Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Great Snow

Been snowing for 2 days.  The mountain is making snow and it looks like a great opening for Thanksgiving in Telluride and at the Mountain Lodge

Friday, November 5, 2010

Powder Magazine features Telluride

It doesn't get much better than a gorgeous 10-page spread in Powder Magazine. Read the pre-powder buzz about this season's place to be.


Nestled among the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in North America, Telluride blends historic buildings and local watering holes with new world-class hotels and restaurants. After opening Revelation Bowl last winter, Telluride is thrilled to announce the opening of Gold Hill Chutes 2-5. Telluride’s incredible expansion in the past 2 years includes public hike-to access to Black Iron Bowl, Palmyra Peak and Gold Hill Chutes 6-10. Touting the combination of awe-inspiring views, unrivaled terrain, and the ease of direct flights from 9 major hubs, Telluride is truly unmatched in North America. 


• 12/17-20: Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Cup
• February: Subaru Freeskiing Open


Traversing from north to south, Telluride’s terrain naturally shifts from expert to beginner, keeping skiers and boarders in areas suitable to their skills. 23% beginner, 36% intermediate and 41% advanced/expert. There are multiple backcountry access points along Gold Hill ridge and the Palmyra ridge. Backcountry is not patrolled or maintained by Telluride Ski Resort. 
T-Ride has certainly become even more powder-friendly the last couple year with the openings of Palmyra Peak, Gold Hill Chutes, Black Iron Bowl and Revelation Bowl. The plethora of terrain will keep you busy for days and have you wondering if you’re in the San Juans or Alps. 
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T-ride #8 in Freeskier Magazine "Resort Guide 2010"

Telluride captures the number eight spot in the top 12 recommended ski resorts in North America. Thanks Freeskier magazine, we agree that our 4,425 ft vertical drop is pretty darn awesome. 

Snugged high up at the head of a box canyon, Telluride offers up the big-mountain goods for anyone willing to make the trek. To get the most bang for its buck, Telluride doesn’t waste too many acres with “groomers” and “beginner” runs. Instead, Telluride is loaded with chutes, bowls and seriously steep terrain, covered in over 300 inches of San Juan’s finest. Looking for above treeline action? Head over to he recently opened Revelation Bowl. Want to scare yourself? Get your tail to the Bear Creek area. No matter where you go, Telluride doesn’t disappoint.

The town of Telluride is split into two separate areas, The Mountain Village and the Old Town. The Mountain Village is a newer development that’s aimed at tourists. Newer restaurants, condos and hotels all circle around main walkways and fire pits; good for wholesome family fun. The Old Town — originally settled for silver mining in the mid-1800s — is an authentic mountain village, with local bars, cheaper lodging and authentic shops. We suggest sending it at the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon and the Last Dollar Saloon, but don’t drink too much: you don’t want to miss a full day shredding all that Telluride has to offer.

VERTICAL: 4.425 feet
ACREAGE: 2,000
SNOWFALL: 309 inches

Mountain Lodge Telluride

Telluride in Warren Miller's WINTERVENTION Movie

Wintervention tells the story of the snow addicted. The cast of riders includes world renowned skiers Chris Davenport, JJ Thomas, Lindsey Vonn, Andy Mahre, Jossi Wells, Hugo Harrison, and Telluride locals Brian and Hillaree O’Neill, Chason Russell and Galena Gleason. Wintervention explores the globe taking viewers from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, from the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia back to the Rockies’ San Juan Range and Telluride. Every year, the official start to winter is marked by the Warren Miller Film Tour coming to town. Don’t miss Telluride and Wintervention in a theater near you. Find a show near you.

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Upcoming Telluride Highlights 2010

Lizard Head Pass, Telluride,  Photograph 2010 © Neil Hastings.
From Mountain Lodge Telluride & The Telluride Tourism Board :

Upcoming Telluride Highlights 2010

Oct 18:  Off-season gondola closure
Nov 19:  Gondola reopens
Nov 25:  Ski Resort opens
Dec 1:  Noel Night
Dec 3-4:  Pretty Lights
Dec 3-5:  Holiday Bazaar
Dec 9:  TTB Annual Meeting
Dec 15-18:  Snowboard World Cup
Dec 24-25:  Santa Skis & Photos
Dec 31:  New Year’s Eve

For over 30 years, the name "Telluride" has been synonymous with its signature events—whether musical, cultural, culinary, scientific, athletic or unusual.

With many festival offerings heading into their third decade, Telluride's festivals have evolved and grown, and continue to inspire the loyal fans who make the annual journey to this beautiful canyon. With variety ranging from arts and music to outdoor pursuits, there's an event to match every passion.

Long-standing offerings—such as the Telluride Film Festival, Bluegrass Festival and Jazz Celebration—are known among film and music aficionados for attracting the best filmmakers and musicians in the world. Some locals claim that Blues & Brews, scheduled the third weekend of September, is the favorite because it signifies the start of fall colors and the coming of ski season. Mushroom Fesitval and the Imogene Pass Run further exemplify the eclectic offerings of Telluride.