Telluride is "my" ski area, I get a pass every year, and skied from Gold Hill many times...
Skied this while at Telluride and did some hiking
Left Franz Klammer Lodge Just before 7, was at St. Sophia Station by 7:20 and summit 9:50. Descended into Bear Creek and reached gondola at 1:40. There were many people on the trail although saw no one on the upper parts of Bear Creek Canyon.