Our buddies over at TellurideNewb.com have been producing short vids for the the ski resort this season and their latest effort is pretty sweet. The quick edit chronicles a Telluride powder day with some beautiful camera work and editing from Dutch and some smooth skiing by Gavin.
These guys produce some high quality videos but i think this one is their best ski edit yet. Nice work boys and enjoy the video…
Didier Cuche finished his 17 year World Cup career by racing the final GS in Austria wearing vintage wool ski gear, wooden skis, poles and leather boots! It took him some time getting down the course, hugging fans and officials as he descended the course, finishing more than 2 minutes behind the race winner. It was obviously Cuche’s slowest World Cup time of his career…but he sure did it in style!
After crossing the finish line, he even performed his trademark ski flip with the old wooden skis! Really cool way to finish an amazing career.
Didier Cuche Rocking Vintage Gear for Final Race - Photo: Reuters
Didier Trying to Turn Those Wooden Sticks - Photo: Reuters
Cuche Being Hoisted By His Swiss Teammates For A Final Time - Photo: Reuters
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?
Bentley chose to feature the San Juans and Chris Davenport in their latest marketing video for the new Continental GTC. The 5 minute video has a really high production value with some beautiful shots of the Telluride area and the San Juan Mountains. Telluride Helitrax, High Ground Coffee Shack in Rico, and nearby Dunton Hot Springs Resort are all highlighted in the video.
Rico's High Ground Coffee Shack
Heliskiing from Dunton Hot Springs
Do you think Davenport got to keep one of the Bentleys to cruise around Aspen in? Not bad for a few days of ‘hard’ work…
This years Red Bull Cold Rush went down at nearby Silverton Mountain last week and Red Bull just released their highlight, teaser video before the event is televised in a few weeks. Unfortunately, tough avalanche conditions limited the terrain for the Big Mountain day after a slide ran through the venue on day 1 and cancelled the Cliffs day entirely! Kind of a bummer…
Wiley Miller Blasting Off The Mine Cart Rail - Photo: Christian Pondella
The athletes still threw down big time as highlighted in the above edit with Dane Tudor and Rachael Burks taking this years crowns! Looking forward to checking out the action in it’s entirety on NBC airing Saturday, March 24th @ 1pm ET/11pm MT as part of Red Bull’s Signature Series.
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…
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…
Lexi du Pont
One obvious name missing is last years women’s champ Grete Eliassen, where is Grete?
Red Bull is embracing Silverton’s mining history for this year’s Cold Rush, integrating mining themes in with the slopestyle course this year. There is a jump built with a mining tunnel in the back of it and a railroad track rail feature, should be sweet…
Railroad Rail Feature-Cold Rush 2012-Red Bull Media House
Original Post – 2/23/12
The 2012 Red Bull Cold Rush is returning to Silverton, CO from March 5th-8th. NBC will be broadcasting the Cold Rush on March 24th at 1pm ET as part of their new Signature Series. This year’s event should be amazing with Silverton having a great season with a ton of snow and a 73″ base so far.
Last year’s winners Sean Pettit and Grete Eliassen will be back to defend their titles, along with a still unannounced invitee list of elite freeskiers.
Who do you want to see compete in this year’s Cold Rush? Can anyone take down Sean and Grete?
Sean Petit on his way to winning last years event. Photo: Erik Seo – Red Bull Content Pool