Great Terrain Will open in Telluride this week

The Telluride Ski Resort will open Lifts, 4, 5, 6 and 1 on Thanksgiving Day!  Great news and good job by the Telluride Ski and golf Company to get terrain open with such high levels of snow.  Lift 9 opens Saturday!

Details from Vice President Jeff Proteau:

Opening Day: (November 26)

  • Lifts:Both Magic Carpets; Lifts 4, 5, 6  –  Not  including the loop down See Forever, so access out of Lift 6 will be through lift 5, Cake Walk to Lower Boomerang.  Expert Skiers only on lift 6.
  • Access from the gondola.  Hike to Village Bypass.
  • Trails: 

o   All terrain on Lift 5 open except Gold Rush and Silver Tip trees;  Henry’s, Dew Drop, and Alta will not be groomed to allow for some good powder skiing on opening day.

o   Lift  6;  Majority of the terrain except we’ll rope See Forever off at @ Allais Alley (Apex and Sully’s can be accessed by traverse).  Woozley’s will only be partially open due to continued snowmaking on part of the trail.  Important to note that access out will be through lift 5 and only expert skiing on lift 6.  See Forever and Telluride Trail will not be open, so there will be no ski access to the Town of Telluride

o   Terrain Park: hopefully Lower Hoot, but will depend on snowmaking (TBD)

o   Additional terrain on lift 4 including Peek a Boo and Humboldt may open depending on snowfall next week.

  • Facilities: Goronno: Including limited menu inside and saloon for adult beverages , Tomboy and Crazy Elk.  lift 5 bathrooms.  More on Culinary details to come from Stephen Roth.

Note:  We will not have all of See Forever snowmaking completed on the pitch above Middle Earth by opening day so the loop will not be open.  We plan to open the loop as soon as possible but do not want to compromise the  man-made snow quality by opening the terrain too soon.  We expect to be able to open the complete loop within a week or less of opening day.

Bonus terrain:

  • Chair 9will open for opening weekend only (November 28 & 29), then closed during the week.  We need to open for ski compaction but cannot keep it open because all access out will be closed while we hammer snowmaking on the Telluride trail during the week.  We will not have any snowmaking on the T Trail before so egress out of lift 9 will be out through lift 6 unless we complete See Forever.  We’ll keep everyone posted as we continue with snowmaking and grooming through next week.  Patrol only will have access out Telluride trail to Coonskin for emergency (Hauling toboggan with injured).

o   It will be VERY important to inform guests that 9 is only open for a few days AND Lookout will be closed – access lift 9 through lift 6 only.

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Teddy Sells Charlie’s Place C in Telluride

Recently, Broker Associate Teddy Errico‘s office at Telluride Sotheby’s International Realty sold Charlie’s Place Unit C on West Columbia Avenue in Telluride.  This three bedroom and three bath condominium is finished with high end features, such as wood floors, stainless appliances and much more.  Located just three blocks from Lift 7 of the Telluride Ski Resort and two blocks to downtown Telluride.  Sales price $990,000.

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Over Two Feet in Telluride

Mother nature was kind to Telluride, Colorado this week as 26 inches of snow fell on the Telluride Ski Resort.   The mountain now offers a 75 inch base and when we finally open for Thanksgiving, the skiing will be great.

Here are a few scenes from today….

Snow Jeep

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Top 5 Reasons To Ski Telluride

I just came across a great article written locally by Jesse James Mctigue.  The top 5 reasons to ski Telluride.  What are they? The authentic Main Street, Small Town Powder Lines, Beauty, Alpino Vino up high and the Last Dollar Saloon down low and the challenging Black Iron Bowl.  Read the Entire Article

Alpino Vino Main Street

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More Telluride Snow Forecasted

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until Tuesday for the Northern San Juans.  Yes that is us!  Telluride could see up to 20 inches of snow from this storm.  Looking like a great start to the ski season.

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Storm Blankets Telluride

More snow has fallen in Telluride.  In town we got 6-8 inches over the last 24 hours and the Telluride Ski Resort had to get a foot or more up high.  It’s looking like it will be a good early ski season!  Opening day is Thanksgiving!

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October 2015 Telluride, Colorado Real Estate Data

The Telluride Real Estate market continues to be very good, but we have fallen off the dollar volume pace somewhat.  October 2015 saw a decrease in sales dollar volume of 35% as compared to 2014.  Year to date we find ourselves off just 13% in dollar volume.

The number of transactions tell a different story.  The Telluride market is actually up 5% year to date in the number of overall transactions as compared to 2014.  The lower priced properties are certainly selling and creating a larger percentage of the sales and faster appreciation than some other segments.  Leading the pack for October were Mountain Village condominium sales, with 6 sales at an average price of $1.1 million.

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A-Basin and Loveland Ski Areas Open October 29!

The Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Ski Resort both opened today for the 2015-16  ski season.  The Telluride Ski Resort is making snow and getting geared up for the Thanksgiving Week opening!

Oct 29 snowmaking

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Telluride In a Word Part 6- Time

The last of a six part series produced by the Telluride Tourism Board.  The word is Time, and how Telluride is surrounded by it, it can last a lifetime, or be gone in an instant.  Like how fast summer has disappeared!

Ajax Bomb 2

Some excellent video footage here:

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Travel Pulse Names Telluride #1

Travel Pulse has ranking Telluride, Colorado as the #1 Ski Destination in the United States for 2015.  In making its decision, the company took into account scenery, population, lodging, dining, activities and location.

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We hope Telluride looks a lot like this and SOON!

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