Ski Week Slayin’ @ Telluride – 2018

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Another year, another family ski week at Telluride!!!


February 19th – 24th, 2018



It was no secret that the San Juans were having a less than stellar winter for the 17/18 season but as luck would have it, upon arrival in Telluride, we were met with cold temps and daily accumulations of Colorado’s finest white gold. Ultimately, we endured great mornings on Chair 9 while timing the opening of Chair 15 for high speed, scenic, open bowl laps in the sun. At the end of the day, most of the mountain was open (other than the Gold Hill Chutes, Mountain Quail and Palymyra Peak)…thoroughly enjoying impeccably groomed steep runs like Bushwacker and the Plunge to name a few. Of course, regular visits to Giuseppe’s and a sunny lunch at Bon Vivant can only improve a day on the hill.

Highlights of the trip included a few days of fresh tracks on Revelation Bowl with hoot and hollering embedding the wintery atmosphere. Also, the 9 year old enjoyed exploring runs like Cat’s Paw on Chair 8 to Runaway Train off Chair 10 and everything else in between. Temperatures were cold…like 6F cold. However, this kept the fresh snow in stellar shape and the NASTAR course even faster…the ideal conditions for true sibling skiing rivalry.

Part of the mountain, certain run or area not included in this report? No problem.  Check out 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014.


Flying through Los Angeles is always a sight to be seen…

Lots of air traffic in the area – LAX

Long story short, after some mechanical issues that delayed us by a day, we finally gazed upon the San Juans…

The San Juans – Colorado, USA

On Day One, skiing with my son, we were greeted by the snow gods…

Chair 9 snowstorm – Telluride, CO

Being a bit protected by the weather, we decided to stick to Chair 9 for most of the morning…

Holden Cane descends Bushwacker – Telluride

The snow was accumulating nicely and we were working up an appetite…

A young lad skis off Chair 9 at Telluride

Alright, now its time to warm up the body and the belly…

Storm chasing at Gorrono Ranch

The next morning, Revelation Bowl was the place to be…

Revelation Bowl – Telluride, CO

Wide open terrain, new snow and some sun? Ok, I’ll bite.

Riding the lift to high elevation – Telluride, CO

Of course, we ended up taking multiple laps skiing all aspects of the bowl…

Enjoying a day on the hill…

After heading down Little Rose, we found some nice turns in the glades…

High-speed tree skiin’…

After a great day on the hill, its time to head into town for some dinner…

Guy on a bike – Telluride, CO

The following day, mom joined us and ended up totally slaying the piste…

Halle enjoying the views of Lookout…

Palmyra Peak even made an appearance…

Palmyra Peak – Telluride, CO

Why not a few sunny laps in Revelation Bowl?

Reveling at the scenery – Telluride, CO

Not a bad place to load onto a chairlift…

The scenery of Upper Bear Creek…

Mt. Wilson and Wilson Peak putting on a show…

Tap the Rockies!

There’s a reason they call this run See Forever…

Halle Cane rips down Upper Sea Forever – Telluride, CO

Revelation Bowl shadowed by the San Joaquin Couloir…

Sensational San Juan scenery…

Pro tip: Each day they groom something steep off Chair 9…

The Plunge – Telluride, CO

The 9 year old was never far behind…

Grom descending The Plunge

Remember, you can ski right to Alpino Vino off See Forever…

Lunch commute on See Forever

Nothing better than a classic triple chair…

Bluebird day on Chair 9 – Telluride

Windbuff and minimal moguls…works for this old guy!

Joint Point – Telluride, CO

On the first day, I met Zach…a skier from Los Angeles who loves Moment Skis and Telluride. Thus, we became best friends instantly.

Zach coming in hot!

C’mon, look excited for a hot chocolate! I’m writing a blog!

Giuseppe’s – the perfect spot to warm up!

Some hot minestrone soup has never tasted so good…

Giuseppe’s – a Telluride icon

After a bolt of sugar to his system, the little guy slayed Bushwacker without stopping…

Sunny laps down Bushwacker!

Over on Chair 12, far off Genevieve, I found my lost GoPro from the day prior…WINNING!

Cowboy Couloir – Telluride, CO

Gold Hill has some steep terrain below Dynamo…

Fun terrain off Gold Hill

]Yeah, you need to make sure you eat lunch here…

Bon Vivant – an on mountain eatery

Nice views of Palmyra Peak!

Palmyra Peak radness

Someone’s stoked on skiing Telluride!

Bon Vivant – Teluride, CO

The next morning, we had some freshies for family ski day!

Holden carving his way down Chair 4!

Parker wasn’t far behind…

Little sister making moves…

Dad heads over to the walls of Happy Thought and finds some fun…

Happy Thought – Telluride, CO

He then migrates over to check out Rockslide off of Ute Park…

Rockslide – Telluride, CO

It’s a fun little zone with steeps on the upper portion…

Finding fun in Rockslide

Oh, I also found some untracked POWDER!

Freshies for a father…

Chair 9 was looking stunning in a coat of white…

The trees of Telluride

Nothing better than yelling a conversation to the chair behind you…

‘WHAT RUN DO YOU WANT TO TAKE?’

My daughter responded and said ‘SEE FOREVER TO NASTAR!’

A 6 yearTucking down See Forever…

However, Mom pulled a Shiffrin and beat all of to the course…

Halle Cane – Telluride, CO

AND THEY’RE OFF!!!

Sibling rivalry at its finest…

After racing, my son and I took some laps in Prospect Trees off Chair 12…

Mmmmm windbuff!

The little guy loves his narrow mogul runs…

Grom in the tight bumps – Telluride, CO

Near the end of the day, it was time to bring out the 21 month old!

Who doesn’t love the CHONDOLA?

Yes, he’s smiling but I believe its frozen that way…

‘Hey Dad, what am I supposed to do again?

When the oldest and the youngest go to battle…

Chair 1 battle is on – Telluride, CO

Then, on the final morning, all the cards lined up for a sunny mini-pow day…

Lower Bushwacker looking mighty fine…

Even the bumps looked tasty for this old man…

Powder bumps for president

We straightlined over to Upper Lookout and the wife was happy to get the token photo of the trip…

Smooth fast pow = $$$$$

So fresh and oh so clean…

Yummy times on Upper Lookout – Telluride, CO

Even the kids were getting into the stoke…

Holden Cane slashing it up – Telluride, CO

It was one beautiful last day on the hill…

Glorious day on Chair 9

Enjoyment on Chair 6 was also on the agenda…

Blue skies and good times

Of course, no day is complete without some Revy Bowl…

Revelation Bowl – Telluride, CO

Looking down in Bear Creek on a Winter day…

Views galore in Telluride…

One last lap down Little Rose and it was pretty tasty if I may say so…

Thank Yew snow lords…

What a perfect final day!!!!

Palmyra through the trees of Gold Hill…

And then it was a final race to the hotel…

Racing the Grom – Telluride, CO

Remember when YOU used to do this? I sure do!

A boy and his trail map

Another year, another picture in the Montrose Airport ski chair…

Some kids I don’t know…

See you this Summer Telluride!


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