Powderhorn to offer chair lift rides as part of color weekend

Powderhorn Resort has scheduled the second of two weekends to experience fall foliage atop the Grand Mesa for Oct. 1 and 2.

Powderhorn will offer lift rates from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

“We’re excited to open Powderhorn under our new leadership with color weekends,” said Andy Daly, who along with Ken and Tom Gart purchased the resort east of Grand Junction at an August auction. Their venture, Powderhorn Partners, bought the ski area and about 700 acres of undeveloped land for just over $1.4 million.

Passes for the upcoming ski season at Powderhorn are available by calling 268-5700 or visiting the Web site located at www.powderhorn.com. Adult season passes sell for $399 through Oct. 14.