Skiing In Paradise…telluride with a possibility of Joe Zoomed Out
If you ever had an adrenalin rush watching Roger Moore as James Bond soaring off the cliff on skis, then Telluride is the perfect place to be. It offers a breathtaking experience to skiers.
Skiing vacation at Telluride catches the imagination of most of the enthusiasts as it offers hassle free mountain experience because of its incredible terrain. The slopes and lifts remain un-crowded throughout the season and provide fantastic skiing condition on its approximately 1700 ski acres. Located in southwest corner of Colorado, where the rocky mountains fill the western half of the state with one ski town after another, Telluride is the hub for world-class skiing and snow boarding. With approximately 300 inches of snow and almost all thrilling activities the rocky mountains have to offer, Telluride is quite popular among experienced skiers.
Experienced skiers say that skiing at Telluride will engage you like no other ski area. Engulfed by the highest concentration of peaks in all of North America, the mixture of quality terrain at all the points on the mountain provides an enthralling experience to all levels of skiers..
Bald Mountain, the locals’ favorite ,is home to some of the best and longest lasting powder stashes on the mountain. Be sure to look to the south at the summit for a view of the historic mining town of Alta just below. Black Iron Bowl, named for an old mining claim, is an excellent addition to the existing in bounds hike-to areas of Bald Mountain and Prospect Ridge, where advanced skiers and boarders enjoy fresh tracks virtually all season. Skiers and riders will be able to drop in anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes hiking time along the ridge. Gold Hill Chutes and Palmyra Peak offers the most spectacular in-bounds terrain in the country, the runs Tram Shot, Sunrise and Electric Shock drain into Upper Moraine, and Lower Palmyra Ridge which lead back into Black Iron Bowl.
Telluride offers a lot which makes it stand out among the mountain destinations. Apart from the skiing areas, it has historic buildings, ancient and original bakeries and local watering holes blended with luxury hotels, five-star restaurants, sophisticated shops and some of the finest spas in the world. There is no traffic or long lines for shuttle buses. The Gondola is a main source of transportation and is convenient and environmentally sound. Enjoy the free Gondola rides that link the old historic town of Telluride with the new European Style town of Mountain Village.
On-mountain dining at various restaurants and bars like Alpino Vino, Gorrono Ranch, Hop Garden, Alfred’s Restaurant, Big Billies Restaurant, Sleigh Ride Dinners, High Camp Warming Hut provide world-class cuisine and relishing dining experience. In order to make your vacation more mesmerizing, you can stay at ski vacation rentals, from where you can get some breathtaking views of snow-capped rocky mountains. All these will make you feel like living in a paradise. Vacation rentals offer an especially good value when you visit with a group or family.
So go ahead and make plans for once in a lifetime experience with Telluride ski vacations. You don’t have to buy ski gear as good equipment is available for rent.
The author of this article is associated with MountainSkiRental.com, which is a leading provider of ski vacation rentals across the world.
Shot and edited in the winter of 2009 in collaboration with the Telluride Visitor’s Center, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Telluride Ski Resort and Telluride Mountainfilm in hopes of giving viewers a soulful look at the winter experience in Telluride. Filmed & edited by Ben Knight. Music by Explosions in the Sky.
Joe Zoomed Out
Image by Chris Hunkeler
Zoomed out, this shot emphasizes the wide expanse of flat snow and the sense of open space.