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Skiing in Telluride
Telluride - Ski Resort in American Rockies (2660m to 3740m)
One of the world's top resorts, and least full of hype, based on an old gold mining town. As Dizzy Gillespie has it, If Telluride ain't paradise then heaven can wait.
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The American ski resort of Telluride has direct access to 84 individual pistes, served by 16 ski lifts.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
Snowmaking :- Telluride is able to augment natural snow, with 125 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 16 Ski Lifts of Telluride are able to uplift 21,186 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Telluride are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Telluride
Telluride has infused $14 million into Prospect Bowl to create one of the most remarkable and unique experiences in ski country. Three new Doppelmayr high-speed quads access a diversity of terrain ideal for skiers and riders of all ability levels. Ute Park Lift (#11), with a ride time of four minutes and a 275-foot vertical rise, serves as the beginner training area. Prospect Lift (#12) accesses intermediate and expert terrain with a
five-minute ride time and a 1,050-foot vertical rise. Topping out at 12,260 feet, Gold Hill Lift (#14) covers 1,475 vertical feet in just four minutes and offers intermediate and experts breathtaking views and an expanse of steep terrain. The Lynx (Lift 13) is a surface lift that provides an egress out of Prospect Bowl to Lifts 1 & 10.
With the addition of Prospect Bowl, Telluride offers guests 22% beginner slopes, 38% intermediate and 40 per cent intermediate/expert.
The grooming staff at Telluride have a wonderful way of grooming one side of the trails and leaving the other side to bump up into tantalising moguls. If you get tired, or bungle a turn, there is an easy escape onto the flat side. Perfect for those times when one of you wants to cruise and the other needs the exercise, no need to ski separate runs and miss out on each others company.
For the nordic skier, Telluride provides a 30km network of cross-country trails. The Mountain Village golf course and the Valley Floor on the way to town are both maintained and groomed, while the Telluride Noridc Centre at the east end of town offers more trails and nordic rentals for kids and adults.
Snowboarding in Telluride
Telluride's 8-plus-acre snowboard park, Air Garden, lies on the west side of the mountain and offers spectacular views of the Wilson range. This is the southwest's largest terrain park. Complete with hits and tabletops for freestyle riders, the park is quickly becoming the hottest place to ride in the region. These are designed to teach 'boarders the specific skills necessary to be comfortable in a wide range of terrain.
Triple Threat is available to riders from advanced beginner (just starting to think about a blue square run) to the sky is the limit rider. Demo boards, expert instruction from specialists in each of the disciplines and a guaranteed good time are all included.
Snowboarders have two dedicated stores besides the dozen or so general winter sports rental and retail shops. They should try Easy Rider on Main Street by Telluride's Post Of-fice, and Telluride Slopestyle on Main Street by Elk's Park .
Telluride Aprés Ski
Telluride is lively right after the lifts close with bars like Poacher's Pub, West End tavern and Chair 8. Other good choices, of many, are the New Sheridan Bar and the Roma Bar and Café.
For live, late-night entertainment, check out the Fly Me to the Moon Saloon on Telluride's Main Street. Disco night with DJ Harry is a local favourite - look for flyers around town or check with Telluride Visitor Services for details on where he's playing.
At the end of the winter season the resort stages a 'Surf the Rockies' festival which includes snowboard competitions, snow volleyball, bikini slalom and lots of après-ski parties.
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Telluride in brief
Telluride Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.
Opened : November 22, 2012
Closed : April 7, 2013
Opening Subject To Snow Conditions.
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