Mountain Village, Colorado – May 20, 2009 – The Telluride Ski Resort issued a proposal to the Town of Mountain Village last week, seeking to build an outdoor amphitheatre to be used for concerts and performing arts.
The project would host summer and fall concerts, festivals, and a variety of events in a natural setting with views across the Mountain Village core area.
“This is a perfect location for an outdoor music venue, as the proposed area is a natural amphitheatre with a gentle upward slope. It just needs to be improved for the use,” said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort.
The venue would be constructed on lower Misty Maiden ski run, just above Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village. The ski run would be terraced and park grass developed and maintained. A stage would be installed with electrical service, and a concession area added near the bottom of Competition Hill. The venue is designed to accommodate up to 8,000 people in a comfortable setting over approximately 3 acres.
The amphitheatre would be able to offer both daytime and nighttime performances.
The venue is anticipated to improve economic vitality for the core of Mountain Village during the slower summer and fall months. “The venue would generate consumer activity in the Mountain Village, both before and after events, in restaurants, bars, retail stores, and hotels in the village,” continued Riley. “This is a great opportunity to ignite social activity and foot traffic.”
“I see this facility benefiting the economy of both Mountain Village and the Town of Telluride,” said Scott McQuade, CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board. “This is a great opportunity to round out the destination’s attributes and further advance our reputation as a premier arts and culture venue.”