Powderhorn expands weekend 
bus service

Powderhorn Mountain Resort this year is partnering with Rocky Mountain Orthopedic Associates and St. Mary’s Hospital in a weekend bus service to the resort’s snowy slopes.

The ride now is available to all skiers and riders, with buses leaving Grand Junction as early at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and reaching the resort in time to catch first tracks.

Tickets are $10 for the roundtrip, with pickups set for 7:30 a.m. at Cabela’s in the Mesa Mall; 7:45 at Albertson’s at 12th Street and Orchard Avenue; and 8 at Gold’s Gym in Clifton.

The bus should reach Powderhorn by 9 a.m.

There is no cost for youths registered in one of Powderhorn’s Multi-Week Youth ski/ride programs or anyone taking any Powderhorn half- or full-day ski/ride lesson..

The bus leaves the resort for Grand Junction at 4:30 p.m.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our guests to enjoy our great snow year,” said Powderhorn General Manager Daren Cole. “We’re still among the top resorts in the state as far as snowpack and we want to make sure everyone can get to the resort with the least hassle.”

As of Tuesday, Powderhorn was reporting a 56-inch midway base, trailing only Wolf Creek (88 inches) and Purgatory and Silverton, both at 70 inches.

Mike Zamora of Rocky Mountain Orthopedics Associates said sponsoring the skier bus was an obvious step for them.

“We already sponsor the Powderhorn Racing Club, this year we joined the (Grand Mesa) Nordic Council and bought their racing bibs, and we do some patient education with Brad Neese (the in-house physician at Powderhorn),” Zamora said. “Having a strong presence on Grand Mesa is very much a part of our outreach as we move forward to emphasizing accident prevention.” Rocky Mountain Orthopedics plans post-accident education clinics with the ski patrol.

For information, call the resort at 268-5700.


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