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Powderhorn Mountain Resort – Colorado Family Ski Vacation

 
powderhornTucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado’s beautiful Grand Mesa, just above Colorado’s Wine Country, Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers breathtaking views, over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Enjoy a stress-free, relaxing getaway.

Best Gear for Keeping Families Warm. There are plenty of places to cut corners and save money on Colorado’s ski slopes but having quality gear is not among them. Our must-haves include these Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Top and Bottoms, Hestra Classic 3-Finger Snow Glove (also available in junior sizes), Minus33 Merino Wool Balaclava, and Obermeyer’s I-Grow Ski Jackets and Pants which provide a simple way to lengthen the sleeves and cuffs of your child’s jackets and pants (our quickly-growing kids could wear them 2-3 seasons!) Columbia has a similar line of expandable winter jackets for kids. Nothing kills a good ski day like having a whining, cold child so be sure to have a bulk supply of hand warmers available (and you can even find rechargeable hand warmers that are like a portable pocket heater). 

Let it snow!

Powderhorn Mountain Resort – Colorado Family Ski Vacation

Season dates and hours
 
November 26 to May 29, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
 
Area (acres)
 
1,600 acres
 
What family-friendly amenities does your resort offer? 
 
Tucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado’s beautiful Grand Mesa, just above Colorado’s Wine Country, Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers breathtaking views, over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Enjoy a stress-free, relaxing getaway. The SlopeSide Inn located just 20 feet from the Flat Top Flyer, gives your family ski-in/ski-out access to the lift. Located in the upper level of the SlopeSide Inn is the Powderhorn Pub, which serves delicious pizza, sandwiches, and appetizers.
 
Adult lift ticket prices?
 
$84*
 
Child lift ticket prices and at what age kids ski free?
 $74 (ages 13-19); kids (ages 6-12) $34
 
Is there on-site childcare and if so, what is the starting cost?
 
Powderhorn does not offer childcare, but has children’s private lessons starting at age 3.
 
What is the starting cost of ski/ride school? Ages?
Half-day lessons start at $99; full-day is $149.
 
Where can families go for deals on lift tickets/lodging or special promotions?
 
Visit www.powderhorn.com.
 
What area (off-mountain) activities would appeal to families for their winter vacation? 
 
Snow tubing
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Horseback riding
Wine Tasting
 
Distance from Denver
233 miles
 
48338 Powderhorn Rd
Mesa, CO
970-268-5700
www.powderhorn.com
 
*Note: Information and prices are subject to change and most resorts offer discounted rates if you purchase online seven days in advance. Many resorts do not publish a set lift ticket price. When compiling our list, we used the date Saturday, January 8, 2022 as our base to compare prices. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. While clicking these links won’t cost you extra money, they help us keep this site up and running. See our disclosure policy.