Powderhorn Ski Resort Gets Over Foot of New Snow Overnight
Right on, Powderhorn! The Western Colorado ski resort received 13 inches of fresh snow overnight.
With last night's snowfall, the new snow total for February comes in at a total of six feet. That's not bad for 22 days.
Powderhorn's 48-hour snowfall total comes in at 15 inches. The season total equals 209 inches. Needless to say, all four lifts are running, with 100% of the mountain open.
Do you remember last year when ski resorts in Colorado shut down early? What a drag. Look at us now.
If you enjoy skiing, now's the time. Conditions don't get much better. Grab a friend and head up on the Mesa.
I'm not much of a skier, but I did have a bit of a phase about ten years ago. Luck favored the foolish and I was able to acquire an excellent set of skis, boots, and poles at a dirt cheap price.
That was ten years ago. After that, I put the gear up and forgot about it. Two weeks ago, I was sitting around minding my own business and remembered my skis. As luck would have it, the coming Monday was a day off. Day off destination = Powderhorn.
It had been ten years since putting on my ski pants. As you can imagine, my new weight was about 20 pounds heavier than the last time I wore them. Zipping one's pants all the way up is overrated, anyway.
Given the time since my last ski trip, and the fact I'm ten years older and out of shape, a half-day pass seemed in order. A half-day was plenty. What a great time! Seriously, a half-day getaway was all I needed to recharge, get my head clear (insofar as that's possible for me) and jettison my winter case of the blues.
Conditions are great, and the weekend is at hand. Even with the new snow, these conditions can't last forever. The end of the season will be here before you know it. If you're like me and haven't skied in a long time, perhaps the universe is trying to tell you something. Now's the time. Make a trip to Powderhorn while the conditions are at their peak.