This New Year’s Eve isn’t only the start of a new year, it’s also the start of a new decade. Get things kicked off to a celebratory start at Powderhorn Mountain Resort, just 45 minutes east of Grand Junction.

Powderhorn Mountain is tucked against the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-top mountain. While the top might be flat, the steep sides make for impressive ski slopes. Plus, at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet, Powderhorn gets plenty of fluffy snow perfect for carving fresh new lines. The Mesa averages over 250 inches of powder! When it comes to tree skiing, Powderhorn Mountain Resort is unmatched. The steep glades and massive groves of aspen and pine trees make Powderhorn one of the most desirable mountains for those who love to spend time in the trees.

When the slopes close on New Year’s Eve at four the festivities begin. The base of the mountain turns into one giant dance floor. DJs crank the tunes from the large outdoor patio of the lodge while partygoers get their jam on. Welcome in the new decade with your family and friends, eat tasty eats, sip specialty drinks, say ahh to the fireworks and the enchanted parade of lights, and scream Happy New Year!

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The new heated Umbrella Bar at the base of the mountain is only 20 feet from the main lift and adds another way to hang with your peeps. The scenic bar is a clear glass, fully enclosed yurt where you can sit and warm up while looking out over the mountain.

Of course, no New Year's celebration would be complete without fireworks. Powderhorn brings the bang to this winter wonderland with a show of dazzling fireworks at midnight to ring in 2020. Watch fireworks erupt and illuminate the Grand Mesa – it’s truly magical.

Kick Off New Year's at Powderhorn Mountain Resort

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After giving the new year the welcome it deserves, enjoy a few extra days exploring Grand Junction. Affordable lodging means you can stay longer and relax. Discover some of Grand Junction’s trendiest restaurants or explore three days of winter bliss in Grand Junction you can’t find anywhere else. Welcome 2020 with a bang!

Learn more about Powderhorn Mountain Resort and Grand Junction's public lands on page 26 of the Grand Junction Visitor Guide!