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Powderhorn Ski Resort Guide

Powderhorn, United States

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,000m
Resort Height2,499m
 Nearest AirportsMinneapolis and Chippewa Valley
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The American ski resort of Powderhorn is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 2,499m.


Powderhorn has direct access to 27 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,499m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,000m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Powderhorn is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Powderhorn.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Powderhorn is 3km long and the most difficult run is the 'Powder Keg'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Powderhorn?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Powderhorn.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Powderhorn

Ski Area Stats

Powderhorn Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Powderhorn Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,000m
Lowest Piste2,500m
Resort Altitude (Powderhorn)2,499m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Powderhorn
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Powderhorn?

This ski resort is in the American Rockies in Hennepin, Minnesota.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Powderhorn is Minneapolis, 17 minutes drive away.

Chippewa Valley airport is also within three hours drive.

Minneapolis is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 4,370 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 2 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Powderhorn open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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