I've been once and it was kinda pricey. There is a small shop in the center of Telluride that serves a blue plate special for dinner that is affordable. I can't remember the name of it and its not fancy but decent filler for around $7. My son and I paid $40 for 2 hamburgers and 2 waters in mountain village. If you shop around for lunch there is a soup bar that has pretty good food for considerably less. If you are beginner to intermediate I would suggest lift 5. It shows mostly blues and double blues. The blues are the same as greens in other places with enough slope for a snowboarder. The double blues are not that aggressive and I can ride a lot of the blacks where I ride blues other places. If there is fresh powder stay off the catwalks, they groom nothing when they have freshies and the catwalks are murder. They show that they are blue but without grooming there is not enough slope to move. If you stay in Telluride and have a big snow dump ride the tram to lift 5. Lift 7 drops you in a big flat and you can't get to the mountain village side of the mountain without considerable struggle. If you're into blacks take it and ride back down into telluride. Stay off the zig zaggy blue that drops into Telluride. They have some hike to Killclimbz type of terrain, but I live in the desert and don't do that. Lift 4 is pretty good too. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
I was starting to get that feeling about t-ride. My wife has this knack for picking the high end needle out of any haystack.
Makes me feel good and nervous at the same time... heh. The pictures that i've seen are all amazing, and pretty much all skiers too... lol. this should be interesting at the least.
Thanks for the input. We are both brand, spankin new so we will definitely stay to the easy trails. between getting to know our new boards, and my wife needing to get more comfortable turning toeside, we'll be staying on the gentle slopes, and hopefully some wider ones as well. Any recommendations in that direction would be really helpful.
Our first actual "run" was up at timberline in or. I think we picked the flattest run in the state (which i'm told tline is very mellow anyway). between being cautious, not good, and having lame rental boards, i did lots of skating/pushing. I'm doing damn good at that part of snowboarding.
I'm sure we'll find our way to purg, wolf creek, angelfire, etc at some point over the next year or two. maybe even one of em this year if the snow stays a while...