TELLURIDE, CO. February 10, 2009 - Nearly a foot and a half of snow has blanketed the Telluride Ski Area in the past 36 hours, including a whopping 10 inches which greeted the top of the ski area this morning.
“After a record setting start to the season and continuing storms rolling through, Telluride boasts some of the best conditions in ski country,” said Dave Riley, chief operating officer at the Telluride Ski Resort, “and with our new Revelation Bowl and incredible ‘inbounds backcountry’ terrain, Telluride is truly unmatched in North America.”
Telluride and the San Juan Mountains are currently under a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service. Snow showers started Sunday afternoon, with snow continuing throughout the week. The current storm cycle brought 10” overnight and 16” in the last 48 hours. A 66-inch mountain base was reported with epic powder conditions as of 7 am this morning.
The National Weather Service is reporting a series of Pacific storms to continue to bring snow to the mountains the entire week, with chances of precipitation Wednesday night through the weekend.
Since the resort opened on November 26th, more than 17 feet of snow has fallen in Telluride, with 205 inches total.
Telluride is offering a number a ski and stay packages, including deeply discounted lodging over President’s weekend. For more information, visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.