Lingering snow on Powderhorn bike trails

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Officials at Powderhorn Mountain Resort say they still have snow on about 20% of their mountain biking trails, and are working to get them ready for downhill bike riders.

But its not just the snow that's an issue. The resort says the water runoff from all that snow basically flows wherever it wants, and causes problems on the trails.

Crews are now working with rakes and shovels to maintain the trails, as well as diverting the water runoff, but the resort says it’s just a minor setback.

"Problems like this are good problems to have because it means we had a great winter, and it pulled us out of the drought, we had a lot of powder days. It just means we have more work to do before we are open for summer. We are waiting for the snow to come off the hill, and as soon as the trails are rideable, we'll spin the lift to get open for Summer," said Marketing and Sales Manager Ryan Robinson.

The main cause of the issue is mainly because of the 310 inches of snow they got this last ski season.



 
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