Chason Russell Season Edit from Telluride – “Tribute to the Juan’s”

October 7th, 2011 by

Chason Russell put together this season edit from last winter here in Telluride, featuring some of the best terrain the area has to offer. Chason really gets after it around here and unfortunately for us, he is taking his big mountain prowess north this season to where the water flows like wine. Telluride will surely miss Chason, but I can’t wait to see him get after it up in Aspen. He is going to rip the S#%T out of that place!

Chason had the following to say about his edit:

‘The 2010/2011 ski season brought a variety of conditions and controversies in and around the Telluride Ski Area. Despite the “Tom Chapman backcountry access closure” there was plenty of other great skiing to be had from the Telluride Ski Resort. Here is a sample from last season to feed the stoke for this upcoming winter. Get out, get strong, winter is approaching…’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Check out Chason @ as well as a few of his edits we have posted on Unofficial.

Fresh Snow & Golden Aspens – Photos from Telluride’s Biggest Storm of the Fall, so far…

October 6th, 2011 by
Mountain Village - 10/6/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

The Winter Storm Warning issued for Telluride rolled into the area over night and left the valley blanketed with a few inches of snow down to about 8,000ft. When the … Read More

New Snow Photos @ Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, Mammoth, Whistler, Jackson, Snowbird, Telluride | October 6th, 2011

October 6th, 2011 by
Sugar Bowl, CA.  October 6th, 2011

Winter 2011/12 has Unofficially begun.  People are skiing powder today.  What are you doing today? Are you going skiing/riding today, October 6th, 2011? If not, are you pissed you aren’t? … Read More

2010/2011 Season Snow Totals in North America | CA, CO, WY, UT, B.C.

October 5th, 2011 by
Photo of World Traveler and Big Mountain Ski, Lee Lyon

Now that the first snow of 2011/12 has hit pretty much everywhere in Western North America, it’s time to reflect.  Do you think we’ll see totals like this again this … Read More

Welcome To Colorful Colorado | Fall Foliage Is Going Off | Independence Pass and Maroon Bells Photo Gallery

September 27th, 2011 by
Maroon Bells and foliage

It’s officially fall, and Colorado is showing the signs of the season better than anywhere. Currently most of Colorado is fully glisening with the rich yellow tones of the fall season. From Denver, west … Read More

Sweetgrass Productions New Film SOLITAIRE Premiering in Telluride on Friday, September 30th!

September 22nd, 2011 by

Sweetgrass Productions will present their new film, “SOLITAIRE: A Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, and Telemark Film” next Friday, September 30th in Telluride. Sweetgrass just recently took home the Best Cinematography award at Montreal’s IF3 for SOLITAIRE, a two year project completely shot in South America. Sweetgrass makes some of the most beautiful, soulful films in the industry and SOLITAIRE will be no exception. Really looking forward to this one!

The following description is from their Vimeo page:

“In the high desert of South America, winter takes hold, devouring bleached bones and abandoned shacks. Into these most inhospitable of lands, a handful of drifters emerge from the whiteout, ready to cast their lot on forsaken peaks both merciless and magnificent. Venturing beyond the frontiers of most mountain films, Solitaire is backcountry skiing forged in the tradition of Western cinema. Born in the spires of Argentina’s legendary Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins through an abandoned world, wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to Chilean Patagonia.
Lost in the winds of snowbound badlands and the blizzards of primordial forests; seen from a horse’s saddle and a paraglider’s wings; ridden on ski and board and telemark…
Solitaire fuses western-inspired tales of backcountry gambles into landscapes never before visited on film.”

SOLITAIRE will be screened at The Nugget Theatre on September 30th @ 8:30pm. Tickets for the premiere are $10 advanced/$12 dos and are available online @

*UPDATED* More Snow in Telluride over night, starting to accumulate on the peaks!

September 17th, 2011 by
Wilson Range - 9/17/11 - Photo: Casey Riva

Well, Telluride had MORE snow last night. The snow line is creeping lower and starting to really accumulate up high. This is pretty wild for the middle of September and … Read More

*UPDATED* Winter Weather Advisory in CO Leads to Nice Dusting Across State | What Did Your Area Get?

September 15th, 2011 by
Palmyra Peak - 9/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Telluride had another nice dusting of fresh snow last night, after yesterday’s Winter Weather Advisory for areas above 8,000ft. The clouds are still pretty thick up there, but breaks in … Read More

Telluride Blues & Brews Full Schedule | Breweries!

September 14th, 2011 by
Telluride Blues & Brews 2011

The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival kicks off Friday with an eclectic, diverse mix of AMAZING music and beers. The following is the complete lineup and schedule, followed … Read More

Aspen Proposes Disposable Bag Ban | Will Other Ski Towns Follow? | Should They?

September 13th, 2011 by
Plastci Bag Pollution

Photo credit: thechicecologist Aspen is proposing to put a 20-cent fee on disposable bags one might get at a grocery store. The idea is to help encourage locals and visitors … Read More