home of the Pure Awesomeness Factor Talk with an expert: 800-778-8578

Powderhorn Resort

Powderhorn Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

87

Rank in
Region

48

Rank in
State

19

Best time for snow at
Powderhorn Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Powderhorn Resort

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Monday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 225" per year
Snow Quality Rank

69

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

119

Powderhorn Resort is ranked No. 119 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

9.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

2.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

35.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

119

Powderhorn Resort is ranked No. 119 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

69

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

Explore Your Trip

Core Strengths of Powderhorn Resort

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
69
score
61.4
Travel Ease
rank
79
score
61.1
Overall
rank
87
score
61.1

Trail Breakdown

Loading...

Vertical Drop

1650 ft

9850 ft
Base Elevation: 8200 ft

Slope Aspects

Loading...
All the details

A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Powderhorn Resort, then you might have a long wait. Only 9.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Powderhorn Resort to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Powderhorn Resort is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 2.0% of months at Powderhorn Resort getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Powderhorn Resort, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 35.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Powderhorn Resort, if you're flying in

From the airport in Grand Junction, CO to the mountain, skiers face a trek that's less than an hour and easy. Just 50 minutes and you're cranking into your boots.