Snowboarder at Powderhorn Mountain Resort

"When we think about winter in Colorado, we think about snow and lots of it. We think about powder-packed slopes. We think about Vail and Aspen and Breckenridge, among so many other destinations with big mountains to go with that big snow.

We don’t think about Grand Junction. But maybe we should, especially if we’re wanting a break from the bitter cold. Grand Junction averages about 16 inches of snow a year. Denver typically sees about 50 inches more.

Welcome to the Grand Valley.

Outdoor splendor. This could be your rare opportunity to ski and golf in one day.

No, Grand Junction can’t be called a ski town, but Powderhorn Mountain Resort is close enough. The slopes get high marks for tree skiing. And when you get back down, you might just find the fairways clear at one of the area’s four public golf courses."

 

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