TELLURIDE PASS SALE
STARTS AUGUST 3, 2009
New 4Pass Offers 2007 Pricing
New Terrain - Gold Hill Chutes 2-5 to Open This Year
TELLURIDE, Colo. (July 14, 2009) –The Telluride Ski Resort announced
2009-2010 season pass pricing today, keeping rates the same as last
season. However, if four adults purchase season passes together during
the annual Pass Sale, the price drops to 2007 rates. An individual adult
season pass will cost $1,198 when purchased before October 30, but the
4Pass will cost just $998/person.
Telluride is also thrilled to announce the opening of Gold Hill Chutes
2-5. This long coveted terrain comes on the heels of Gold Hill Chutes
6-10 opening in 2007-08, and Chute 1 opening in 2008-09. Chutes 2-5
offer wide-open, above treeline couloirs and chutes dropping 1,600
vertical feet. The resort added two WWII area howitzers last season to
facilitate control of this terrain, which will open as conditions allow.
The $1,198 adult pass offers a savings of 35% off the regular season
pass price of $1,850, while the 4Pass offers a savings of nearly 50%.
Junior passes are $175 (ages 13-18) and the kids' rate is $125 (6-12
yrs) during the sale, a savings of 70%. Senior passes are offered at
$499 (ages 65 +). With proof of 12 credit hours at an accredited
college, College Passes can be purchased at a $299 Pass Sale price, $725
regular price. Children 5 & under pay only a $25 processing fee for a
season pass for the convenience of bypassing the ticket line each day.
All season passes offer unrestricted skiing and riding. As an added
benefit, purchasers of College, Adult and Senior passes will also
receive a free subscription to Ski Magazine.
The Telluride Pass Sale will run August 3 - October 30, with passes
available online at www.tellurideskiresort.com/pass or by calling
Pass Sale Regular Season
Pass August 3 - Oct. 30 Oct. 31 - Season
Adult $1,198 $1,850
Adult 4Pass (ea.) $998 x
Child (6-12 yrs) $125 $425
Junior (ages 13-18 yrs) $175 $575
College Pass $299 $725
Senior (ages 65+) $499 $825
Telluride’s guests will also benefit with 6-Day and 10-Day Passes, the
Telluride Card and Limitless Lesson Pass available during the Summer
Sale. The 6-Day Pass will cost just $345 and the 10-Day Pass just $495.
These products will be available online through October 30, after which
they will be available at regional sales events through the beginning of
“Our goal is to create attractive pass options for our core customers,”
said Telluride Ski Resort’s CEO Dave Riley. “With new terrain opening
this year, and Revelation Bowl and Palmyra Peak opening the last two
seasons, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience what Telluride
has to offer.”
For all pass information and to purchase, please go to
www.tellurideskiresort.com or call 970-728-7517 Monday through Friday.
Cleanup May 14th–22nd 2005
Dumpsite Open Thursday the 19th-Sunday 22nd
Waste Disposal Day May 21st
Mahoney Drive impound and parking lot will be open for non-commercial
refuse & recycling Thursday, May 19th through Sunday, May
22nd between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
special household hazardous material disposal event will be held on
Saturday the 21st between 10am and 2pm, also at the Mahoney
Drive parking lot. $5.00 minimum drop fee required.
tires, household electronics and car batteries and standard recycling are
allowed Thursday through Sunday
Hazardous waste is only allowed on Sat. 10am-2pm.
construction or other commercial refuse please!
The Town of
Telluride neighborhood trash pick up day is on Friday, May 20th
between 1 and 4 p.m. Call Rebekah Hall to sign up if you can’t make it
over to the impound lot, 728-3071.
is sponsored by the Town of Telluride - San Miguel County Recycling Task
Force, and the Greenbucks Program
HAZ MAT DAY
San Miguel County
Colo. (March 22, 2005) -Telluride's spirit of giving and generosity knows
no boundaries. Initiated soon after a Tsunami struck the Indian Ocean on
Dec. 26 killing over 180,000 and displacing over 4 million people, the
Telluride Foundation was asked by members of its Board of Directors to
create a community fund to raise money to assist with tsunami relief and
rebuilding efforts. In two months, the Telluride community raised $183,000
for the victims of the tsunami.
thing that really struck me during the tsunami relief effort was that
everyone was so willing to help. The fact that we banded together as a
community for such an urgent cause created a sense of solidarity,"
said Honga Im Hopgood, who helped organize Tsunami Donation Day.
"Although we can not erase the devastation and sense of loss that
millions will feel for a long time from losing their homes, loved ones and
sense of community, we have reached out and assisted some of the victims
in rebuilding their lives."
the funds were secured, the Telluride Foundation initiated an extensive
research phase, which included input from the community, to identify
specific, significant and measurable projects to fund. The Telluride
Foundation will distribute money from the Tsunami Relief Fund to four
projects run by respected, credible organizations that can deliver
tangible results and aid in the long-term relief and restoration of
communities devastated by the tsunami.
to Read, a U.S.-based, 501c3 organization, will receive $50,000 to rebuild
schools in Sri Lanka, an area that was especially decimated by the
Tsunami. This hands-on organization is currently rebuilding two schools,
expected to completed in March, in Karaitivu Village in the Ampara
District on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.
In addition, Room to Read plans to rebuild 15 to 18 additional
schools throughout the Tsunami-affected area. They have raised $500,000 of
their $1 million goal to fund the Sri Lanka School Reconstruction Project.
For more information on Room to Read, visit www.roomtoread.org/tsunami.
Tsunami Relief Campaign will also contribute $50,000 to Project Concern, a
U.S.-based 501c3 organization, dedicated to saving the lives of children
and families around the world by preventing disease and providing access
to clean water and nutritious food. The organization will use the
contribution from the Telluride Tsunami Relief Fund to rebuild the lives
of families in West Aceh, Indonesia by funding water and sanitation
projects, food distribution, reconstruction of health clinics and schools
and providing construction supplies and materials.
Funds will also be used to develop mother and child-care centers
where women can share their experiences, provide support for each other,
and learn valuable information about nutrition, education, and childcare.
For more information on Project Concern, visit www.projectconcern.org.
Giving, another U.S.-based 501c3 organization, is the third and forth
recipient of funds from the Tsunami Relief Campaign. The first project
will receive $25,000 to fund an Ashoka fellow Jesuit Priest who is
assisting over 2000 Batticaloa refugees in Sri Lanka displaced by the
tsunami. The project meets
their immediate need for shelter while working to prevent the spread of
disease and will also assist with the resettlement of the refugees and
help them rebuild their communities. The second project will receive
$15,000 and focuses on rebuilding and creating jobs in Perlya, Sri Lanka.
The project includes purchasing a concrete, brick-making machine which
will provide employment for 10 people; replacing a saw mill that was
destroyed, creating 6 jobs; replacing a coconut oil extraction plant which
will employ 2 people; planting 4000 palm trees for a coastal re-
vegetation project; and rebuilding a local village catamaran fishing boat
that provides four families with employment. For more information, visit www.globalgiving.com.
remaining $43,000 in the Tsunami Relief Fund will be utilized as
additional funding for one of the four projects as soon as it becomes
clear which project can use extra money to create maximum impact. The
Foundation conducted extensive research and background checks (with the
assistance of personal contacts and national databases) on the
organizations funded and will receive periodic progress reports from Room
to Read, Project Concern, and Global Giving. The progress reports will be
conveyed to the Telluride community through local newspapers and KOTO.
early 2005 the Telluride Foundation established a fund to support victims
of the Indian Ocean disaster with an anonymous $50,000 matching grant. The
campaign turned into a community-wide effort-generating contributions from
every sector of the community including generous individuals, Telluride
Middle/High School and Elementary School students, local merchants,
restaurants and bars. All the money raised, including any interest
incurred since the beginning of the campaign, will be paid out to these
projects. In addition, the Telluride Foundation contributed its staff and
accounting time to manage the effort.
so often happens during the course of the year, the Telluride community
has once again demonstrated its incredible generosity and concern for
others in need. Our citizens exhibited their caring spirit," said
Bunny Freidus, contributor to the Tsunami Relief Campaign and Telluride
Foundation Board Member.
Intermediate and Middle/High School students and teachers raised $13,873
for the Tsunami Relief Fund through bake sales, "Buckets of
Love" and selling symbolic paper water bottles. The Fly Me to the
Moon Saloon contributed $500 from individuals who attended shows and the
Sheridan Arts Foundation donated over $1000 from their January 21 Bongo
Love concert. Donation Day on Friday, January 28, organized by the
Telluride Restaurant and Retail Association, generated nearly $28,000 for
victims of the tsunami disaster. Participating businesses pledged 25
percent or more of gross sales from that day to the Telluride Tsumani
is truly remarkable how generous this community is", commented Mary
Rubadeau, Superintendent of Telluride School District and Board Member of
the Telluride Foundation, "I think it reflects the character of the
people of our community and the values we cherish and teach to our
more information on the Tsunami Relief Campaign, please contact the
Telluride Foundation at 728-8717.
20th Annual St. Patrick's Day Baseball Game
Thursday, March 17th, 5 PM
Bottom of lift 7-Coonskin
Baseball Game on skis or snowboards
It is a long-standing Telluride tradition
Ski School vs. Ski Patrol
St. Patrick's Day party at the Elks after the game-all
On St. Paddy's day, members of the Telluride Ski Patrol
and Telluride Ski and Snowboard School equipped with skis or snowboards,
battle it out on the baseball diamond in honor of St. Patrick. This is the
20th meeting of this traditional rivalry. The first games where played way
back in the 1970's and 80's and the yearly tradition was renewed in 1992
by veteran ski instructors Larry Hopkins and Paul Sherry. The first pitch
will be at 5 PM and ball will be played until it is too dark to play.
"This event is a rite of passage into spring time
and a great way to celebrate St. Paddy's day outside in our beautiful
valley. It is fun to watch expert skiers and boarders flail around the
bases on skis and fall over themselves in the outfield." Says
Socko a supervisor of the ski patrol says, "Let's
make this game fun and kick the ski schools butt again this year!"
Bobby Murphy, ski school director says, "We ran
into a tough Patrol squad last season. Since the loss, we've done some
soul searching and have refocused our game plan."
This year the Ski School demo team, the Ghost riders,
will again sell hotdogs at the baseball game and sell tickets for a raffle
of a neat cruiser bicycles as a fundraiser for there travel fund. Also
beverages will be available for a donation.
For the record the Ski School has won 4 out of the last
7 years with Patrol winning last year holding Ski School to little action
at the plate. During the nineties the patrol dominated.
Jeff Proteau, senior vice president of mountain
operations at Telski, will M.C. this event along with Ken Stone, senior
vice president of sales and marketing at Telski, adding lots of local
color to the event. This is a great event for locals and visitors alike.
SO COME ON OUT AND CHEER ON YOUR FAVORITE TEAM-SCHOOLERS
TELLURIDE SKI RESORT DEDICATES A TRAIL TO TEDDY
Public Welcome to Attend "Teddy's Way"
Dedication Saturday, March 12 at 2p.m.
TELLURIDE, Colo. (March 9, 2005) --Teddy Ebersol
spent many of his summers and vacations in Telluride, took his first steps
in the resort community and learned to ski at the Telluride Ski Resort.
Fourteen year-old Ebersol died tragically Nov. 28, 2004 in a private plane
crash near Telluride.
His parents, actress Susan Saint James and Dick
Ebersol, want to carry on the memory of their warm and loving son in
Telluride as it occupied a special place in Teddy's heart. San Joaquin, a
ski trail off Lift 10, will be renamed 'Teddy's Way' as it was his
favorite run to ski home each day. The dedication ceremony will be held at
2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 on San Joaquin, before the Sundance
confluence off lift 10. A simple ceremony includes music, short opening
remarks, family rembrances and a Native American blessing of the run.
To Attend Teddy Ebersol's Memorial:
* Please ski to the memorial by taking lift 10 to
Double Cabins to San Joaquin. There will be signage and mountain personnel
to assist with directions.
* Guests may ride the gondola to the intercept lot
(Lot A). Mountain Village is providing two shuttles that will drive people
from the gondola building in the intercept lot to the memorial. Shuttles
will run from 1-4pm
* Guests driving to the memorial may park at the
intercept lot (Lot A) and take the Mountain Village shuttles to the
memorial. Shuttles will run from 1-4pm.
* Dial-a-ride is available for Mountain Village
residents and guests at 728-8888.
Saint James and Ebersol discovered Telluride in the
late 1970's and purchased a home here in 1976. They spend as much time in
Telluride as their busy schedules allow. Saint James and Ebersol express
their sincere thanks and gratitude for the overwhelming outpouring of
friendship, love, support and caring from the Telluride community.
Sept. 14, 1953 - March 7,
Wilkinson Public Library director and longtime Telluride area resident
Robin Magee died at her home in Norwood, Monday, March 7. She was 51.
The cause of death has not yet
been determined. She is survived by her parents Bob and Marge Magee of
Atlanta, Georgia; her brothers Jeff Magee of Atlanta, Georgia and Jim
Magee and wife, Kristen, and nephews Alex, 2, Tom, 1, of Greenville, South
Carolina; sister Sue Magee and children, Sarah Jarvis, 13, and Cayman
Jarvis, 10, of Anchorage, Alaska; ex-husband Paul Machado of Ophir; and
her beloved animal friends, her dogs, Tango and Samba, and cats Muse and
A memorial for Magee is scheduled for Friday, March 11 at noon on the
library patio. The community is invited to attend and friends and
associates are encouraged to say a few words for Magee, who died at her
home in Norwood last weekend. A reception at the Hotel Telluride will
follow. The library will be closed all day Friday.
Donations can be made to the Wilkinson Public Library or Tara Mandala P.O.
Box 3040, Pagosa Springs, Colo. 81147 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SKI RESORT OPENS FIRST SUPERPIPE
styled Superpipe puts Telluride on the world class riding map
Colo. (January 20, 2005) - Skiers and riders hitting the slopes of
Telluride this winter can ride the newly designed Telluride Air Garden
Superpipe. With 18 ft. walls and 400 ft. of usable area, the pipe
was designed by the ski resort’s own mountain operations staff in
conjunction with primary Olympic pipe designers, Planet Snow Designs.
Located on the Butterfly run, the new Superpipe adds a new dimension to
the top-of-the-line jibs, fun boxes and redesigned jumps of Telluride’s
Air Garden Terrain Park.
snow sports and pipe enthusiasts can now experience one of the best parks
available in the country right here in Telluride," said Jeff Proteau,
vice president operations for the Telluride Ski Resort. "We are
thrilled to work with such an experienced terrain park and mountain
operations team creating a state-of-the-art park for skiers and riders of
all abilities, from beginner to Olympic level status.” Telluride’s
Superpipe opened Jan. 19, 2005.
designers Ryan Neptune and Pat Melandowski travel the world designing and
building Olympic level Superpipes and were ecstatic to work with such an
enthusiast mountain operations team. The snowmaking, grooming, vehicle
maintenance, air garden park staff and park rangers all contributed a
great deal to the project. Terrain park staff Steve Edgecombe, Aaron
Appenal, and Greg Stob also contributed their pipe expertise to the
this Superpipe has truly been an educational experience,” said John
Knowles, mountain manager for the resort. “All hands were on deck for
this project and our mountain operations crew did a fine job in the
completion of the Superpipe, a fantastic addition to our already amazing
Open 7 days
a week, the park will be groomed as needed. For more information, call
970-728-7404 or visit tellurideskiresort.com.
TELLURIDE SKI RESORT OFFERS 'KID'S NIGHT
TELLURIDE, Colo. (Jan. 18, 2005) - The
Telluride Ski Resort's (Telski) Children's Programs now offers extended
hours of our guest childcare facility enabling parents to enjoy the
evening features of the resort. The program 'Kid's Night Out' runs nightly
from 4:00 - 8:30pm for 5 - 12 years olds, $50 per child for the entire
evening or $15 per hour for partial evenings. The program is chaperoned by
some of the kid's favorite ski and snowboard instructors.
"Kid's Night Out is a great success
for our destination travelers. Now parents can enjoy the resort in the
evening while their kids have an action packed night of fun with us,"
said Kieffer Parrino manager of children's program for Telski. "This
isn't daycare, it is a night of fun for kids to be kids!"
Kid's Night Out includes pizza and a movie
every evening; other activities will vary nightly and may depend on
weather. Sledding, street hockey, tubing on Thrill Hill, or X-box is other
features. Fridays will feature a kid's torchlight on the Meadows ski run.
Children must come dressed for activities and ready for fun.
For more information or to sign up for
Kid's Night Out, stop by the Ski & Snowboard School in Mountain
Village or call (970) 728-7545.
Colorado- January 18,
2005- At approx. 1200 noon an Avalanche in the Twin Butte area near
Revelstoke, B.C. has claimed the life of Stephen Butts, 48, resident of
Telluride, Colorado. Selkirk Tangiers Helicopter Skiing Ltd had
transported 10-12 skiers to the area. One other skier was
transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
It is unknown at this time what the cause of the avalanche, but heavy
snowfall is expected. All other skiers in the party were accounted
for and removed from the avalanche sight. The RCMP investigation in
concert with the Coroners office is continuing.
Your Holiday Gifts Bring Smiles
The holidays are a time to give and a
time to appreciate our loved ones, our health and happiness. This holiday
season we ask that you share your blessings with those who are less
fortunate. ANGEL BASKETS, an organization that provides for hundreds of
families in the Telluride region, is asking for donations of food, gifts,
clothing, toys and money. Stop by Town Hall in the Blue Mesa Building and
pick a wish off the tree and make someone’s dream come true. Please
bring all wrapped donations to the Blue Mesa front desk by Monday,
December 13. Contact Sue at 728-8000 for more information. Happy Holidays!
A Special Holiday Offer from La
La Piazza is offering a special three
course meal for $17 per person, every Sunday through Thursday starting
November 24 through December 19. And new this season, stop in for an
Italian apres ski cocktail and tagliere from 3pm-5pm. Call 728-8283 for
Take a Horse Driven Sleigh Around Mountain Village
Mountain Village has expanded their
guest service amenities to include sleigh rides on the golf course this
holiday season. A 12 person, horse-driven sleigh will take guests on a
scenic tour around the Telluride golf course. The new sleigh ride service
will begin on December 16 and run through March (weather permitting).
“We are excited to offer sleigh rides to our homeowners and guests,”
said Tracee Hennigar, Special Events Coordinator for Mountain Village.
“It’s the perfect family outing. You can snuggle up in a blanket, chat
with family and friends and enjoy the incredible views.” Sleigh ride
tickets can be purchased at the new Guest Service Center in Heritage
Plaza, or on www.tellurideticket.com. Adults are $45 and children are $25
(free for children under 3 years old). Sleigh rides are available Thursday
through Sunday and depart on the hour at 3pm, 4pm, and 5pm. To book your
reservation, contact the Guest Service Center at 970-729-1846 or go to
A New Mountain Village Market
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, a new
natural foods market opened in Mountain Village. The Mountain Village
Market is a welcomed addition to the Village Center and features over
6,000 gourmet and organic items including meat, dairy, produce, baked
goods and sundries. If you’re hungry for a quick meal, stop by and try
out the wide selection of soups and sandwiches. The Mountain Village
Market is open 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm and is located in the
Conference Center Plaza near Wells Fargo Bank in the Palmyra building.
Call 728-6500 for more information.
Continental Airlines Fare Sale
The Telluride/ Montrose Regional Air Organization
and Continental Airlines are offering savings on Continental jet service
from Los Angeles, California, to Montrose, Colorado
• The 50 seat regional jet runs December 16, 2004 thru April 2,
• Base fares start at $218 round trip to or from Los Angeles
• To reserve your flight go to www.continental.com
Continental Airlines Fare Sale -- Fly to Los Angeles
for $218 roundtrip. Reservations must be made 14 days in advance, and are
subject to availability. Fares are sample off peak fares and will be
slightly higher on peak travel days. Tax is not included. Two night stay
is required and tickets are non-refundable.
Mountain Village is bursting with holiday
cheer! This season we have a wonderful array of special events planned for
you and your family. Come out and enjoy the festivities!
Friday, December 17, 4pm - 6pm
Join us in Heritage Plaza, just steps away from the Gondola in Mountain
Village, for a community celebration! The event will feature the Holiday
Tree Lighting with Santa Claus, gingerbread house displays, warm
beverages, treats and toys for children, plus great deals and in-store
events at Mountain Village restaurants and shops! Entertainment from the
Rock n’ Roll Academy and children carolers will perform to make this an
extra special event! Parking in Mountain Village is FREE after 3pm. New
this year, receive a pair of 3D snowflake holographic glasses with a $15
purchase at your local retailer (while supplies last). Use your 3D glasses
to view the holiday lights and fireworks.
Photos with Santa &
Holiday Cookie Decorating Party
Saturday, December 18, 1pm - 4pm, Sunday, December 19, 1pm - 4pm,
Wednesday, December 22, 1pm - 4pm
Santa will be checking his list to see who’s been naughty and nice this
year at the Telluride Conference Center! Come enjoy the charm of an
old-fashioned Christmas, and have a FREE photo taken with Santa and his
jolly elves atop his favorite antique sleigh. Afterwards, guests can
personalize their very own holiday cookie. Gingerbread cookies, sugar
cookies, frosting and a variety of festive sprinkles will be provided at
Pastel Artist, Deborah Bays
Tuesday, December 28
The Telluride Mountain Gallery (in the Franz Klammer building) will host
an art opening and reception for Deborah Bays, an award winning pastel
artist. Stop by to meet the artist and view her exhibition of still life
and figurative paintings from 5pm-7pm.
Warren Miller's Film IMPACT
Wednesday, December 29, Doors open at 7pm
The Telluride Conference Center will host Warren Miller’s 5th annual
feature film IMPACT for one adventure filled evening only! IMPACT
showcases winter sports’ top athletes and local heroes on the big screen
as they travel to fabled and exotic locations around the globe in search
of the perfect ride, deepest powder and sickest lines. Along with
adrenaline-filled action and magnificent scenery, IMPACT delivers a
high-energy soundtrack on a state-of-the-art digital sound system. Tickets
are $10 and can be purchased at www.tellurideticket.com, at sponsor ticket
locations (TBA), or at the door the evening of the event.
New Year's Eve Fireworks in
Friday, December 31, approx. 7pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve in Mountain Village with a spectacular display of
holiday fireworks! Best viewed from the Mountain Village Center, the
fireworks will glow brightly over the snow and set the night sky ablaze
with brilliant colors. The fireworks will commence when the Torchlight
parade has finished. Don’t forget to bring your 3D holographic snowflake
glasses, free with any $15 purchase at your local Mountain Village
retailer from December 17-31 (while supplies last).
SnowFest is an enjoyable event for the whole family. It is a winter
carnival event featuring giant snow sculptures, ice capades, a hula moon
snowshoe, heat miser party and so much more...
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES ABOUND IN TELLURIDE
Santa Visits, Treats and Toys for the Kids
and Holiday Concert Series!
TELLURIDE, Colo. (Dec 10, 2004) - Decorated
with colorful ornaments, white lights, fresh garland and red bows,
Telluride sets the stage for a picture perfect holiday vacation. From
skiing with Santa to a torchlight parade to festive parties, Telluride
offers an action-packed line up of holiday events for the whole family.
The town of Mountain Village lights up with
holiday cheer during the annual Jingle Jam Friday, December 17, from 4 - 6
p.m. The event features the Holiday Tree Lighting with Santa Claus,
gingerbread house displays, warm beverages, treats and toys for children,
plus great deals and in-store events at Mountain Village restaurants and
shops! The Rock n' Roll Academy's children perform to make this an extra
special event! Parking in Mountain Village is free after 3 p.m. New this
year, receive a pair of 3D snowflake holographic glasses with a $15
purchase at local retailers (while supplies last). The glasses are perfect
for viewing holiday lights and the New Year's Eve fireworks.
Santa visits the Telluride Conference
Center (in the Mountain Village) from 1- 4 p.m.
Dec. 18, 19, and 22 for free holiday
pictures and cookie decorating party. All the good little boys and girls
can take photos with good ole' St. Nick and his elves atop an antique
sleigh. Gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, frosting and a variety of
festive sprinkles are in plentiful supply at no charge.
Music aficionados can enjoy the Sheridan
Opera House's 2004 Holiday Concert Series, starting Monday, Dec. 27 with
the return of Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin. Tuesday, Dec. 28, brings
Woodstock Legend Richie Havens to the Opera House. Bonerama lights up the
stage on Wednesday, Dec. 29 with the sounds of New Orleans Big Brass Band.
Over the holidays, Santa flies his sleigh
to the Telluride Ski Resort for his annual ski vacation. On Dec. 18 and
19, Santa carves up the slopes on Lifts 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 and 13 and
hands out candy to everyone who has been nice. Before heading back to the
North Pole, Santa will pose with all the little (and big) boys and girls
for photos at Gorrono Ranch on December 23 from 12 - 3 p.m.
Christmas Eve festivities begin at 6 p.m.
with the Torchlight Parade. Skiers illuminate Telluride's slopes as they
carry torches down Coonskin and Telluride Trail. There are many great
places in town to view this glowing parade including Pacific Street, Main
Street and Columbia Ave.
Art aficionados can head over to the
Telluride Mountain Gallery (located in the Franz Klammer building) for
award winning pastel artist Deborah Bays' opening and reception. Stop by
to meet the artist and view this beautiful still life and figurative
painting exhibition from 5 - 7 p.m.
Warren Miller fans can check out his lasted
film IMPACT at the Telluride Conference Center for one night only on
December 29. IMPACT showcases top winter sports athletes as they travel to
fabled and exotic locations around the globe in search of the perfect
ride, deepest powder and sickest lines. Along with adrenaline-filled
action and magnificent scenery, IMPACT delivers a high-energy soundtrack
on a state-of-the-art digital sound system. Tickets are $10 and can be
purchased at www.tellurideticket.com <http://www.tellurideticket.com>
or at the door the evening of the event.
With a wide variety of events on New Years,
guests might have difficult time deciding how to celebrate the start of
2005. The action begins at 6 p.m. with a torchlight parade on both sides
of the mountain. A spectacular display of holiday fireworks follows the
torchlight and is visible both in town and in Mountain Village.
The Sheridan Opera House hosts a New Year's
Eve Gala at 9 p.m. This Sheridan Arts Foundation fundraiser includes a
performance by Royal Crown Review, dancing, champagne, and food. Tickets
are $100 per person general admission and $500 per person for VIP reserved
The celebration continues New Year's Day at
Gorrono Ranch, Telluride's mid mountain restaurant with the first annual
Coca Cola's Football Town. 150 red Coca cola mini-footballs will be hidden
on the mountain. Skiers and riders finding a football bring it to the Coca
Cola Football Town Headquarters at Gorrono Ranch and receive a prize!
After the holidays, visitors and locals can
look forward to the Telluride Snow Fest January 15-17. Snow Fest is an
enjoyable winter carnival for the whole family and features giant snow
sculptures, ice capades, a hula moon snowshoe race, a heat miser party and
more. Telluride Ski Resort's Bands on the Beach Music Series kicks off
Snow Fest weekend of with the tunes of Jack Johnson sounding Donovan
Frankenreiter at Gorrono Ranch from 1-4 p.m.
Skiers and Riders dreaming of a white
Christmas can enjoy the fabulous snow conditions & full calendar of
events in Telluride this year. November brought record snowfall and
amazing Thanksgiving Day skiing, while December brings good cheer, Santa
and holiday spirits to the San Juan Mountains in Telluride. There is
availability on flights into Telluride and Montrose before Dec. 26 so come
one and come all for the holidays. For more information about events
contact Telluride and Mountain Village CVB at 970-728-3041.
Governments Support A
third party EVALUATION
OF Telluride’s current destination marketing efforts
CO (December 10, 2004) – The three locals governments, San Miguel
County, the town of Mountain Village, and the town of Telluride,
collectively support the hiring of an outside consultant to
evaluate Telluride’s current destination marketing efforts and a
possible restructuring of the Telluride and Mountain Village Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau (TMCVB).
the summer and winter marketing campaigns are split between the TMCVB and
Telski. “If our community is truly behind building a year-round
destination marketing organization, then we need to come up with a sustainable
business model. An outside consultant will give us a more objective viewpoint,
” said Davis Fansler, Mountain Village Mayor.
this study, the governments would like to address several issues including
analyzing the current TMCVB board, staff and funding structures; learning
how other visitor centers, boards, and bureaus function throughout the
country; developing a blueprint for a year-round destination marketing
print and web strategy; and lastly, understanding what makes Telluride
unique from other destination resorts.
three governments are enthusiastic about working together to make
Telluride a viable, year round destination. “What a fabulous opportunity
for our three governments to work together towards the mutual goal of
sustainability,” said John Pryor, Telluride Mayor.
governments plan to hire the consultant in the first quarter of 2005 and
will have the recommendations back by the second quarter. The results will
be shared with the community in a public forum.
town of Mountain Village, Colorado, at an elevation of 9500 feet, is home
to the Telluride Ski Resort and the Telluride Conference Center.
The Mountain Village sits high above the historic town of Telluride
and encompasses approximately 2,100 acres of rolling aspen and spruce
covered mountainside. Connected to the town of Telluride by a FREE gondola
transportation system, Mountain Village tempts guests with the best of
everything in the Telluride region including the Golden Door Spa, outdoor
activities, fine dining, and a variety of lodging properties and retail
Dear Editor, November 30, 2004
The Telluride Nordic Association would like to thank
everyone who helped make the Nordic Swap a success.
Thank you to the Wilkinson Library for use of the Program Room
which made it convenient for the shoppers and is much warmer than the
Warming Hut in
! A big thanks to J. Michael Brown of Paragon Sports and Terry Hersher of
the Mountaineer for making great Nordic gear available at remarkably low
prices. Thank you to everyone
who either bought or sold equipment. It is wonderful to keep the equipment
Nordic Center Director, Midnite Scholtes, and Bill
Wells, local Nordic guru, joined the Telluride Nordic Association’s
Board of Directors during the swap to help people connect with the proper
gear. Thank you for your
valuable time and expertise!
The time is ripe to use your “new” equipment.
Trails are groomed!
and the railroad grade are in fabulous shape. Trails at
and Faraway will be up and running today.
If you are interested in joining the TNA, please come
to our annual meeting, Friday, December 10th, 5:00-6:30, at the
home of Thalia Pryor, 518 W. Galena or call the Nordic Center at 728-1144.
Keep on Track,
TNA Board Member
FOUNDATION NAMES LISSA MARGETTS CITIZEN OF THE YEAR
meeting Aug. 19 celebrates philanthropy and citizen of the year
Colo. (August 9, 2004) – After
soliciting and receiving nominations and input from the community, the
Telluride Foundation has named Lissa Margetts its citizen of the year and
will celebrate her work and philanthropy in general at its August 19
Community Meeting in Town Park.
our second year naming a citizen of the year we again received many great
nominations from the local community,” commented Ron
Allred, co-chairman of the Telluride Foundation. “As before, it was a
very hard decision. Lissa has been active in the community for years –
in ways that go well beyond her day to day work at the Rocky Mountain Ark
– and certainly is a great choice.”
citizen of the year award recognizes someone who has unselfishly
contributed to the Telluride regional community’s quality of life, and
Margetts was chosen from a wide range of nominees submitted to the
Foundation by individuals throughout the area. Terry Tice was the 2003
citizen of the year.
A Telluride native, Margetts has been caring for animals since
childhood when, as the daughter of the town’s only doctor, Dr. Gardiner
Pier, and a very patient mother, she was frequently called upon to help
nurse sick pets back to health (the town had no veterinarian). In 1977 she
became licensed and officially founded the Rocky Mountain Ark, an
internationally recognized organization dedicated to giving orphaned and
injured animals a chance to heal, grow and be free again. In cases where
rehabilitation and release are not possible, the Ark becomes a refuge and
home for life, and the rescued animals become ambassadors in educational
programs. Since the Ark began over 100,000 children have been educated and
well over 2,000 animals have been rehabilitated and released.
believe our greatest impact – our most long-term achievement – is
through the education programs,” commented Margetts. “The need, the
desire, is out there and we’re incredibly fortunate to have an amazing
variety of native species to work with.”
the last seventeen years, the Rocky Mountain Ark has been located on 14
acres at the base of Mount Wilson. Every season hundreds of injured and
orphaned local animals are taken in by Margetts and cared for, with the
ultimate goal being to release them back into the wild. Over the years
Margetts has created facilities at the Ark that include a treatment and
medical room, a raptor aviary,
indoor and outdoor enclosures, a river otter pond, and a full 1½-acre
predator enclosure. Currently, the Ark has over 73 different species of
both domestic and wild animals under its care.
addition to the day to day work of running the Ark – caring for the
animals, maintaining hundreds of licenses, both state and federal, and
coordinating educational field trips to the Ark – Margetts lectures at
schools across the state and works four days a week at the ski area in the
winter season, bringing in native, non-releasable ambassador species to
teach students about the importance of biodiversity and habitat protection
and helping to coordinate the ski area’s environmental education
also serves as a volunteer and advisor
for the American River Otter Alliance, the Division of Wildlife,
and the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Additionally she
supplies on-site externships for 4th-year veterinary students
and offers programs for the Telluride Academy, inner city and at-risk
youths, Native Americans children and physically and mentally challenged
citizen of the year Margetts will receive a commemorative plaque at the
Foundation’s Community Meeting Thursday, August 19 and a grant of $5,000
to be given in her name to the local nonprofit of her choice. Her name
will also be listed on a plaque for display at the Foundation office and
be recognized in an announcement in local newspapers.
Telluride Foundation’s citizen of the year committee consists of Allred,
Josh Sale, Joan May and Dick Rodgers.
Telluride Foundation’s Community Meeting runs from 5:15-6:15 p.m. under
the tent in Town Park Thursday, August 19. In addition to presentation of
Margetts as citizen of the year, the meeting features a keynote address
from Eugene Linden, and will touch briefly on Foundation news and events.
Linden is a nationally acclaimed writer and will speak on “The
Environment, Animal Intelligence, and Politics”. Linden is the
environmental writer for Time magazine. His recent books include The
Parrot’s Lament and The Octopus and the Orangutan.
meeting’s keynote address is a joint production of the Telluride
Foundation and the Out Loud Lecture Series.
Telluride Foundation is committed to preserving and enriching the quality
of life of the residents, workforce and visitors of the Telluride Region.
The Foundation does this by working directly with donors to help fulfill
their charitable interests and by providing grants, technical assistance
and educational workshops to the region’s charitable organizations, a
group of over 60 local non-profits including the Ah Haa School for the
Arts, Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, One-to-One, Horizon Program and
the Telluride Emergency Medical Services. In addition, the Telluride
Foundation seeks to address emerging community needs by creating new
initiatives such as the Bright Futures Child Care Fund and the Good
Neighbor Fund, an emergency assistance fund for local families in