• Mountains-to-Desert: Scott Mercier in Town

    4 days ago.

    Telluride’s First Olympian, Scott Mercier, to recount his inspirational cycling story & the pressures of doping, Thursday, May 21, 5:30 p.m., Arroyo. Free, though donations accepted. Scott Mercier, Telluride’s first Olympian, descends upon Telluride on Thursday, May 21, 2015 to tell…

  • Spring Sunday: When a Little Snow Changes a Whole Lot

    6 days ago.

    Anyone who has lived in the mountains will caution you against making plans. The weather can change at any moment. So what if it’s May, and it hasn’t really snowed in close to 3 months? It’s high time for a…

  • Spring Sunday: First Mountain Quail

    1 month ago.

    Growing up, there are certain markers that define your childhood. The first time you ride a two-wheel bike. The first time you catch a baseball. The first time you read a chapter book on your own. Yet, when you grow…

  • Jagged Edge Team: Elk Mountain Traverse

    1 month ago.

    Win or, what the heck, just finish, we are talking seriously gnarly. The Elk Mountain Traverse is an extraordinary 40-mile backcountry ski race between the towns of Crested Butte and Aspen, CO., where it finishes in gondola plaza. Starting at midnight…

  • Telski: Mountain Town Get Down

    2 months ago.

    The Telluride Ski Resort welcomes the national reggae act, Iration, headlining the Mountain Town Get Down scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, 2015. Now in its second year, the Mountain Town Get Down attracts spring skiing and music enthusiasts for…

  • Snow Sunday: Arriving in Telluride for the First Time

    2 months ago.

    When I was 21 and a student at Colorado College, I caught a last-minute ride in a friend’s pickup to a place called Telluride. Toby was headed there for a bluegrass festival. “Get in. You have to see this place.”…

  • Freesking World/Snowboard Tour Hits Telluride 3/4-3/8

    2 months ago.

    Organizers announce the 2015 Freeskiing World Tour and Masters of Snowboarding Champions will be determined by which ski and snowboard athletes earn the most points at the Subaru Freeride Series (SFS) big mountain competitions.   Fans everywhere can witness the…

  • Telluride Adaptive Sports Program: Rockin' at the Opera, 3/6/2015

    2 months ago.

    Have you seen a wounded Veteran skiing with someone in a blue jacket out on a black run on the Telluride mountain? How about a special needs kid from the reservation having a ball on Double Cabins? Or a young…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~ 2/25/15

    2 months ago.

    The next few days, unorganized northwest flow will predominantly affect the northern and central Colorado mountains and the north side of the San Juans. Our mountains will see overflow effect from this flow in the form of wind, clouds and…

  • SNOW! It's Back!

    2 months ago.

    The "drought." We've all been talking about it. Telluride enjoyed a great early snowfall. The mountain opened with good coverage, then got more snow so the Christmas rush was beautifully served. And then... Long-time locals weren't surprised to have dry…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~ 1/22/15

    2 months ago.

    Snow has begun early this morning in the southern San Juans… The trough I’ve been describing being carved out across the desert southwest is deforming back to the west drawing in warm Pacific moisture feeding the snow machine for today.…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~ 2/21/15

    3 months ago.

    An energetic NW flow is carving out a low-pressure trough over the intermountain west today through Sunday. This will most likely pinch off into a closed low over the desert southwest on Monday. All this points to a vigorous few…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~ 2/19/15

    3 months ago.

    I don’t want to say this too loudly, but indicators are pointing to a pattern change for the next seven to ten days. Tonight and tomorrow we’ll see invading clouds from the north with cooling temperatures, bringing a weekend storm…

  • Outing the Outlaw Spirit: Ski Burn Brings It!

    3 months ago.

    Note: This is the first of what we hope will be a series of posts and images by long-time local Ingrid Lundahl, author of “Telluride: The Outlaw Spirit of a Colorado Town.” Most know Ingrid as a talented photographer, but…

  • Snow Sunday: The 8-Step Drought Cycle

    3 months ago.

    When it doesn’t snow for an elongated period in Telluride, there is an established and predictable set of emotional stages, not much different than the five stages of bereavement, that the local ski bum must endure. Although these stages have…

  • Snow Sunday: Bullwheel Cowboys and Other Chairlift Fails

    3 months ago.

    Twenty years ago, when I moved to Telluride, my first job on the ski area was as a lift operator, bumping chairs. I did it because the job came with a ski pass. I didn’t realize the real fringe benefit:…