Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Lynx

Lift 13 is The Lynx and is a 3 minute pomma lift ride from Prospect Basin to Ute Park. I think it takes a little bit of coordination to ride and skate along this. Just the other day someone took out a big part of the orange fence on the right. This is also a common place to see porcupines, although I haven't seen one around here yet.

Friday, February 27, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

The winding Mountain Village Boulevard viewed from the bridge of the Village Bypass ski run.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Taking a Break

On Monday of this week, most people around here took a break from skiing because it was RAINING!!! Yes, raining in February in a ski town. Most of us had the same expression on our faces as this dog. Luckily it was snowing up at the higher elevations of the ski area and the rain on the lower runs didn't do too much damage.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Few More Revelations

Here are a few more photos taken by my husband when he skied Revelation Bowl. The photo above was taken when he stopped on a run inside the Bowl. In the photo below, you can see Telluride just right of center.

This last photo was taken right off of the top of the Revelation lift (15) and looking down at the Gold Hill Express (lift 14). The brownish area on the left is where the wind has blown away the snow, probably blown right into Revelation Bowl.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My World Tuesday: Revelation Bowl's Bear Creek Overlook Observation Deck

“With the opening of Revelation Bowl, Telluride has again set itself apart as one of the premiere ski destinations,” said CEO Dave Riley. “What we offer for inbounds terrain, including Prospect Bowl, Palmyra Peak, and now Revelation Bowl, would be hard to find anywhere else in North America." The opening of Revelation Bowl is kind of a big deal around here!

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Revelation Bowl 2

I love all of the photos my husband took of Relevation Bowl. I might just end up posting all of them.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Revelation Bowl

My husband took the camera with him into Revelation Bowl since I don't ski in this area. The Revelation Lift is brand new this season and is our highest elevation lift, reaching 12,570 feet above sea level. Not only can advanced skiers ski the bowl, the new lift also provides easier access to the Gold Hill Chutes and backcountry skiing into Bear Creek.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Prospect Express

Palmyra Peak view from the top of lift 12, otherwise known as Prospect Express, elevation 11,540 feet above sea level.

Friday, February 20, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kreativ Blogger

This week I was given a Kreativ Blogger award from Florida Fotos. I'm honored! Thank you so much!

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Happy Thought

This photo was taken by my husband of the double black ski run, Happy Thought. The photo below shows the sign at the beginning of the trail. The thought of a run starting right in the trees doesn't make me happy, but it is great for advanced skiers.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My 200th Post!!

I wanted to celebrate my 200th post with a photo of my favorite material possession, my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Last summer I got out of the Jeep and took pictures while my husband drove down the Black Bear Pass switchbacks. Black Bear Pass is the difficult trail that starts on highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray, and ends in Telluride at Bridal Veil Falls. The trail normally opens sometime in July, allowing time for all of the snow to melt. Snow and skiing are fun, but my real passion is Jeeping and camping off the trails in the summer!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lazy Bear

This lazy bear is enjoying the snow-free sidewalk outside of the shop, Hole-E-Shirt. He is wearing a classic Telluride tie-dye T-shirt.

Monday, February 16, 2009

In Case There Was Any Confusion...

We have a large amount of signs around town regarding parking. I've heard people sounding quite confused about them in the summertime, but in the winter it is obvious why we have so many directions on where to park. See photo below.

Snow has to be stored somewhere!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ophir Loop

The easiest ski run off of lift 5 has to be Ophir Loop. If I'm wanting to do something really easy, I'll ski the top half of Ophir Loop and the bottom half of Dew Drop. Lift 5 has several great intermediate ski runs, blues and double blues, which allows my husband to ski something harder (a few runs even have moguls) and meet me at the bottom of the lift.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lift 5

A group of people are skiing down the upper part of Cake Walk to get to lift 5 pictured above. I just realized the orange fence looks kind of strange. You have to turn right before you reach the fence to get to the bottom of the lift. Fences like this are used as skiing boundaries.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

We had a major snowstorm this week that truly delighted all of the skiers and snowboarders. I stopped under lift 10 to take a photo of the very brief break in the clouds. My husband is on the left skiing down the double black run, Holy Cow. We had almost 2 feet of snow dumped on us in 48 hours.

The current snow report for the ski area shows a season total of 214 inches, and that is just since November.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Skis in the Air

Most of the time I ride lift 7 back down to get home. I don't ski the Telluride side of the mountain very often. There is only one blue run called Telluride Trail that I just don't like. The rest of the runs on this side are blacks and very scary to me. I thought it would be funny to stick my Roxy skis up in front of town for this photo. I was in the shade at this time in the afternoon.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I liked the way this Telluride flag was flapping in the cool breeze here next to my daughters.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bus Stop

When I have my youngest daughter with me to go skiing, we ride the free Galloping Goose to get to the gondola. This little bus stop has a heater and a place to sit inside. I even accidentally caught a reflection of myself taking the photo.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Piece of Cake

This is the ski run Cake Walk where I was standing when I took yesterday's photo.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Favorite Mountain

I admit that stopping on the Cake Walk ski run to take a picture is not a good idea, but I couldn't resist. This part of the ski run is narrow and used as a path to ski from lift 5 back down to Mountain Village and is flat and people get mad if they have to stop and then walk/hop to get going again, but with a view like this of Wilson Peak, I had to stop! Besides, I got over to the side as far as I could and made sure no one was coming.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Snowman Greetings

This cute snowman was along the Double Cabins ski run, built at one of the ski-in ski-out homes.

Friday, February 6, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

This is my first attempt at a SkyWatch Friday photo. I follow some blogs that participate, two of my favorites being Ivar Ivrig’s blog and The Rocky Mountain Retreat Photography, but it was my friend over at Bluff Area Daily that urged me to participate. I took this photo while riding lift 10 on Sunday while we were skiing. We could see the moon all day. Can you see it? It is right above the pine tree.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009


I love a ski run after it is groomed and being the first to mess up the corduroy. I did just that on the Marmot ski run this week.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

CoolSculpt Winner

The winner of the CoolSculpt contest in the SnowFest over the weekend was titled "Metaphor Machine" by the Telluride Mountain School. I don't know who had the idea of sculpting a Sumo wrestler being pushed by a little wrestler, but it turned out great and 1st prize was $1,000.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Telluride Winter SnowFest

This past weekend was the Telluride Winter SnowFest complete with snow sculptures around the ski area. I loved this one and wish I had been able to take photos of it before it was in the shade.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Galloping Goose Glow

Taken at the end of a day of skiing, I really liked the way the sun lit up the run making it look like it was glowing.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Theme Day: Paths and Passages

Of course this time of year, a theme day of paths and passages is going to make me think of a favorite peaceful ski run. My daily photo blog is being overrun with skiing photos! This is me skiing the easy Nellie ski run, photo taken by my husband.

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