Telski: POWDERLICIOUS!, Updates

Because Telluride experienced 17″ of new snow in just 48 hours, on January 21 and January 22, Telski opened terrain in the areas around Lifts 5, 6,9, 10 & 11.

Specifically Lifts 10 & 11 are open for the season including Sundance (top-to-bottom), Double Cabin (top-to-bottom), Enchanted Forest and Teddy’s Way. The terrain parks in Ute Park are OPEN along with the Nordic/Snowshoe trails. Lifts 12, 13 & 14 open for the season as of Friday, January 26. New terrain in Prospect Bowl (Lift 12) will be OPEN as well as See Forever from the top of Gold Hill.

The Town of Mountain Village has opened and groomed its Nordic trail network. For more information follow @MVGroomer on Twitter

No hike-to terrain will be opening.

Go here for detailed updates on terrain expansion. 

With the opening of Lift 10, TSG’s uphill policy is in effect.

Go here for passes/tickets.

Scan Telluride Inside… and Out’s Home Page for more about local entertainment, arts, and special events and scroll down to watch three inspiring videos from Telski.

Note: All images are courtesy Ryan Bonneau for the Telluride Ski Resort; video, Brett Schreckengost for Telski.

Because virgin powder runs and over-the-head turns unleash floating sensations that never grow old.

Because it is impossible not to sport an ear-to-ear grin on epic powder days.

When big snow hits, life in the Telluride region takes on a new and holy order.

Excitement hangs in the air – and crawls boldly under the sheets, propelling everyone out of the sack to gear up at warp speed and grab a prime spot on the lift line at least 30 minutes prior to the first chair.

Welcome to Sunday January 21, 2018 in Telluride.

At 7 a.m., the ski patrol reported 10″ of white had fallen over the past 24 hours. First-hand reports from the mountain early morning guesstimated the new snow was 12″ or deeper on certain aspects. And Joel Gratz with OPENSNOW.com is calling for another 3-6” to fall throughout the day.

Rad…

And with crystal ball in hand – or was it a snow globe?– the Telluride Ski Resort’s head honcho, CEO Bill Jensen, predicted it all.

At a meeting on January 10, Jensen told members of business community that following the snowfall on January 11, Telluride would very likely win Colorado’s “snow derby.”

Bingo: Telluride got nearly two feet of new – and the best conditions of the 2017-18 winter season.

Until now.

At that same upbeat talk, Jensen went on to say the forecast over the next 7-10 days looked promising, confident in the predictions of his weather gurus that our mountain would hit the magic number, a blanket of 36″, around the third week of the month – or by this weekend, by January 21.

It’s now all systems go.

And, over the remainder of the 2018 winter season, Telluride should easily continue to earn its reputation as the #1 Ski Resort in North America (by readers of Condé Nast Traveler). Forbes, Town & Country, Free Skier, W Magazine, Vogue also share the love. (Read what they have to say here.)

Cue Dean Martin’s “Let It Snow.”

And to cement the scene:

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Susan Viebrock

Susan Viebrock

Susan is Telluride Inside… and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Viniyoga instructor.

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