Powderhorn Mountain Resorts (PMR) presents the second annual PH3 on Sunday, March 16, 2014 to benefit the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation and the Veterans Administration Medical Center Suicide Prevention Fund, in honor of Tim Sewell and in support of his family.
The race begins at the Mesa Community Center with an 8.35 mile biking segment at 8:30 AM. They will transition onto either climbing skins or snowshoes, and continue 2.03 miles to the top of the resort. Then remove their ascending gear and ski or snowboard 1.44 miles to the finish line. The total vertical gain is 4,138 feet, vertical drop is 1,543 feet covering a total of 11.82 miles. Participants must be at least 16 years of age either as an individual or on teams.
Early registration is available online through Active.com for $40. Day of even registration event is available at PMR for $50.
Volunteers are needed to assist in running the event, minimum age of 16 years old. Please Contact John Messinger at (970) 268-5158 or email@example.com for more information. All volunteers will receive a complimentary lift ticket for use any day of the 2013-14 winter season.
Event Schedule (subject to change, as weather permits):
March 16, 2014: The Powderhorn PH3
Online Registration Active.com
6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. $50 day of event registration and sign up PMR
8:00 a.m. Final bus from PMR to Mesa Community Center
8:30 a.m. Race Starts
3 p.m. PH3 Awards on the Sunset Deck
About the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation (WCSPF) is committed to reducing the rate of suicide in the region by encouraging and coordinating collaborative efforts to provide diverse prevention and awareness messaging, education, advocacy and funding.
About the VA Medical Center Suicide Prevention Fund
The Grand Junction VA Medical Center’s Suicide Prevention Program covers 15 Colorado counties, two in Utah and one in Wyoming. The Suicide Prevention Program provides direct support to “at risk” veterans, providing cell phones to ensure they can access a mental health service 24 hours a day. Along with providing help the Prevention Program also provides education to those in isolated communities spreading the word on the National Veterans Crisis line and the assistance that is available through the GJVA. “It is okay to ask for help; You are not alone.” Veterans Crisis Line: 1800-273-8255 Press 1.
As we near the height of the ski season in the Rocky Mountain West, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts have a full calendar of events, deals, promotions, and activities for the whole family in addition to snow conditions that rival the greatest seasons in a generation. Between now and the end of March, guests at CSCUSA resorts can participate in a variety of fun racing events, catch a range of concerts, learn new tricks in the terrain park, partake in some of the most unusual scavenger hunts imaginable, and so much more.
Here is a sample of what will be happening at resorts across Colorado Ski Country between now and the end of March: (continue reading…)
Head to Powderhorn for a night of skiing/riding under the stars and lights at Powderhorn on Friday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1. The Take-Four lift will be open to Midway with Lower Peacemaker run along with the Easy-Ride lift and Bottom’s Up run under the lights. This is the first time Powderhorn has done night skiing and we will have more days throughout the season. The discounted rates will be available starting at 2pm, with lift access open from 4-8pm. All day ticket purchasers, Season Pass Holders and P-Card user tickets will be valid until 8pm. There will not be a discounted rate for P-Card holders for night skiing. Please purchase tickets at the Ticket Office.
This is the first time Powderhorn has had night riding and we will continue through the season with $15 Fridays from 3-6pm March 7, 14, 21 & 28. (continue reading…)
Colorado Ski Country USA would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holidays and a snowy New Year!
Many resorts have torchlight parades and fireworks between now and the New Year as well as other family friendly activities. Check out just some of what is going on in Colorado Ski Country: (continue reading…)
Powderhorn Mountain Resort is celebrating the holidays a little early this year, with the announcement of an early opening on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Powderhorn originally was scheduled to open for the 2013-2014 season on Dec. 12, 2013. (continue reading…)
As snow stacked up at Colorado ski resorts recently, skiers and snowboarders renewed their devotion to the state’s signature sports. Absolving doubts that variable conditions were keeping skiers involved in other pursuits, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts were greeted with booming weekend traffic. The onslaught of new snow along with the opening of more terrain and a broad menu of creative deals from resorts made it hard for skiers and riders to stay indoors last week.
That’s right, it is still coming down for all you powderhounds out there, as three fresh inches fell over the past 24 hours at CSCUSA Gem resort Powderhorn. As we type this, it’s a bluebird day with plenty of fresh powder at Grand Junction’s home resort.