Powderhorn announces pass sales and changes

Powderhorn Mountain Resort has launched sales for passes for the upcoming ski season as well as announced changes to its instructional programs.

“We are very excited about the coming winter. We have changed a lot of the programs and prices to encourage first-time skiers and snowboarders to come up and give the sport a try,” said David Smith, marketing manager for Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

A learn to ski and ride program has been changed to accommodate a wider variety of ages. For $149, any skier 5 years or older and any snowboarder 7 years old and up may take three full-day lessons — which include a lift ticket and equipment rental — for any three days of the season.  Those who complete the program will receive a card offering 50 percent off group lessons, lift tickets and equipment rental for the remainder of the season.

Powderhorn also has rebranded its school instructional program as Powderhorn Adventure Snowsport Training. The program is open to school groups of 10 or more students and includes for $50 each a full-day group ski or snowboard lesson, lift ticket and equipment and helmet rental.

In addition, season pass holders at Powderhorn will receive discounts from other ski resorts in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah as well as local businesses, Smith said. Pass holders also will receive a voucher good for a 50 percent discount on a group lesson.

For more information about season passes, instructional programs and Powderhorn Mountain Resort, call 268-5700 or visit the Web site at www.powderhorn.com.