TELLURIDE, Colo. (Jan. 26, 2000) – Winter has struck Telluride in fullforce with the latest storm, dropping eight inches of powder in the past 24hours, and 17 inches in the past seven days. The Telluride Ski & GolfCompany (Telski) reports 97 percent of the mountain open with a mid-mountainbase of 32 inches. Snowboarders can ride through powder conditionson 687 acres with 59 of 66 trails and 12 of 12 lifts open.

The National Weather Service predicts another three to five inches of snowtoday with continual snow forecasted through the weekend for the Telluridearea in southwest Colorado. Lift ticket prices for adults are $57, $30 forchildren and $36 for seniors (65-69).

“The snow is building up and it’s time for everyone to come out and experience what our mountain has to offer,” said Bill Marshall, Telski marketing representative. “Whether you’re skiing, snowboarding, playing inthe Surge Air Garden, snowbiking or taking a lesson, the snow is fabulousand fun.”

Lucky recipients of the plentiful snow are participants of the 18th annualWomen’s Weeks hosted by the Telluride Ski & Snowboard School. Taking placethis week, as well as Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 28-March 3, Women’s Weeks aredesigned and taught by women for women to enhance learning, adventure andfun. For more information about Women’s Weeks, call (800) 801-4832.

For an updated snow report call (970) 728-7425. For more information and lodging specials check the Telski website at http://www.telski.com. or call Telluride Central Reservation at (800)854-3062.