Telluride Ski Resort
|Telluride Ski Resort|
|Location||San Miguel County, Colorado, USA|
|Nearest city||Telluride, Colorado|
|Top elevation||12,570 ft (3,830 m)|
|Base elevation||8,725 ft (2,659 m)|
|Skiable area||2,000 acres (8.1 km2)|
|Longest run||"Galloping Goose" - 4.6 miles (7.4 km)|
|Lift system||18 lifts (2 gondolas, 8 quad express lifts, 2 triple chairs, 2 double chairs, 4 other)|
|Snowfall||309 in/year (789 cm/year)|
|Night skiing||yes, limited|
The resort was founded by Joseph T. Zoline who hoped to build a "world class resort" from scratch. Telluride's remoteness, Zoline acknowledged, is also what makes the resort special. Weekend warrior skiiers from the big cities don't get there by car. This makes Telluride a more out of the way, full-service ski resort with exceedingly short lift lines. The Telluride and Montrose Regional Airports now boast non-stop air service from nine cities around the country on six different carriers, making Telluride more accessible than ever. Telluride was also host to the 2009 and 2010 Visa LG Snowboardcross World Cup, and will be hosting the event a third time in 2011.
Telluride Ski Resort (TelSki) was purchased in 1999 by Joe Morita. Telluride was then purchased by a private investment group in 2003, the majority owned by Newport Federal (Chuck Horning, Summerly Horning).
Terrain Features 
The mountain itself covers the face facing the town of Telluride as well as goes over onto the other side (Revelation Bowl). Telluride has a total of 120 runs and 2,000+ acres (810+ hectares) of skiable terrain. 23% of Telluride's runs are ranked at Beginner, 36% Intermediate and 41% Advanced / Expert. Telluride on average receives 309 inches (789 cm) of snow each winter season. All lifts on the mountain close at 4:00 PM, while those on the upper areas of the mountain close earlier so to make sure skiers make their way down the mountain in time for closing.
Telluride Ski has greatly increased its skiing area in recent years much to the enjoyment of local and international skiers. These have been:
Prospect Bowl (2002) 
Prospect Bowl almost doubled the amount of skiable terrain and opened in 2002.
Black Iron Bowl (2007) 
For the '07 - '08 ski season, the resort opened the Black Iron Bowl.
Revelation Bowl (2008) 
The Telluride ski resort in the summer of 2008 installed a fixed grip quad so skiers could enjoy the other side of the mountain without risk from the hazardous cliffs (also on this side of the mountain).
See also 
- Telluride Ski Resort
- ColoradoSkiHistory.com - Telluride Ski Area
- Telluride Weather Forecast - WeatherUnderground.com
- Telluride Tourism Board Official Site
- 3dSkiMap of Telluride Ski Resort
- Source liftopia.com
- Telluride opens night skiing in terrain park - The Denver Post
- "Discover Gold What's New for the 2011-2012 Season At Telluride Ski Resort". Telluride Ski Resort. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
- Source Telluride World Cup
- Source skiinghistory.org
- Source Telluride Ski Resort
- Source ultimate-ski.com