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In Telluride, we are giving thanks for a recent storm that delivered  11" of snow.  Kids are celebrating by making snow angels, having snow ball fights and building snowmen. 

With Thanksgiving just days away, many people across the country are getting organized and making “To Do” lists to prep for the big day: grocery shop for the Thanksgiving feast; recreate a festive tablescape seen on Pinterest; make a seating chart to ensure everyone gets along; concoct a fun and festive Turkey day cocktail; clean the house….the list is endless.

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Telluridians also have lengthy “To Do” lists but because Thanksgiving typically marks the start of ski season our lists look slightly different. Pick up a season ski pass; get skis tuned; find ski boots in the garage; purchase new pair of gloves to replace the ones lost last winter; check weather report to determine which goggle lens to use; are all considered top priorities. The grocery shopping, cocktail creation and tablescape will be dealt with after spending some time outside. This year, the ski area opens on Friday, Dec. 2 so locals will have a bit more time to focus on typical Thanksgiving duties. 

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During the Thanksgiving feast, stories will be exchanged about the best part of the day spent outside- possibly the 5K Turkey Trot, Nordic skiing at Trout Lake, snowshoeing on Lizard Head Pass, or ice skating in the Mountain Village.  A toast of thanks and gratitude will follow as we appreciate Telluride, the special place we call home. 

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