The Ski Resort is Open for the 2009/2010 Season
The Telluride Ski Resort opened on Thanksgiving Day, on the heels of a #2 ranking in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Top Ski Resorts for the third time. Along with great conditions, the ski resort also boasts new terrain, the inaugural 2010 Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Cup, some of the best air access in ski country, redefined (and incredible) on mountain restaurants, and two new award winning hotels. Opening day ran the Chondola, Village Express (4), Polar Queen Express (5), Apex Lift (6), the Ski School Magic Carpet, the Adult Magic Carpet and access from the San Sophia Gondola Station.
“With incredible early season snow, the World Cup, our great restaurant venues and stellar mountain equipment, we are poised for a perfect ski season in Telluride,” said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort. The addition of Gold Hill Chutes 2-5 now permits full access off west Gold Hill ridge, with 1-10 open to the public this winter. A ride up the new Revelation Lift offers better-than-ever access, with a newly graded snow cat road, bridge and stairway for skiers and boarders seeking a new inbounds adventure. The new chutes mirror the big-mountain terrain of Europe and supply panoramic views, amazing couloirs and chutes all—above tree line—and dropping into the spectacular Prospect Basin.
Telluride will be the home of international snowboarding competition in the U.S. as the 2010 Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Cup hits the Rocky Mountains December 17-20. Telluride will be the sole U.S. stop of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup and will feature an SBX (snowboardcross), PGS (parallel giant slalom) and the newly added Team Snowboardcross competition during what will be the second in a series of five Olympic qualification events. For more information, please call 1.800.778.8581.