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Get ready for new terrain at Telluride

I knew that the Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado has expanded a bit in the last few years, but I didn't realize that they've expanded over 400 acres in the last three seasons! For the 2009-2010 season, they've added some more terrain, and it's getting us pretty excited over here. I'll let the resort tell you more about it:

"Telluride continues this year on an unprecedented run of terrain expansion, opening Gold Hill Chutes 2-5 for the 2009-10 winter season. Revelation Bowl opened in 2008-09 as the biggest story in ski country, along with Gold Hill 1. Palmyra Peak, Black Iron Bowl and Gold Hill 6-10 opened in 2007-08 to huge public response. All told, the resort has expanded by more than 400 acres over the past three seasons, adding to Telluride’s already legendary terrain and offering some of the most spectacular skiing and riding on the planet. The resort’s vertical drop is now one of the largest in North America at 4,425 feet, with 3,845 vertical feet lift-served.

The addition of Gold Hill Chutes 2-5 gives full access off west Gold Hill ridge, with 1-10 now open to the public. Reminiscent of the long, open lines of Alaska, the spectacular terrain drops 1600 vertical feet into the Prospect Basin, including faces, couloirs and chutes all above treeline. A ride up the new Revelation Lift offers easy access, with direct skiing into Gold Hill 1, and a short 20 minute hike up a new snowcat road to the top of Gold Hill for chutes 2-10. The area is controlled by two U.S. Forest Service WWII vintage 105mm howitzers, installed last year."

Go get it!

Written by Glenn Steinbaum
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