Telluride: 12,570 amazing feet of great skiing

Our first day in Colorado was spent carving up the slopes at Telluride.  Telluride is 12,570 feet of incredible skiing!  The mountain is so larger that you hardly ever wait in line ( I have never waited in line at Telluride, but I’m sure at some point in time someone has).  The town Telluride is a good hour or two from other major towns, so the mountain sees mostly skiers to come there to vacation and ski; far less day-trippers.  There’s also one knarly pass to get over to reach Telluride “the quick way” from Durango.  The mountain sports a lot of diamond and double diamond runs, though most double diamond runs I found would be considered single diamond runs other places (expect for the fact the moguls were small child sized).  The snow was incredibly soft, talcom-powder like and I never found one patch of ice.  Telluride’s location amongst both gorges, high plateaus and 14,000 foot peaks makes for one breathtaking day of skiing.  Like most of the ski areas in Colorado the lift ticket was a hefty $97, but definitely worth it.

Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

View from Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

View from Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

A little spiciness on a Telluride double black diamond. Yes, that is a handline. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

Lunch at 11,800+ feet. Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway.

The quaint, touristy town of Telluride. Photo by Genevieve Hathaway

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~ by Genevieve Hathaway on March 16, 2010.

One Response to “Telluride: 12,570 amazing feet of great skiing”

  1. […] Park, New Funtier, The Alcove After a fabulous day skiing at 12,500 feet at Telluride (see link for that adventure), it was time to swing some tools. Day 2 of our Colorado trip saw us at the ice climbing mecca, […]

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