, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Well a buddy of mine ended up getting some free lift tickets to this place and prior to that I was skiing at sunlight Mountain Resort, well let me just say I found my new favorite place the skiing was unbelievable so many great trails and no lift lines! There is so much to do there and ski trails for... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Of the small resorts down on the Western Slope, Powderhorn takes the prize. Nice lodge, plenty of parking, no lift lines, awesome sausage-whatevers grilled on the deck at lunchtime, nice bar, spectacular views. But, oh, you went there to ski: Lots of great terrain for everybody - nursery slops, epic aspen glades, tailored corduroy, something new every day. Wrap up... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great place to hit the slopes! One of the most affordable ski resort around. Easy day trip from Grand Junction, Montrose area. No lift lines, even on President's day. Wonderful family ski experience, and a great place for kids to learn how to ski.

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