Powderhorn opens for night skiing

The Lower Peacemaker trail at Powderhorn Mountain Resort is lit up Wednesday night, in preparation for the first-ever night skiing Friday at the ski area on Grand Mesa. Photo special to the Sentinel.

You can watch a movie and eat at a local restaurant any old weekend.

Tonight and Saturday night, however, is the first time Powderhorn Mountain Resort is offering night skiing.

According to Powderhorn’s website, two green runs will be open under the lights, Bottoms Up and Lower Peacemaker, accessible by two lifts.

Night skiing is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m., but all-day and season-pass holders can ride as part of their passes.

Tickets are $15 solely for night skiing. Powderhorn said the resort may offer more night skiing opportunities in coming weeks.

“This is just something that we wanted to try,”  Powderhorn general manager Sam Williams said. “We may look at doing this permanently. We think that night skiing might be something that the Grand Valley might be interested in doing.”

The Bag Jump will stay open until 9 p.m., and the tubing hill will also be open extended hours from 4 to 6 p.m.

A 90 percent chance of snow is expected both weekend nights, with temperatures ranging from a high of 38 degrees and a low of 27 degrees tonight.

Saturday night is expected to be a little cooler with a high temperature of 33 degrees and a low temperature of 23 degrees.


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