After ski and snowboard season was cut short due to COVID-19, Powderhorn Mountain Resort became one of the first ski resorts in the state to reopen for summer activities on June 12, and now biking and hiking trails are busier than ever.
“We have been wonderfully surprised,” Powderhorn spokesperson Ryan Robinson said. “After instituting a lot of operational changes to control traffic as a result of COVID-19 we weren’t sure how it would all impact attendance.”
He said visitation has increased through the first two weeks, since Powderhorn opened, and bike rental shop sales have also been very strong. Helmets and other protective equipment are not available for rent because of the health crisis, although all riders are required to wear a helmet in the bike park.