MESA, Colo. - The Flat Top Flyer installed this year helps Powderhorn to it's busiest year on record.
"Skier visits increased pretty dramatically over last year. Some of that was coming off a low snow year." said Ryan Robinson, of Powderhorn Mountain Resort.
A healthy snow year boosted attendance for most Colorado ski resorts, but Powderhorn outpaced the state average by more than 40 percent.
Based on it's four year average, attendance at Powderhorn was up 16 percent. Compared to just last year, it's up 45 percent. All other Colorado resorts averaged a 5% increase from last year.
Going into it's 50th anniversary, it's the ski resort's year of everything new: a new lift, new snow making guns and a new season for activities with biking now available on weekends. With all these upgrades, the ski resort still tries to keep its roots.
"There are only a few gem resorts out there in Colorado that are still of good value and we're one of them. We see people increasingly finding this out. It's a great partnership with some of the activities you can do in the grand valley." said Robinson.
Powderhorn expects to keep the biking season going through October. Bikers did show up hoping to ride the mountain today - so if you plan on riding, but rain is in the forecast. You can always check the lift status and conditions at Powderhorn.com.