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Telluride Terrain Park, Pipe Operate Under The Stars
No need to go home when the sun goes down at Telluride. The resort has built a new terrain park and superpipe at Mountain Village in the area that has night lights, for those who can't get enough during the day. It used to be the Competition Hill and Nastar Course. It's just about enough fun for those on the snow, as for those who are watching, as it can provide an evening of entertainment. The local kids are going to love it. Catch some of the high-flying action of those who have no fear when it comes to tricks like a Switch 720, Rodeo, or a Baby Cork 7 with grabs.
The Telluride terrain park and pipe is open seven days a week. The lights are on at from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday nights. Night tickets are $25 per night, or a night season pass is $200. It's $150 if you already own a day season pass. Purchase tickets and passes at the Mountain Village ticket office. The park and pipe is served by the Surface Lift (2) at night and Village Express (4) during the day. It is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in Mountain Village.
The Nastar Course is being relocated to Lower Butterfly (also known as Bumpy Butterfly). It's the former home to the Superpipe.
OnTheSnow.com readers voted Telluride as having the number one terrain park in the Rocky Mountains in 2008. Telluride's park system is part of the new "Smart Style" Freestyle Terrain Safety initiative, which educates visitors about how to use freestyle terrain properly. It was developed by the National Ski Areas Association and Burton Snowboards.