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February 15, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

It’s not too late to plan a Colorado ski vacation, according to one travel and tourism expert in the state – and to do so without breaking the bank.

Late winter and early spring are ideal times to ski, bike and golf; all in the same weekend in Grand Junction – Colorado’s Wine Country. (

“The key is to head west,” says Mistalynn Meyeraan, marketing and public relations coordinator for the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau in western Colorado. The Visitor & Convention Bureau, working with Powderhorn Mountain Resort, is making itgI_106456_Powderhorn skier easier than ever to take an affordable Colorado ski vacation this winter or spring with “2014 Ski, Stay & Play” packages. Packages include overnight hotel accommodations and lift tickets and start at $73 per person per night.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort is a small, personal Colorado ski resort receiving an average of 250 inches of snow each season. Perched above the valley on the Grand Mesa, the mountain offers 63 trails at beginner, intermediate and advanced/expert levels, a vertical drop of 1,650 feet, three terrain parks and a tubing hill. With a base elevation of 8,200 feet, Powderhorn is just a 40-minute drive from the City of Grand Junction. This season, Powderhorn has been receiving ample amounts of powder for snow seekers. Back down in the Grand Valley, at an altitude of 4,586 feet, Grand Junction’s moderate weather allows for year-round golf, hiking and biking.

Now through March 31, travelers can select packages with one of eight lodging properties. Prices are per person, based on a one-night stay, double occupancy and availability. Included in the price is one adult lift ticket, but does not include taxes. Full details are available on the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau website, on Facebook or by following @gjcvb on Twitter.

Lodging and Lift Ticket Price Per Person:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, $76.00
  • Courtyard by Marriott, $100.98
  • DoubleTree by Hilton, $94.50
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, $92.50
  • Hampton Inn, $92.50
  • Motel 6, $73.00
  • Residence Inn by Marriott, $102.48
  • Springhill Suites, $92.50

“In Grand Junction, it really is possible to ski in the morning and play golf or bike in the afternoon,” says Meyeraan. “The packages pair nicely with winery and vineyard visits, too, creating a complete Colorado ski adventure.” The Grand Junction area is home to Colorado’s wine country, with over 20 wineries.

All details can be found on the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau website ( . Visitors can ride the trails, road bike up the Colorado National Monument or cruise wine country via bicycle. And as the weather warms in March, golfing in the Grand Valley will heat up.

Grand Junction, Colorado Nestled near 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs, Grand Junction is the largest city in western Colorado. At an altitude of 4,586 feet, warm summers and moderate spring, fall and winter seasons allow for year-round golf, hiking and biking. Boasting more than 275 days of sunshine annually, Grand Junction recently was named one of the eight sunniest cities in the United States by Among Grand Junction’s spectacular red cliffs and winding canyons are the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain, the Colorado National Monument, Bookcliff Wild Horse Area, two national scenic byways and five golf courses. Grand Junction lies in the heart of the Colorado-Utah Dinosaur Diamond. The area also is home to Colorado’s wine country, with nearly 30 vineyards and wineries.

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