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Powderhorn Prepares to Open

MESA, CO – Powderhorn Mountain Resort is set to kick off the 2023–24 winter season on Friday, November 24, marking one of the earliest openings in the resort’s history. Powderhorn guests will enjoy skiing and riding on Bill’s Run and Peacemaker, serviced by the Flat Top Flyer high-speed quad chairlift, with the Lower Dude beginner area accessible via the Discovery conveyor lift. Lifts will be in operation seven days a week from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the resort plans to expand available terrain as soon as conditions permit.

Boasting a gravity-fed snowmaking system recognized as one of North America’s most energy-efficient, Powderhorn has operated the system at full capacity since late October whenever conditions permitted. Supplementing strong snowmaking production, Powderhorn has received 33 inches of natural snowfall to date, setting up the resort for additional terrain openings soon.

To celebrate Opening Weekend, Powderhorn is offering a special deal: complimentary ski or snowboard rental equipment packages with the purchase of a day ticket, valid Friday through Sunday only. Early season lift ticket rates will be as follows: adults and teens: $79 and juniors: $39. Powderhorn also offers $29 season passes for children 5 and under and seniors 75 and older. Guests can purchase Mission Affordable 4-Packs—four fully transferable day tickets—for only $279 until November 27; prices go up to $319 from November 28 until December 18.

The resort’s facilities, including the newly renovated Sunset Grill, Rental & Repair Shop, and the Outdoor Elements retail store within the Base Lodge, will be open to the public. Additionally, guests can book accommodations at the 300 Lakes Village Tiny Homes.

For real-time updates on conditions, lift operations, and trail openings, visit the Powderhorn Snow Report or download the Powderhorn mobile app. Please note that all operations are subject to weather conditions.

Ryan Schramm, Powderhorn’s general manager, expressed enthusiasm for the early opening, saying, “Our snowmaking and grooming teams have been hard at work, overcoming limited natural preseason snowfall. They’ve capitalized on favorable temperatures to provide an exceptional snow surface on the terrain we’re opening.”