Ski season is almost in full swing, and Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s popular slopes will soon be full.
The ski mountain has already seen its fair share of the white stuff, as workers are in the final stages of planning before the big opening on Dec. 13.
“What we really are making sure is that we have all the maintenance set,” said Daren Cole, general manger of Powderhorn.
From the base lodge to the mountain itself, all summer and fall a maintenance crew has been hard at work updating the popular local attraction.
“We always expect it to be busy up here,” said Gabrielle Michna, sales and marketing manager. “It’s a locals' mountain, and we are happy to see everyone and getting everyone up here skiing on the hill.”
Powderhorn officials say although the resort had a later start preparing last year, they still saw a 5 percent increase. That's compared to the rest of the state, which experienced a decrease of 15 percent.
“This year, with time to prepare, we are definitely hoping to see a banner year,” said Cole. “Based on what we were able to prepare last year and the time we had to prepare all summer, we should be looking good.”
The staff members at Powderhorn say skiers could look forward to seeing three new trails this year; they're also advising them to prepare for the coming season.
“Think about that before you come up,” said Michna. “Make sure you get your helmet and get all your gear together. We also have a retail shop here that we supply any of the gear that you will need for safety purposes.”
Powderhorn has already begun to blow snow on the mountain, but they will be continuing this week in order to get ready for the big opening.
Resort officials will be posting their new calendar to their website this Thursday.
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