If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, consider taking a lesson. Our Snow Sports School would be glad to help you, and you’ll learn more in an hour with one of our instructors than you will in a day alone!
Use well maintained ski/snowboard equipment. Maintain your gear, including keeping your bindings clean and functional. Our Rental Department would be happy to help you with the latest gear to get you out on the mountain.
Carry a ski area map (available at the ticket office) and any needed medications such as your inhaler or insulin
Take frequent breaks
Stay dry and pack extra clothes
Dress properly in layers – cotton is not a good material for winter, as moisture can increase heat loss. Wool socks work best to keep your feet warm
Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves
Protect your eyes with goggles and put on a hat—or, better yet, a helmet. You lose most of your body heat through your head
Know the symptoms of cold stress; reddening skin, tingling, pain, swelling, leg cramps, numbness, and blisters
Lifts and trails at Big Powderhorn are marked on trail maps, available at the ticket window and around the hill. The symbols shown for each trail indicate the difficulty of the trail.