26 Nov 2010
Before we get to the more interesting stuff, I hope everybody had a wonderful thanksgiving with family & friends. I'm not sure how everyone else is faring today, but I definitely woke up with a little turkey induced hangover this morning! Way too much enjoyment of good food. It was actually my very first Thanksgiving ever, and I loved it. Any ocassion that involves getting together with friends and family, cooking great food and being thankful gets my vote! I think I need to talk to the people of Australia and see if we can get something similar going down under...
One thing the town of Telluride was thankful for yesterday was the official opening day of our ski area. They did open Chair 4 on Wednesday for "Club Day" (a fundraising day for the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club), but yesterday was the official opening. Mother nature really put on a show with an absolute bluebird day. Despite early morning temperatures hovering below zero, there was an army of eager skiers ducking and weaving their way down the slopes by mid morning! New snow fall this week, combined with multiple snow machines blasting away on the mountain means that more terrain should be open by the weekend.
In other Telluride news this week, the Mountain Village ice rink is now open from noon - 8pm daily. There is also a new boutique opening in the village core, called "Swanky Buckle". The official opening is tonight, November 26, from 5-8pm. All are welcome!
This Wednesday, December 1 is Noel Night in Telluride. If you have never experienced Noel Night in Telluride before, make sure you hit the streets! It really is the last chance to get a great deal on a snuggly winter jacket or some sturdy snow boots, before winter really hits its stride. Most stores in town participate with deals of up to 50%.
Finally, I would like to share a new promotional video of Telluride, made by the local and very talented Ben Knight, for the Telluride Tourism Board. We are very lucky to have someone like Ben in our community who captures the essence of this very special place in a way that I am quite sure most outsiders could not. You may remember Ben's winter video from the 2009/2010 ski season, and this one is a follow up, showcasing Telluride in the summer: