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

    Yesterday

    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

    1 week 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 weeks 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

    4 weeks 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…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast and Snow/Water from 2-26-15

    4 weeks 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…

  • SNOW! It's Back!

    1 month 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

    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.…

  • 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

    1 month 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!

    1 month 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

    1 month 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…

  • 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…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: Promotes BCA Link Radios in Backcountry

    2 months ago.

    In an effort to increase backcountry safety protocols, the Telluride Mountain Club promotes the use of Backcountry Access Link Radios. Over the past 20 years, Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC) has been fighting to keep access open to Bear Creek, some…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~~ Monday, 1/12/15

    2 months ago.

    The San Juans are currently between storms with partly cloudy skies and warming temperatures, but by this afternoon an upper level low pressure trough currently forming in the Great Basin will move into western Colorado and mix with moisture flowing…