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Winter 2016 - 2017

Featured:

TELLURIDE’S

BEST VIEWS TRACING TRAILS How the trails got their names

DINING WITH A VIEW: A guide to one-of-a-kind dining experiences in and on Telluride

SKIING WITH THE MASTERS Get to know some of Telluride’s best ski and snowboard instructors


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Noah’s Note Recently, readers of Condé Nast Traveler ranked Telluride as the #1 ski resort in North America as part of their annual Readers’ Choice Awards, an honor we’ve received 4 out of the last 5 years. This type of accolade doesn’t come easy, and is a true testament to the experience that our staff creates for everyone that comes to visit Telluride. One of the main reasons I chose to come to Telluride was because I, too, think that it’s the best in the world, especially when it comes to our Ski & Snowboard School. We pride ourselves in providing an experience like no other, whether you are a first time skier or snowboarder, whether you are five or ninety-five years old, whether you like to ski steep terrain or gentle cruisers. Hiring one of Telluride’s Professional Instructors guarantees you’ll maximize your on-mountain experience. Collectively, our pros have over 3,300 cumulative seasons of teaching experience, with an average of 12.7 years. We have a unique group of individuals to meet any need you may have. Want to ski with world champion synchro skiers, international big mountain competitors, industry pioneers or a US Ski Team coach? We have you covered with the depth of pros on our staff. Interested in spending the day with a pro who has a master’s degree in education, or a renowned orthopedic surgeon who could help you better understand the biomechanics of your skiing? Just say the word and you will feel like you’re skiing with the stars. Each instructor brings a different twist to their craft, and many have created relationships with their clients that keep them coming back season after season. Our ski school staff has a passion for Telluride and a personal investment in each and every one of their students. They are the true insiders when it comes to Telluride and can offer an expertise not matched anywhere else. If you haven’t spent the day with one of our pros or participated in one of our camps, I invite you to join us this season. This group of instructors is the best I’ve worked with and I know you will be in good hands. Invest in your passion for the mountains by learning more about your skiing or riding ability and yourself than you ever thought possible. See you on the slopes,

Noah Sheedy + Telluride Ski & Snowboard School Director NSheedy@TellurideSkiResort.com + 970.728.7501

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CONTENTS FEATURES

4 INCREDIBLE VIEWS OF TELLURIDE Stunning views accessible by all levels of skiers and riders.

8 SKIING WITH THE MASTERS Get to know some of the pros of Telluride’s Ski & Snowboard School.

20 DINING WITH A VIEW An in-depth look at Allred’s restaurant at the top of the Gondola.

28 TRACING TRAILS A look back at the naming of some of Telluride’s famous terrain.

6 MAKING FRIENDS WITH MOGULS An interview with longtime local Ed Roufa about his experience at Telluride’s Premier camp.

16 FAMILY SKI DAY Tips and tricks for the ultimate day on the mountain with your kids.

25 FINE DINING IN TELLURIDE Discover some of Telluride’s finest dining options.

26 KNOW BEFORE YOU SNOW Equipment tips and advice to ensure an enjoyable day on the slopes.

27 SKIING FOR THE AGES Using Biomechanics to improve your skiing at any age.

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STAYING SAFE ON THE SLOPES A s a s k i r e s o r t , s a fe t y i s p a r t o f o u r c o r e m i s s i o n i n p r ov i d i n g th e b e s t g u e s t e x p e r i e n c e i n N o r th A m e r i c a . Ke e p i n g yo u s a fe w h i l e e n j oy i n g o u r s l o p e s i s o f t h e u t m o s t i m p o r t a n c e t o u s . W h i l e yo u ’r e s k i i n g o r s n ow b o a r d i n g , ke e p t h e fo l l o w i n g t i p s i n m i n d :

Stay in Control Be able

Prevention Use devices

Stay Sober Use common

to stop quickly and avoid other

that will keep your equipment

sense and never ski or ride while

people and objects.

with you, such as leashes.

under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Pay Attention Downhill

Closed means CLOSED

Be Lift Ready Prior to using

You are responsible for avoiding

Observe all posted signs and

any lift, you must have the

skiers and riders in front of you.

warnings. Keep off closed trails and out

knowledge and ability to load, ride, and

of closed areas.

unload safely.

Stop Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others. Also, don’t stop where you obstruct a trail, or

Use Caution In slow zones,

Following these guidelines will help you

adjust your space and speed to

to have a safe and enjoyable experience

keep everyone safe.

at Telluride Ski Resort! ■

where you are not visible from above.

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INCREDIBLE VIEWS AC C E S S I B L E BY E V E RY L E V E L O F S K I E R, T E L L U R I D E ’ S S T U N N I N G V I E W S A R E F O R A L L W H O V I S I T. Telluride is undeniably one of the most beautiful towns in North

several chairs and cruising blues. The descent from the overlook can

America. Situated in the southwest corner of Colorado, the

bring joy for all levels of skier with iconic runs like Woozley’s Way

remote destination provides an unforgettable venue whether

(Blue), See Forever (Blue), Logpile (Black Trees), the world-famous

looking to escape the city, ski our mountains, or enjoy one of

Plunge (Black), or even Happy Thought (Double Black).

our many festivals. When on the mountain, our most incredible views are accessible by virtually every level of skier or rider.

2 Alta Lakes

Accessed by blue runs, we’re sure your breath will be taken away

The site of some of the first mining buildings this side of the box

by these five views:

canyon, the view of Alta Lakes from the top of Prospect Express

1 San Joaquin Couloir

(Lift 12) provides a taste of the extensive and incredible history that

One of Telluride’s most famous backcountry features has been

buildings in this area were powered by the first U.S. hydroelectric

conquered by many professionals over the years. The San Joaquin

power plant. Skiers have access to sweeping greens including the

Couloir can be seen from the top of Apex Lift (Lift 6) summiting

longest green run on the mountain, Galloping Goose, roaming blues

amidst stunning peaks and deep valley floors. This jaw-dropping

like Magnolia, and even expert hike-to terrain like Genevieve and

sight is one of the best on the mountain and can be accessed by

Mountain Quail.

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founded Mountain Village and the town of Telluride, several mining


3 Utah’s La Sal Range The Western Slope plays host to some of the most stunning and sudden peaks in the Rocky Mountains. After driving 70 miles west through the drylands of Utah, the first range you’ll come upon is the La Sal mountains, rising above and southeast of Moab. Visible from many areas on the mountain, one of the best views is from Gold Wilson Peak from the top of Gold Hill Express (Lift 14)

Hill (Lift 14), one of the highest lifts at the resort. A sweeping panoramic view gives you just a preview of the stunning drive out to the Utah desert and the La Sals in the distance.

4 Town of Telluride The beautiful yet quaint town of Telluride can be seen in its entirety from Milk Run, accessible from Village Express (Lift 4), Coonskin Lift (Lift 7), San Sophia Station (free Gondola), or See Forever. An exciting blue run, Milk Run also provides skiers with a breathtaking view of the Town of Telluride and the surrounding box canyon. Spotting your favorite building from the front side is a great puzzle, as is tracing the old road up to the mining town on Imogene Pass across the canyon.

5 Wilson Peak The most iconic mountain in the state can be seen from all around the resort, but no view is better than the one from the top of the Plunge Express (Lift 9). This transports skiers and riders over some of the best bump skiing in the state and concludes with an expansive view of the Wilson Range. The massive peak and its nearby 13ers are world-famous, best-known from their appearance on Coors Light beer cans. This view is a must when visiting Telluride, and will be a lasting memory. Every resort has mountains, but none are surrounded by peaks quite like the San Juans, the largest range in the state by area. These peaks bring you in, envelop you, and keep you coming back. Never the same as prior memories let on, always more vast, massive, and inspiring, the mountains enable Telluride’s purpose: to amaze. ■

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L o n g - t i m e Te l l u r i d e l o c a l , Ed Ro u f a , w a n t e d t o p e r fe c t h i s b u m p s k i i n g l a s t s e a s o n , s o h e s i g n e d u p fo r Te l l u r i d e S k i S c h o o l ’s M a k i n g F r i e n d s w i t h M o g u l s c a m p. H e s h a r e d h i s e x p e r i e n c e w i th u s . How did you find out about the “Making

Did the instructors meet your expectations?

Would you recommend the camp to others?

Friends with Moguls” camp? I heard people

Absolutely!

Yes, definitely. I had a grin on my face the entire time.

talking about it around town, but ultimately I ended up coming across the details on the

What was the format? It was a two day

Telluride Ski Resort website.

camp that mainly consisted of skiing, which

Tell us a little about your skiing background.

was excellent. We walked through drills,

I came to Telluride as a real beginner/

Why did you choose this camp? Although

tasksxdemonstrations, and then would move

intermediate skier in 1980 and slowly

I’ve taught skiing in the past and learned to

into skiing. By the second day, we took it into

improved my performance.

make and teach the perfect ski instructor

the trees and I was able to confidently ski

carve turn, I could never bring it to the

Log Pile from start to finish, which I hadn’t

Did this camp expand your understanding

bumps. Bumps always escaped me here in

been able to do before.

of moguls and increase the fun level of your skiing on more difficult runs? Absolutely.

Telluride and I always wanted to get better at them. Like in the Wizard of Oz, I was the Lion

Was there enough time for practice and

That was the motivation behind me taking

looking for courage, and this camp helped

feedback on you improvements? More than

this and I have no regrets. I got exactly what

me find that.

enough time. Richard, my instructor, was with

I wanted out of it.

us the entire time and the How did you sign up? I signed up for camp

camp also included video

using the website. It was really easy to do.

analysis, which was very helpful to see. Being able

What did you expect from the camp? I

to start and stop the video

was hoping to gain knowledge on additional

to pick apart very small

ways to negotiate more adverse terrain,

features of your skiing was

including the bumps, with more confidence.

so helpful.

After taking this camp, and learning how to

“Like in the Wizard of Oz, I was the Lion looking for courage, and this camp helped me find that.”

How to

many each

students instructor?

The camp is incredibly manageable

and

was

divided into two groups with no more than 5 participants per instructor. Really felt like I was getting one on one instruction.

soften my edges and when to actually start

What was the best take

my turns, I was able to jump into terrain I’ve

away? The combination

never really skied before and have been able

of learning when to actually commence a

Would you take the camp again? Yes,

to apply what I learned outside of the bumps

turn as well as the ability to use a soft edge,

definitely. I’m actually considering taking it

too. It’s helped me with skiing crud, staying

feather your edges and drift, instead of skiing

again this year! ■

balanced, you name it.

a hard edge. This keeps speed under control. This combination really turned on a big light bulb for me and improved my skiing.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING WINTER 2016-2017 EVENTS GHOSTRIDERS SYNCHRO TEAM DEMO THROUGH MARCH 31ST

CAMPS

CHRISTMAS TORCHLIGHT PARADE

DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

EVERY FRIDAY @ 4PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24

NEW YEAR’S EVE TORCHLIGHT PARADE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31

NATIONAL SYNCHRO SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS

JANUARY 7, 14, 21 AND 28 FEBRUARY 4, 11 AND 25

SKI BIOMECHANICS CAMP JANUARY 13-16

HELI-SKI CAMP JANUARY 19-21 FEBRUARY 9-11

FEBRUARY 3-4

FEBRUARY 23-25

CLOSING DAY

MARCH 30-APRIL 1

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

WOMEN’S SKI & WELLNESS WEEK

THANKSGIVING DAY + OPENING DAY 2017

JANUARY 20-22

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

MARCH 3-5

FEBRUARY 12-16

MAKING FRIENDS WITH MOGULS CAMP FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 1 MARCH 4-5

FOLLOW US FOR NEWS, UPDATES AND MORE! @Telluride @Telluride @TellurideSki @Telluride_Ski

STEEP SKIING with KIM REICHHELM FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 1

SHERIDE WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD CAMP MARCH 24-26 Winter 2016 - 2017 | SKIING WITH THE MASTERS | TELLURIDE |

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SKIING WITH THE

MASTERS Our expert instructors come from all over the world to share their passion and expertise for skiing and riding. Learn more about some of our on-mountain celebrities, and don’t forget to say “hi” when you see them on the slopes!

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STEVE

BEUTLER

An artist by trade, Steve Beutler got his start working at Hallmark Cards and then as an art director at The Kansas City Star. His travels brought him to Telluride, and he and his wife eventually moved to Montrose for a life filled with skiing, the outdoors and adventure. They dove headfirst into small-town life, becoming involved in the community and with Special Olympics.

Hometown: Kansas City, MO Age and Location Where You Learned to Ski: 16 years old in Breckenridge, CO Credentials: Worked for 5 seasons with TASP with the Special Olympics. Favorite On-Mountain Run: The Plunge First Tracks or Après: Après at Smuggler’s, or enjoying y Face Down Brown a Telluride Brewing Company

CINDY

Steve started volunteering with the

Steve prefers to keep his lessons

Telluride Adaptive Sports program,

loosely structured, allowing for fun

where he learned to be a better

and freedom while still focusing on

skier. “I get so much more back than

safety. He loves seeing his clients

I put in,” he confesses. He decided

return year after year and watching

to put his new ski skills to use at the

their progress. “I get so much reward

Telluride Ski School, teaching the

seeing kids who have never put skis

“Otters” program for three- and four-

on move from there to skiing down

year-olds. When he noticed that the

See Forever, to then sharing runs

artwork within the ski school needed

with their parents. There really isn’t

refreshing, he took it upon himself

a better feeling.”

to create the characters guests see on the walls in the Ski School today.

“Telluride has some of the best terrain in North America.”

SMITH y Growing up as one of seven, “if you forgot your boots, you sat in the car all day while everyone else skied.” Cindy Sm Smith grew up skiing with the mounta whole family. Ultimately she left her mountain-mongering upstate New York roots for Missoula, where she studied w wildlife and learned to love Rocky Mountain powder. Graduating in 1979, Cindy and two

Cindy is the type of instructor who

college friends moved to Telluride.

will adapt a to each type of skier

The following April, she took an

and continue teaching the most

interest in ski school tryouts. Being

comprehensive methodologies and comp

one of the only women to tryout, she

practices to keep you at the top of practi

met local legends like Jack D’Angelo,

your on-mountain o game. She knows

Annie Savath and Marti Martin-Kuntz.

the ins in and outs of fundamentals

Making the team sealed the deal, and

and how h they apply to skiing at any

Telluride became home. “The sunset

level. “This town and this mountain

here changes every day. And the

challenge challe your attitude and push you

people are as amazing as the

to be positive,” she says. “How can

mountain,” she notes.

you not n be positive with this place as your playground?” p

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BRUCK

ADAM

Combining a New Jersey edge with Telluride character, Adam Bruck is as local as they come. After coming to visit a friend in 1999, he has stayed for everything Telluride has to offer. Growing up in Livingston, New Jersey, Adam didn’t start loving snowboarding until he was an adult at New York’s Hunter Mountain. was

knowledge. Off ff the mountain, he bartends

actually terrible, he recalls, “It was a

at The Sheridan and does carpentry y work,

3-hour lesson, which was so bad, I left

hikes and bikes in the summer, and

after an hour.” It’s safe to say Adam

can often be found sitting on a bench,

works hard to ensure his students have

enjoying the sun, chatting with friends.

great experiences on the mountain

Adam will always be a Jersey boy at

that make them lifetime lovers of the

heart, but Telluride is the place for him.

sport. Adam got his start in Telluride

“Nothing beats a Telluride powder day

as a bartender. When some ski school

with friends.”

Adam’s

very

first

experience

friends recommended he tryout, he was convinced to start instructing as well, and now has 15 seasons under his belt. “The really rewarding part of instructing

Hometown: Livingston, NJ Home Mountain: By now, it’s Telluride

is actually seeing your students get better,” says Adam. “The goal is always

Favorite On-Mountain Food: Black Bean

to teach people to be great riders with

Sauté at Giuseppe’s

solid on-mountain etiquette, attention to safety, and ultimately teach them to

Favorite Powder Day Activity:

ride independently.” Adam’s one of the

Snowboarding with friends followed by a

Snowboarding Trainers on the mountain

Schlitz at Oak

and enjoys working with new instructors in the Hiring College.

Favorite Area: Anywhere in the woods off Lift 9

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

With a Masters in Physical Therapy from Rutgers

Age and Location Where You Learned

University, Adam is well

to Ski: 6 Years Old at Woodstock

versed in biomechanics which he utilizes in his

Credentials: PSIA Rocky Mountain

teaching and training.

Trainer

A seriously y active local, he’s a wonderful resource he’sawonderfulresource

Favorite On-Mountain Run: Dynamo

for all things local

“The really rewarding part off instructing is actually seeing yourr students gett better.”

Favorite Snack to Start the Day: A shake with all the magic stuff or, of course, donuts First Tracks or Après: First tracks Favorite Après Drink: Local IPA or Wine Photo Credit: Kevin Younger

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HEATHER

BALTZLEY

Some say the toughest of skiers grow up skiing back East because the slopes are often solid ice. Heather Baltzley is no exception. Growing up in Erie, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts, she skied primarily at Bolton Valley in Vermont during her upbringing but, admittedly, wasn’t that passionate until she moved to Telluride. Heather switched to snowboarding as a teen and Hometown: Erie, PA...then Vermont and

first visited Telluride to attend a Snowboarding

Massachusetts

Camp. The camp had been canceled, but that was no problem for Michael “Spicky” Blanton.

Home Mountain: Bolton Valley in

He took Heather under his wing, showed her

Vermont

around the mountain over the four days she was here and even took her out in the evenings with

Favorite Restaurants: Alpino Vino (of

the Ski School crew. This experience lead her

course) and Cosmo

to return to Telluride the following fa fall for “just one season.”

Favorite Activity off the Mountain: Drinking coffee, cooking and painting

That single season has now turned into in 18. She

(watercolors)

switched back k to skiing five years aft after moving to Telluride, and found use for her ba background

Dream Travel Destination: Japan for

in graphic design at Wagner Custom Skis. She

skiing and then the Camino De Santiago

has now been their graphic designe designer for nine

in Spain for a thru hike

years and finds great reward in makin making people’s design dreams come to fruition. In the summers, Heather teaches outdoor education through NOLS, the Nationa National Outdoor Leadership School, working with st students 16

Hometown: Denver, CO

years and older, from everyday y kids to Naval midshipmen. “Being able to teach that level

Age and Location You Learned

of independence is incredible,” she states, “I

to Ski: 4 years old, Loveland

love watching students gain confid confidence and

Basin, CO

eventually y have the ability y to ski or backpack by y themselves.” Her passion for the mountains m and love of teaching shines through. throu “One student told me, ‘You make m me believe

Credentials: Level 2 certified Alpine instructor, Level 3 certified Telemark instructor

I can do anything,’’ she recounts. “It’s the greatest compl compliment I’ve

Favorite On-Mountain Run: Dynamo

ever received.” Favorite Back Country Run: The Janes, Ophir

“Being ab able to teach this lev level of independence independen is incredible.” incred

First Tracks or Après: First Tracks Favorite Après Drink: Makers Mark Why Telluride: It’s in the most beautiful part of the state and a mountain that inspires pure joy on a daily basis

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JOHN

BALMAIN

Aus Australia. Switzerland. Austria. New Zealand. Aspen. Whistler. Telluride. Having skied year-round for twelve of his tw twenty-six years of instructing, John Balmain became a ski instructor at age 19 and never looked back. Sales and marketing were an intriguing education and background, but skiing was always his focus and passion. Since

graduating

with

a

Bachelor’s

the Telluride Ski School. He is a PSIA Rocky

of Commerce fro from The University of

Mountain Trainer, currently pursuing his

Wollongong, John Joh was able to hone

PSIA Examiner certification, which is the

his slope skills in i some of the most

highest level of instructor certification in

locations in the world before incredible location

the country.

Hometown: Sydney, Australia Credentials: 26 Years of instruction, including 12 year-round winter seasons between Northern and Southern Hemispheres

settling in Telluri Telluride. Looking back on all his mountain experiences, e he knows

“The quality of terrain and the climate

the best. “Nothing “Nothin touches Telluride,”

are unparalleled,” John laughs. “Not to

Favorite Runs: On a powder day, Dynamo

he says.

get too technical but high elevation at

face of Gold Hill. On a bump day, Spiral Stairs

a low latitude means temperatures cold With a resume resu including mountains

enough for snow but clear skies more

Favorite Drink: Coffee, actually quite obsessed with coffee to be honest

and

often than not.” In John’s eyes, the perfect

along

combination of weather, terrain, and

with mountains in Austria,

people make Telluride a perfect mountain.

Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese and Tomato

Aus Australia, and New Zealand,

The skiing is incredible and the uncrowded

Soup at Alpino Vino or the Crispy Duck Red

John is one of the most Jo

slopes mean no lift lines. “There’s nothing

Curry at Siam

like

Aspen-Snowmass

Whis Whistler/Blackcomb

ex experienced instructors in

RICH

better than that.”

GRIMES

Rich Grimes was born to love snow. His grandfather served as a WWI ski trooper in the Austrian army. His mother began skiing at four and took up mountaineering as a teen, going on numerous hut-to-hut adventures throughout Austria before moving to Colorado. Grimes felt a lifelong connection to the mountains and skiing, and started instructing while in high school. Rich moved to Telluride in the late 1980’s

Rich remains passionate about helping

and if it’s up to him, he’ll never leave. “We

people fall in love with skiing. “Our school

are in the most beautiful part of the state,

is unique because our staff customizes and

and the mountain still inspires sheer joy on

tailors the lessons to a variety of learning

a daily basis.” In 2006, he began teaching

styles,” he says proudly. “Whether you’re

with the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School,

a true beginner or an advanced skier,

supervising the adult and private group

our staff expands your enjoyment of

lessons. First-time learners are his favorite.

Telluride’s terrain.”

“I love seeing the spark of passion for the sport when people start learning to ski. Regardless of their age, when it clicks and they just ‘get it’, everyone turns into a kid again.”

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GHOSTRIDERS SYNCHRO TEAM Have you seen synchronized skiing? Six to eight skiers perform elaborate maneuvers requiring split-second precision. Groups from France, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Canada and more compete in the annual Synchronized Skiing World Championships, which will be hosted on our home turf, right here in Telluride. There is no doubt that our Ghostriders, the reigning champions, will be the team to beat this season! The team originated in 1989 when Marty

championship routine was performed to

Wilcox and Jeff Bush decided to show

Walking on Sunshine), and spend a lot

The 2016 Championship Routine was

their stuff at an upcoming competition.

of time together throughout the season

Performed to: Walking on Sunshine

Director Annie Savath, was on board,

practicing, competing, and working

but wanted to “do it right.” (As this year’s

with one another at the Telluride Ski &

reigning champions, it’s safe to say

Snowboard School.

Favorite Run: Camp Hill for early morning training

they’re doing it right!) The Ghostriders are made up of Telluride Ambassadors

Nev choreographs the routines using

First Tracks or Après: First Tracks of

including

Xs, Os, lines and numbers on sheets

course, we’re training every morning at

Willie

of paper. You can imagine the massive

the break of dawn

Glanznig, Mike, Matt Fraiser, Pete Steiner,

yard sale that happens when someone

Kim Macken, John Balmain, Frankie

makes a mistake! Don’t miss seeing this

Favorite Formation: Anything but

Zampinie, and Mark “Macca” McDonald.

brilliant band of talented two-plankers.

school figure (a compulsory routine)

Shayne

Anna, Marion,

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Improve your skills with one of these or any one of our many other master ski and snowboard instructors today. Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels.

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PRIVATE LESSONS Any age, any skill level

WINTER 2016-2017

Price includes instruction only. Lift access sold separately.

DEC 17-APR 2

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$775

AM HALF DAY 9am-12pm

$550

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$475

EARLY BIRD 9am-11am

$385

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ADULT GROUP LESSONS Beginner to advanced skiers & snowboarders, 15 years and up.

DEC 17-APR 2 Lesson only

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Lesson & lift

$150 per day Blackout dates: 12 12/17/2016 - 1/7/2017, 2/17 - 2/24/2017, 3/11 - 3/26/2017

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DEC 17-APR 2 1 day

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$735

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5 days

$900

Lesson only

$165 per day MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE LESSON — 1 DAY*

Lesson & lift

$200 per day

*Multi-Day Products Pro Available Lesson, lift & premium demo

Lesson and Lunch only pricing available

CHILDREN’S MAX 4 Personalized and focused learning. Max 4 students per instructor

DEC 17-APR 2

(lunch break mid-day)

equipment:

$225

Lesson & lunch

BEARS MAX 4 LESSON

$345 per day

for skiers 5−6 years old Adult first-time first-timers, never ever skiers & snowboarder snowboarders, 15 years and up

DEC 17-APR 2

Lesson, lunch & lift

EAGLES MAX 4 LESSON for skiers & snowboarders 7−14 years old

NEVER EVER PACKAGE — 1 DAY*

Lesson, lift & rental

*Multi-Day Products Prod Available

$190

$360 per day

For more information: children@telski.com | 970.728.7545

For more information:

TellurideSkiSchool.com lessons@telski.com | 970.728.7414

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FAMILY SKI DAY O U R I N S T R U C TO R S ’ B E S T T I P S F O R YO U R U LT I M AT E FA M I LY DAY O N T H E M O U N TA I N .


SKI SCHOOL It can be a great idea to ski with your child after their lesson to see firsthand the progress they have made. Ask your child’s instructor for a trail suggestion, what skills to look for, and even whether another run is a good idea. (We want to keep your

SKIING WITH KIDS

child safe and sometimes another run may be too much for them.) When you ski with your child, ride under a lift,

GO GO COCOA

through the trees, jump off a rock, and slide down

On a cold day, any hot chocolate machine on the mountain is the best place! You get to decide how much whipped cream to pile on, and Telluride has a special formula that will warm you straight to your toes.

a ramp. Stop to explore a shack, peer into a mine, or study an animal track. Laugh when you fall, extend a hand

On a sunny day, head for Alpino Vino to enjoy the sun on the deck. Your child will not be disappointed, AND parents have a large selection of “other drinks” to choose from. This is a lovely way to end your ski day.

when they’re stuck. Feel the wind on your face, the sun on your back, the bite of a blizzard. At the end of the day you will both know why we ski —because it’s fun!

BEST NON-SKIING “DETOUR” The Ski Patrol hut underneath High Camp almost always has at least one Avalanche dog. If

Get Creative

they aren’t busy, sometimes Ski Patrol will let kids visit the dog and give a quick lesson on

Let your kids’ imaginations help them

what Patrol does and how the Avalanche dogs do their work.

using

a

technique

called

Pattern

Recognition. The two most important skills to move kids from an intermediate

BEST AREA TO SKI TOGETHER

to advanced level are to “see the line”

The trails off of Sunshine Express (Lift 10) and some of the trails off of Prospect Express (Lift

and to “use the shape.” When teaching

12) are great for families to explore and put the kids’ skills to the test. A favorite for kids and

kids how to ski moguls, practice

parents is the Enchanted Forest. Well-spaced trees and varied, but gentle, terrain make for

seeing a pattern of shapes. “Ski the

a fun adventure.

bananas!” Kids use their imagination to find the bananas in all of the different mogul fields, and slowly build up their

BEST FAMILY PHOTO OP

confidence and skill.

At the top of Prospect Express (Lift 12), unload and ski straight ahead to get a family photo with the famed Wilson Peak in the background. If you’re more advanced skiers, other good

Know Your Limits

photo ops include the top of See Forever or about halfway down Lookout, over the town

Take notice of your child’s form when

of Telluride.

skiing. If they can’t turn and are in a massive wedge, it’s a sure sign that the

BEST FIRST MORNING TRAIL FOR INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED SKIERS

slope is too steep for their abilities. Take them back to easier terrain and ease into it. ■

Peek-A-Boo, located off of Village Express (Lift 4), is great, especially if it is groomed. Everyone else is making a run for Polar Queen Express (Lift 5) and beyond, so they ski right by it. Odds are that you can often have first tracks! It’s a versatile run with some steep parts, and you can bail out at the “house” on the right to Lower Humboldt to warm up your legs on some bumps. ■

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A L L R E D’ S O F F E R S B R E AT H TA K I N G V I E W S A N D WO R L D - C L A S S C U I S I N E

his season, Allred’s restaurant will once again offer incredible food, expansive views, and exceptional service. Ranked the #1 restaurant in Telluride for the past three years on TripAdvisor, Allred’s delivers ambiance and incredible dining at high elevation. As Telluride Ski Resort’s flagship restaurant, Allred’s offers culinary excellence, an award-winning wine list, exquisite views and a cozy atmosphere. This unique dining experience takes you up the free Gondola from the Town of Telluride or from Mountain Village 10,551 feet above sea level. Enjoy the views of surrounding 13,000’ and 14,000’ peaks along with the twinkling

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favorites like the scrumptious potato croutons, crispy shishito peppers, and incredible Colorado rack of lamb. You’ll find some of our all-time favorites as well as new dishes to entice your taste buds. Chef Gorman’s new dry-aging program features delicious bone-in buffalo and bison ribeyes that have been dry-aged to enhance the flavor and make the topquality meat even more tender. Don’t fill up too quickly, as dessert is a course you cannot forgo at Allred’s. The restaurant’s new pastry chef, Jason Lemon, is expanding Allred’s selection of sweets. He plans to surprise and delight with a unique and decadent new dessert menu. While laboring over soufflé à minute at Charlotte’s Tower Club, Lemon realized desserts were his destiny. “This is what I was made to do,” Lemon recalls. He spent the next 20 years honing his craft and developing creations like the Telluride Truffle. Mastering the art of baking at 10,000’ above sea level, Chef Lemon has produced a beautifully plated list of decadent creations.

lights and rooftops of the historic town of Telluride, which is 1,800 feet below. Throughout the season, join the incredible bartenders for a happy hour drink at 5:00 p.m. before dinner service begins at 5:30. The menu features an array of delicious options ranging from beef and elk to pastas and lamb, along with unique appetizers such as wagyu beef carpaccio and house-smoked king salmon. “Year after year, the focus is on the zest of the place,” says Allred’s general manager, Mario Petillo. “This is what sets us apart and keeps the menu and our service fresh.” And “zest” is not something they’re short on at Allred’s. While the holiday celebrations book up quickly, it’s a perfect venue for a meal with your family or traveling companions whenever the Gondola is open.

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The Hazelnut Nougat Glacé features praline, millet sponge cake,

Pisco Sour, and has been recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of

and bourbon caramel, and is one dessert you cannot miss. Craving

America’s Best Wine Restaurants. Wine Director Andrew Shaffner

something to remind you of home? Try the delicious Sweet Potato

takes pride in curating an incomparable wine selection. “Our

& Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding. With a Woody Creek rye whiskey

wine program continues to grow and evolve and we have never

crème anglaise and candied pecans, this dish absolutely melts

been more excited about the level of service and hospitality

in your mouth. When in doubt, go with a Vanilla Crème Brûlée,

offered at Allred’s,” says Shaffner. “We are looking forward to a

Chocolate Torte or sorbet and ice cream.

spectacular season.”

Whether dining at Allred’s or stopping in to satisfy a sweet-tooth

Guests can keep an eye out for new features on Allred’s expansive

craving, Chef Lemon is sure to delight and impress.

by-the-glass program including refreshing Greek wines, their always popular resort-exclusive local wines from Cortez, and one of

Allred’s is historically known for inventive cocktails, such as the

the greatest collections of Port and aged Madeira in all of Colorado.

maple bourbon Old Fashioned and the apricot and habanero

Allred’s continues to strive to be one of the greatest destinations for

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wine and dining in Colorado. They have a 1,200-bottle wine list, a team of Certified Sommeliers, and some of the greatest featured wine pairings anywhere in the country,

featuring

Screaming

Eagle,

Staglin, Spottswoode, Sutcliffe, Rivetto, and Rodney Strong. Something incredible awaits you at Allred’s this season. Come enjoy the cozy ambiance, stunning scenery, delicious food and inventive beverages. It will be a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Book your reservation today by calling

Amazing food and views at Gorrono Ranch

(970) 728-7474. ■

Sip, Savor, Ski, Repeat Colorado enjoys 300+ days of sunshine, much of it in winter. Telluride basks in bluebird days and warm sunshine. With a variety of dining options with outdoor seating to soak in the sun and enjoy spectacular views, Telluride has an added perk to a typical ski day—the food.

Bon Vivant

Giuseppe’s

Alpino Vino

Gorrono Ranch

Join us for a lunch to

This local’s favorite

Enjoy spectacular

Situated mid-

remember at the top

at the top of

views of the Wilson

mountain on the

of the Polar Queen

Plunge Lift (Lift

Range as you indulge

Misty Maiden run,

Express (Lift 5), with

9) features New

in an Italian-inspired

this historic Basque

breathtaking views

Orleans-inspired

menu featuring

sheep herding

of Palmyra and the

fare, and views that

classics such as

ranch, is a favorite

Wilson Range. The

extend all the way

tomato gorgonzola

place to enjoy

menu, by “Telluride

to Utah. Grab a

bisque and grilled

mouth-watering

Top Chef” Jared

beer from Telluride

cheese, elk

burgers, Chuck’s

Campbell, is a

Brewing Company

Bolognese and more.

Famous Chili, soups,

mixture of classical

or SweetWater

The extensive wine

and a variety of

French country

Brewing, a Po’ Boy

list and European

fresh salads. The

cuisine and his

or a muffaletta

feel only add to the

Smokehouse offers

own contemporary

and soak up the

charm of this small

savory barbecue

creations. This

sunshine. Giuseppe’s

Italian restaurant

and the Saloon has

outdoor-only

also offers a kid’s

located off of

great cocktails and

restaurant features

menu as well as

Upper See Forever.

some of the best hot

an extensive all-

soups (have the

chocolate on the

French wine list and

gumbo!), pulled

mountain. Sundays

savory classics such

pork, Chuck’s

from 1-3 p.m. there’s

as French Onion

Famous Chili, salads,

a free beer tasting

Soup, and Wild Boar

and black bean

courtesy of Telluride

& Duck Cassoulet.

sauté, a favorite of

Brewing Company

the locals.

and SweetWater Brewing Company. ■

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221 SOUTH OAK Nestled on South Oak Street just steps from the Gondola, 221 South Oak has a menu bursting with dishes that will surprise and delight. Join Chef Eliza for a night of fresh ingredients, homemade specialties, and dishes full of thought and care. From sausages and cheeses to pastries and candied treats, nearly everything you’ll taste is made in-house and prepared at the time of your order. The exquisite wine list, intimate atmosphere, and unforgettable food make 221 a must-visit when dining in Telluride.

LA MARMOTTE An inspired French menu that changes nightly to highlight the best seasonal ingredients will entice the most refined palate and is simply plated perfection. The seafood and traditional red meat options, salads and house soups are all crafted with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy delicious cuts of meat sourced

FINE DINING IN TELLURIDE

from local ranchers and complete the experience with a decadent dessert.

RUSTICO In the heart of the historic Town of Telluride sits a quaint brick façade holding

WHILE TELLURIDE IS WELL-KNOWN FOR MANY THINGS, IT’S

the most delightful Italian cuisine in the valley. Standing the test of time, Rustico’s

KEPT ONE SECRET FOR THE TIGHTLY-KNIT COMMUNITY

classic fare is comprised of family recipes

THAT EXISTS IN THE BOX CANYON. THAT SECRET? FOOD.

unchanged for generations in true Italian style. The handmade sausage, mozzarella,

When it comes to dining in the mountains it’s rare to leave a town and say you could eat

focaccia, grissini, and carta musica will

anywhere and be pleased. Telluride fills that void for all mountain enthusiasts and food lovers.

keep your mouth watering for days after

Especially with regard to fine dining, Telluride wins out amongst other mountain towns. Aside

dining in the authentic atmosphere. Enjoy

from the incredible on-mountain dining options, Mountain Village and the Town of Telluride

carpaccio, clams, risotto and more when

offer incredible cuisine when the ski boots come off.

stepping back into rustic Italy for a night. And don’t miss out on one of the best lists of Italian vintages that Telluride has

THE SHERIDAN CHOPHOUSE

to offer. ■

Take a step back in time at the historic chophouse and bars incorporated at The New Sheridan. The New Sheridan menu has French delights throughout and Executive Chef Brian Batten never disappoints. From delicious elk carpaccio to an impressive fruitti di mare, the multi-course menu is one of the best in town. With entrées featuring elk and wild boar, bass and salmon, pastas and bison, there is truly something to tempt every style of food enthusiast at The New Sheridan. There’s no better place in town for a perfect cut of meat and unforgettable courses.

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Kn w Before You Sn w

because synthetic materials dry more quickly and are more efficient at wicking away sweat. The best part about layers? You can take them off, store them in a backpack or tie them around your waist. Just remember: mittens, neck warmers, and helmets are all your friends on cold days.

Protect Your Peepers Goggles not only help keep your face warm, they also greatly improve vision in all conditions. If you’re buying goggles with an all-weather lens, look for a rose or orange lens which work well in all light conditions. New lens technology actually makes your vision markedly better and will optimize your peripheral vision, greatly improving your ability to see obstacles and trail signage. Try to make sure your helmet and goggles are compatible so

Technological advancements in the outdoor industry have changed a ton over the last few years, and skiing is no exception. While unforgettable days outdoors, incredible views, and the reward of a fantastic après are still integral to skiing, so is your gear. With all the new ski technology and trends, getting on the slopes can be intimidating, whether it’s your first time out or you’re a seasoned veteran. We’re here with the inside tricks and tips to make your day on the mountain enjoyable.

that you don’t have a gap between the top of your goggles and the bottom of your helmet. Cold air + gap = the ultimate brain freeze.

Get Thee to Ski School This might seem like biased advice

If the Boot Fits

coming from a ski instructor; but honestly,

Using properly sized gear is the single most

Don’t Knock the Noggin

important thing you can do to set yourself

Wear a helmet! According to the NSAA,

professional instructor will help you

up for success on the slopes. You control

helmet usage has been proven to reduce

optimize the learning process, making the

yourself on the snow by manipulating your

all head injuries, especially serious head

whole experience easier and subsequently

boots and skis, so if your boots don’t fit

injuries including skull fractures and scalp

more fun. We ski the mountain more than

or are worn improperly, your skis won’t

lacerations. Helmets are warmer than hats

most so we can take you to every one of

respond well and you won’t feel in control.

and provide serious head protection in the

the great places your skiing can take you.

If you own your own boots, consider

event of a fall. Modern helmets are stylish,

having a bootfitter at any of the local

comfortable and scientifically designed

Have Fun!

shops make sure they’re as fit to your foot

using the latest technology. Wear yours

as possible. If you’re renting, remember

with flair!

you want your boots to be snug with just enough room to wiggle your toes. Your

into the boots, your circulation will be cut off and you’ll be downright uncomfortable and colder in the end.

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experience. No matter your level, a

There’s a reason folks that love the mountains and snow sports enthusiasts

Dress for Success

use phrases like “stoked,” “rad,” and “best

We can break this down most effectively

no matter what your “best day ever” looks

in one word: layers. There is nothing more

like. Never feel like you have to push

uncomfortable than a long, cold chairlift

yourself or compare yourself to anyone

ride. Wear lots of layers and avoid cotton,

else on the hill. ■

socks should be as thin as possible. Don’t double up your socks or tuck your pants

we’re here to help you “hack” the skiing

day ever!” Skiing is all about having fun,


SKIING FOR THE AGES Dr. Kim Hewson had a successful career as a sports medicine

Dr. Hewson’s lectures on biomechanics give all instructors a greater

doctor and orthopedic surgeon, but when retiring in 1993, he didn’t

understanding of how the body works, specifically when skiing

want to leave his skills behind for a life of relaxation on the slopes.

and snowboarding. A requirement for all instructors, this training

Instead, he wanted to find a way to implement his expertise in new

ensures not only that everyone is speaking the same language when

and unique ways that would impact people and ultimately continue

teaching, but also that all students, regardless of age or ability, are

in his profession.

incorporating the same key elements of skiing into their practice.

In 2000, Dr. Hewson joined the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School

When it comes to skiing efficiently, here are two tips to remember:

as an instructor and decided to apply his medical training to his

Feet first – according to Dr. Hewson, an awareness of your feet

instruction. He researched ideal alignment for skiing, which is

and how they are moving directly impacts how you ski. Keeping

known as biomechanics, to determine the most efficient way

your feet underneath your body and aligned allows you to easily move your skis.

to teach skiers to use their body effectively, allowing them to ski longer and reduce their chance of injury.

It’s just like walking – it might sound counterintuitive, but think of it as walking down the hill. Strike with your heel first, roll onto

Dr. Hewson began by asking questions such as: •

the flat foot and push off.

What is the optimal position for effective skiing?

How does the body work at high speeds going downhill?

According to Dr. Hewson, students today have an increased

How can skiers change their position and alignment to make

awareness of their bodies, and also have an interest in how

their bones do most of the work, as opposed to their muscles

everything works together. “When you explain how their body

and joints?

works and then have them feel it out on the mountain, eventually they gain a greater understanding of the entire body,” he says.

As he continued his research and gained a greater understanding

“When your mind is in tune with your body, the sensation of skiing

of how the body works while skiing, Dr. Hewson was able to

properly is ageless. It’s amazing how young it keeps you.” ■

develop a way of teaching that has become a main focus of training for Telluride Ski & Snowboard School instructors since 2005.

LEARN MORE This season, Telluride Ski & Snowboard school is excited to be offering its Ski Biomechanics Camp. The three-day camp uses Dr. Hewson’s instruction and methods to teach students how to be more effective and efficient skiers. Open to intermediate to expert skiers, students will gain a deeper understanding of how their body works while skiing and how they can adjust their position and effort appropriately. For more information visit: tel.ski/biomechanics

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BY LINDSEY MILLS

A look back at the naming of some of Telluride’s famous terrain.

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hroughout nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Colorado, the mining industry drew people to Colorado from all walks of life and all areas of the world. Migrants dreamed they would strike it rich after finding a nugget or merely a trace of gold or silver. Until 1878, Telluride was called “Columbia.” A town in California was also called Columbia

and at the request of the postal department, the name was changed. “Telluride” is most likely a derivative of Tellurium, a gold-

bearing ore found in the area. Mining was the major economic stimulus in the area until the Idarado Mine closed in 1978, six years after Telluride Ski Resort opened.

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From the earliest mining days, Scandinavians introduced skiing to the region as a means of transportation and, when possible, recreation. Billy Mahoney, Sr., remembers that in the early 1930’s, there was a resurgence of recreational skiing, using small engines and rope tows. As some of the early ski areas in the nation started to become reality, Telluride locals began to dream. It made sense: a beautiful Victorian town full of character, terrain that leant itself to skiing into the town, warm, sunny climate, and an elevation at town and above that would provide winter snow coverage.

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There were some early discussions that perhaps trails should be named after card games such as No Limit, Deuces Wild, Card Shark or Black Jack. Instead, the trails honor history, mining structures and claims, the women of Prospect Basin, and local legends of Telluride.

Traces of History Coonskin Mountain is the summit where Allred’s and the San Sophia mid-station sit between Telluride and Mountain Village. Named in the early days when the Ute Indians inhabited the area, The Coonskin trail runs into town giving skiers access to 1,435 of vertical and challenging terrain from the saddle of Coonskin Mountain to the base of Coonskin Lift (Lift 7). Galloping Goose is the longest run on the mountain, named after the series of seven railcars, also called “motors” that would transport light cargo and passenger loads. Totaling 4.6 miles of terrain, nearly 22,000 feet long, Galloping Goose gives beginners access to beautiful views and comfortable learning terrain. The world-famous Plunge, one of Telluride’s best steeps, was named after the plunger used to ignite dynamite (similar to the tool you’ll see Wile E. Coyote use when trying to foil the Road Runner).

Mining Claims More than fifty historic claims are within the boundaries of Telluride Ski Resort, so it’s only natural that many of the names would serve beautifully as trail, lift, and area names. The Black Iron mining claim is the namesake for the runs off the saddles and peak of Palmyra Peak. Iconic Telluride runs named after mining claims also include the always favored bump run, Happy Thought, Black Iron and Palmyra Peak’s hike-to’s Mountain Quail, Roy Boy (named after the Roy Johnson mine), Calumet and Capitol, Dynamo and even Electric Shock, as well as runs on the lower mountain like Alta and Smuggler. An original rope tow on Telluride. 3KRWRFRXUWHV\RIWKH7HOOXULGH+LVWRULFDO0XVHXP 

Timeline to Telluride

First railroad and current electricity comes to Telluride

Local leaders work toward establishing Telluride as a functioning ski resort

1878

1960’s

1878 Telluride is named after Tellurium, a gold bearing ore mined in the area

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1930’s

Rope tows and small engine lifts lead to a resurgence of recreational skiing in Telluride


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The Women of Telluride

great deal to the region. Kant-Mak-M is a perfect example. Named

The runs that comprise Prospect Basin and Black Iron Bowl were

this iconic bump run in the Plunge (Lift 9) pod honors the man who

originally to be named after the famous ladies of the night from

envisioned and financed a great deal of the Mountain Village and

Telluride’s former red light district. One name that remained was

substantially improved and expanded the ski mountain.

by compiling the initials of the children of Ron and Joyce Allred,

Big Billie, the madam who ensured her customers and employers were treated right. However, since some of these ladies’ names were

Other notable runs that fall into this category include Woozley’s Way

a bit racy, Johnnie Stevens instead chose mining claims that were

(Tim Woozley), Stormin’ Norman (General Norman Schwarzkopf),

named after ladies.

Andy’s Gold (Former Mayor of Mountain Village, William “Andy� Hanley) and Millions (Robert Million, a claim owner who played an

These runs include some all-time favorite steeps, bump runs, and

integral role in the Gold Hill terrain acquisition). Similarly, Senior’s

glades across one of the most technical areas of terrain on the

takes you 790 vertical feet from the summit of Palmyra Peak down

mountain. To ski these runs would not only be difficult, but also

over 1,300 feet of slope length as a tribute to Senior Mahoney himself.

rewarding, like the effort to court one of the strong, independent woman of Telluride. Genevieve, Stella, May Girl, Madison, La Rosa,

Some of the trail names have changed and will continue to change,

Crystal, and Little Maude are among the ladies of the mining claims

but the history of this place will never fade, only become more deeply

honored within Prospect and Black Iron Basins.

engrained in the character and feel of this beautiful place deep in the mountains of Southwest Colorado. â–

Tributes to Influential Characters There’s a natural inclination to name trails after people who made the resort what it is today, along with local legends that mean a

Snowcat ski tours conducted, and development of the ski resort begins

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Adams Ranch, a large portion of present day Mountain Village, is purchased for development of a ski resort

Telluride Ski Resort opens in December with 5 lifts

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