Colorado winter storm hits Telluride Ski Resort, leaves 18″ at mid-mountain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 25, 2010 5:14 pm

Local skiers and boarders in Telluride awoke this morning to the first heavy snowfall of the season. With the storm total at 18 inches mid-mountain and more up on top of Palmyra Peak and Revelation Bowl, the season is off to a good start. Snow covered the surrounding peaks and top of the resort a few times over the last couple weeks, but last night’s storm dropped several inches all the way to town.

Photo: Telluride Ski Resort was hit especially hard by the storm, seeing 18″ at mid-mountain – Credit: Telluride Ski Resort

The National Weather Service is predicting snow showers through tomorrow, with an additional 2-4 inches possible today and 1-2 inches overnight.

“We’re thrilled with the early season snow and looking forward to a fantastic year,” said Telluride Ski & Golf CEO Dave Riley. “With snowmaking underway and our summer projects nearly complete, including new runs, dinners at Alpino Vino via Snow Coach, and new retail, plus the returning World Cup and a feature in Warren Miller’s Wintervention, we are ready for winter.”

The Telluride Pass Sale will run through October 29, with passes available online at or by calling 970-728-7517 Monday through Friday.