WHAT’S NEW IN TELLURIDE: CONTINUED EXPANSION FOR 2009-2010
TELLURIDE, Colo. (Sept. 14, 2009) – Telluride continues this year on an unprecedented run of terrain expansion, opening Gold Hill Chutes 2-5 for the 2009-10 winter season. Revelation Bowl opened in 2008-09 as the biggest story in ski country, along with Gold Hill 1. Palmyra Peak, Black Iron Bowl and Gold Hill 6-10 opened in 2007-08 to a huge public response. All told, the resort has expanded by more than 400 acres over the past three seasons, adding to Telluride’s already legendary terrain and offering some of the most spectacular skiing and riding on the planet. The resort’s vertical drop is now one of the largest in North America at 4,425 feet, with 3,845 vertical feet lift-served.
The opening of Gold Hill Chutes 2-5 gives full access off west Gold Hill ridge, with 1-10 now accessible to the public. Reminiscent of the long, open lines of Alaska, the spectacular terrain drops 1600 vertical feet into the Prospect Basin, including faces, couloirs, chutes and rock features all above treeline. A ride up the new Revelation Lift offers easy access, with direct skiing into Gold Hill 1, and a short 5 minute hike up a new snowcat road to the top of Gold Hill for 2-10. The area is controlled by two WWII vintage 105mm howitzers, installed last year.
Pricing remains the same with no reduction of services
Telluride Hosts Snowboard World Cup
Telluride Boasts some of the best non-stop resort access in the U.S., plus redesigned airport
Guests vacationing at Telluride Ski Resort can utilize two area airports: Telluride or Montrose. The Telluride Regional Airport has undergone a $50 million runway project to improve safety and extend the runaway by 200 feet. These improvements will accommodate a growing demand for a wider variety of aircraft and continuing increased service.
Service this winter includes daily non-stop flights from Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Houston and Salt Lake City, plus Newark (weekly), Atlanta (2x weekly) and Los Angeles (2x weekly) to Montrose/Telluride Airport, as well as non-stops from Denver (4x daily) and Phoenix (2x daily) into the Telluride Regional Airport. Increased service provides visitors with a great variety of carrier options, easier coast to coast connections, flexibility in departure times and lower fares.
New Telluride Hotels Capella and lumière featured in the 2009 Elite Traveler Top 101 Suites of the world
Resort Dining Redefined
High upon the mountain, Alpino Vino opened in 2009 as the perfect European style retreat near the top of Gold Hill. Offering renowned wines, fine cheeses, amazing soups, sandwiches and antipasti plates, Alpino Vino’s spectacular views coupled with comfortable cozy ambience provides a perfect retreat from the slopes. This year, a new multi-tiered deck has been constructed with an outdoor wine bar, seating for 50 and spectacular views of the Wilson Range.
The Hop Garden, located in Mountain Village at the base of the Village Express (4), has opened its outdoor bar and beer garden, offering domestic and international beers, cocktails and a menu to suit the whole group for lunch and dinner. The giant yellow umbrella has become the place to be for après ski – stop by to recap the day, or become a part of it with the new Mug Club.
For more information on the Telluride Ski Resort, world cup, season pass sale, air access, new hotels, and what’s new, please go to www.tellurideskiresort.com, or call 1-800-778-8581 for reservations.