• Spring Sunday: First Mountain Quail

    2 weeks 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

    2 weeks 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…

  • Spring Sunday: What’s So Great About April?

    3 weeks ago.

    Each winter month in Telluride brings with it a different type of snow and different tempo. And although we all love a powder day, April corn may be the second most anticipated grade. April also offers a completely different tempo—she’s…

  • Telski: Mountain Town Get Down

    4 weeks 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…

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

    1 month 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

    1 month 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 and Snow/Water from 2-26-15

    1 month ago.

    Scattered light snow showers develop later today/tonight as the latest moisture over eastern Utah moves overhead. There will be a small break in the snowy weather early tomorrow for a few hours. Later in the day, the storm that’s being…

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

    1 month 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…

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

    1 month 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

    1 month 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…

  • Snow Sunday: Living Without Snow

    1 month ago.

    It’s a been a strange world this winter living without snow. Most directly, no new snow has limited activities such as skiing and Nordic skiing. As Jesse McTigue cleverly illustrated in last week’s Snow Sunday, there can be a kind…

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

    2 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…

  • Snow Sunday: The 8-Step Drought Cycle

    2 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

    2 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:…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~~ 1/29/15

    2 months ago.

    The storm for the next few days is an upper-level trough hovering along the California coast. A closed-low will form along the Mexico/Arizona border tomorrow night. It will then move down south along the Baja Peninsula before lifting and moving…

  • Snow Sunday: Climbing Mountain Quail with Teenagers

    2 months ago.

    To be honest, at the start, there wasn’t very much enthusiasm about hiking up Mountain Quail, a ski run perched at the outer edge of Telluride’s Black Iron Bowl. It sits at roughly 12,500 feet and is only reached after…