Skiing in Telluride

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Created On: Mar 21, 2010
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resorts or backcountry?

I made a decision a while back - most resorts are an overpriced places, and the future of my skiing should be in the backcountry. But, I was close by, and this was a part of my Colorado job interview. I had to see what my closest future ski area will be like.
This was my 2nd visit to this ski area, I visited Telluride ski resort 4 years ago during Thanksgiving weekend (most of the mountain was closed). So, l had to try again - I liked it despite the horrible price for one day ski pass of 98$, expensive food (but it was so delicious), and a super expensive hotel. Should I mention that during my first ski visit I was freezing in my car overnight?

2010/11 winter update - still skiing in Telluride, but much more in the backcountry.

Some mountain statistics

pricey ticket
Elevation Base: 8,725 feet (2,659 m)
Lift: 12,570 feet (3,831 m)
Maximum: 13,150 feet (4,008 m)

Vertical Drop: 4,425 feet (1,1350 meters)

Total Trails: 125

Longest Run: 4.6 miles (7.4 km) Galloping Goose

Lift Capacity: 22,380 skiers per hour

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yatsek - Mar 22, 2010 7:23 am - Hasn't voted

resorts or backcountry?

Backcountry. :)

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Mar 22, 2010 8:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: resorts or backcountry?

I agree...more pristine and cheaper...I need to find a way out of this resorty pricey trap...

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