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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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What Are Your Thoughts on Telluride?

Every year for the past 4 years my little brother has come out to Colorado, and we get an Airbnb for a few days in Vail. This year he informed me that he has a friend living in Telluride who will let us crash at his place for free and get us discounted lift tickets. I spend a week offroading and camping in Telluride/Ouray every summer, so I know how beautiful it is, but have never been there in the winter. Those that have ridden Telluride, how does it compare to Vail purely from a snowboarding perspective? Is it worth the long drive down there as opposed to the relatively short drive to Vail?

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Place to stay.......discounted tickets........somewhere different.........not Vail........seems like a no brainer...........
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It's worth it! If I only had the option of one resort it would be Telluride!
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Went last year with some buds for 5 days and had a blast.

We lucked out with the conditions. It started puking once we pulled into town and snowed for the next 3 days.

This is from Powder mag, but you get the idea:

Storm Dispatch: Telluride, Colorado | POWDER Magazine

All Time: Telluride | POWDER Magazine

We did laps on chairs 9, 6 and 14. And were able to hit Rendezvous bowl right after they dropped the rope. Waist deep hero snow.

There's a lot of stuff we didn't ride though. Much of the hike-to terrain looked pretty gnarly though we did do a short hike into Black Iron Bowl from the top of 12.

The town itself seemed pretty mellow and low-key.

Definitely high on my list to revisit.

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I am jealous..
Telluride crushes Vail, IMO
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lol, how is this even a question? Any resort other than Vail is always the best choice.

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