With close to a foot of new snow the last few days in Telluride, ski season is officially ON with a ton of new, great terrain and some of the best conditions ANYWHERE in the country! With just about the entire Lower 48 struggling for snow right now, skiers in Southwest Colorado along with Taos and Flagstaff are loving La Nina so far! Yesterday's storm day was a ton of fun with Chair 6 opening for skiing with super deep snow in the trees and a great crew of locals getting after it. The skiing off Chair 9 is great right now with everything getting covered nicely and starting to get bumped up. Hot laps off these chairs will get your ski legs back in no time! Chair 12 and Prospect Bowl opened yesterday as well adding much needed terrain to spread out this week's visiting groups and gapers. Foot of new snow leaves Telluride with some of the best skiing in the country | Dec.14-15, 2011 | Unofficial Networks

Foot of new snow leaves Telluride with some of the best skiing in the country | Dec.14-15, 2011

Foot of new snow leaves Telluride with some of the best skiing in the country | Dec.14-15, 2011

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Foot of new snow leaves Telluride with some of the best skiing in the country | Dec.14-15, 2011

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Pow Day Stoke - Photo: Jared Vincent

Pow Day Stoke 12/14/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

With close to a foot of new snow the last few days in Telluride, ski season is officially ON with a ton of new, great terrain and some of the best conditions ANYWHERE in the country! With just about the entire Lower 48 struggling for snow right now, skiers in Southwest Colorado along with Taos and Flagstaff  are loving La Nina so far!

Yesterday’s storm day was a ton of fun with Chair 6 opening for skiing with super deep snow in the trees and a great crew of locals getting after it. The skiing off Chair 9 is great right now with everything getting covered nicely and starting to get bumped up.  Hot laps off these chairs will get your ski legs back in no time!

Chair 12 and Prospect Bowl opened yesterday as well adding much needed terrain to spread out this week’s visiting groups and gapers.

'Interesting' crash scene on Mak-Em 12/14/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

'Interesting' crash scene on Mak-Em 12/14/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Snowy Morning on Chair 9 12/14/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Snowy Morning on Chair 9 12/14/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Had a great time skiing with the legendary Scott Kennett and the guys from Denver’s Grace Skis, an amazing new ski company hand making bamboo skis here in Colorado! Looking forward to trying these beauties out…

Grace Skis- Scott Kennett -Jared Vincent - Telluride - Photo: Grace Skis

Scott Kennett and the crew from Grace Skis - Photo: Grace Skis

This morning was a beautiful, blue bird day out there with cold temps and soft snow all over the mountain. Revelation Bowl opened around 10pm for the first time this season and was tracked out in no time by a ravenous crowd. No surprise there…

Telluride is looking at a few more days of sun and warming temps before another small storm may roll through the area…let’s keep the southern flow rolling!

Beautiful sunny morning after the storm 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Beautiful sunny morning after the storm 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Bushwacker heading towards town 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Bushwacker heading towards town 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Awesome Rock! 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Awesome Rock! 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Gold Hill Chutes filling in nicely 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Gold Hill Chutes filling in nicely 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Black Iron Bowl control work 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Black Iron Bowl control work 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Revelation Bowl opening 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Revelation Bowl opening 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Revy Bowl tracked the F out 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Revy Bowl tracked the F out 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Revy Bowl from above 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

Revy Bowl from above 12/15/11 - Photo: Jared Vincent

 

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