$800,000 in improvements planned for Powderhorn

A total of $800,000 worth of improvements are planned for the upcoming ski season at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

“Investing in the 2011-2012 ski season is the first step in our multi-year capital improvement campaign,” said Andy Daly, a member of the ownership group that purchase the resort earlier this year.

“We want these improvements to show the Western Slope we’re committed to their mountain and making it an even better experience season after season,” he added.

Daly said the improvements will include:

  • A new halfpipe located near the base of the resort that will stretch 300 to 350 feet with 13-foot high walls. The feature will be the only one of its kind within 100 miles of the Grand Valley.
  • Snowmaking improvements and a doubling the grooming fleet to improve the groomed ski experience.
  • Improved glade skiing, including removal of deadfall and undergrowth.
  • An overhaul on the Take Four lift to offer better reliability.
  • A main lodge picnic area expansion.
  • New kids’ rental skis and a new full-season rental program.
  • A new wooden sunset deck with the addition of an outdoor barbeque and bar.
  • A remodeled women’s restroom.
  • Fresh paint and other improvements at the lodge.

Located a 45-minute drive east of Grand Junction, Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers 600 acres of groomed trails and terrain parks. For more information, visit www.powderhorn.com.