Telluride Gets Five Inches, Yee Haw

WINTER STORM BRINGS FIVE INCHES TO TELLURIDEMore snow is predicted throughout the weekend

TELLURIDE, Colo. (Dec. 2, 1999) – An early December storm deposited fiveinches of snow last night on the San Juan Mountains. The new snowfall bringspowder surface conditions to Tellurideís current man-made base of 12 inches.An additional two to four inches of snow is predicted for the next 24 hoursand more snow is forecasted for the weekend.

The Telluride Ski Area opened on Nov. 23 for Donation Day, a benefit forTellurideís ski and snowboard competitive youth programs; the officialseason began on Nov. 24. Guests visiting Telluride can enjoy $10 million inon-mountain improvements, including three new lifts, two of which arehigh-speed detachable quads.

Adult lift tickets can be purchased for $25 until further notice; childreníslift tickets can be purchased for $15. Senior lift tickets can be purchasedfor $20 through Dec. 10. The Adaptive lift ticket can be purchased for$12.50 through Dec. 10.

Skiers staying at participating Telluride lodges from now until Dec. 18 andagain from April 1-9, 2000 Ski Free & More by choosing from a free day ofskiing, ski school clinic, lunch on the mountain or half-day of child carefor each night they stay.

For the 1999 – 2000 season, United is flying daily, nonstop jet service fromDenver to Montrose. Continental is flying daily nonstop jet service fromHouston to Montrose and an additional Saturday nonstop flight from Newark toMontrose. All jet service begins later this month. For those who want to flydirectly to Telluride, United Express and America West Express both flyturboprops into the Telluride and Montrose airports on a daily basis.

For information and reservations call Telluride Central Reservationsat (800) 854-3062, toll free or (970) 728-4431. Information is alsoavailable on line at For an updated snow report call (970)728-7425.