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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 Lift9,843ft
Resort Height8,199ft
 Nearest AirportsMinneapolis and Chippewa Valley
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The American ski resort of Powderhorn is in the American Rockies at an altitude of 8,199ft.


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

The ski resort itself is at 8,199ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 9,843ft, 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 2 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Powder Keg'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Powderhorn?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 27 January, with around 1in forecast over the next 7 days.

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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
7 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Powderhorn Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,843ft
Lowest Trail8,202ft
Resort Altitude (Powderhorn)8,199ft

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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Powderhorn, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Powderhorn Tourist Office for the latest.

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