Winter’s Greatest Hits

Regardless of the below average snow year and Dutch fracturing his leg, all of us agree that this last winter was one of the best ski seasons we’ve ever had. Sure, the sweet place we landed at the base of Lift 7 and the fact that we spent most of our ski days exploring and […]

Closing Day

The desired norm for any closing day is warm weather and blue-bird skies. Nothing beats finishing off the season than with slushy bumps, short sleeves and a forearm tan. But as seen on Sunday, one key word easily sums up the weather for this winter season in Telluride: unpredictable. The day prior to the resort’s […]

A Newb Perspective

Over the last four-and-a-half months of the Telluride Newb, one person has been consistently mentioned, yet not adequately introduced, throughout our weekly episodes and bi-weekly posts: Bobby Haupt. As the third leg of our Telluride-life “tripod,” Bobby moved down a few weeks after our first video, “We Finally Made It!“, finding a local restaurant job, […]

Ophir: The True Mountain Town

We’ve been highlighting Telluride non-stop since we started (hence the name the Telluride Newb), but we feel that the time has come to look at the bigger picture – i.e. the surroundings of the San Juans. And there is no better place to start off on this outward examination than with the town of Ophir. […]

Park Sesh

Let’s be honest, Telluride does not need a terrain park. While most resorts construct them to attract the skiing and snowboarding youth market, we can all agree that the steep pitches, amazing scenery and epic backcountry have that demographic dialed. Because of this, the resort’s down rails, roller-coaster boxes and step-up jumps don’t even compare […]

Après-Ski! Part Deux

A few weeks ago, we put Telluride’s MSNBC.com ranking to the test to see if it truly deserved its position as one of the top 10 après-ski scenes in the world. We stopped off at five different locales all over the resort and were pleasantly surprised with all of the options and deals to be […]

Hilaree O’Neill: A Local Legend

Hilaree O’Neill is anything but your traditional Telluride local. After spending 5 years ski-mountaineering, racing, modeling and essentially living it up in Chamonix, France, O’Neill moved to town 10 years ago for one primary reason: to be with her now current husband, Brian, who she originally met on a ski expedition to Aconcagua, the largest […]

Presidential Powder

It hasn’t been the best snow year for Telluride. Rocks still manage to sneak up on your skis and the occasional log, just barely covered, loves to take you by surprise when cruising through the trees. But President’s Weekend, besides the boat-load of visitors that arrived, brought a hefty amount of snow for everyone to […]

Après-Ski Fest

About two weeks ago, Telluride was ranked in the top 10 for worldwide après-ski scenes by MSNBC.com. Other resorts that made the list include: Aspen, Bariloche (Argentina), Chamonix-Mont Blanc (France) and Whistler (Canada). Considering that we were planning on an episode dedicated to après-ski, we figured that now was better than ever to check out […]

History and Booze: A Perfect Mix

We’ve been in Telluride for about three months now, so obviously we’ve hit up the eight or so bars in town – they all reside within a three-block stretch. Therefore, instead of our inaugural nightlife video showcasing banal footage of us throwing down beers at a few of the local watering holes, we decided to […]