Colorado Skiing

Video: Spring Pow and Tight Couloirs in Telluride’s High Country

May 14th, 2012 by

Our winter season ended quite abruptly here in Telluride with warm days and little snow. This is a look back at some of the better days this spring up in the surrounding high country.

Huge thanks to Casey Riva for bagging some of the footage for us and to everyone else involved over the season. Cheers to a great year despite all the tragedy and hopes of a safer, deeper 2013.

 

VIDEO: Foot of Fresh in Telluride…Tree Skiing Was Going Off Yesterday – 3/19/12

March 20th, 2012 by

Winter returned to Telluride the last few days with a lingering storm dropping a foot of new snow in the mountains through yesterday. With 50 degree + temps and sun all last week, this storm really hit the reset button on winter bringing our base back up over 65″.

Yesterday was one of the finest pow days of the season here in the San Juans with overnight winds blowing the snow deep in the trees. It continued snowing all day yesterday and into the night picking up an additional 6″ bringing the base to 70″ for the first time this season here at Telluride. The mountain is skiing great again with nice weather in the forecast.

Nice way to start off spring…will this be our last storm of the season?

 

Storms Keep Rolling Through Telluride – 11″ in 48 Hours…More on the Way!

February 29th, 2012 by

With 11″ of new snow in the past 48 hours, Telluride continues to impress with stellar conditions and excellent skiing. The last few storms have come in with some wind causing the snow to be drifted in areas and the ridge lines scoured. Despite this Telluride has a deep base of over 60″ filling in and covering our rocky terrain nicely.

The trees off Chair 9 were the spot to be yesterday, protected from the wind and skiing deep. The snow was dense and creamy and skiing fast. The upper mountain lifts didn’t open until around 1pm due to high winds but were a nice treat to those who stayed out for the afternoon.

This morning’s highlight was the opening of Revy Bowl which was shreded and tracked out in no time. Fun stuff up there…

Revy Bowl

Revelation Bowl

Another storm is approaching Colorado now with snow expected from late tonight through Friday here in the San Juans. NOAA is calling for 7-18″ here in Telluride by Friday at this point. Lookin’ good…

NOAA Telluride

NOAA Forecast for Telluride

Bluebird in the Morning, Dumping in the Afternoon – Telluride Pow Day – Feb. 6th, 2012

February 7th, 2012 by

Today was an amazing, surprise powder day in Telluride with periods of blue skies in the morning and dumping snow in the afternoon.

After 1-5″ of new snow was forecast from this storm, more than a foot of fresh snow ended up falling on the mountain turning into one of the best days of the season! This afternoon was DEEP!

With Telluride’s base depth approaching 60 inches and recent storms coming in with no wind, the resort is skiing awesome right now with great coverage on the Gold Hill ridge and chutes and up the Palmyra ridgeline. Huge props to Patrol who have done an amazing job recently getting more and more terrain open and skiing safe.

We are currently in a great weather cycle and hopefully these storms keep rolling through the area. The San Juans are going off right now…

Winter Returns to Telluride in a Big Way – Jan.16-17, 2012

January 17th, 2012 by

After weeks of no snow, unseasonably warm temps, and bullet-proof conditions…Telluride finally got dumped on! The last two days have been the best ski days in some time and morale is definitely up in the canyon. The forecast is helping as well with additional snow-fall leading us into the weekend…let’s hope winter sticks around for a while!

Brian enjoying the soft stuff

Brian enjoying the soft stuff

Bicknell taking a quick rest

Bicknell taking a quick rest

Storm Day!

Storm Day!

Too hot out for the Arizona sausage party

Too hot out for the Arizona sausage party

 

 

4-8″ Snow Forecast for Telluride Over the Weekend…Bring It On!

January 6th, 2012 by
Telluride with some actual snow - Photo: TheSkiChannel.com

With not a flake of new snow and nothing but sunshine for over two weeks in Telluride, our outlook is finally looking white with a weekend forecast of 4-8″ @ … Read More

A Snowier Year | Adam Broderick | Unofficial Photos of the Week

December 29th, 2011 by
CB Snowboarding

All these shots are from the Crested Butte area last Spring and show how much fun we all have when it actually snows. Please burn some skis, do a snow … Read More

Want to ski Aspen for $50/day? How about Winter Park and Steamboat as well? | Colorado Triple Play Pass

November 9th, 2011 by
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There is an awesome new pass option for Colorado skiers looking to get in some days at different mountains for a relatively good deal. The new pass is called the … Read More

Big Mountain Lines in October? | RIDICULOUS Powder Day in the Telluride backcountry!

October 9th, 2011 by

After getting our first turns of the season in September, today was an unheard of early October powder day in some serious “Big Mountain” terrain. It was unbelievable today up in the Telluride high-country, with blower pow, blue skies, and a great crew getting after it in the backcountry.

Recent storms dropped 18″ or more of snow in the area mountains allowing for some serious mid-season conditions. Our crew, consisting of locals Casey Riva, Anthony Schiavino, Chris Barton, myself and Roma the dog were all blown away by just how good it was up there. Naturally, we did what was necessary and ripped the S#%T out of it!

Absolutely AMAZING day!

Wolf Creek what?

Gold King Basin, Telluride - Photo: Jared Vincent

Terrain for the day - Photo: Jared Vincent

Anthony hiking the ridge - Gold King Basin, Telluride - Photo: Casey Riva

Anthony hiking to the ridge - Photo: Casey Riva

Anthony enjoying the harvest - Photo: Casey Riva

Anthony enjoying the harvest - Photo: Casey Riva

Casey Riva shredding some Fall Powder - Photo: Jared Vincent

Casey shredding some Fall powder - Photo: Jared Vincent

Blower October Pow - Photo: Casey Riva

Blower October Pow - Photo: Casey Riva

Grassy Pow - Photo: Casey Riva

Grassy Pow - Photo: Casey Riva

-October 8th? - Photo: Casey Riva

-October 8th? - Photo: Casey Riva

So Good! - Photo: Casey Riva

So Good! - Photo: Casey Riva

Chris Barton celebrating Fall with some faceshots - Photo from his GoPro

Chris Barton celebrating Fall with some faceshots - Photo from his GoPro

Heading back up for more - Photo: Jared Vincent

Heading back up for more - Photo: Jared Vincent

Top - Photo: Jared Vincent

Top - Photo: Jared Vincent

October 8th? - Photo: Casey Riva

Bottom - Photo: Casey Riva

Spring Skiing – Mar. 2, 2011

March 2nd, 2011 by
UnofficialNetworks.com, UnofficialTelluride.com, Unofficial Telluride, Unofficial Networks, Brian Horton, Jared Vincent Photo, Telluride tree skiing, Telluride skiing,

Well, today was one of those bittersweet days that skiers love to hate but that is also tough to bellyache about.  It was hovering around 50 degrees all day in … Read More