Powderhorn getting a needed lift

A busy couple of weeks for business news also included a welcome announcement about improvements planned for Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

The $5 million project will include the installation of a high-speed quad chairlift at the resort on the Grand Mesa. The project is doubly beneficial in that the chairlift will be manufactured at Leitner-Poma right here in Grand Junction.

The improvements constitute good news for skiers and snowboarders who can look forward to a much faster ride up the slopes next season. But it’s also good news in efforts to promote summer business at Powderhorn, in particular mountain biking.