GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – “So today is our favorite day of the year. It’s the opening day of the winter season and despite difficult hot and dry weather early in the season, Robinson said.
Powderhorn Marketing and Sales Manager Ryan Robinson talks about the very low snowfall Powderhorn experienced which delayed the initial opening day, but with the help of technology they were finally able to open the station.
“The mountain crews have done an exceptional job paving a top-to-bottom route using artificial snow, and we’re really excited to welcome everyone this winter,” said Robinson.
Robinson says artificial snow is still a normal part of the resort opening.
“But this year we’re a little more dependent on him than we’d like to be. We can’t wait for that weather pattern to change and for us to get a little help from Mother Nature, ”said Robinson.
After postponing opening day due to lack of snow, Powderhorn Mountain Resort finally opened today for the 2021-2022 winter season. Yet people are delighted that the resort has opened its doors and can enjoy winter sports like Daniel Sturgeon.
“Snowboarding is opening day. I mean, there’s dirt in there, but it’s better than sitting on the couch, ”Sturgeon exclaimed.
And as Corbin Kirby says, he was a little upset that they pushed back on opening day.
“It was a security hazard. Half of the trails were still dirty; it’s just artificial snow except at the top, ”Kirby said.
But are happy to have reached the mountains. Robinson says they celebrated the opening in style.
“A banner for the first chair, which is a great racing tradition, we are handing out freshly baked cookies to the first people in line, and of course the highlight is being able to ski again and make turns on the mountain,” Robinson said.
The resort will operate seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until mid-April.
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