Telluride Closing Weekend

A couple of unexpected surprises occurred at the end of the season this year: an extended week of lift served (albeit reduced to 2 lifts operating from 11AM to 5PM) and a total storm accumulation of 2 feet for the last Saturday and Sunday! I figured this was as good a time as any to put down the camera pack and get some freshies. But being the photo nerd I am I still brought the pocket cam out for a ride. Big thanks to the Telluride Ski Resort for another incredible season.

Blogs/TellurideClosing/02_eng.jpgCEO Dave Riley thanking everyone for another good season.

Blogs/TellurideClosing/03_eng.jpgLooks like winter again. The day before this was completely brown and almost ready for the mountain board kooks.

Blogs/TellurideClosing/04_eng.jpgWhy ride untracked freshies when you ride someones else’s tracks?

Blogs/TellurideClosing/05_eng.jpgIs that grin on Gabe Wright’s coming from anticipation of a sick pow day or from clowning homey riding in someone’s track?

Blogs/TellurideClosing/06_eng.jpgAfter the pow on the runs is mowed down for the bump-jocks, it’s time to take to the woods.


A common sight at the top of the chairs is piles of packs. When you see this it means get to the backcountry gate before they do.

Blogs/TellurideClosing/08_eng.jpgUnknown soldier tasting what is normally forbidden fruit. One good thing about the ski area when its closed is the ability to legally ride a ton of super-sick lines separated from you by a rope indicating a Federal closure.

Blogs/TellurideClosing/09_eng.jpg“…no, you killed it, man!”

Blogs/TellurideClosing/10_eng.jpgYing and Yang? Sly and Oprah? Trusty and… Trusty?

Blogs/TellurideClosing/11_eng.jpgYes, this screen-print is a reference to Telluride’s mining history.


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