POWDERHORN, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- It’s not every day you see Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts on skiers, but that's how Powderhorn Resort chose to close out their season.
Sunday's "So Much Pow Luau," gave skiers one last day to hit the slopes. With many receiving a discount for their tropical shirt of choice.
The festive closing day was a good reflection of what manager Ryan Schramm called a "record-breaking year for visitation."
Staff says the resort saw over 300 inches of snowfall this season. Powderhorn closed the season with 150% of their average snowpack on the Grand Mesa.
An 80-inch base was reported Sunday, making for great spring conditions. This weekend was a “bonus” added on because of good skier turn-out.
“It’s been really good for us financially, it’s been an economic driver in the region, and because of visitation we’ve been fully staffed all year long which is great for our staff and employees,” Schramm said.
He went on to say that the busy season set up the resort to make capital improvements.
There are plans in place to install a top to bottom snowmaking system, expanding their tiny home village, and adding to summer bike trails.