7 Nov 2011, 11:45am
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Filling in Nicely in Telluride: Snowstorm After Snowstorm

Telluride, Colorado

Top of Lift One Taken Yesterday on My Walk: Snow Guns Blazing in Between Storms

Yippee! What a month of November it has been so far—and it’s only the seventh! We’ve had seventeen inches of beautiful white fluff in the past four days and more snow is in the forecast for today and tonight. And then very cold temperatures—as low as single digits Tuesday night. We couldn’t ask for a better set up for a great ski season.

End of October was pretty sweet, too. As I reported in Fall in Colorado:  October Snow Arrives with My Woolens and Ski Gear, our weather switched from glorious full-on Indian Summer to Winter and it looks like winter’s here to stay. That’s just the way it’s supposed to be in ski country.

Boy, do I love this place. When people ask me if I miss Paris, I sometimes reply “Have you ever been to Telluride?”

It’s going to be a great season. I’m off to my storage area to pick up my boots and boards.

REASONS FOR COMING TO TELLURIDE NOW AND THROUGH MID-DECEMBER

Shopping

All over Telluride and Telluride Mountain Village but especially at the KOTO SKI & Sport Swap; Friday, November 11th-Sunday, November 13th. This legendary snowsports sale actually takes place all day Saturday (pick up and drop off of goods you have to sell on Friday & Sunday). This thirty-six-year-old event has become a Colorado tradition, drawing plenty of people to Telluride for it anually. Expect to find brand new and used equipment and gear at killer prices. Telluride Ski & Golf will also be there to sell some nice deals on a variety of passes. Don’t miss it!

Great Hotel Rates

Whether it’s for this weekend’s Ski & Sport Swap, Thanksgiving (a great time for togethering!) or just some fun, early-season skiing and riding the first half of December, most of the places of lodging in Telluride offer some great deals throughout this period. Here are some of my favorites:

Mountain Lodge Telluride, 970-369-5000; this is my pick for togethering, especially with their variety of packages and offers to choose from.

The Peaks Resort & Spa, 970-728-6800 and 800-789-2220; great specials at this page.

New Sheridan, 800-200-1891; check out their First Tracks Ski Package.  Please note that the New Sheridan will re-open for the season November 23.

Dusk at Mountain Lodge

Few Crowds

The Telluride ski area opens on Thanksgiving. Depending on the snow conditions and the amount of terrain open, that weekend can be sort of busy (although you know we rarely have lift lines in T-ride). But after that, there’s nary a bunny on the slopes until holiday vacationers begin to trickle in mid-December. A quick little ski trip to southwestern Colorado is a fantastic way to beat all the holiday hoopla.

Hope to see you around!

 
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